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Utah Sen. Mike Lee's Jell-O day attracting buzz
Washington - Sen. Mike Lee's Jell-O Wednesdays got a nice bit of buzz recently when The Washington Post featured it in a list of unbelievable-but-true facts about politics.
Lee's office has been offering a small cup of Utah's official dessert every Wednesday the Senate is in session to visitors from Utah, Senate pages, staffers and others. Lee often holds court with the Jell-O aficionados and gets a picture with the visitors.
Kraft Foods, which makes the treat, is excited about the senator's snack day.
"JELL-O has been the official state snack of Utah since the Olympic Games in 2002, so we're thrilled to know that Sen. Lee is such a fan and is sharing delicious JELL-O fun with his colleagues and constituents every Wednesday," said Kraft spokeswoman Lynne Galia.<
"I don't allow carrots of any other vegetable products to be inserted into the Jell-O," Lee says. "That goes against the Jell-O anti-adulteration principle. Jell-O needs to be Jell-O. You just let Jell-O be what it is and don't turn it into something else."
-- Thomas Burr