Round 1 voting has ended and 32 candies have advanced. Click the bracket below to see all the round 1 winners and all the round 2 match-ups you’ll be able to vote on.

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Starting Monday at 2 pm we’ll vote on all 4 match-ups in one of the brackets, with voting on 4 new match-ups starting 24 hours later. Just learning about Candy Madness? Read our intro post here, fill out your bracket with friends, and join us each day to vote on new match-ups – we’ve still got a couple more weeks left.

What round 1 winners were most surprising to you? Do you envision any major round 2 upsets? What will be the closest round 2 votes? Who looks good for the Final Four right now?

Also, check for a post tomorrow with full analysis of the round 1 votes – vote margins on each match-up, biggest upset, biggest margin of victory, how did chocolate vs. non-chocolate candies perform etc.

2 Responses

  1. Smile

    These all seem like reasonable choices; the only ones that surprised me were Cadbury Creme Eggs over Dove (even though I voted for the eggies) and Krackel instead of Laffy Taffy.

    In this round, the only ones that I think are going to be a little close/tough would be:

    Rolo vs Air Heads
    Crunch vs Sour Patch Kids
    actually, add M&Ms and Hershey’s Kisses to that as well. I pegged M’s to go all the way (or at least, very far in) but Kisses are popular. I don’t think quite enough to win in this round, but who knows?

    All four are (in my opinion) nice candies. It’ll be interesting to see if more people prefer chocolate or the non-chocolate candy better.

    * round 3 will be neat. Since I’m betting both Reese’s PB Cups and PB M&Ms to advance, they’ll face each other.

  2. dutch

    finally, the tyranny of plain chocolate is over. never again will we make the mistake of overrating a hershey’s bar.


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