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Aplets and Cotlets Suggested For Official State Candy

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YAKIMA, Wash-- A Washington grown treat may soon be our official state candy. For Rep. Mike Armstrong it just makes sense for Aplets and Cotlets to be named the state candy. 

Plus, it makes for a sweet start to the legislative session, with all of the serious budget balancing on the schedule. Since the candy is made with apples he thinks it would draw more attention to the state fruit. 

Liberty Orchards, based out of Cashmere, WA has been making the candy since 1920. Who knew picking a state candy would be such a hot topic, but some people are getting fired up about the decision.  

"Didn't mean it to be something that would monopolize a whole lot of anybody's time, but it sure has taken a life of its own and gotten a lot of interest from folks," said Armstrong.

Armstrong said there will be some debate. While many people in Eastern Washington are all for the sweet apple concoction, Almond Roca was suggested a few years ago, it's produced in Tacoma.

We'll just have to wait and see if House Bill 1024 passes and Aplets and Cotlets become the official state candy.