It’s been quite a few weeks for the Nanaimo bar.
First, the famed 3-layer dessert got its very own spread, so to speak, in The New York Times.
Now, it’s getting its stamp of approval.
The Sweet Canada stamp issue functions butter tarts from Ontario, sugar pie from Quebec, a blueberry grunt from the East Coast, Saskatoon berry pie from the Prairies, and Nanaimo bars.
“Rich and chocolatey Nanaimo bars have been related to their namesake Vancouver Island metropolis because no-bake recipe first seemed there inside the Fifties,” Canada Post announced on its website.
The difficulty date for the stamps is set for April 17.
Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog savored the information while informing Thursday of the new stamp. “I couldn’t be prouder than to have the dessert diagnosed as one in all Nanaimo’s many contributions to the arena,” he said. The former MLA for Nanaimo credited the bar’s surge in reputation of late to its unparalleled flavor. “It’s famous as it’s virtually proper,” he stated, noting that Nanaimo bars have been on the menu. At the same time, then-U.S. President Barack Obama and his spouse, Michelle, hosted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau for a state dinner in 2016.