March 25, 2005
The National Confectioners Association offers the following bits of information about Easter traditions:
Chocolate eggs were first made in Europe in the early 19th Century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter.
According to the Guinness World Records the largest Easter egg ever made was just more than 25 feet high and made of chocolate and marshmallow. The egg weighed 8,968 pounds and was supported by an internal steel frame.
In the United States:
- Seventy-six percent of people eat the ears on chocolate bunnies first.
- Ninety million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter each year.
- Sixteen billion jelly beans are made for Easter.
- Each day, 5 million marshmallow chicks and bunnies are produced in preparation for Easter.
- Easter is the second top-selling confectionery holiday, with Halloween in first place.
- Eighty-eight percent of adults carry on the Easter tradition of making Easter baskets for their kids.
- Red jelly beans are kids' favorite.
Posted by Lisa at March 25, 2005 2:51 PM
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