‘Coolest Thing Made in PA’ Contest Narrows to Final 16

The PA Chamber’s “Coolest Thing Made in PA” competition is gearing up for an exciting third week, as more than 66,000 votes have been cast on the PA Chamber’s X and Instagram pages. The competition, which started out with 64 contestants in week one, now stands at 16 as public voting begins again tomorrow at noon.

“The public response to this contest has truly been incredible, and it’s a testament to the love that consumers across the Commonwealth and beyond share for these Pennsylvania-made products, many of which are household names nationwide,” PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein said. “We’re thrilled to have a diverse representation of industries in these remaining 16 contestants, and we can’t wait to see who the voters choose to move on in the remaining weeks of the competition.”

With the number of contestants being narrowed to 16, the pace of the contest picks up in week three, with two rounds being held in the same week. The third round will run from April 2 to April 3, and the fourth round will take place from April 4 to April 5.

The remaining participants include:


Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups vs. Harley Davidson Motorcycles

UTZ Potato Chips  vs. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels


Crayola Crayons vs. Martin & Co. Guitars

Wawa Hoagies vs. Pat’s King of Steaks Philly Cheesesteaks


Yuengling Lager vs. PSU Creamery Ice Cream

Mrs. T’s Pierogies vs. Sheetz MTO


Sarris Candies Chocolate  vs. Aurora AV

Eat’n Park Smiley Cookies vs.  Primanti Bros. Sandwich


The remaining competition schedule is as follows:

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 www.pachamber.org/coolestthing.


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