One of my favorite gifts this year was from my Paris pal, Philippe. A fellow “amateur du chocolat” (“chocolate lover” – but it sounds better in French, doesn’t it?), he found this block of actual postage stamps made to look like a chocolate bar, complete with trompe l’oeil crumpled foil.
The images on each stamp tell the chronological story of chocolate – from New World plant, to its 1609 arrival in Bayonne, to production, to hot chocolate and bars.
How could you top that? The stamps are also chocolate-scented! Ohh, la-la! I hope the USPS takes a hint from La Poste!