Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups favorite Halloween candy in new poll

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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