CHICAGO (CBS) — Presidential elections bring opinions, parodies, and sometimes sweet treats. Chicago-area businesses have been using the 2016 Presidential Election as a way to boost sales since the Illinois primary back in March.
For one Evanston bakery though, the candidate-inspired treats did not start rolling out until August.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Snow Totals From Lake Effect Snowstorm
Bennison’s Bakery launched presidential candidate-inspired cookies last month and have been tallying sales ever since.
“We started on August 25 and we are creeping up on two thousand [cookies sold],” said Jory Downer, Bennison’s Bakery.
The cookies portray the faces of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in icing.
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Politics usually make for a bitter match up, but not at Bennison’s – the taste of politics is sweet.
“The first lady in this morning cleaned us out of Clinton cookies,” Downer said. “She bought 25 Clinton cookies right at 6:01 a.m.”
Downer said they like to think they do equal parts, but they have made and sold more Clinton cookies. It is not a surprise though, as the area of Evanston is rather liberal.
Below shows the bakery’s tally progress, which they have periodically posted on Facebook.
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The latest tally shows Clinton over Trump, 1103 to 799.