While speaking with voters in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, GOP presidential Mitt Romney mocked a plate of cookies from the 57-year-old bakery Bethel Bakery: “I’m not sure about these cookies, they don’t look like you made them. Did you make those? No, they came from the local 7-Eleven or whatever.”
After his remarks rippled across the Bethel Park community, the Bethel Bakery on Wednesday began offering a ‘CookieGate’ special: "Buy a dozen, get a half-dozen free."
Julie Lytle, the bakery’s spokeswoman, said: “I’m sure he meant it all in jest and didn’t mean to slam a local bakery. It’s nothing that we want to get really upset about it, no reason to be angry. We’re just having fun with it.”