Mailboxes across France are smelling a little better recently.
Because last month, La Poste released a limited-edition of, yes, chocolate stamps—or des timbres au chocolat.
When I saw them over at La Cuisine de Babeth, I raced over to my local branch of La Poste and asked to buy a sheet. When the woman behind the counter handed the sheet over, the smell of chocolate wafted towards me as well. And lifting it up to my face, sure enough, the stamps smelled like pure, dark chocolate.
(Of course, in America, they’d have to put warnings all over the place because someone would try to eat them.)
So, of course, I asked for three more sheets, because I just couldn’t resist. I don’t know what I’m going to do with all these stamps, but I don’t think you can never have enough chocolate, no matter what size or shape it comes in. Or affranchissement*.