Hunting for Easter Basket Trivia?

Easter is days away, and with Easter comes lots of sweet treats. From chocolate eggs and bunnies to jelly-beans and everything in-between, here are some fun facts about Easter candy!

easter-Egg dyeing is not a new tradition. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Zoroastrians (Persia) dyed eggs to celebrate the start of spring.

-The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe during the 19th century.

-Every year, almost 90 million chocolate bunnies are produced.

-74% of children eat the ears of the chocolate bunny first, 13% eat the feet first, and 10% eat the tail first.

-Americans spend 2 billion dollars on Easter candy and eat 7.1 billion pounds of Easter candy each year.

-The first Easter baskets were made to look like birds nests.

-In 1953, it took 27 hours to make one Peep.

-Rabbits and eggs were associated with Easter because they are symbols of fertility and rebirth.

-The most popular jellybean color is red.

-Jellybeans were first introduced as an Easter candy in the 1930’s. They were invented by a Boston candy maker in 1861.