We Love Easter Candy

Published On March 29, 2018 | By clukas | Blogs, Middays

Here are a few Easter fun facts…The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011. It stood at 10.39 meters and weighed an astounding 7,200 kg.

The art of painting eggs is called pysanka, which originated in Ukraine. It involves using wax and dyes to colour the egg.

The exchange or giving of Easter eggs actually dates back to before Easter and the giving of eggs is actually considered a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.

There used to be a tradition churches observed that resembled the game of “hot potato.” Here, the priest would toss a hard boiled egg to one of the choir boys.The boys would toss the egg amongst themselves and when the clock struck 12, whomever had the egg was the winner and got to keep the egg.

Peep peep… did you know we  buy more than 700 million marshmallow Peeps during Easter? This makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.

We consume more than 16 million jelly beans during this holiday. That is enough jelly beans to circle the globe not once, not twice, but three times.

.Are you an ears, arms or tail person? 76% of people eat the ears on the chocolate bunny first, 5 percent go for the feet and 4 percent for the tail.

During the holiday, more than 90 million chocolate bunnies, 91.4 billion eggs and 700 million Peeps are produced each year in the United States alone

Next to Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy-consuming holiday of the year. Good thing they are almost six months apart, perfect for your yearly dentist check-ups!

An estimated $14.7 billion is spent in total for Easter in the US.

The Easter egg is said to symbolize and represent joy, celebration and new life

Happy Easter and eating and hunting and more eating to you and your family~ chrislukas

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