New Yorkers: Turn Your Unwanted Halloween Candy Into Reese's

October 30, 2018

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It doesn't matter if you're too old for trick or treating: this time of year, there's candy everywhere. Maybe a well-meaning coworker brings in a giant variety pack for the office. Maybe someone in the house notices a two-for-one sale and can't resist a bargain. And maybe...none of it is candy you actually want. 

Reese's to the rescue! They're parking a "Candy Exchange Vending Machine" in Washington Square Park between 4 pm and 9 pm on Halloween. You feed the machine your circus peanuts or Good & Plenty, and it gives you Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. They're putting 10,000 cups into the machine, and Manhattan has a population of roughly 1.6 million people, so make plans to get there early.

Honestly, this may be the greatest innovation the world has ever known. Or at least the greatest one I've read about today. Granted, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups have been my favorite candy for as long as I can remember eating candy. Highlight of my childhood: our road trip to Hershey Park. That person in the house who noticed a two-for-one sale? That was me last night with Reese's. 

So... clearly, I won't need to be exchanging candy tomorrow. But if you do, here's details and some pictures!