I don’t know about you but I am a huge fan of Easter Candy. I’ve been really trying to hold myself back this year in terms of purchasing it. Although, I have to admit that the grocery store really helped me out there too as they have been out of Jelly Beans for the past two weeks! Truth be told, though, I am just a huge fan of all candy. I am not sure how or when I got such a sweet tooth but here I am! Anyway, I was doing research for a blog post that I was putting together for work (my real job) and came across a few fun Easter candy facts:
- Easter is second to Halloween in terms of candy sold (it is higher than Christmas, Valentine’s Day or any other holiday).
- 16 billion jelly beans are manufactured for Easter. In case you were wondering, that is enough jelly beans to fill a plastic Easter egg that is 89 feet high and 60 feet wide! 16 billion and my grocery store runs out???
- April 22nd is National Jelly Bean Day
- It takes between 6 and 10 days to make a Jelly Bean!!
- The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe during the early 19th century. They are still the most popular Easter treats.
- 90 million chocolate bunnies are made each year for Easter.
- 76% of people eat the ears off their chocolate bunnies first! 13% bite off the feet and 10% the tail. Hmmm… not sure what that says about us?
- Each day, 5 million marshmallow chicks and bunnies are made for Easter (about 3,500 per minute)!
- When Peeps were first made, it took 27 hours to create each chick. It now takes 6 seconds.
- 9 billion pieces of candy corn are made each year for Easter.
- Cadbury Crème Eggs are smaller in the U.S. than they are in the U.K.. In the U.K., they are 40 grams and they are only 34 grams here, in the U.S.. Interestingly, though, they have the same number of calories and grams of fat on each side of the pond! Personally, I’d rather have the larger one if it is all the same!
My favorite Easter candy is probably the jelly bean. What is yours? Do you have any fun facts to add?