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U.S. Postal Service Introduces Ice Cream Scented Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps


Too Bad You Can’t Lick Them (Image Courtesy of the USPS)

The U.S. Postal Service’s first scratch-and-sniff stamps will add the sweet scent of summer to letters of love, friendship, party invitations and other mailings when the Postal Service introduces the Frozen Treats Forever Stamps on June 20th, 2018 in Austin, TX. The stamps can be pre-ordered at this Link soon for delivery shortly after the June 20th issuance.

The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony, free and open to the public, will take place at 6:00 PM CDT at Austin’s Thinkery Children’s Museum. Followers of the U.S. Postal Service’s Facebook page can view the ceremony live at Facebook.com/USPS. Share the news using the hashtag #FrozenTreatsStamps!

The stamps feature illustrations of frosty, colorful, icy pops on a stick. Today, Americans love cool, refreshing ice pops on a hot summer day. The tasty, sweet confections come in a variety of shapes and flavors. Ice pops are made by large manufacturers, home cooks and artisanal shops. In recent years, frozen treats containing fresh fruit such as kiwi, watermelon, blueberries, oranges and strawberries have become more common. In addition, flavors such as chocolate, root beer and cola are also popular. Some frozen treats even have two sticks, making them perfect for sharing.

The booklet of 20 stamps seen above showcases the work of Margaret Berg of Santa Monica, CA, depicting whimsical watercolor illustrations of frozen treats. Each of the 10 stamp designs includes two different treats. The words “FOREVER” and “USA” appear along the bottom of each stamp. Art director Antonio Alcalá, with Leslie Badani — both of Alexandria, VA — designed the stamps.

Frozen Treats is being issued as First-Class Mail Forever stamps which will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.

It is worth noting that, contrary to what Dump would have you believe, the Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Snack Review: Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars

Yasso Coconut Frozen Yogurt Bars Box
Photo By Gail

Summer’s here and the time is right for stocking your freezer with lots of tasty frozen treats, amiright? Sure I am. I have reviewed Frozen Yogurt-Type Snack Bars here on The Gig before and those are great if you really dig the sour taste inherent in most yogurt products. But what if you happen to prefer the taste of ice cream while also desiring the nutritional perks of yogurt? If that’s your deal, have I got a product for you: Yasso brand Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars.

A few weeks back, the folks at Yasso sent me a coupon for a free box of any flavor of their Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars and I finally made my way to Whole Foods to pick some up. Coconut is one of my favorite flavors and these bars are loaded with lot of shaved fresh coconut, so you get coconut in every bite. But the most distinct thing about these bars is that the Greek Yogurt makes them taste rich and creamy like ice cream, but without the tart flavor that you generally get in a frozen yogurt bar. To me, this is very appealing.

Not only do the bars taste delicious, but they are also nonfat and have only 80 calories in each serving, plus they pack 6 grams of protein per bar!  Most importantly, Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars are a natural snack that you can feel good about indulging in, and sharing with your friends and family. They are an ideal cool and refreshing snack to enjoy on a hot summer afternoon!

Yasso Novelty Bars, as they are also called, come in eleven amazing flavors such as Sea Salt Caramel, Raspberry, Mint Chocolate Chip, Mango and Chocolate Fudge, among others, so there is a variety for every taste! Visit This Link for more information and to locate a store in your area that sells Yasso products.