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New honey liquid glue stick

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

One thing Japan is known for around the world is its vast array of high-quality, unusual stationery. Whether you’re after pencils that sprout into herbs in the garden or a memo pad that slowly reveals a Kyoto temple as the pages are torn away, Japanese designers have made all sorts of stationery dreams come true, and now they’ve taken things to the next level by transforming the nation’s beloved glue stick into an edible product.

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The new product is modelled on the ubiquitous Arabic Yamato brand liquid glue stick, a well-known staple in schools, offices, and homes around the country. Its little sponge head makes glue distribution fast and easy, but now that little sponge head will be distributing something entirely different, because these special-edition glue sticks will be filled with honey.

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The new release has been given the name “Hachimitsu Arabikkuri!? Yamato," with hachimitsu meaning “honey” and Arabikkuri meaning “Ah, What a surprise”.

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The new product features a bright lid and an amber-colored plastic tube that looks almost identical to the original glue stick, with the same “Arabic Yamato” label written in katakana script on the front.

▼ The only major difference is this one includes the word “honey” in both English and Japanese.

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Before you get any smart ideas about filling your old glue tubes with honey to create a similar effect, the makers of the honey glue stick have been quick to point out that this particular tube differs from the original as it uses food-grade plastic.

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The 70-gram Hachimitsu Arabikkuri!? Yamato contains Canadian honey and will retail for 864 yen. It is available to purchase online and will appear in variety stores and station kiosks around Japan from early June.

Source, images: PR Times 

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Next week's news, "honey recalled because people eating glue by mistake"...

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What a stupid idea! Lets take a food product and package it up to look exactly like an inedible article of stationary. Someone might grab the wrong bottle pot of the corner of their.

This would be illegal in so many countries.

What's next? Jelly beans made to look like rat poison?

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What's next? Jelly beans made to look like rat poison?

That's next week

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This has bad idea written all over it.

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And how are you going to keep kids away from this? Tell them, 'Don't lick the stick?'.

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