While Washington D.C. is all atwitter over the stimulus package, Washington State has been debating something else entirely. Candy. Yes, the Washington State Legislature is about to make the most important decision of 2009: Should Aplets & Cotlets become the official state candy? While seemingly harmless and kind of cute, the move has opened old wounds, because in 2001 Almond Roca was almost crowned the state treat, but the crunchy chocolate almond treat failed to pass the State House. Now battle lines are drawn. Here to explain the fight and offer up an alternative is Megan Seling, a writer who has been covering the kerfuffle for The Stranger in Seattle.

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