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Donald Trump Keeps a Giant Jar of Red and Pink Starbursts on His Desk

Plus, someone made a beautiful Gritty wedding cake, and more food news

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Even Donald Trump’s taste in candy is childish

Donald Trump, reported tax-evading real estate mogul, ex-reality television host, and 45th president of the United States, is known for a diet that would be the envy of many American 12-year-olds. Trump celebrates big victories with KFC and McDonald’s. He eats his steak well done and bathed in ketchup. He loves a taco bowl. As it turns out, Trump’s taste in candy is especially juvenile too.

As Independent Journal Review editor Josh Billinson points out, Trump’s interview on 60 Minutes Sunday night revealed he keeps a giant jar of red and pink Starbursts in his office. That’s right, the president has someone sort his sugary treats to make sure he won’t accidentally ingest one of those gross orange or yellow candies. Yuck. Once again, kids everywhere are in awe.

This wedding cake is so Gritty

Have you heard of Gritty, the new mascot for the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers? If you are online at all — even if you’re not a hockey fan — you probably have. His wild-eyed, orange, fuzzy face is showing up everywhere, and he’s been taking over restaurants in the City of Brotherly Love. Now, Gritty is the inspiration for what may be the greatest wedding cake ever created, per Jezebel.

That beauty comes from Kia’s Cakes & Cafe in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, and, yes, it is the embodiment of all that is good in this world.

And in other food news ...

  • Joe Russo, one of the creators of Marvel’s extremely popular Avengers franchise, is an investor in Los Angeles hot spot Simone, reports Page Six. That’s the new spot from James Beard Award-winning chef Jessica Largey.
  • William Coors, ultraconservative, union-busting owner of the Coors Brewing Company, died on Saturday at the age of 102, the New York Times reports.
  • Congratulations to a rando wealthy oenophile in New York, who just purchased the world’s most expensive bottle of wine for $558,000, according to Jezebel. Worries, what are they?
  • The New York Times files a dispatch from Rungis, France, which is home to the biggest wholesale food market on Earth. Merchants are being pushed to join the modern world of commerce and sell their products online, but many are resistant.
  • And, finally, millennials may be killing American cheese, but that isn’t stopping the University of Michigan’s library from updating its archives with a copy of American Cheese, 20 Slices. That, Boing Boing notes, is “a book made from shelf-stable, plastic-wrapped slices of American cheese.” Sounds like a great read.

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