It has been confirmed. The brand name of Hillary Clinton’s take along hot sauce is Ninja Squirrel. But it doesn’t stop there. After a radio interview in which the presidential hopeful said she always carries hot sauce when she travels, Clinton’s campaign manager said that the hot sauce she is currently carrying is Ninja Squirrel but they they often carry hot pepper flakes as well. It seems like we might have a Chili Head in office soon.
I was surprised to learn that opponents to Hillary Clinton claim her statement was intended to solicit the black vote. Prior to the claims, I had never heard the opinion that the recent surge in spice lovers was come how centered in any particular ethnicity. In fact, it seems to be a world wide phenomena with very little connection to a particular ethnicity, culture, or even geographic location. I have seed trade partners around the world and love meeting every new person.
Although the recent comment was made during an interview with .New York’s largest hip-hop and R&B stations, 105.1 FM’s the Breakfast Club, her love of hot sauce can be dated by public statements going back years. In 2008, she told 60 Minutes that its more than hot sauce and more than for the taste.
“At the White House in the 1990s, Clinton boasted a collection of more than 100 hot sauces…” – Reported by the Associated Press
Clinton’s obsession is not limited to either flavor or hot sauces. She believes eating raw peppers improves her immune system.
“No seriously, hot sauce. I’ve been eating a lot of hot sauce. Raw peppers and hot sauce,” she said. “Because I think it keeps my immune system strong. I think hot sauce is good for you, in moderation.” – from Time
There have been many articles on Hillary Clinton’s love of hot sauce, peppers and spicy food. So many that I have to wonder why it is that none have realized the irony in the Clinton’s obsession. Whose public motto is “Feel the burn”?