Food & Drink

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

Published On 01/20/2017 Published On 01/20/2017
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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.
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."