Easter Candy Fun Facts

Lauren Kelly

Peeps anyone? Or Cadbury Eggs anyone?! YUMMY!

Whether it’s those delicious little colorful bunnies, or chocolate galore…Americans are expected to spend around $2.4 BILLION DOLLARS on Easter candy alone! Check out these random facts about Easter candy:

1.) Easter is the second-biggest “candy holiday” of the year. Obviously Halloween is first, but Easter is right behind it.

2.) 87% of parents will buy or make an Easter basket for their kids. That’s sweet and all, but 81% of parents will STEAL candy from their kids’ baskets! (in my best Stephanie Tanner ‘Full House’ voice: HOW RUDE! lol)

3.) 89% of people think the right way to eat a chocolate bunny is ears first. 5% like to eat the feet first, and 4% start with the tail.

4.) More than 1.5 BILLION Peeps are consumed each year. (holy cow!) There are 35 different flavors of Peeps available each Easter season.

5.) Peeps take only 6 seconds to make today. However, they originally took 27 hours to hand make when they first debuted in 1953.

6.) The chocolate egg was the first candy introduced for Easter in the early 1800s.

7.)  Americans eat more than 16 MILLION jelly beans during Easter. That’s enough jelly beans to circle the globe THREE TIMES.

8.) 90 MILLION chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year.

9.) 120 million pounds of candy are bought each year during Easter.

10.) 70% of all Easter candy sold is chocolate, including 90 million chocolate bunnies.

11.) According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest Easter egg ever made was over 25ft high, weighing up to 8,968 pounds and was made of chocolate and marshmallow.

12.) Adults prefer milk chocolate (76%) to dark chocolate (24%).



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