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Nancy Pelosi, 'Madly' Obsessed Chocolate Addict

9:38 AM, Aug 22, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Huffington Post discovers that Nancy Pelosi, former speaker of the House, is a "madly" obsessed chocolate addict:

For House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), it's Merlot and Camel cigarettes. For vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), it's P90X. And for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), it's chocolate ice cream, chocolate bars, chocolate truffles, chocolate candy, chocolate cake, chocolate gelato and chocolate milkshakes.

Pelosi is completely addicted to chocolate. Dark chocolate, to be specific. Even if she exercised, which she doesn't, she'd eat it during her workout. Her husband got her a stationary bike once, and during the brief period that she actually used it, she ate pints of Ben & Jerry's chocolate ice cream the entire time.

"It's okay to eat ice cream while you're riding a bike," Pelosi told The Huffington Post during an interview earlier this month, adding that her favorite flavor is New York Super Fudge Chunk. "If you can't eat ice cream while you're doing it, why would you do it?"

Pelosi isn't your run-of-the-mill chocolate lover. She's obsessed with it -- "madly," even, in her words.

She scoffed when asked if she eats chocolate every day; she'd already had truffles, chocolate candy and a dark chocolate bar that day, and it wasn't even 4 p.m.

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