It’s not just stances on policy that have distinguished our presidents over the years. Turns out, they’ve also diverged about their favorite meals and snacks. One commander-in-chief’s fried chicken covered in white gravy is another’s gingerbread. Herewith, the foods most beloved by some of our presidents, in reverse chronological order of when they held office:

  • Barack Obama: Fran’s Smoked Salt Caramels (buttery caramels coated in milk chocolate and sprinkled with smoked sea salt).
  • George W. Bush: Homemade ‘cheeseburger pizzas’ composed of a cheeseburger on top of a margherita pizza.
  • Bill Clinton: Jalapeño cheeseburgers with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, pickles, and onions.
  • George Bush: Pork rinds.
  • Ronald Reagan: Jelly beans.
  • Richard Nixon: Cottage cheese and ketchup.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson: Like Warren Buffet, he had a daily hamburger fix.
  • John F. Kennedy: Boston clam chowder and ice cream with hot fudge.
  • Dwight Eisenhower: Beef stew.
  • Harry S. Truman: His mama’s fried chicken and custard pie; his wife’s chocolate cake, as well as chicken and dumplings.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: Grilled cheese sandwich, scrambled eggs, fish chowder, hot dogs, and fruitcake.
  • Warren G. Harding: Men’s-only dinners featuring saurkraut and knockwurst.
  • Theodore Roosevelt: Fried chicken smothered in white gravy.
  • Abraham Lincoln: His mother’s gingerbread.
  • Andrew Jackson: Cheddar cheese. A 1,400-pound wheel of it.
  • Thomas Jefferson: Expensive red wine.
  • John Adams: New England cheese, bacon, white potatoes, and cider.
  • Georgia Washington: Nuts, so much so that he had dental issues from cracking them with his teeth so much.

[via HuffPost Taste; Food & Wine]