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Round 2: Laffy Taffy, Butterfinger, Snickers, and Frango Mints Advance! Vote for Your Favorite Candy.

Meredith Francis
A graphic depicting a bracket competition between candy with connections to Chicago

Chicago Stories: Candy Capital premieres on Friday, October 27 at 8:00 pm on WTTW and streaming on the PBS app and

Ahead of the premiere of Chicago Stories: Candy Capital and Halloween, we’ve got a competition going: What is Chicago’s favorite candy? The candy featured in this competition all has a Chicago connection: It was either born here, made here, or is linked with famous Chicago institutions. You can read all about each of these candies on our Candy Capital companion website!

Vote in the Final Round Now!

Below are the results from Round 1. The competition between Laffy Taffy and Brach’s Candy Corn was close! Frango Mints and Snickers appear to be the runaway favorites in their division.

Laffy Taffy: 51%
Brach’s Candy Corn: 49%

Baby Ruth: 36%
Butterfinger: 64%

Milky Way: 29%
Snickers: 71%

Frango Mints: 70%
Tootsie Rolls: 30%

Round 2: Voting is now closed.

Final Round: Voting will begin on Friday, October 27, and will end on Sunday, October 29 at 11:59 pm. We'll announce the winner on Monday, October 30 – just in time for Halloween!

To kick off Round 2, we’ve got two very different competitors. Do you prefer the chewy Laffy Taffy, or the crunchy Butterfinger?

Will the classic Snickers advance, or will it be the beloved treat popularized at Marshall Field’s, Frango Mints?