To honor the Year of the Pig, the Chinese government has printed a series of scratch-and-sniff postal stamps that smell and taste like sweet and sour pork (more info here). Poke around eBay, and you should be able to find some for sale.
Fans of Pocky, the Japanese chocolate-dipped snack, can now wear their alimentary allegiance with a Pocky Cellphone Strap. The device, which doubles as a key ring "mascot," plays the official Pocky theme song and comes in all 10 Pocky flavors (including Men's Pocky, the world's only gendered snack). $4.37 at strapya-world.com. [via Gizmodo]
Down with PTZ?
Are you down with PTZ? That's the "Perfect Temperature Zone," according to the makers of the Brugo travel mug.
As you tip the thermal mug, hot coffee is released into a small chamber at the top where it cools down before reaching PTZ. $19.95 in multiple colors at Brugo.
Broom for Baking
The Swiffer has dealt a serious blow to brooms everywhere, but one thing it can't do is test whether your cake is fully baked. The Amish Cake Tester Broom (found via Book of Joe) is comprised of corn husk straws that can be broken off and used as cake testers. $6.99, including a poem, at CHEFS.
Does the image of a spoonstraw evoke a Proustian taste memory of a Slurpee paired with Now and Laters? Well, wipe those memory banks clean because Bodum has transformed the humble utensil into the sleek MIZU Straw Spoon, which is stylish enough for slurping a cup of almond granita. $4.95 at Bodum.
When did you open that baby food? And, how many
days months has it been since you unsealed that jar of mayonnaise? The New York Times recently pointed to the DaysAgo "digital day counter," a nifty timer which attaches to a container either magnetically or by suction to track the declining freshness of your food. $10 for a pair at howmanydaysago.com.