NATO gift bags from the Chicago NATO Summit Host Committee will include such items as snacks from Chicago companies, Garrett's Popcorn, "Chicago Truffles, Fisher Nuts, Quaker Oats Yogurt and Granola Bars, Orbit gum from The Wrigley Company, Milky Way from the Mars Chicago factory, music from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a bike map, visitor guide maps, a Chicago flag pin and a Chicago "fun facts" notebook about Chicago.
Updated: June 17, 2012 8:24AM
Each NATO Summit attendee — and every journalist covering the world leaders this weekend at McCormick Place — will get a Chicago-themed gift bag with food made in Chicago, music made in Chicago, suggestions on where to sight-see here and personal welcomes from Chicago students.
If you get that the emphasis is on Chicago, then you got it right. The gifts — items meant to promote the city — are courtesy of the Chicago NATO Summit Host Committee.
Each bag contains:
† A welcome note from a Chicago student.
† A Chicago bike trail map.
† Snacks from Chicago companies — popcorn from Garrett Popcorn Shops; “Chicago Truffles” from Vosges Chocolates; “Summit Trail Mix” from Fisher Nuts; Quaker Oats Yogurt and Granola Bars; Orbit gum from Wrigley; Milky Way from the Mars Chicago factory and a “NATO cookie” from Manny’s Deli.
† A free download of music from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
† The notebook with tourism tips and a lot of “fun facts” about Chicago, such as “Western Avenue in Chicago is the longest continuous street in the U.S.”
† Chicago flag pin, visitor guide, map, “Explore Chicago” buttons and materials about NATO. Lynn Sweet