Ted Cruz's wife reveals he bought 100 soup cans after their honeymoon
'You don't buy 100 of anything, much less canned soup'
How do you celebrate your nuptials? By going to the store and buying 100 cans of Campbell's Chunky soup, of course.
At least, that's what Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz did after his honeymoon according to his wife, Heidi. She made the revelation Wednesday during a Republican presidential town hall event on CNN.
"When I married Ted, we got back from our honeymoon, and he went off to the store and came home by himself. And I was completely shocked to see that he arrived back at our apartment with literally 100 cans of Campbell's Chunky soup," she said.
"This was shocking to me, so we had a tough conversation about it and I said, "You don't buy 100 of anything, much less canned soup … we can't do this.'"
Ted Cruz interrupted his wife's story to point out that they all weren't the same flavour of soup.
"Different kinds. Some chicken, some beef, you know."
But Heidi explained she couldn't handle the buy. She said she slipped out of the house before Ted woke up in order to return all of the soup cans he bought. She was scolded by her mother for doing so.
"So when Ted opened the pantry, I had to quickly tell him that I would go back and buy those cans again."
They both admitted to host Anderson Cooper that they are "terrible cooks."
The soup can story quickly spread on social media, where Cruz was largely ridiculed for his bulk purchase.
It elicited a range of reactions from intrigue to fear.
I would pay cold, hard dollars for the store security cam footage of Ted Cruz buying 100 cans of Campbell's soup.—@annetdonahue
Ted Cruz buying 100 cans of Chunky Soup is the first time I’ve been scared for America’s future <a href="https://t.co/iYG6mllyiI">https://t.co/iYG6mllyiI</a>—@Kmarkobarstool
Congratulations to Ted Cruz, the 1st presidential candidate to make liking soup seem kind of creepy.—@kashanacauley
Others chose to paint a vivid picture of Cruz actually eating the soup.
the biggest crime of the day is that 100 cans of soup story making me think about Ted Cruz slurping soup into his weird baby mouth—@TheMattDWilson
does ted cruz's skin smell faintly like chunky soup—@bootyslime
Some thought there was more to the story than just stockpiling.
Seven of Andy Warhol's iconic Campbell's Soup can screen prints were recently swiped from a Missouri art museum. The prints haven't been found yet ...
Has anyone tied together the Ted Cruz soup story and the recent Warhol soup art heist?—@GregoryDraws
.<a href="https://twitter.com/tedcruz">@tedcruz</a> can you account for your whereabouts last Friday night <a href="https://t.co/ZNoSMFID3x">https://t.co/ZNoSMFID3x</a>—@KenJennings
It's about time somebody exposes Ted Cruz and his heinous connections to the Big Soup industry <a href="https://t.co/8Mh5kbLvxV">https://t.co/8Mh5kbLvxV</a>—@twdonovan