If you’re a habitual pencil or pen chewer, you’re probably already aware of the dangers for potential lead poisoning/ink stains.
If however you just have to satisfy those oral fixation cravings at the office, this might be the answer.
Created by Italian designer Cecilia Felli, the pencil, called Matitizia, is made from pure licorice root and only contains a small amount of lead, so you can chew it down to a nub if you’re really stressed out.
As simple as the invention is, it looks like there are no plans to mass produce it.
Therefore, anyone with a pile of licorice and plenty of time on their hands could be looking at a new business opportunity.