If voting were as tasty as it is at The Night Kitchen Bakery, voter turnout wouldn’t be a problem.
Since August, the Chestnut Hill bakery has been baking and selling Obama and Romney cookies. Each Friday, they tally up the sales.
So far, one of the workers told me during a recent visit, “it’s Obama by a landslide.”
I’ll say.The latest results: Obama: 417. Romney: 56.
If cookie sales were any indication of the 2012 presidential election, Obama could take the rest of the season off. Or, he could maybe swing by the bakery.
“It would be a great photo op,” said baker Alexandra Kujawa.
Lest anyone suspects cookie tampering, Kujawa assured me that both $3.50 cookies are made of the same vanilla shortbread.
And while they might playfully rib a regular for being one of the few Romney cookie consumers, the bakery passes no judgment on a customer’s taste in cookies or presidential candidate’s.
No guarantee that the actual results will mirror the confectionary ones, but when the bakery cooked up similar cookies for the last presidential race, Obama outsold McCain four to one.
And in case anyone is wondering, in the spirit of journalistic objectivity, I passed on the cookies and purchased a chocolate cupcake instead.
Keep up with the cookie count. The bakery posts the results on their front window on Germantown Avenue and on their Facebook page.