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Confectioners Association Spreads Valentine’s Day Sweets

Gindlesperger delivers Valentine's Day candy in Hart. (By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The National Confectioners Association spent Wednesday walking around the Capitol and handing out candy to every member’s personal office.  

The candy dropped off to House and Senate offices included conversation hearts made by Necco and chocolate hearts made by Dove. They also gave out information about the candy industry.  

They left the treats with staff. “We don’t want to interfere with what is going on, but do want to bring a little sweetness to people’s day,” the association’s vice president of public affairs and communications Christopher Gindlesperger told HOH.  

The association has gone to the Hill in the past to pass out candy, chocolate, gum and different products.  

“It’s all part of our efforts to share the power of sweet,” Gindlesperger said. “It’s our way to share information and educate lawmakers on our economic impact and leadership initiatives.”  

The association represents all manufacturers of chocolate and gum in the United States and some internationally. “Capitol Hill’s a partisan place at times and can be pretty tense. We’re trying to bring a little happiness to everyone’s day and lighten up the mood,” he said.

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