President Obama, in Racine, Wi. for a speech about the economy on Wednesday, stopped to buy some Kringles at a Racine bakery en route from the airport in Milwaukee. Starting a speech at a town hall meeting in Racine, Obama told the crowd, "It is great to be back home in the Midwest" and shared a secret: maybe he would on the way back to the airport,"get a brat and some cheese curds while I'm here. Just don't tell Michelle."
According to the pool report, Obama's motorcade "stopped at O&H Danish Bakery, a popular bakery and Kringle maker in the area. A Kringle is a Danish pastry and is quite popular in the region. Racine, by the way, has a Danish community, which would explain the Kringle.
"POTUS entered the store, coat off, sleeves rolled up and in a very good mood. He greeted workers and was met by Racine mayor John Dickert. Along one counter, Dickert showed POTUS various kinds of Kringles. ...POTUS, after some consultation with workers and Dickert, decided he would buy pecan, cherry and cheese Kringles. Secret Service said the Kringles cost $7.45 a package."