Lickable Wallpaper Tastes Like Our Childhood Dreams

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lickable wallpaperRemember when Willy Wonka let the kids try out some lickable wallpaper? Well, it only took 40 or so years, but someone finally made lickable wallpaper for real! English chef Heston Blumenthal and artist Damien Hirst created a wallpaper that supposedly tastes just like Jaffa Cakes. And they installed it in an elevator -- an "edible lift," if you will.

Oh I have so many questions about this wallpaper! Don't you? First of all, who gets to lick it? What about sharing germs? Do I really want to re-lick a licked spot? Where can I find this wallpaper? And what the hell are Jaffa Cakes?

Okay, gross things first: You will be relieved to learn that the "cake stickers" are removed from the wallpaper immediately after being licked. This is not a communicable disease and public health experiment. Secondly, this wallpaper exists far, far away in an office in London. It was open to the public as part of a design competition, which means a man dressed as a bumblebee, several dogs, and some "Mad Men" all got to have a lick.

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So there's that. And now, Jaffa Cakes: These are cookie-shaped sponge cakes with orange jelly filling and covered in chocolate. Yum. Want some.

Anyway, if lickable wallpaper never finds its way to the shelves of Crate & Barrel, it'll be a damn shame and a true sign of our lack of imagination. Too silly? Too impractical? Let me just remind you what Willy Wonka once said: "We are the music makers. And we are the dreamers of dreams."

If you could have edible wallpaper, what flavors would you want?


Image via Jaffa Cakes/Facebook

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MamaM... MamaMandee

Interesting!! I would want a berry or watermelon or BBQ one! 

nonmember avatar Shannon

It's Heston Blumenthal, and Jaffa Cakes are little cookies with orange filling that are covered in chocolate cake. They're yummy.

nonmember avatar Lord K

So long as they have a Shnozzberry flavor...

Kayla... KaylaMillar

This would be pretty cool!

sweet... sweetcherry_59

Am I the only one weirded out at the thought of licking something a stranger could have just licked 5 minutes ago?

So gross.

godde... goddess99

I could never.. gross lol

amber... amberdotsmom

I buy Jaffa Cakes even though I try to stay away because once open the box just begs me to finish it off. Stores specializing in British, Irish, or Scots food or if your Bed, Bath & Beyond has a World Market all I can say is GET THEM! But to the original topic - don' t think this wall paper will be on my to do list. Could it ever mold I wondrous?

Kaina... Kainalu55

my first thought...YUCK! lol i'll pass on the lickable wallpaper...

elasmimi elasmimi

I wouldn't even have it in my own bedroom, where presumably no one would be licking it that I didn't know really well. But an elevator??? Just the thought makes me want to reach for the Listerine.

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