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More than 46,000 Votes Already Cast as “Coolest Thing Made in PA” Contest Heads into Second Week

Pennsylvania brand lovers are eagerly weighing in on what they think is the “Coolest Thing Made in PA,” as the PA Chamber’s bracket-style contest heads into week two with 32 companies remaining.


Voting commenced last Tuesday, March 19, and has already surpassed 46,000 votes via the PA Chamber’s X and Instagram pages. The second week of voting will begin at Noon tomorrow, March 26, and continue through Noon on Friday, March 29.


“The Pennsylvania Chamber’s mission is to make Pennsylvania more competitive, but we also love to celebrate the ways in which we’re already competitive. That’s due in large part to these companies and the incredible things they produce, which have earned them amazing brand loyalty. No matter who gets through to each new round, all the companies we’ve chosen this year are winners, and we can’t wait to see how the 32 remaining participants fare in week two,” said PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein.


The remaining participants include:




LISTERINE® COOL MINT®  vs. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Harley Davidson Motorcycles vs. Rutter’s Chocolate Milk

UTZ Potato Chips vs. Taylor Chip Cookies

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels vs. Musselman’s Applesauce




Peeps vs. Crayola Crayons
Victory Brewing Golden Monkey vs. Martin & Co. Guitars

Steak-umm vs. Wawa Hoagies

Mack Trucks vs. Pat’s King of Steaks Philly Cheesesteaks




Great Coasters Rollercoasters vs. Yuengling Lager
Gilson Snowboards vs. PSU Creamery Ice Cream

Middleswarth Chips vs. Mrs. T’s Pierogies

Jaindl Turkey’s vs. Sheetz MTO




Sarris Candies Chocolate vs. BWP Baseball Bats
Channellock Pliers vs. Aurora AV

Duolingo Language Learning App vs. Eat’n Park Smiley Cookies

Zippo Lighters vs. Primanti Bros. Sandwich



The competition schedule is as follows:


Second round (32): 3/26 – 3/29

Third round (16): 4/2 – 4/3

Fourth round (8): 4/4 – 4/5

Semi-Finals (4): 4/8 – 4/9

Championship: 4/10 – 4/11



For more information about the “Coolest Thing Made in PA” contest, visit



The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state’s largest broad-based business association, with its statewide membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.