Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are America’s favorite Halloween candy, poll shows

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By region, Reese's were No. 1 in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR REESE’S – Fans of Reese’s watched as a pallet of a rare version of the product was unwrapped at the school in West Lafayette, Ind., Thursday March 21, 2019. Reese’s is all in on the “three” for this year’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Students and fans at all four of the 3-seed schools were given “rare” 3-cup Reese’s product prior to today’s tournament tipoff. (Doug McSchooler /AP Images for Reese’s)

INDIANAPOLIS — A new poll conducted by Monmouth University found that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are king when it comes to Halloween candy.

The poll surveyed 1,161 adults who were asked what their favorite Halloween candy is and Reese’s came out on top.

The poll found that 36 percent of those asked said they loved Reese’s Cups, while 19 percent said they liked Snickers, which came in second place.

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M&M’s followed in third place with 11 percent of the vote.

Other notable candy are Hershey bars, candy corn, Skittles, Starburst and Tootsie Pops.

By region, Reese’s were No. 1 in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast, where as Snickers is more likely to take the top spot in the West and Southwest/Mountain regions.

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