Presidential Chia pet hits CVS/pharmacy shelves

9/29/2009

NEW YORK The Chia Obama is making a comeback on drug store shelves.

CVS stores began stocking the special edition Chia in select markets this week, according to Joseph Enterprises, the maker of Chia products.

The Chia Obama is modeled after the 44th president with sprouting grass-like "hair" in the tradition of the classic Chia Pet.

"This is what we wanted to do all along," said Michael Hirsch, VP at Joseph Enterprises. "We're pretty excited."

Hirsch said the product is part of a line that includes Chia versions of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and the Statue of Liberty, and will undergo a test run at CVS stores in Chicago, Tampa and San Francisco.

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