Obama M&M's For Air Force One

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE -- President Barack Obama finally put his stamp on a token gift treasured by travelers of the presidential 747 -- boxes of M&M's.

Seven months after Obama took office, the small boxes bearing the signature of the 44th president made their debut this weekend in the midst of a four-day, four-state trip through the West.

The patriotic individual-sized boxes containing red, white and blue peanut M&M's were handed out on the plane Saturday.

On one side: the presidential seal and Obama's John Hancock scrawled in gold. On the other: a yellow M&M marching with an American flag.

Mars Inc. makes the bite-sized candy that has been a staple of Air Force One since at least the Reagan administration.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2009 at 04:34 AM
    It would be interesting to see how much this cost us, or was it part of his stimulis?
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Aug 17, 2009 at 04:28 PM
    Alex, Obama to a mini family vacation and showed up at the town hall meeting as a side thing.
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Aug 17, 2009 at 07:40 AM
    Yum Yum.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 16, 2009 at 04:14 PM
    There will be something else stinking in the air there besides the sulphur in the hot springs.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 16, 2009 at 04:00 PM
    IF were lucky, that Socialist pig will choke on one!
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Aug 16, 2009 at 03:49 PM
    I wonder if Mars Co. charges for them , or just makes them for free.
  • by Larry Location: Washington on Aug 16, 2009 at 01:32 PM
    OMG, is this all there is to report? I could really give a crap about Obama's M&Ms on AF1. There are so many bigger stories to report. Staff must have nothing better to do than report junk like this.
  • by Alex on Aug 16, 2009 at 01:19 PM
    Does he ever stay in Washington

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