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‘Obama fingers’ on sale in Germany

In an attempt to profit off Obamamania, a German company has created a new food: Obama-Fingers. The packaging says the product is “tender, juicy pieces of chicken breast, coated and fried.” A curry dip is included. Putting the African-American president’s name on fried chicken might not go over so well in the United States, but ...

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In an attempt to profit off Obamamania, a German company has created a new food: Obama-Fingers.

The packaging says the product is “tender, juicy pieces of chicken breast, coated and fried.” A curry dip is included.

Putting the African-American president’s name on fried chicken might not go over so well in the United States, but the company, Sprehe, said no racist overtones were intended.  After the company’s sales manager told Spiegel Online, “We noticed that American products and the American way of eating are trendy at the moment,” she went on to say, “It was supposed to be a homage to the American lifestyle and the new U.S. president.”

Finger-licking good, anyone?

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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