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.
The full list of Americans’ favorite candy, according to the poll:
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – 36%
- Snickers – 18%
- M&M’s – 11%
- Hershey bars – 6%
- Candy corn – 6%
- Skittles – 5%
- 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.”
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