The gals at Scoopalicious are at it again, this time with an astute observation about the ice cream eating habits of the presidential candidates. It seems like a little ice cream is the perfect pick-me-up for those long days on the campaign trail because both camps have been spotted indulging a scoop or two of their favorite flavor.
While in Aliquippa, PA (north of Pittsburgh), Barack Obama and running mate Joe Biden made a pit stop at the Windmill Ice Cream Shop. Obama opted for a scoop of butter pecan on a cone. According to a CBS News report, Biden, was very frank about his love of ice cream, saying, “I may have vices but this is my biggest one,” Biden told the Obamas as he ordered two large scoops of chocolate and vanilla ice cream. “I ran for vice president just so I could get ice cream.”
John McCain and Sarah Palin have also taken time out to satisfy their sweet tooth. The pair stopped at the Dairy Dutchess ice cream shop in New Concord, Ohio on August 31. Interestingly, both candidates ordered their treats in a bowl instead of a cone, with McCain requesting a medium serving of chocolate ice cream. The team also ordered many of the Dairy Dutchess’s signature dipped soft serve cones for family members along with “15 hamburgers and/or cheeseburgers, 12 Coney dogs, six hot dogs and several orders of french fries” for the rest of their hungry campaign team.
Speaking of presidential ice cream habits, did you know that former president Bill Clinton is the only person to have ever been allowed to break the Penn State Creamery’s rule against combining two flavors in the same dish or cone? He asked for a scoop of Peachy Paterno and Cherry Quist and he got it! You can read all about it here.