Posted by: Idioma Extra | July 7, 2010

The Weird and the Wonderful

New Ohio greeting cards come with flavor strips


CLEVELAND — Move over, greeting cards with sounds or smells. A new entry from an Ohio company plays to the sense of taste.

American Greetings Corp. on Monday announced the launch of Tasties, a line of cards that come with dissolvable flavor strips meant to be eaten by the recipients.

The Cleveland-based company says each sealed strip offers a “tasty surprise” that corresponds to the message on the card. For example, a card that features the image of a cupcake and a line about birthdays providing an excuse to eat cake comes with an insert made to taste like a cupcake.

Other cards in the series come with the flavors that include a doughnut and a margarita.

Word of the Day

Main Entry: greeting card
Function: noun
Date: 1898
: a piece of paper or thin cardboard having any of a variety of shapes and formats and bearing a greeting or message of sentiment

More Vocabulary

Dissolvable: adj. to disappear gradually; fade away
Entry: n. a person, thing, or group entered into something (as a contest or market)
Launch: v. to start (a new venture) or promote (a new product)
Line: n. a short written message
Plays: v. to carry or put into operation; act upon

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

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