Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Officially America’s Favorite Halloween Candy

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Step aside Kit-Kat and Snickers.

Americans love to gorge on Reese’s peanut butter cups, and to prove it, the candy ranked as first on a poll from Monmouth University. More than 36 percent of Americans say Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are their favorite Halloween treat; which is more than twice the number of people who chose Snickers, which came in at 18 percent, as their favorite.

M&M’s ranked third at 11 percent, while Hershey bars tied with candy corn in fourth place. Below is the list of top eight candies:

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – 36%
  2. Snickers – 18%
  3. M&M’s – 11%
  4. Hershey bars – 6%
  5. Candy corn – 6%
  6. Skittles – 5%
  7. Starburst – 4%
  8. Tootsie Pops – 2%

The poll was conducted via telephone with 1,161 U.S. adults and solely focused on the eight top-selling types of candy.

But chocolate and peanut butter isn’t the only things that on the average American’s “favorite” list. The poll also found that 8 percent of Americans say Halloween is their favorite holiday of the year, and 37 percent say it’s among their top holidays. Who wouldn’t love a candy-filled spook-tacular holiday like this?

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