Oh, but it’s not just a monument. It’s a historical marker dedicated to the Obamas’ first kiss. Seriously:

The 3,000 pound granite boulder marks the Chicago location where Obama and his wife shared their first smooch. To the delight of Obamaphiles everywhere, the stone has a black and gold plaque that informs visitors exactly what it tasted like when the Obamas locked lips for the very first time.

Won’t somebody think of the children?

The quote comes from a 2007 interview the president gave to O, The Oprah Magazine:

On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.


Much to the first daughters’ eternal embarrassment, the marker commissioned by the owners of the shopping center is likely to attract legions of starry-eyed Julias.

Of course, there’s one thing that might put a damper on all the gag-worthy fawning that’s sure to come.  Baskin-Robbins, the source of that chocolate-flavored first kiss (sorry!), was acquired by the eeeeevil Bain Capital in 2006.

Heh. Tastes like … capitalism.