California, with its plentiful rain and temperatures that hover in the upper 40s, is once again looking to replenish its stockpiles of the citrus-flavored candle supplies.
A bill to do so passed the state Assembly and is awaiting the signature of Gov.
Gavin Newsom, who is seeking to balance a budget after the state’s first budget deficit since 2008.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CFDA) said on Thursday that it had sold 1,130 tons of candlestick-like candies to wholesalers and other retailers in the state.
It said the state would sell the candlesticky supplies to the states of California and New York.
As part of the sales, the CFDA will also sell surplus inventory from the current inventory.
According to the California Department Of Agriculture, it has sold 6,000,000 candles since the end of March, including more than 14,000 of those to wholesaler-owned retailers.
But the bill to sell the candy was delayed this week because of an unrelated water emergency in California.