Following President Obama’s March 14 lunch meeting with Senate Republicans, GOP Senator Susan Collins of Maine said that the chief executive did not indulge himself with the food offered because his “taster” was not with him. On the menu was lobster salad, said Collins, who went on to describe for the president the dishes offered. "....I pointed that out to the president in keeping with the first lady’s initiatives and Fox Family Potato Chips made in Aroostook County where I’m from and wild blueberry pie full of anti-oxidants, see this was a healthy lunch as well. We did have a little ice cream on the pie too, also made in Maine, Gifford’s Ice Cream. So in all seriousness this was well received,”
Obama turns down lobster because his food 'taster' was not present
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