Here are 13 fun facts about Easter for you to enjoy for this Spring 2014 season!
- 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter each year.
- Each day, five million marshmallow chicks and bunnies are produced in preparation for Easter.
- 16 billion jelly beans are made for Easter (that’s enough to completely fill an 89 feet high and 60 feet wide plastic Easter egg – about the height of a nine-story office building!)
- 82 percent of Americans say they would prefer a chocolate or candy bunny for Easter, while only 4 percent say they would prefer a live rabbit (can you blame them?!)
- 63 percent of Americans would most like to receive a chocolate bunny on Easter morning, followed by marshmallow bunnies (10 percent). I know my little guy would love anything chocolate!
- The world’s largest jar of jelly beans weighed 6,050 pounds.
- 75 percent of kids are willing to do extra chores for extra Easter candy (what, we’re supposed to give them something for doing chores??! ;)).
- 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. The egg weighed 8,968 lbs. and was supported by an internal steel frame.
- 88 percent of adults carry on the Easter tradition of creating Easter baskets for their kids & 90 percent of adults hope for their own treat from the Easter Bunny. Who wouldn’t want chocolate?!
- The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter.
- Kids first grab for chocolate bunnies (76 percent) when checking out their Easter baskets, followed by marshmallow treats (18 percent), malted milk balls/eggs (17 percent) and jelly beans (16 percent).
- When it comes to knowing which types of bunnies please the palate, the majority of Americans say a solid chocolate bunny (42 percent) first and foremost, followed by a hollow chocolate bunny (21 percent), marshmallow bunny (10 percent) and other types of Easter bunny candy (9 percent).
- Red jelly beans are kids’ favorite.
You also might want to read our Easter basket ideas for toddlers, 13 Toddler Easter Egg Fillers & check out our Photo Easter Card designs, then go see the Easter crafts and recipes from the National Confectioners Association who provided us with the opportunity to share these fun facts with you!