Candy Madness Final Vote: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups vs. Airheads Eick April 11, 2012 Candy Madness 40 Comments Voting is now closed. Airheads defeats Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 61% – 39% to be crowned the winner of Candy Madness. Airheads join Bacon, Dairy Queen and Oreo as winners of So Good food brackets over the last four years. And then there were two. Fan favorite/underdog Airheads proved their earlier wins over low seeds were not a fluke, convincingly taking out #2 seed Kit Kat in the Final Four. But now they go up against a behemoth of the candy world, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. As they say in the commercial, there’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s – but is there a way to beat Reese’s? Voting is open until 2 pm ET on Friday, at which point we will crown the greatest candy in existence. If you STILL aren’t hip yet to Candy Madness, read our intro post here and see the (almost final) bracket below, which has now been updated to include the vote totals/margin of victory for every single match-up so far. (Click to Enlarge) Let us know who got your vote in the final and why, or share any thoughts you have on the results from the full bracket above. Who should be crowned Candy Madness champion? Airheads (61%, 482 Votes) Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (39%, 309 Votes) Total Voters: 790 Loading ... The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Live in DC? Do More Tomorrow! - June 5, 2013 Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 40 Responses Cynthia April 11th, 2012 If Airheads wins this I think I’ll throw up. Reply Dan April 11th, 2012 Cynthia, go throw up. Reply Scott April 11th, 2012 Airheads is taking off again! Reply Candywomen April 11th, 2012 Pure Fruity Goodness! The way winning candy should taste. Love this web contest!!!! Reply RB April 11th, 2012 I can’t believe Airheads made it this far. Reply Adam April 11th, 2012 Shenanigans! Shenanigans! Airheads are not better than Reese’s. Reply Unhappy April 11th, 2012 So Good seems to care more about generating social media buzz then truly crowning the the best candy. Shenanigans indeed! Reply Deliciousness April 11th, 2012 @ Unhappy…I think the best candy is the winner of candy madness. Did you not read the rules? Maybe So Good can add another bracket and call it Cry-Baby Madness…I am most certain you will be a #1 seed. Reply Eick April 11th, 2012 @Unhappy – all I do is put up the posts and let the votes be tallied. It’s not my job to crown the winner of Candy Madness, it’s the job of the voters. If I just crowned who I wanted that would be pretty boring (and I wouldn’t have crowned any of these final four, I would have picked Sour Patch Kids) So what exactly is your solution? Ban or block people from voting because they think a the best candy is a different one than the one you think is best? Then unilaterally declare a winner after 4 weeks of voting? Obviously we can’t do that. Whoever shows up to vote will determine the winner, whether they think the best candy is Airheads, Reese’s or a bag of cockroaches. This bracket is decided by the people, not me. Reply SweetNinja April 11th, 2012 Airheads! Airheads! Airheads! I can’t stand reese’s peanut butter cups. Come on Airheads! I love you guys! Reply Brian April 11th, 2012 air heads are awesome, but better than reese’s?!?!?!?!?! I had this same feeling when Sonic lost to DQ, its upsetting….. Reply Smarter Than You!! April 11th, 2012 Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity-Democritus Airheads are the Fruit of Necessity…Now eat, eat them all!!! Reply Emily April 11th, 2012 i love airheads so i VOTE airheads!!! Reply Smile April 11th, 2012 I’m.. not sure how to vote on this one. Of the two, I prefer Airheads.. but I’m sorry, I just don’t think that they deserve to be crowned top candy. I guess I’m going to go with Reese’s then. Reply Deliciousness April 12th, 2012 @Smile….please make sense in your next post. Thank you. Reply Candyman April 12th, 2012 They need to make a bacon flavored Airhead. Sweet and salty. Yummy. Reply Jenn April 12th, 2012 At first I was upset at the obvious injustice of an Airheads win. I mean, there’s a reason Reese’s are in every vending machine and Airheads are rarely, if ever, seen in them. But then I realized that Reese’s sales probably blow Airheads’ out of the water. So go ahead Airheads, take this little win. You’ll never touch the glory that is Reese’s Reply The Real Deal April 12th, 2012 @Jenn…..Wow! You sure sound bitter. If the win is so “little” why would you even bother to acknowledge it??? Let’s face it…Airheads is just whipping up on Reeses. Take your beat down with