We have seen QR codes put to various uses over recent months, from helping conferences run more efficiently to linking t-shirts labels to MP3 files. But now scannable biscuits?
Now German company Qkies have given the QR code the edible treatment, combining them with cookie mix to create munch-able personalised messages.
Qkies — a cooperative project of Juchem Gruppe, a German food trade company, and DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence — can be used as a playful alternative for a variety of things, from party invitations to business cards.
Qkie cookie mix is available online at EUR 6.90 ($12) per box, and will make 20 Qkies. Consumers make and bake the cookies before decorating them with the enclosed QR codes, printed on edible paper.
The recipient of the cookies can scan the QR code with their phone to be directed to either a video on YouTube, a photo on Flickr or a personalized web page containing a specific message, as dictated by the sender.