what can you tell from a grocery shopping list?

according to the NY Times, your political leanings, for one thing

“For example, Dr Pepper is a Republican soda. Pepsi-Cola and Sprite are Democratic. So are most clear liquors, like gin and vodka, along with white wine and Evian water. Republicans skew toward brown liquors like bourbon or scotch, red wine and Fiji water.

When it comes to fried chicken, he said, Democrats prefer Popeyes and Republicans Chick-fil-A.”

Hmm… Well i hate Pepsi, never drink Sprite, and occasionally drink Dr. Pepper, but mostly if i drink soda it’s Coke or Diet Coke – so I guess i’m an Independent?

Liquors: in public i usually drink white wine (because my teeth get stained easily), but i really prefer reds.
We drink quite a bit of scotch and whiskey around this apt – but at bars i usually order beer or G&Ts or V&Ts.

Water: i LOVE Fiji water!!! I have been a dedicated fan of it since freshman year of college when i was tripping and saw the beautiful exotic gorgeous bottle at the Quik-E-Mart! (if that makes me a Republican then…)

Oh yeah and I like Popeye’s but I LOVE KFC – Chick-fil-A is totally a southern/out west kind of thing so that explains the supposed Republican connection

I’m not sure i like the idea of trying to discern political leanings from food preferences. i get that there are trends – but how useful is all this information anyway? Are you going to vote for a candidate because they like the same cereal that you munch on in the morning?

“Besides, the lines between who eats what continues to blur. Republicans are not necessarily red-meat-eating bourbon swillers, and not all Democrats are carrying their lattes to the farmers’ market.”