As busy, thorough, and of course, highly conscientious journalists, we were concerned. We'd raised the question "Can Butterfinger take on the peanut butter cup?" - but left the investigation incomplete.
To protect the good name of public media, there was only one thing to do. And it wasn't going to be easy.
We took our fake Butterfinger cups to the denizens of the American Public Media/Marketplace offices with the question: What actually happens when Butterfinger meets Reese's?
Rico Gagliano, host of the Dinner Party Download, didn't really care, so long as he got free candy:
Marketplace Sustainability Desk reporters Adriene Hill and David Weinberg decided it was a question of proportions:
Wealth & Poverty Desk reporter Noel King responded with pure disgust to the entire enterprise.
Wealth & Poverty producer John Ketchum had no such scruples:
And editor John Haas may just be the target market:
But engineer Brendan Willard comes out strongest for the candy combo. He prefers "both together to either individually."
The final verdict? It really shouldn't be this difficult to give your coworkers free candy.
“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VABEFORE YOU GO