Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups top poll of most popular Halloween candy


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Here’s America’s favorite candy according to a new survey.
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Americans love to gorge on candy during Halloween, and peanut butter cups are at the top of the list.

According to a poll from Monmouth University, more than 36% of Americans say Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are their favorite Halloween treat. It’s more than twice the number of people who chose Snickers (18%) as their favorite.

M&M’s ranked third at 11%, while Hershey bars tied with candy corn in fourth place, capturing 6% each.

“We don’t know if it’s one of the top-eaten candies, but it does have a fan base,” said Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray of candy corn, the treat many Americans appear to despise.

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The full list of Americans’ favorite candy, according to the poll:

  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 by the institute via telephone with 1,161 adults in the United States. And it focused on the eight top-selling types of candy, Monmouth said.

The poll also found 8% of Americans say Halloween is their favorite holiday of the year, while 37% say it’s among their top holidays. The poll showed 53% say Halloween isn’t a favorite.

“It’s a split decision on Halloween,” said Murray in a statement. “Nearly half the country ranks it up there with their top holidays while the other half could do without it.”

Follow Brett Molina on Twitter: @brettmolina23.

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