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Georgia treats bring sweet thoughts for soldier in Iraq

December 21, 2004

Albany- Bob's Candies sweet treats are bringing a little Christmas Cheer to the Middle East.

The Albany Company got a letter from a soldier saying the company's candy canes were a big hit with U.S. Troops and children in Iraq. They sent him 30 pounds of sweet stripes to give out and received another post card from the soldier.

The original letter said, "I have loved your sweet stripe peppermint since I was little. I have my girlfriend go to Sam's Club and get 3 or 4 tubs and send them to me. My soldiers love them now and have their loved ones send some over."

"And he hands out the candy to all the little children over there and in fact they now call him the Candy Man," said Mary Helen Dykes, secretary-treasurer for the company.

Bob's Candies is planning to send the soldier more candy after the new year.

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