Air Force One chefs sure know how to serve up ghoulish delights for Halloween.
Tessa Berenson, a Time magazine White House correspondent, shared a snapshot of the spirited meal featuring a stuffed bell pepper carved out like a jack-o'-lantern to show that the AF1 culinary wizards were in the spirit.
But what is that misshapen morsel plopped onto the smaller plate?
People studied the unidentifiable mush from the viral photo.
The food on Air Force One today, via the press pool https://t.co/HrGJ2vdWk2— Michelle Kosinski (@Michelle Kosinski)1572277448.0
People took a stab at guessing what it is.
@MichLKosinski I'm sorry what is this https://t.co/9tsGZFPufs— Pete (@Pete)1572281058.0
Could it be a carb, a meat, or perhaps an organ to fit in with the spooky theme?
CNN's senior diplomatic correspondent Michelle Kosinski asked:
"Is it chicken n gravy, or scone n frosting? Is it black and pink, or yellow and white? A trick, or treat? America demands answers."
Yes, it could be the next big internet mystery: is it chicken n gravy, or scone n frosting? Is it black and pink,… https://t.co/iNSmuct2PX— Michelle Kosinski (@Michelle Kosinski)1572288488.0
A handful of people found a pulse on the mystery.
@MichLKosinski What's that hideous raw organ, top left??— David Rhoden (@David Rhoden)1572283677.0
@MichLKosinski Good god is that a human heart on the smaller plate— Jeff Turrentine (@Jeff Turrentine)1572281033.0
Whose answer would you go with?
@MichLKosinski What's on the top left? Is that an apple fritter?— jordan (@jordan)1572283780.0
@MichLKosinski I’m going with: pumpkin spice scone with a maple glaze. Where do I pickup my prize?— Jim Gomes (@Jim Gomes)1572293528.0
@MichLKosinski I'm assuming something like a frosted cinnamon roll or bread pudding. I have to. Because if that's c… https://t.co/cezoazzr3N— DesertStylite (@DesertStylite)1572288798.0
As if we already have enough division in our country.
@MichLKosinski Is that a chicken thigh or a scone on the side? My co-workers and I are in a fight about it.— Olivia Harrison (@Olivia Harrison)1572284518.0
If it is a baked good, its misshapen presentation makes it look unpalatable for something served on AF1.
@JordanUhl @MichLKosinski I think it's a glazed scone...that fell on the floor and chef called out 5 second rule.— Jen Erickson (@Jen Erickson)1572284886.0
@davidrhoden @MichLKosinski Deep fried and over glazed American integrity— kev (@kev)1572364607.0
@MichLKosinski This is what you give a 5-year-old, who won't eat vegetables, so it seems perfect for the toddler-in-chief.— jjmplsmn🗽 (@jjmplsmn🗽)1572281521.0
This amateur cook was especially perplexed.
@MichLKosinski what kind of maniac stuffs a pepper and then doesn't cook the pepper— i bless the rains down in castamere (@i bless the rains down in castamere)1572284932.0
Speaking of stuffed peppers, the hue of this one looks oddly familiar..
@MichLKosinski https://t.co/uppjeIm7tZ— Ofken (@Ofken)1572282643.0
@TotesPAS @MichLKosinski It has a big cafeteria energy to it. I think the toms are just old. What caught my eye was… https://t.co/2FiHvbI89D— 👻Gosh Fright 👻 (@👻Gosh Fright 👻)1572283685.0
@MichLKosinski All that’s missing is a cartoon placemat with connect the dots, word search, and crayons. Sorry he d… https://t.co/ATpM1kSxmr— Buckeye Gal in NE (@Buckeye Gal in NE)1572282151.0
@MichLKosinski I love a chicken breast with donut glaze, that's real good eats— B̴̨͇̼̝̮̟̰̰͐R̴͓̜̻̲̉̒͂Ȧ̸͙̗̲̫͇͇͜D̶͉̯̘̰̪̅ (@B̴̨͇̼̝̮̟̰̰͐R̴͓̜̻̲̉̒͂Ȧ̸͙̗̲̫͇͇͜D̶͉̯̘̰̪̅)1572284870.0
@MichLKosinski Silent protest from the flight crew?— GhostsDwell 🇨🇦🌊 (@GhostsDwell 🇨🇦🌊)1572283762.0
Since the culinary experts are known for their " legendary" cuisine, I'm sure all the items are delicious, regardless of their appearance on the tray.
But in all deference to the hard-working chefs, the menu offerings here consisting of a glazed scone (or chicken), undressed salad and a raw bell pepper that looks like something from a fourth grade art class, look more like a trick than it does a treat.