Enstrom toffee among Super Bowl wagering

In what is termed the “unlikely event “of a Seattle Seahawks victory in the Super Bowl on Sunday, the Washington state delegation to the U.S. House will be munching on Enstrom World Famous Almond Toffee in celebration, among other Colorado goodies.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Republican whose district includes Enstrom’s main office in Grand Junction, entered the company’s toffee into a bet between the two delegations.

Tipton said he was more eager to sample Washington delicacies than share Colorado ones.

“I’m looking forward to tasting my Washington colleagues’ wagers after the Broncos show the Seahawks what it’s like to play the greatest offense in the NFL,” Tipton said. “We are united in orange, excited for the game, and ready to cheer the Broncos to victory on Sunday.”

In addition to Enstrom toffee, the Colorado delegation is wagering:

■ Rep. Diana DeGette: Stranahan’s Whiskey and tamales

■ Rep. Jared Polis: Celestial Seasonings Tea

■ Rep. Cory Gardner: Rocky Mountain oysters

■ Rep. Doug Lamborn: Two locally sourced, hormone and antibiotic-free Callicrate Beef sirloin steaks from Ranch Foods Direct

■ Rep. Mike Coffman: Six-pack of Dry Dock Brewing Co.‘s Amber Ale

■ Rep. Ed Perlmutter: Caution Brewery’s Bomber Bat, the barrel-aged version of its smoked robust porter.

Legislators from Washington are offering — in addition to Skittles — Woodinville Wine and smoked salmon; gin from Everett’s Bluewater Distilling; candy from Chehalis Mints; a bottle of central Washington wine; and Cougar Gold cheese from Pullman.

The 10-member delegation also is betting caramel apples from Amy’s Decadent Chocolates and Almond Rocha, Theo’s Chocolate, Boehm’s Chocolates, Blueberry Hill Farm’s blueberry pies, Washington apples, Vietnamese barbecue from Rainier Restaurant and BBQ, and Fisher Fair Scone Mix.


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