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The next time you have the munchies and are craving some China King, put down that phone: Takeout has just hit the 21st century.

To celebrate the upcoming Year of the Pig, the country responsible for such delicacies such as chicken feet* and sliced pig ears is rolling out a series of stamps that aren’t just scratch ‘n’ sniff– Noooo, they’re going whole hog (ha) and making sweet and sour pork flavored stamps. For those of you going abroad in China next semester, consider sending off your postcards with these little babies to give your friends at home a taste of the motherland. The phrase “Don’t put that in your mouth, you don’t know where it’s been” just reached a new level of absurdity.

*Chicken feet are usually called “Phoenix claws”… I guess in an attempt to make them more appetizing. I found this out the hard way when I was offered them in a restaurant in Beijing. Don’t be fooled, comrades. They’re not actually that bad, but the disquieting feeling of picking the gelatinous flesh off a very recognizable bird foot will stick with you for the rest of your life.

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