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Whether you are young or old, Halloween is the time when we all indulge in a little extra candy.  So what's the preferred candy?  Chocolate is number one on most people's lists.  

According to a survey from the National Confectioners Association, 72% of all candy spending this Halloween will be on chocolate.  Market research firm, Resources, reports Americans bought $3.9 billion on chocolate.  That's about 3.5 billion candy bars, bags and boxes in the standard 3.5 ounce size.

Hershey and Mars dominate candy companies.  The best selling confections are Reese's and M&M's.  Each account for more than $500 million in sales.  However, a different survey let taste rule.

USA Today reported results of America's favorite candy.  Research firm, 24/7 Wall Street says Reese's peanut butter cups are number one.  Check out the top 10 in this poll.

10.  Almond Joy
9.    Milky Way
8.    Hershey's Cookies 'N' Crème
7.    3 Musketeers
6.    Twix 4 To Go
5.    Kit Kat
4.    Hershey's
3.    Snickers
2.    M&M's
1.    Reese's

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