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President Obama’s sweet tooth boosts export of salt from Wales
TimesOnline (UK) ^ | April 18, 2010 | Valerie Elliott, Consumer Editor

Posted on 04/19/2010 4:04:50 PM PDT by pillut48

Salt from Wales used to make President Obama’s favourite caramel has helped to boost British food export figures for the fifth consecutive year.

The President’s passion for Smoked Salt Caramels, produced by the artisan confectioner Fran’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
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Wot?! American chocolate not good enough for this president?!? And are American taxpayer dollars paying for all those caramels being given out to visitors at the White House?? If someone visits more than once, do they get more candy?? Wonder how many boxes have been given to Andy Stern?!?!

Inquiring minds, yada yada.
1 posted on 04/19/2010 4:04:50 PM PDT by pillut48
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2 posted on 04/19/2010 4:05:36 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: pillut48

same here! what? M&M’s not good enough? no Hershey bar?


3 posted on 04/19/2010 4:09:13 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: pillut48

All hail the One!


4 posted on 04/19/2010 4:09:16 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: pillut48
The boy in the White House has expensive tastes. (for anything not American)

FMCDH(BITS)

5 posted on 04/19/2010 4:09:29 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: pillut48

Bys his candy at an “artisan confectioner”...

Tells ya a lot

Where’s he buy his arugula???

And ... what the hell is Arugula???????


6 posted on 04/19/2010 4:11:35 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: pillut48

OH yeah

don’t forget his Kobe beef @ $300 a pound !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nothin’ but the best for our King.


7 posted on 04/19/2010 4:12:25 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: pillut48

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.


8 posted on 04/19/2010 4:15:02 PM PDT by khenrich (And people thought Jimmy Carter was our worst president........)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

An island in the Cara-bean, you know! (I R a TEA Partier, according to the MSM).

/sarc

LOL!


9 posted on 04/19/2010 4:15:54 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: pillut48

The SOB likes Grey Poupon on his burgers too!!


10 posted on 04/19/2010 4:16:10 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (November can't come soon enough!)
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Really aristocratic tastes.

Not for a poor boy like me.

But I’ll remember in November.


11 posted on 04/19/2010 4:19:16 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Don't waste your vote on a 'Rat wearing an Elephant suit.)
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Has Bloomberg heard about this? I hope he’s not allowing this unhealthy, salty stuff into New York!

< /s >


12 posted on 04/19/2010 4:19:24 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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I thought this was about the salt-water taffy they used to sell from taffy-puling machines on the boardwalk at Atlantic City or Coney Island... '-)
13 posted on 04/19/2010 4:21:54 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: pillut48

Crystal salt on chocolate? That’s weird.


14 posted on 04/19/2010 4:25:32 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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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!!

http://www.franschocolates.com/


15 posted on 04/19/2010 4:27:32 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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“And ... what the hell is Arugula???????”

the sound that Obamugabe’s horn makes.


16 posted on 04/19/2010 4:31:42 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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Click The Pic

17 posted on 04/19/2010 4:37:25 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

“Really aristocratic tastes”

But he comes from such humble beginnings- His so- called mother was on welfare-don’t cha remember?


18 posted on 04/19/2010 5:12:41 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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Accepteth No Substytutes

19 posted on 04/19/2010 5:14:04 PM PDT by Eepsy (www.pioacademy.org)
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And ... what the hell is Arugula???????

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!).

20 posted on 04/19/2010 5:48:10 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: pillut48

He will keep the tobacco industry solvent too...


21 posted on 04/19/2010 5:53:06 PM PDT by tips up
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

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.


22 posted on 04/19/2010 5:53:24 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: pillut48

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.


23 posted on 04/19/2010 7:06:53 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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Sorry, but American chocolate is poor in comparison to British and European chocolate.


24 posted on 04/20/2010 1:13:06 PM PDT by the scotsman
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Any American who has tasted British or European chocolate will understand Obama’s choice. Apologies, but your mass produced chocolate is quite poor.


25 posted on 04/20/2010 1:15:25 PM PDT by the scotsman
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To: khenrich

see my earlier replies.


26 posted on 04/20/2010 1:16:19 PM PDT by the scotsman
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To: pillut48

Obama’s FDA says salt kills.


27 posted on 04/20/2010 1:19:32 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: pillut48

The salt is from Wales and they are made in Seattle. It does not say where the chocolate is from.


28 posted on 04/20/2010 1:23:00 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Salted caramels are awesome! As are the ones covered in chocolate.


29 posted on 04/20/2010 1:24:36 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

But some chocolate is milled here. There are some artisan companies in recent years.


30 posted on 04/20/2010 1:25:48 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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Mmmmm. Belgian. I have a friend from there who goes back every couple of years, and he always brings me back some dark.


31 posted on 04/20/2010 1:27:30 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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