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WHEELING, IL - SEPTEMBER 19: Halloween candy is offered for sale at a Walgreens store on September 19, 2013 in Wheeling, Illinois. Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, has been expanding the merchandise offerings at many of their stores to include fresh food and grocery items. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FiveThirtyEight.com looked at 86 different Halloween candies, and had over 8,300 people vote on which ones were the best. 

FiveThirtyEight.com had a computer randomly match up 86 different candies with each other.  It generated 269,000 matchups . . . over 8,300 people voted . . . and the clear winner was anything with PEANUT BUTTER.  Here are the top ten . . .

1.  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  They won 84% of their matchups.  Another new study that looked at individual states ALSO found it’s #1.  (Check out those results here.)

2.  Reese’s Miniatures, the kind in gold foil that people hand out on Halloween.  They won 82% of their matchups.  So the only thing better is the full-sized version.

3.  Twix, 82%.

4.  Kit Kats, 76.8%.

5.  Snickers, 76.7%.

6.  Reese’s Pieces, 73.4%.

7.  Milky Ways, 73.1%.

8.  Reese’s Stuffed with Pieces, 73%.  They’re Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Reese’s Pieces INSIDE them.

9.  Peanut Butter M&M’s, 72%.

10.  Butterfingers, 71%.  3 Musketeers, Starburst, and regular M&M’s just missed the top ten.  Good & Plenty’s ranked LAST, even lower than Chiclets.

 

 

(FiveThirtyEight)