California Couple Invents Fruit-Flavored Envelopes: Do You Write Handwritten Letters?

Living 2012/06/10 23:08:10
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In a time when people prefer to communicate by text or e-mail, a husband-wife team is trying to bring back the art of letter writing with a new line of fruit flavored envelopes.

Flavorlopes, which were invented in the family’s kitchen, come in five standard flavors: apple, cherry, grape, orange, and strawberry. The company will also offer a line of Seasonal Lopes that will taste like candy canes, candy corn, caramel apples, chocolate, eggnog, ginger bread and pumpkin spice.

The Flavorlopes website explains, “Even in the age of the computer, we are all faced with the dreaded lick of an envelope on a day-to-day basis. With enthusiasm and confidence in the spirit of the American entrepreneur, we hope to take a basic office product that has been around for 150 years, and reinvent the envelope with a flavorful experience that is sure to delight the taste buds and put a smile on your face.”

At $9.99 for 25 envelopes, Flavorlopes are much more expensive than standard envelopes—even the QuickStrip kind that eliminate the need for licking. However, they are incredibly novel and (with their coordinating note cards) are beautifully designed.

Anyhow, all this talk about envelopes got us wondering: Do you write handwritten letters?

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  • Miss Sissa 2012/06/19 19:15:27
    Yes, frequently.
    Miss Sissa
    I have a penpal that I write to.
  • Jayfeather 2012/06/12 23:10:01
    Yes, sometimes.
    Who says 1/10 of a calorie shouldn't be tasty!
  • Skywalker 2012/06/12 22:58:03
    Yes, sometimes.
    I used to do it to my friend, Sam, but he quit sending back and so did i. i do it with my great grandmother now :)
  • addie 2012/06/12 22:16:34
    Yes, sometimes.
    Do people still use the kinds of envelopes that have to be moistened? Primitives! lol

