• Reese's Peanut Butter Cups favorite Halloween candy in new poll

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    When it comes to Halloween treats, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups blow the competition away, according to a new poll from Monmouth University

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    Reese's topped the list of the best-selling candy, outpacing its closest competitor, Snickers, 36% to 18%, respectively.

    M&M's rounded out the top three with 11% of the vote.

    The poll, which included responses from 1,161 people in late September, found the other candies on the list scored significantly lower.



    Hershey bars and candy corn tied at 6%.

    "Candy corn even making the list may surprise some people, but it is one of the top-selling Halloween candies in the country," said Patrick Murray, the director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

    "We don't know if it's one of the top-eaten candies, but it does have a fan base. And candy corn makes great fake teeth to creep out your parents with," Murray said.

    Skittles received 5% of the vote and Starburst came in at 4%.

    And Tootsie pops rounded out the top-selling Halloween candy with 2% of the vote.

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