Jon Huntsman Loves D.C. Trader Joe's And Nut-Fruit Mixes

12/28/2011 01:55 pm ET | Updated Dec 28, 2011
  • The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who has been struggling to make inroads in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, likes to shop at the Foggy Bottom Trader Joe's when he's not in New Hampshire.

According to Paul Bedard, it's not uncommon to run into the former ambassador to China on Fridays at TJ's, though few people recognize the candidate as he shops in the cramped grocery store.

What does he like to shop for? "He mainly grabs snacks for the road," a Hunstman spokesman told Bedard. "He loves their nut/fruit mixes and chips. And also the deals!"

Huntsman is not the only notable politico who has been spotted shopping at the Foggy Bottom Trader Joes. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor has been spotted shopping at TJ's.

A tipster told Above The Law at the time:

She was by herself! Surprisingly very few people recognized her, but she was very friendly and gracious to those who did. She apologetically said she could not give autographs or take pics...