Skip to comments.President Obama’s sweet tooth boosts export of salt from Wales
Posted on 04/19/2010 4:04:50 PM PDT by pillut48
Salt from Wales used to make President Obamas favourite caramel has helped to boost British food export figures for the fifth consecutive year.
The Presidents passion for Smoked Salt Caramels, produced by the artisan confectioner Frans Chocolates of Seattle, is one of the successful trade stories which led to total food and drink exports last year being valued at £9.65 billion.
The increased sales were just 4.4 per cent, but in a difficult year because of the economic downturn and when other manufacturing sectors suffered an overseas sales slump of 11.8 per cent, the performance has lifted morale among entrepreneurs in the food industry....
The sweet has been a favourite for four years after one of his original campaign team, who hails from seattle, gave him a box as a present. These caramels are now handed out to visitors to the White House.
(Excerpt) Read more at business.timesonline.co.uk ...
same here! what? M&M’s not good enough? no Hershey bar?
All hail the One!
Bys his candy at an “artisan confectioner”...
Tells ya a lot
Where’s he buy his arugula???
And ... what the hell is Arugula???????
don’t forget his Kobe beef @ $300 a pound !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nothin’ but the best for our King.
0bama is so full of himself it continues to amaze me. His hatred for things American just keep piling up. He wouldn’t know a Kraft Caramel from from a gumdrop.
An island in the Cara-bean, you know! (I R a TEA Partier, according to the MSM).
The SOB likes Grey Poupon on his burgers too!!
Really aristocratic tastes.
Not for a poor boy like me.
But I’ll remember in November.
Has Bloomberg heard about this? I hope he’s not allowing this unhealthy, salty stuff into New York!
< /s >
Crystal salt on chocolate? That’s weird.
Those caramels cost $24 for a 6 ounce box of 20 pieces. A bit over a dollar a pop for caramels that price out at $64 a pound!!
“And ... what the hell is Arugula???????”
the sound that Obamugabe’s horn makes.
“Really aristocratic tastes”
But he comes from such humble beginnings- His so- called mother was on welfare-don’t cha remember?
Accepteth No Substytutes
It's a leafy green with a peppery bite, and a staple of Mediterranean cuisine. It's the only thing I agree with Obama on (I was an arugula fan long before this fraud rolled into Washington!).
He will keep the tobacco industry solvent too...
Arugula is damn good, and my family was eating it before Obama was a gleam in some Kenyan’s eye. Artisinal chocolates are superior to Hersey bars. Let’s not let the libs have a monopoly on fine foods.
Fran’s Chocolates are made in the US. The smoked salt comes from Wales.
Chocolate has to be imported, too. It doesn’t grow in the US.
Sorry, but American chocolate is poor in comparison to British and European chocolate.
Any American who has tasted British or European chocolate will understand Obama’s choice. Apologies, but your mass produced chocolate is quite poor.
see my earlier replies.
Obama’s FDA says salt kills.
The salt is from Wales and they are made in Seattle. It does not say where the chocolate is from.
Salted caramels are awesome! As are the ones covered in chocolate.
But some chocolate is milled here. There are some artisan companies in recent years.
Mmmmm. Belgian. I have a friend from there who goes back every couple of years, and he always brings me back some dark.
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