“Roses are red.
Violets are blue
Nobody can love you,
The way I do.
This little gift is for you
Because you know “I Love you”
That’s a cheesy enough short poem. Now, all that we need to do is to give these lyrics some tune and you are all set for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. But hasn’t this been done to death? Time to think outside of the box.We have already had a bunch of posts now suggesting some gifts that will make for a good valentine gift. And this post is no different.
There is certainly nothing better than your favorite food singing your favorite song while you eat it! The invention claimed by the Patent application US 14/224,994 appears to work essentially on the same principle. The invention is titled – Edible Gift Personalizable With Sound and relates to food products and to personalized gifts.
The invention is described as a personalizable gift that is edible yet has the magic of sound. A sound module is positioned in an edible structure such that the gift remains intact when constructed and transported, appetizing to look at, and safe for consumption. The sound module is sealed into the structure using an edible adhesive that is strong enough to hold the module in place without deleterious effects to the structure of the gift. The edible gift may take many shapes and sculptural forms, and in a preferred embodiment the sound module remains artfully concealed yet still audible, as well as accessible to be operated.
This is the perfect valentine gift because the patent application very distinctly identifies the fact that “Food has long been associated with giving. Personalization of food adds an extra layer of panache and is common in forms such as baskets of fruit or lollipops with cards poking through the cornucopia, or cakes and cookies with icing writing. Edibles that express sentiments, such as birthday candles in the shape of numbers, or gummy candy lettering, have likewise long been known. Personalized food is common at wedding celebrations, in the form of favors commemorating bride and groom, and of course, the wedding cake, topped with rendering of the happy pair.” The most important aspect that this invention identifies is that “Distances are bridged by lovers sending flowers that are delivered with a personalized note, or with calendars, mugs or picture frames” and while personalized voice messages in gifts are desirable, they are not associated with edibles.
Boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, this is definitely one gift to consider this Valentine’s Day.
Authored by Gaurav Mishra
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