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Eating on the Campaign Trail; Why Does Everyone Taste Food Differently?

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Republican presidential candidate John Kasich prepares to eat pickles while having lunch at PJ Bernstein's Deli Restaurant on April 16, 2016 in New York City.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich prepares to eat pickles while having lunch at PJ Bernstein's Deli Restaurant on April 16, 2016 in New York City.
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Happy almost-Friday. You're probably not reading this because you're playing Pokémon Go, but maybe you're looking for something to listen to this morning. The Sporkful, a fantastic food-focused podcast, has a new episode out this week on how candidates eat on the campaign trail. It's hilarious and eye-opening. Remember that time Mitt Romney went to Mississippi four years ago and he referred to cheese grits as "cheesy grits"? Gigantic mistake. Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee on campaigning for president and eating on the trail: "If you're too dainty that'll hurt you and if you're a pig that'll hurt you — you have to find the sweet spot." Lastly, "You just have to remember that every thing you do can and will be used against you." Listen to the full episode here or wherever podcasts are streamed.

In other food news:

— "I'm the guy who was disqualified from the Olympics for eating a pot brownie."

— You can now send Whole Foods emojis via Facebook chat and they'll respond with dinner recipes. Whole Foods is the first grocery store to get in on the bot trend, but this isn't the first food-focused tie-in: These bots are open to everyone, and Burger King is in on it too. Meanwhile, office workers can order Taco Bell on Slack.

— Sorry, but you can't watch porn at McDonald's anymore.

— But! McDonald's might be the first sponsored Pokémon Go location.

— Finally, why does everyone taste food differently?