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Oscar 'losers' to take home Dubuque's Betty Jane Candies

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

An eastern Iowa candy company is looking to win with the help of some "losers" at this year's Academy Awards.

Betty Jane Candies in Dubuque will be featured in a gift bag given to nominees in several categories during this year's Academy Awards.

Drew Siegert is the president of Betty Jane Candies in Dubuque.

"It's called, 'Everybody Wins at the Oscars,'" Siegert said. "So it's all of the 'losers' in the top five categories -- the people who don't take home a statue -- get this gift bag. The categories are Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director, and the host also gets one."

Siegert said the gift bags will include Betty Jane Candies Gremlins, Caramels, Sea Salt Caramels and English Almond Toffee.

"We really enjoy being able to take, not just Iowa, but Dubuque, and put them on the national stage from time to time, too," Siegert said. "It's pretty neat to be a part of that."

Siegert said the bag is valued at least at $55,000 and includes a trip to Japan and Las Vegas among the items.

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