Have we come to this?

Two companies have joined together to introduce a product they feel could be a boon for newspapers at a time when they're losing ground to online news sources.

Their product: Taste-It Notes, which is a "sticky note that newspapers can place on their front pages to engage readers in a taste sampling advertising experience."

According to Editor & Publisher, Taste-it Notes are created using First Flavor's Peel 'n Taste edible-film technology and US Ink's news ink capabilities to create an interactive ad that readers can use to literally smell and taste a food, beverage or other flavored product. They are sealed inside hygienic pouches.

"We believe this type of sensory experience helps companies connect to their customers in a completely new... way and drives product," First Flavor President and CEO Jay Minkoff said in a statement.