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If you’re one of those people who rate holidays on the candy scale, Easter scores high. In fact, I’d rank it the second best candy holiday, right behind Halloween. (What, I wonder, is the worst candy holiday? I hate to think about it.) The numbers back me up.
– This year, Americans will spend $2.1 billion on Easter candy. That’s 120 million pounds of the stuff.
– There should be no shortage of key Easter confections: 16 billion jelly beans and 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies have been made for the holiday.
– In the category of good to know: seventy six percent of Americans think you should eat chocolate bunny ears first.
While you figure out how you’re making a dent in those excellent statistics, which come straight from statisticbrain.com, here are some other monumental Easter sweets.
Happiest Chocolate Bunny
Jelly Beans Masquerading as Smoothies
Peeps Going Mobile
Newest Indispensable Easter Sweet: Cupcakes
*Yes, we checked. It's ethically sourced.
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