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Here are some Easter Candy Facts! Easter is right around the corner! Do you have your easter baskets ready? 1.) Chocolate bunnies are a must have for any Easter basket! Or maybe you prefer Peeps? More than 700 million Peeps, marshmallow bunnies, and marshmallow eggs are bought each Easter season! This makes these tasty marshmallow treats the most popular non-chocolate item.

Peeps

Peeps

2.) 90 million chocolate bunnies are produced every year! Do you prefer milk or dark chocolate? 3.) Chocolate bunnies should be eaten ears first, according to 76% of Americans. Five percent said bunnies should be eaten feet first, while 4% favored eating the tail first.

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

4.) In 1953, it took 27 hours to create a marshmallow Peep. Now it takes about six minutes and about 5 million assorted Peeps are made each day in preparation for Easter. 5.) If we took all the Jellybeans that American’s consume on Easter and lined them up end to end it would circle the earth nearly three times!

Easter Jelly Belly

Easter Jelly Belly

6.) What is your favorite Jelly Bean to eat on Easter? Children voted for their favorite jellybeans and the votes were: cherry (20%), strawberry (12%), grape (10%), lime (7%), and blueberry (6%). 7.) 70% of Easter candy bought is chocolate. 8.) Easter is the second most popular candy holiday right after Halloween, beating out Valentines day by almost more than a billion dollars! Candy isn’t just for eating anymore! Try dyeing your Easter eggs with some candy this year! Now&Later’s -12 Now&Later candies (separate colors) -2 cups of water -1 tbsp of vinegar Boil 2 cups of water with 1 tbsp of vinegar, add the Now&Laters and let simmer for 15 minutes. Strain into a mug or dish for dyeing. Red Hots -7 ounces of Red Hots (3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons) -2 cups of water -1 tbsp of vinegar Boil 2 cups of water with 1 tbsp of vinegar, add the Red Hots and let simmer for 15 minutes. Strain into a mug or dish for dyeing -SugarPop’s Candy & Soda shop 248 N Main St, Mooresville, NC 28115 (704) 799-0959