What’s the “Coolest Thing Made in PA”? Tell Us!

Pennsylvania is home to countless amazing products that have earned customer brand loyalty around the world. No one knows this better than the PA Chamber, which has nearly 10,000 members and is always celebrating the companies that boost our economic standing as we work to compete in the global marketplace.

As March ushers in widely watched basketball tournaments, the PA Chamber saw the opportunity for a bracket-style competition as a way to engage and showcase some of the Commonwealth’s best-loved companies. Our “Coolest Thing Made in PA” competition spotlights 64 made-in-PA brands, crossing all industry sectors across every region of the Commonwealth, and matches them up in a bracket contest where the winner is determined by public voting.

We kicked the 2024 contest off at a launch party at the Sportsbook in Hollywood Casino in Grantville, PA, where we recognized last year’s inaugural “Coolest Thing Made in PA” champion – the Primanti Bros. sandwich – and officially unveiled this year’s bracket. The contestants were carefully selected after months of deliberation and suggestions from Pennsylvanians. The next day, the contest took social media by storm as voting got underway!

After four days, more than 46,000 votes were cast across the PA Chamber’s X and Instagram pages (far surpassing last year’s entire contest vote total of 30,000 votes) as the field of nominees was narrowed from 64 to 32.

Week two of “The Coolest Thing Made in PA” contest runs from Noon on Tuesday, March 26, through Noon on Friday, March 29. If you haven’t yet participated in this fun and engaging competition, now’s the time to get in on the game! We encourage employers, customers, and brand lovers throughout the Commonwealth and beyond to vote on X and Instagram for their favorites, and visit www.pachamber.com/coolestthing to learn more.

The remaining contestants 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