The Politics of Food Choice

According to an article in the New York Times, the contents of your shopping cart may predict who you support for the presidency.

My own selections marked *

You Might Be a Clinton Supporter if …

  • Your exercise regimen involves an elliptical trainer.*
  • You like Boca burgers.
  • You use honey as a sweetener.
  • Your favorite supermarket cookie is a Fig Newton.
  • Your fast food restaurant of choice is Church’s Fried Chicken.
  • You shop at Whole Foods.
  • Your shopping cart includes the following products:
      • Kashi GoLean cereal
      • Luna Bar energy bars
      • Butter*
      • Odwalla Super Protein drinks
      • Amy’s Whole Wheat frozen pizza
      • Newman’s Own Pretzels

 

You Might Be an Obama Supporter if …

  • Your exercise regimen involves trail running.
  • You like burgers made from grass-fed local beef.*
  • You use Sugar in the Raw as a sweetener.
  • Your favorite supermarket cookie is a soft chocolate chip.
  • Your fast food restaurant of choice is Panera Bread.
  • You shop at your local farmers’ market.*
  • Your shopping cart includes the following products:
      • Bear Naked Granola
      • Lara Bar energy bars
      • Olive Oil*
      • IZZE Sparkling Juice drinks
      • Wolfgang Puck All Natural frozen pizza
      • Kettle Chips

 

You Might Be a McCain Supporter if …

  • Your exercise regimen involves fishing.
  • You like corn-fed beef burgers.
  • You use Splenda as a sweetener.
  • Your favorite supermarket cookie is a crunchy chocolate chip.
  • Your fast food restaurant of choice is Hardee’s.
  • You shop at Safeway.
  • Your shopping cart includes the following products:
      • Fiber One cereal
      • PowerBar energy bars
      • Margarine
      • SoBe Energy drinks
      • DiGiorno’s Stuffed Crust pizza
      • Sun Chips

 

The only clearcut conclusion from this is that my ideal candidate is probably too much of a wing nut to get elected.

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