Did the President Go to the Wrong Ice Cream Store?

By Gregory

Jul 16, 2010 5:58pm

ABC News' David Kerley reports from Maine:

Visiting Bar Harbor, Maine for a little rest and relaxation, President Obama climbed to the top of a scenic hill in Acadia National Park. The family went for a bike ride, and walked through the quaint town. And then they went for ice cream at Mt. Desert Ice Cream.

“I got coconut,” the President said, “Excellent, I’d recommend it.”

Great advertising for the ice cream shop. But another shop is feeling a little sour. Ben & Bill’s Chocolate created an entire flavor for the President. “Commander in Chief Chip” has red, white and blue stripes with chocolate chips. But it didn’t get a taste by the first family.

Manager Adreinne Buckley was understanding. “It’s his choice, it’s his vacation,” she told ABC News.

The ice cream isn’t going to waste. Plenty of people are giving it a try.

“A lot of people are getting purple tongues,” Buckley said.

And she still has a chance to have the name sake of the ice cream a try. The Obama’s don’t leave until Sunday morning.

“Tomorrow is another day,” Buckley said.

– David Kerley

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