If you plan on taking your kids trick or treating tonight, they’re definitely going to get some bad candy: licorice, Laffy Taffy, tootsie rolls… the list goes on. Want to be the coolest parent in the world? Take them to this vending machine, where they can trade the crappy candy for the best candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
The “Reese’s Halloween Candy Converter Machine” debuted in Tarrytown, New York during a festive Halloween parade a few days ago. It’s simple: Insert the candy you’re not a fan of, and boom. Out comes a Reese’s.
Reese’s recently completed a survey in the spirit of Halloween, targeting those who had been personally victimized by bad candy on Halloween. According to the survey, 90 percent of Americans wished they could have traded their unwanted candy.
Anna Lingeris, a spokeswoman for Hershey (Reese’s distributor), told CNN: “As the #1 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.”
What more could you expect from the GOAT of Halloween?
— REESE’S (@reeses) October 30, 2018
If you live in New York City, make sure you visit the huge orange machine in the middle of Washington Square Park on 5th. You can’t miss it. Reese’s is expecting to give out up to 10,000 peanut butter cups.
And if you’re not in NYC, you might be stuck being an average parent this year, helping your kid sort through all of their bad candy at the end of the night.
But there’s hope for next year! Lingeris says that multiple people have given good feedback, and want to know when the machine will visit their town.
She only had one thing to say about that: “Stay tuned for Halloween 2019.”