Don’t Like Your Halloween Haul? Reese’s Has a Candy Machine for That

Trade in your sweets and get peanut butter cups in return.

By Ethan L. Johns
October 29, 2018

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Image: Reese’s

Normally, coming home after Trick-or-Treating with a bag full of candy corn or wax lips would be a bad, bad feeling indeed. This year, however, there’s no need to be sad; one candy company is planning to fix all that.

Don’t like your candy? Just bring it to Reese’s new vending machine, insert it, and get a peanut butter cup in return! The judgement-free technology takes whatever it’s given—no candy is too unpalatable to be accepted.

The vending machine, which was unveiled on Sunday at the 17th Annual Tarrytown Halloween Parade, is a response to research conducted by Reese’s showing that 80 percent of surveyed Americans would have traded their yucky candy for a Reese’s peanut butter cup.

If you’re one of the 80 percent, you’ll be able to see the candy exchange vending machine in action on October 31st outside of Washington Square Park in New York City.

So this year, collect all the black licorice you can get your hands on and bring it down for an easy exchange. Or just buy them in bulk and eat as many peanut butter cups as you can handle. No judgement.

You can see the machine in action in this video.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns