You know them lil’ candies and no name brands at the bottom of your Halloween bag that no one really wants? Well #Reeses and their famous peanut butter cups would like to help the kids out with that.
The candy brand created a vending machine that will let kids trade in all the Halloween candy they didn’t want for some sweet Reese’s cups with their own candy exchange machine. Think of it as like a Coinstar but for candy.
According to @CNN, the “Reese’s Halloween Candy Converter Machine” was first released to the public on Sunday during a Halloween parade in Tarrytown, New York.
But, #Roommates, you may be wondering why Reese’s is helping people with their candy struggles this year?
Well, according to a recent survey commissioned by Reese’s, 90 percent of Americans say that they have traded, or wish they could have traded, their unwanted candy on Halloween.
“As the number one Halloween candy (with over half of candy buyers purchasing Reese’s), Reese’s has come up with a solution — give us your unwanted candy, and we’ll give you what you actually want — Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups,” said Anna Lingeris, a spokesperson for Reese’s distributor Hershey.
But we do got some bad news, #Roomies. The vending machine will only be available to New Yorkers this year.
Today at exactly 4 p.m., Reese’s candy converter — a huge orange machine you can’t miss — will be set up outside Washington Square Park on 5th Avenue in New York City, and remain in place until 9 p.m.
Reese’s is expected to give out up to 10,000 peanut butter cups, according to Lingeris.
“This has been quite the day and we love the feedback from our fans,” she said. “Maybe we will bring the Reese’s Candy Exchange to other cities; stay tuned for Halloween 2019.”
#Roommates, would you trade in the candy you don’t like for some Reese’s? Let us know!
TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh