BRIEF: Norfolk to find out in June if it's the king of Reese's candy

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May 17--Did Norfolk win the contest for the city that most loves Reese's? The Hershey Co. won't kiss and tell.

An online vote, which ended late Friday, pitted the five cities with the largest per-capita sales of the peanut-butter-chocolate candy. Norfolk had a commanding lead for most of Friday.

As of 11:30 p.m., it was No. 1, with 44 percent, followed by 35 percent for Chicago.

A spokeswoman for Hershey, which makes Reese's products, said Friday that it would not announce the results immediately.

The company's Web site said Saturday that it would announce the winner on June 22.

The winning city will get free gas worth up to $20,000 for the first 200 drivers who show up at a giveaway and free groceries worth up to $45,000 for the first 150 people.