Red Wing bakery’s election cookie poll seeing record turnout
Most people probably wouldn’t describe this election as ‘sweet,’ except maybe those at Hanisch Bakery in Red Wing. Since 1984, the bakery has hosted a cookie poll. They sell frosted sugar cookies with presidential candidates’ names on them. And they’re keeping track of the sales. The winning candidate’s cookie has consistently aligned with the popular vote since its inception. During the last election cycle, Hanisch Bakery sold around 3,000 cookies with Hillary Clinton winning by just four cookies. This year, they’ve already sold almost 14,000 cookies and there’s still 10 days until the election. And for the first time since 1992, there’s a surprising third party candidate, a red white and blue poop emoji cookie. It’s something the owner, Bill Hanisch, came up with after the first debate. If you want to see the latest cookie poll results you can visit the bakery’s Instagram, @HanischBakery.