Food & Drink

Why the White House Is Obsessed With M&M's

Published On 01/20/2017 Published On 01/20/2017
white house M&Ms
Daniel Fishel/Thrillist
L L et's face it, there are many perks to being the president of the United States: You get to fly around the world in a fancy jet, and home is a giant white house in a prime location in Washington, DC staffed with private chefs. Hanging with the most influential people on the planet on the regular isn't so bad either -- and it makes it easier to swallow the fact that your hair will start rapidly graying the moment you take the oath. But perhaps one of the most least-known perks is never being more than a few steps away from your own stash of personalized presidential M&M's.
Yes, that's right. The White House is brimming with a fancy version of everyone's favorite checkout candy.
For a long time, the presidential snack of choice was cigarettes.
The reality is that there are only so many jelly beans one human can eat in a lifetime.
Flickr/dennis crowley
What better than small candy-coated chocolate pieces to oil the gears of nuclear disarmament?
President Obama riding Marine One with presidential M&M's to his side | Flickr/The White House
"Obama opened the bag of trail mix I'd bought and proceeded to pick out every M&M, holding them all in his palm like pieces of candy-coated toxic waste."