class. Reply Troy April 12th, 2012 @Jenn, Cool story! Want to tell it again? Somebody’s just mad that Airheads are going to win it all!!!!! Airheads all the way! Reply Cynthia April 12th, 2012 @Deliciousness – leave Smile alone. Just because you can’t quite understand what Smile is saying, those of us with a brain knew exactly what the post was talking about. Reply Cynthia April 12th, 2012 @ Jenn – thank you for making me feel better, you are so right. Reply Smarter Than You!! April 12th, 2012 Hey I heard the Airheads folks are making a “Shenanigans” Bar for the Unhappy’s, Cynthia’s, and Jenn’s of the world, it’s gonna be flavored Sour Grape!! Reply Oh No You Didn't! April 12th, 2012 @ Smarter Than You…..BAHAHAHAHAHA! Sour Grape! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA! @ Cynthia…I think Deliciousness has a point. I mean, Smile says he likes Airheads better, but he votes for the other? Gibberish… By the way, Reese’s USED to be good. They, like all of the other American chocolate manufacturers have gone cheap with their raw materials. If you have ever had REAL chocolate you would know what I am talking about. Reply unhappy April 12th, 2012 @ Jenn – speak the word, sister friend. Reply Come on! April 12th, 2012 Reeses all the way! This is so stupid!!! Reply Crysta April 12th, 2012 The rudeness in these comments is unbelievable. Saying someone doesn’t have a brain because they didn’t understand a post that really doesn’t make much sense is rude and uncalled for. I do not like peanut butter, and I especially do not like Reese’s peanut butter cups. I think they’re gross, and I’m rather glad that Airheads is winning because I feel it’s a better candy. Reply Youppi April 12th, 2012 THIS IS CRAZY. PB CUPS HAS GOT TO WIN. Airheads are good, certainly, but winning over PB Cups would be a HUGE upset… I smell a rigging going on… Reply James April 12th, 2012 @ Brain you are so right sonic should have won. Also I am split because I like both equally, I had picked twix to win it all. Reply SweetNinja April 12th, 2012 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are alluring for a reason. They contain high amounts of fat: 20% total fat (per serving which is only 2 cups), 23% saturated fat, 150 mg of sodium, and 21 grams of sugar. An airheads bar (pure fruity goodness) contains way less: total fat is 1%, zero saturatated and trans fat, 10mg of sodium, and only 9 grams of sugar. So, here is some food for thought: it would take roughly an hour walking briskly to burn off most of a single pack of reese’s (2 cups) where as you could eat three to four Airheads (full sized), and burn off the same amount in that time. Not to mention that more people have allergies to chocolate, which makes Airheads the better candidate. All in All: Pick Airheads. The candy that rocks! Go AIRHEADS!!! Reply Sophia April 13th, 2012 Well, right now I can’t eat airheads because of my braces. But, I’ve always been a true Reese’s fan. Also, Reese’s is owned by Hershey, so that would mean voting anti-Hershey. I know one of you who voted for air-heads has got to love Kit Kat, Hershey Bars, or Twizzlers. Reply Bakergirl April 13th, 2012 How about a Candy Bar Madness – one with no candy containing artificial fruit flavor. Chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, and nuts – these are the flavors I crave. Now I need to go find some leftover Easter candy! Reply Youppi April 13th, 2012 SHAM! RIGGED!! Reply Oh No You Didn't! April 14th, 2012 Congrats Airheads! The better candy won. Reply Raiders757 April 14th, 2012 It’s pretty obvious that this entire poll was rigged by an Airheads internet flash mob. Airheads are good and all, but in no way are they THE best candy. Not even close Reply Deliciousness April 15th, 2012 In this poll, they are the best candy. Reply James April 15th, 2012 Its not airheads faults that they actually used social media to push for votes. Every other company could have done this, and they didnt. So its just to bad for everyone else and smart thinking for airheads Reply Smarter Than You!! April 16th, 2012 Way to go Airheads! King of the Candy World!! Now for all the whiners out there…please forward your mailing address so I may send you a small pack of facial tissues so you you don’t ruin your clothes or short circuit your keyboard. You may now go forth and eat Airheads!! Reply Sethonious April 16th, 2012 DQ has just announced a so good meal combo. A 1/2 lb bacon flamethrower burger, onion rings, Oreo Blizzard, and a white mystery airhead. Reply Rogan May 12th, 2012 @SmarterThanYou Obviously, you haven’t been paying attention to Fast Food Bracket. DQ and Sonic tied. Reply Rogan June 11th, 2012 @Sethonious Liar. 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