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Jun 16, 2010 08:20 AM

"Peel and Taste" (echoes of "Scratch 'n Sniff") in magazines, now

The following snippet in a media magazine tells of a newly-invented concept:

The concept makes its debut in a magazine aimed at media types (who'll want to buy the concept for their own print ads).

Would *you* pull a strip out of one of your magazines and taste it? Me, I think not.

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  1. I would!!

    When I was a kid, I was facinated by scratch & sniff....
    So I am intriqued.

    I wouldnt expect it it taste any good - but hey I'd try it!!

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    1. re: NellyNel

      Me too. I know what you mean about scratch and sniff, I still do it.

      1. re: NellyNel

        I LOVED scratch and sniff books when i was a kid!!! Thought they were the coolest thing ever. So I'd try "peel and taste" too - just for the hell of it.

      2. No. F***ing. Way. I'm way too paranoid.

        1. Sniffing is one thing - tasting (i.e., ingesting) is something else. No, I doubt I'd try it, unless there was a way to hermetically seal it. Even then, not sure I'd taste it.

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          1. re: LindaWhit

            I wonder - is there a reason you feel that it's safer to inhale something than it is to swallow it? One way or another, molecules of ingredient X end up roaming around your innards.

            1. re: small h

              True. Not sure why I think the scratch and sniffs are safer.

          2. I imagine these would be less like cologne/perfume samples and more like the cosmetic samples that sometimes show up in magazines. If that's the case, I might try it if it appears to be well sealed. I probably wouldn't try one I came across at the salon or doctor's office...