Ever wonder what the US Presidents favorite (and least favorite) foods are? You’d be surprised to know that Big Macs and Jellybeans are just as popular in the White House as they are across America.
The 42nd US president once had a insatiable desire for McDonald’s. When he held office, Bill Clinton is well known for favoring barbecue ribs and sweets over healthier options. From the time he underwent a quadruple bypass surgery, Clinton has now also followed a strict vegetarian diet which excludes milk, meat, and eggs and uses little oil.
The traditional heritage Ronald Reagan left continues to change and inspire lots of politicians today. What a lot of people don’t know is that Reagan had a love Jellybeans. When he was Jelly Belly Candy Co. sent him 720 bags of these candies every month. These are then distributed to the staff, visitors, and the president himself in the White House to enjoy.
When George Washington became the very first president of the USA, there were not as much delicacies to enjoy. However, there was clearly one special treat that Washington could not resist: hot cocoa. Testimonies say that Washington would wake up with a steaming cup of chocolate daily.
Not all food enjoyed by US presidents are all-American. Immediately after spending several years living overseas in France as a diplomat, Thomas Jefferson fell deeply in deep love with waffles – so much so that he brought waffle irons with back him to the US and introduced them to the White House kitchen. He also had a penchant for ice cream.
George HW Bush
George Bush Senior is better known for despising a lot of food items. Harboring childhood resentment, he once made a statement against broccoli.
Nixon has been a big admirer of meatloaf and cottage cheese. In fact, he loved cottage cheese that Nixon’s final meal as US president proved to be a plate of pineapple slices topped with cottage cheese and a glass of milk.
You may think that politicians have refined tastes, but more often than not, they’re the same as the regular Joe who loves comfort foods and homey cuisine. This makes us wonder what goes on in the White House Kitchen – does a 5-star chef cook their meals? Are the kitchen equipment state-of-the-art? Do the cookware they use one of the best as mentioned in Maria Rhodes Reviews? Well, that’s a story for another day!