Nanaimo bar stamp joins city’s museum

After a cross-country debate following its release by Canada Post this April, a Nanaimo bar stamp is now being displayed at the Nanaimo Museum in the west-coast city of Nanaimo, B.C.

The city’s Mayor Leonard Krog was presented with an oversized, framed version of the stamp by Simon Cumming, Canada Post’s western director of government and community affairs, this July.

“I’m delighted to receive this on behalf of the good citizens of Nanaimo, who are very proud of so much about this city, including its very famous and delicious Nanaimo bar,” said Krog, who then presented Cumming with a recipe for Nanaimo bars, according to a story published by the Nanaimo News Bulletin on July 30.

This April, die-hard dessert lovers quickly raised concerns about the problematic proportions of the bar on the stamp (“Critics question Nanaimo bar’s ratio,” CSN Vol. 44 #2). Criticism about the bar’s design focused on the allegedly inaccurate ratio of its three layers and its seemingly discoloured centre filling.

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