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If The Royals Win The World Series, Kansas City Wants Chocolate

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The mayors of Kansas City, Mo., and San Francisco may really be betting honorable things like feeding the homeless and reading to children if their teams win the World Series.

But if the Royals triumph over the San Francisco giants, Kansas City wants something sweeter — chocolate.

We took to the airwaves and social media this week and asked: If it were up to you, what should the World Series bet be between San Francisco and Kansas City?

Some folks leaned on landmarks for their would-be bets.

“Let's bet the derivative Bond Bridge against the Golden Gate one. Then we won't be sorry to lose,” Moi Warriorantpress tells us on Facebook.

Others used the question to call for social and environmental change.

“If SF wins, KC bans the use of plastic grocery bags. If KC wins, every public fountain in SF is dyed blue for year,” Jonathan Cokely tweets us (@JonCokely).

And some people took a more musical approach.

“KC wins - SF city hall plays Kansas City (Wilbert Harrison) over building audio system SF wins - KC plays: I Left My Heart In SF,” Mitchell Scott tweets us (@ScottsOriole).

The most common response we heard from Kansas Citians, however, had a darker streak — chocolate. Specifically, Ghirardelli chocolate.

Ghirardelli’s headquarters isn’t located in San Francisco proper. It is out in the suburbs, but has a strong San Francisco identity.

“If we win, they should send Ghirardelli chocolates. If they win, we can send Christopher Elbow chocolates,” Denee Compton suggests on Facebook. (Kansas City-based Christopher Elbow Artisan Chocolates does have a San Francisco location.)

And of course, the most common food Kansas Citians were willing to send San Francisco in the case of a Giants victory was barbecue. But other food and drink bets stemmed from Kansas City beer and steak.

See other hopeful World Series bets on Twitter below. For the full Twitter conversation, follow the #TellKCUR hashtag or read through the Facebook comments.  

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