Hail to the Treats!

We imagine the confections that pump up our presidents

President’s Day is fast approaching and we have come to understand that the position of President of the United States of America is quite stressful. Good thing stressed spelled backwards is desserts!

It’s been revealed that long nights making laws on the Senate Floor are fueled by the Senate candy drawer, so we wondered what sort of sweets would presidents keep stashed in the Oval Office desk?  Here are some of our presumptions.

George Washington – Black Cherry Fruit Slices

Folklore states that the first president of our nation, George Washington, couldn’t tell a lie about chopping down his father’s favorite cherry tree. With a nod to that famous rumor, we would like to suppose that George Washington actually rather enjoyed cherries, and would prefer to keep a stash of  Black Cherry Fruit Slices by Nassau Candy.

Abraham Lincoln – Lemon Cream Malt Balls

We learned Lincoln loved his wife Mary Todd’s lemon custard pie. Maybe that’s why he looks like he’s puckering in all those photos. We’d like to think if he was around today he’d enjoy Nassau Candy lemon cream malt balls. Bonus, these creamy, crunchy confections are very portable, so he could carry them with him to Gettysburg and deliver that famous speech while enjoying tangy lemon flavor.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) – Blueberry Rock Candy

FDR took us through the great depression and WWII, and to help him relieve stress during such tumultuous times, he liked to collect stamps.  Thinking of simple pleasures, we’d like to think FDR would truly appreciate something simple and undeniably delicious – rock candy! And, since one of FDR’s favorite desserts is blueberry pudding, we theorize he would love Espeez Blueberry Rock Candy to enjoy after his famous fireside chats.

Jimmy Carter – Peanut Brittle

Before moving into the oval office, president Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmer and we’re told he was just nuts about peanut butter pie.  Since pie isn’t exactly ideal for tucking into a candy drawer, we think President Carter could get his fix of sweet and salty peanuty goodness with Nassau Candy Peanut Brittle.

Ronald Reagan – Jelly Beans

Though jelly beans have been an Easter favorite since the 1930s, it was Ronald Reagan who really put jelly beans on the map as an all-American favorite.  In fact, according to Jelly Belly, 3 tons of jelly beans were consumed during Reagan’s 1981 Presidential inauguration.  The red, white, and blue hues of Jelly Belly Superman superhero jelly bean mix call to mind the colors of our nation’s flag, and the shimmery finish brings new meaning to the term “old Glory”.

George H.W. Bush – Milk Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites

George Bush was known for embracing American values.  What’s more all-American than chocolate chip cookies? George loved Barbara Bush’s recipe for chocolate chip cookies. That’s why we think he’d really appreciate Nassau Candy Milk chocolate Cookie Dough Bites – all that chocolate chip cookie flavor in a poppable chocolate covered bite.

Bill Clinton – Gummy Hamburger and Fries

Our 42nd president, Bill Clinton, had a habit of running to fast food joint McDonald’s for a cheeseburger and fries.  Taking his love of fast food into consideration, our vote for Bill’s candy drawer pick draws inspiration from his fast food faves. We nominate eFrutti mini gummy burger and a side of eFrutti sour gummy fries as the choice of President 42’s newest “running” mates.

Barack Obama – Sea Salt Caramels

Salted caramel has been a coveted indulgence in France for a few decades, but salted caramel has only enjoyed its pinnacle in the states for about a decade or so. During president Obama’s re-election campaign, the phenomenon of sugary sweet and salty goodness really won the hearts of the POTUS (and the rest of the country). We wouldn’t have to campaign too hard to get Dark chocolate sea salt caramels by Nassau Candy into Barack’s secret stash.

Donald Trump – Orange Fruit Slices

The hue of our latest president’s skin is undeniably unique. Perhaps he has an affinity for this color because he spends so much time in the Sunshine State, where they are famous for growing oranges. We are just going to guess he loves everything orange. With that in mind, we selected our orange fruit slices as the candy of choice for #45. We also hear he loves “beautiful” chocolate cake, so perhaps he’d prefer to stuff his drawers with chocolate covered orange peels. Orange and chocolate are a classic and elegant combination.

Celebrate President’s Day any way you wish, just make sure to inject a little fun. We hope you enjoy this President’s Day, stress-free and dessert rich!

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