Bernie Sanders Does His Own Grocery Shopping, ‘Was Paleo Before Paleo Was a Thing’

The Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate does his own grocery shopping and his own grilling
Bernie Sanders Does His Own Grocery Shopping, ‘Was Paleo Before Paleo Was a Thing’

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Bernie Sanders continues to be cooler than every millennial you know. 

Not only does he still take the train and fly coach, but Bernie Sanders also does his own laundry and “If they still sold cars with manual locks and windows, that's what Bernie would have,” according to Sanders’ stepdaughter, Heather Titus.

In an interview with People magazine, the Sanders family painted, not surprisingly, a very independent and self-sufficient portrait of Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate who’s currently making Hillary Clinton more than a little nervous. Sanders, by the way, is the only candidate to have participated in a walkout campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Unlike some of his fellow candidates, Sanders still does his own grocery shopping and grilling, and he’s a simple meat and vegetables kind of guy, according to his People profile. “He was Paleo before Paleo was a thing,” said Sanders’ other stepdaughter, Carina Driscoll.

If Sanders ever does decide to indulge in some occasional junk food, however, Ben & Jerry have just the thing — the fellow Vermonters recently introduced a new ice cream flavor called “Bernie’s Yearning.”


“When you open up the pint, there's this big disc of chocolate on the top covering the entire top and below it is just plain mint ice cream,” Ben & Jerry’s cofounder Ben Cohen told MSNBC. “The disc of chocolate represents 90 percent of the wealth that's gone to the top 10 percent over the last 10 years. You take your spoon and you whack that big chocolate disc into little pieces and mix it around.”