For the glue-stick junkie in us all, here’s a non-toxic, non-solvent, acid-free option that looks like it belongs on a 1950’s TV show set, and tastes like marzipan. Glue sniffers, don’t bother — this one’s made from ingredients you’ve got in your pantry at home right now, like potato starch and almond oil. Italian school and office supplies company Coccoina has been in business since 1927, and we’re grateful that they’ve stuck to old-fashioned, chemical-free formulations that kids love and parents can trust.

At, get a massive 40g stick for $5.25, a 20g stick for $3.95, a teensy 10g stick for $2.50, or a vintage tin (complete with brush) for $7.95. Just don’t blame us if you revert to your grade school ways and start sneaking craft time into your VIP schedule.

Story by Tobin Hack. This article originally appeared in Plenty in June 2008. This story was added to

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