Easter Food Fun Facts: Candy Flowers Internet Shopping

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  • Historic first: nearly 13% of Easter purchases were made online this year.


  • Worldwide, the Cadbury's Creme Egg is the most popular variety, with more than 300 million made each year.


  • Americans love chocolate — 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter baskets.


  • Most of us eat the ear off the chocolate bunny first.


  • Easter and Passover account for 18% of the floral purchases made for holidays.


  • 16 billion jelly beans are made for Easter each year.


  • If all the Easter jelly beans we eat at Easter were laid end to end, they would circle the globe nearly three times.


  • Marshmallow PEEPS (baby chicks) outsell jelly beans. More than 1 billion were produced last year.


  • Easter egg decorating was brought to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />America in the early 1700s by Germans who settled in Pennsylvania.


  • Ninety million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year.


  • Chocolate bunnies should be eaten ears first, according to 76% of Americans.


  • Adults prefer milk chocolate (65%), to dark chocolate (27%).