Easter Sweet Treat Facts

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(KTVI)-Chocolate is certainly a big part of most Easter celebrations.  Here are some interesting facts about the sweeter side of Easter.

  • Americans are expected to spend $17.2 billion on Easter this year which comes out to $145.13 per Easter celebrating American.
  • Mars Candy, the world’s largest candy company, sells $16.8 billion of candy throughout the year.
  • An Easter favorite, the Peep, is 'born' in just 6 minutes at the Just Born Candy Company
  • 88 % of American parents have made an Easter baskets for their kids.
  • 76 % of chocolate bunny eaters will go for the ears first, according to a survey by the National Confectioners Association.