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Fun Facts About Easter Candy

Easter Candy
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In case you didn’t know, Easter is this Sunday!  Many of us associate the holiday with candy.  In fact, Easter comes in second when it comes to candy sales only behind Halloween!

As you indulge in some sweet treats this Easter here’s some fun facts for you from candyusa!

  • The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and are still  the most popular treats associated with Easter.
  • A whopping 90 million chocolate bunnies are made for Easter each year.
  • 16 billion jelly beans are made for Easter.  That’s enough to fill an 89 feet high and 60 feet wide plastic egg which is about the equal to the height of a nine story building!
  • Each day, five million marshmallow chicks and bunnies are produced for Easter.
  • 88 percent of adults carry on the Easter tradition of creating Easter baskets for their kids and 90 percent of adults hope for a treat from the Easter Bunny.  Of course, who wouldn’t want chocolate?
  • 76 percent of people eat the ears on chocolate bunnies first.
  • Red jelly beans are kids’ favorite.  They’re my favorite too!
  • 75 percent of kids are willing to do extra chores for extra Easter candy.  I know mine are!
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest Easter egg ever made was just over 25-ft high and made of chocolate and marshmallow. It weighed 8,968 pounds and was supported by an internal steel frame.  That’s huge!
  • Speaking of big, the world’s largest jar of jelly beans weighed 6,050 pounds!

What’s your favorite Easter candy?  Take our poll and let us know! I’m pretty partial to Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, but I’ll take a chocolate bunny any day!  It’s all chocolate, right?

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