I’m still keeping actual politics off the blog. This is a food blog, not a political blog! but I thought this was too cute to not post. And come on… who doesn’t love black & white cookies?! I am definitely going to go over and buy some with my candidate’s face on it 😉
ZARO’S BREAD BASKET TO OBAMA/BIDEN AND MCCAIN/PALIN
Black and White Cookies with Faces of Candidates on Sale at Zaro’s in Grand Central Terminal
Zaro’s Bread Basket in Grand Central Terminal has put some “sweet” into the very contentious 2008 race to the White House. On sale now are black and white cookies with a twist. Each of the faces of the four candidates are baked into the middle and totally edible!!
Joseph Zaro, the co-owner of Zaro’s, which is a New York institution, said using New York’s classic and beloved black and white cookies for this new treat seemed like a good fit.
The cookies are selling extremely well and staff members have been keeping a very informal tally on sales. Zaro said Obama cookies clearly outsell McCain cookies and the Palin cookies are doing very well. He added that some customers are not buying a particular cookie because it represents their candidate of choice. Other potential buyers have said they will purchase cookies if a chart is put up recording the sales for everyone to see.
“One woman bought five Palin cookies, then smudged out her face, broke them up and threw them in the garbage,” said Zaro. “Others buy a candidate’s cookie as a joke for a boss, friend or spouse, who is supporting the opposite party. So any poll we take is less than scientific.”
Zaro’s, a fourth generation family business, bakes all their products in their own baking plant in the Bronx. The cookies are available at two of Zaro’s locations in Grand Central Terminal – Track 34 in the Shuttle Passage and in Grand Central Market. Each cookie is $3.25.