A lawmaker from Wenatchee says he’ll introduce legislation to name Aplets & Cotlets the official candy of Washington.
Rep. Mike Armstrong says the powdered-sugar-covered cubes of nuts and apple and apricot gelatin made by Liberty Orchards in Cashmere since 1920 identify the state to confection lovers worldwide.
The bill is likely to revive the battle with backers of Almond Roca. In 2001 a state candy bill was introduced to crown the crunchy chocolate-almond treat made by Brown & Haley in Tacoma since 1912. It failed to pass.
Because… um… there isn’t anything more important to battle over in the coming legislative session.