Trump Has a Beef With Oreo

Vows to stop eating Oreos over plans for production lines in Mexico
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 26, 2015 2:46 PM CDT
Trump Has a Beef With Oreo
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa.    (Charlie Neibergall)

Having clearly never been exposed to the wonders of Mexican Coke, Donald Trump yesterday reiterated his vow to go cold-turkey on Oreos over a plan to move production of the cookies south of the border. "I'm never eating Oreos again," Trump said. The cookie kerfuffle stems from a plan by Mondelez International, Oreo's parent company, to replace nine older production lines in Chicago with four new lines at a plant in Mexico in an effort to cut costs and improve productivity.

While the Chicago plant will remain open, jobs will be slashed from 1,200 to 600. According to a Mondelez representative, the new Mexican production lines will cost $46 million less per year. Ever a public booster for American-made goods, Trump says he would consider consuming Oreos once more if he could find any made in the United States. Which is good news for him, as they are still produced in New Jersey, Oregon, and Virginia. Otherwise, it would be Hydrox for the Donald. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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