10 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Easter Candy

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What you never knew about your favorite Easter candy ...
What you never knew about your favorite Easter candy ...

According to the National Confectioner's Association, Americans consumed - or at least purchased - 7 billion pounds of candy last year in 2011 for Easter. And with Easter only 2 days aways, it's likely you're either stocked upon or planning to stock up on some sweet treats. From chocolate eggs and bunnies to fruit-flavored jellybeans to brightly-colored marshmallow Peeps, here are 10 fun trivia facts you didn't know about your favorite Easter candy.








1. Peeped Out





Americans buy 700 million Peeps during Easter. Peep-peep!
Make a Peeps sunflower cake
















Related: 17 homemade Peeps recipes for quick Easter treats




2. How Do You Eat Them?
Of those 90 million chocolate bunnies, 76% of Americans eat them ears first.
Make Easter bunny chocolates
















3. Faster, Faster, Faster!
When Peeps were introduced in 1953, it took 27 hours to make one. Now they can be pushed out in just 6 minutes.
Make chocolate-dipped Peeps on a stick













Related: 14 adorable Easter baskets you can make yourself




4. Cadbury's Finest
The Bournville factory in Birmingham, UK turns out 1.5 million Cadbury Crème Eggs per day.
Buy Cadbury Creme Eggs















5. Slave Labor
PARENTS! 75% of children are willing to do more chores in return for more Easter candy.
Make Easter candy cupcakes
















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6. Daily Dose


Each day of the year, more than 4 million marshmallow bunnies and chicks are made in order to prepare for the Easter demand.
Make bunny Peeps












7. What's With the Eggs?











Eggs were first exchanged long ago as a symbol of rebirth as a springtime custom.
Make edible Easter nests












Related: 25 ways to decorate with Peeps



8. Egg-Hiding Rabbits


Rabbits and eggs were associated with Easter because they are symbols of fertility and rebirth.
Make Easter egg nest macaroons
















9. Hidden Baskets



In the United States, 88% of parents decorate and hide Easter baskets for their kids.
Make Easter bunny cupcakes
















10. To Sort or Not to Sort?


Kids eat their jelly beans in different ways. 70% eat a jellybean at a time, savoring the flavor of each bean. 23% stuff a handful in, and of those 23%, it's more boys than girls that go for the mixed approach.
Make these chick jelly bean holders











- By Shaina Olmanson
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Peeped Out
Peeped Out
How Do You Eat Them?
How Do You Eat Them?
Faster, Faster, Faster!
Faster, Faster, Faster!
Cadbury's Finest
Cadbury's Finest
Slave Labor
Slave Labor
Daily Dose
Daily Dose
What's With the Eggs?
What's With the Eggs?
Egg-Hiding Rabbits
Egg-Hiding Rabbits
Hidden Baskets
Hidden Baskets
To Sort or Not to Sort?
To Sort or Not to Sort?
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