The 500 Section – Delicious 8: Night of the Upsets

The Sweet 16 should have been sponsored by Pepto Bismol as upsets were abound.  Of our 16 contestants, only 3 higher seeds made it through to the Delicious 8, including only two #1 seeds.  As always, some stats:

– Buzzer Beaters (1 Vote Difference):

— #4 Nestle Crunch over #1 M&Ms Chocolate

— #3 Skittles over #2 Hershey Bar

— #4 3 Musketeers over #1Baby Ruth

– Blowouts:

— #1 Snickers over #4 Krackel (9-2)

— #1 Reese’s Cups over #4 PayDay (9-1)

– Delicious 8 stats:

— 6 contain chocolate; 2 pure candy

— Non-Chocolate ingredients: 2 w/ peanuts, 1 w/ whipped chocolate (mousse), 2 w/ caramel, 1 w/ waffers, and 1 w/ crisped rice

— Corporate Brand: 5 Mars, 2 Nestle, 1 Hershey

— Years of Introduction (oldest to youngest):  Reese’s Cups (1923), Snickers (1930), Nestle Crunch (1930), 3 Musketeers (1932), KitKat (1935), Starburst (1959), Twix (1967), Skittles (1974)

— Country of Origin: 4 UK and 4 USA

– Half Asian Sports Guy’s Official Betting Lines:

— Snickers (-120), Reese’s (-180), Starburst (-110), Skittles (-90).  Upset special: Twix (+140)

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Hershey Region

Nestle Region

Cadbury Region

Mars Region

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