    I believe I had scented-flavored, stationary in 6th grade, back in 1976. It is a cute idea. B)
  • Lisa 2012/06/12 22:12:52
    No, never.
    you get paper cuts on your tongue if you lick the envelope incorrectly, it takes like forever to receive it, and it costs money to buy stamps. Why go through all of that when you can either talk to the person through instant messaging or email at no cost?
  • addie Lisa 2012/06/12 22:18:21
  • Lisa addie 2012/06/12 22:25:40
    yup, now if you're going to give me a whole essay about the "sentimental value" of letters then I don't wanna hear it, because unless I'm forced against my will, I will never hand-write a letter
  • addie Lisa 2012/06/13 06:23:03
    No, just asking a question. "Sentimental value?' Teens. lol
  • Lisa addie 2012/06/13 06:50:24
    What is up with being a teen on this website? Do I have to be thirty to be taken seriously? Sorry I just went through a fight with some stupid idiot on here so I'm just a little irritated
  • Sarah Alexander 2012/06/12 22:08:28
    Yes, sometimes.
    Sarah Alexander
    Only letters that get posted sometimes, but handwritten like thank-you letters are something I write quite frequently.
  • Knot_Rich 2012/06/12 18:10:34
    Yes, frequently.
    I keep in touch with my representatives on a very regular basis, at all levels of government. I've learned that a hand written letter gets a better response than any other means. Our Congressmen and Senators receive thousands of e-mails all the time, most time they are handled by staff and they never see them. When you've taken the time and effort to hand write a letter and use the postal service to get it there, it immediately gets more attention, it stands out more, and since you've made more effort it demands more effort in the response. If you want to make a difference you have to reach the person who has the power, not some clerk, hand written personal letters are the best way to get there until you can work up to phone calls and personal visits.
    No, fruit flavored envelopes are not the secret to impress, clear, intelligent writing is.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/06/12 17:10:45
    Yes, sometimes.
    Margaret Jacobson
    souns nice........how about scented and taste good ?? the postperson deserves a nice scent !!
  • Scravity 2012/06/12 15:16:26
    No, never.
    Never have, never will. Unless it's compulsory.
  • XUNSPOKENWORDS 2012/06/12 14:46:55
    Yes, frequently.
    I definitely prefer to write handwritten letters. Yes, texting and email are faster, but they're so impersonal!
    I don't often mail letters (generally I just hide them somewhere where the person will find them), but I think these Flavorlopes are a fantastic idea. I might even start writing more letters just so I have an excuse to buy them. ^-^
  • Wayne TH G 333 2012/06/12 14:02:59
    No, never.
    Wayne TH G 333
    Not really!
  • S.H 2012/06/12 13:51:49
    No, never.
    I need someone to write them to, anyone. ANYONE OUT THERE?
  • Chukroast 2012/06/12 07:02:05
    No, never.
    No one would be able to read them.
  • aeline.widya.1 2012/06/12 05:56:59
    Yes, sometimes.
    but for now what is necessary to use a faster technology hahahhaaaaaa
  • JulieJewels 2012/06/12 05:08:23
    Yes, frequently.
    I'd buy them. Hope they will sell them at my end of town.
  • Carson 2012/06/12 04:44:00
    Yes, frequently.
    Gotts get me some of these.
  • Natalie 2012/06/12 04:02:00
    Yes, sometimes.
    and what the heck does that have to do with writing letters? hahahahahahaha
  • Anna 2012/06/12 02:35:53
    No, never.
    However I would be more inclined to with these.
  • Sam LeFay 2012/06/12 02:12:48
    Yes, sometimes.
    Sam LeFay
    Awesome awesome awesome. The seasonal ones are serious bank.
  • *flykid* 2012/06/12 02:05:59
    Yes, frequently.
    ya I love to write
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/06/12 00:58:09
    Yes, sometimes.
  • Vennie 2012/06/12 00:51:18
    Yes, sometimes.
    Thank you notes for sure. I never send any kind of card, Christmas or otherwise, without including at least a brief personal note. Instead of signed sympathy cards I often send a handwritten note. Occasionally I write a full handwritten letter. Old school, that's me.
  • Nicole 2012/06/12 00:23:45
    Yes, sometimes.
    I have a pen-pal in Australia so we write letters to each other every couple of months. But on a day-to-day basis we send e-mails, only because it's much faster (and much cheaper since it's international). But it's so much more fun receiving a hand-written letter than an e-mail. Sadly, with my generation, letter-writing is pretty rare/non-existent. It's a shame because it's so much more personal, more heart-felt, and more exciting with letters. It means a lot to me when somebody takes the time to write me a letter when they could have just taken two seconds to send me an e-mail instead.
  • jaydenvdv 2012/06/12 00:06:55
    No, never.
    But I want to I miss letters in the mail
  • Dydy 2012/06/12 00:06:11
    Yes, frequently.
    I write letters during classes and I give them to my friends. Is so much fun to do espectially in boring classes and when u wanna say something that can't be said out loud ^_^
  • zero 2012/06/11 23:56:14
    Yes, sometimes.
    Regular mail is one of the few methods of communication which is truly private.
  • Osk 2012/06/11 19:37:30
    Yes, sometimes.
    Not as often as I used to, but I still do. And it helps you still knowing how to write in Print & Script
  • YourGurll<3 2012/06/11 19:32:58
    No, never.
    Ummm i don't think so... iphone
  • Marie 2012/06/11 18:27:19
    Yes, sometimes.
    like twice in a year....but i want someone to write me one! ^-^
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2012/06/11 18:11:48
    Yes, sometimes.
    i like writing but this is something different and unusual i am willing to try this one
  • Your Favorite Nerd 2012/06/11 18:06:53
    Yes, sometimes.
    Your Favorite Nerd
    Id just lick the envelopes for the flavor :)
  • Aksana 2012/06/11 16:55:07
    No, never.
  • Tia 2012/06/11 16:05:16
    Yes, frequently.
    I don't have a printer, so yes.
  • Tia Tia 2012/06/11 16:07:00
    Unless I. Email or text or call someone. So maybe I don't frequently.
  • Heavy 2012/06/11 15:48:02
    No, never.
    I can't even hand write by books. I had to go to school and skip the writing and go straight to visual media.
  • Mike 2012/06/11 15:43:29
    No, never.
    not to much anymore.....sad I know...:(

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