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This could be the best thing since the cheese grater.
These parmesan pencils are exactly as they sound — cheese shaped like writing utensils. But the genius behind this is the grater, essentially a pencil sharpener. Each pack comes with three pencils, each with a different filling (like the lead in a pencil): truffles, pesto and chili. A ruler on the back of the packaging tells you how much of the parmesan pencil is needed for each dishes and even breaks down the number of calories each portion contains.
German advertising agency Kolle Rebbe helped brand these, and the 500 first-edition pencils have sold out.