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Sweet! Qkies are edible QR codes

German food company comes up with cookies featuring QR codes printed on edible paper. The codes can be scanned to open a link to a Web site, a love note, or even a party invite.

Qkies give new meaning to "TechCrunch."
Qkies

We see QR codes everywhere these days, from advertisements to print cartridge packaging. However, you may soon find yourself biting into a QR-coded cookie.

Meet the Qkie.

The brainchild of a German food company, Juchem Gruppe, and DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, the Qkie's QR code can be scanned to open up a link to a Web site, a love note, or even a party invitation (as seen in the video below).

Qkies
Tech you can eat. Qkies

You can order a box of Qkie mix and 20 QR codes printed on edible paper for 6.90 euros ($9.50). After scanning the QR code, the cookie can be consumed. Since it seems like quite a lot of work compared with sending an Evite, we're guessing the Qkie is targeted at tech-savvy foodies who aim to impress.

Do these QR-coded cookies give you some food for thought about making new business cards?

(Source: Crave Asia via jiakkantang.com)