Dividends: Presidential Pollen

A President cannot live on jelly beans alone. Less well known than his eye for candy is Ronald Reagan's taste for bee pollen, a powdery substance that many health-food devotees consider a wonder food. Though unsupported by scientifc evidence, advocates tout it as a preventive for everything from impotence to aging. When Reagan wants a bee-pollen snack, he can now reach for something named in his honor, a candy bar called the President's Lunch.

The snack's creator, 67-year-old Bruce Brown of Scottsdale, Ariz., introduced the President's Lunch last November in a patriotic-looking red-silver-and-blue...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!