After five weeks of grueling Candy Craziness, the finals are set. The satisfied Snickers vs. takin’ licks Tootsie Roll Pops. The winner will become the 2019 TravelCenters of America Candy Craziness Champion! Both Snickers and Tootsie Roll Pops were within 100 units sold last week. The Finals could go either way. As a reminder, each week we will calculate total units sold of the standard-sized candies Monday through Sunday. Be sure to stop into one of our locations and help your favorite win!
The Chocolate Champion Snickers has dominated up to this point. In the first round, they simply overpowered Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with a little help from a buy one get one promotion. In Round 2, they faced Twix. Even though Twix also had the benefits of the BOGO offer, Snickers advanced. The Chocolate Region finals had another MARS vs. MARS matchup. This time Snickers continued its dominance by easily defeating Peanut M&Ms to become the Chocolate Region Champion. Once in the Fun Four, Snickers was able to move past its first non-Chocolate foe in Doublemint Gum. Unfortunately for Doublemint, they just ran into a chocolate and caramel buzz saw.
The Chewy Champion Tootsie Roll Pops is the Cinderella that is looking to go all the way. In Round 1, they handled Airheads and won leading away convincingly. In the second round, they pulled one of the major upsets of the tournament when they knocked out Starburst. After that triumph, in the Chewy Region finals they ironically faced up against Original Gourmet Lollipops. In the closest round for Tootsie Roll Pop so far, they were able to outlast the formidable lollipops. In the Fun Four, they faced up against Haribo Goldbears. A wise owl once said it only takes 3 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pops. For Tootsie Roll Pops, it only took 5 wins to makes it to the center of the Candy Craziness bracket.
As a reminder, at the end of the bracket look for a coupon of the winning candy on the UltraOne Kiosk April 22 through April 26. Who do you think is going to win, Snickers or Tootsie Roll Pops? Follow along on our Facebook and Twitter pages, updates on our blog, and at site on our digital TV boards.