Easter Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) indicates Easter as the second most popular holiday for candy purchases, following Halloween. According to the NCA, 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter each year, and 76 percent of people eat the ears first. Sixteen billion jelly beans are made for Easter, and the red ones are kids' favorite flavor.
According to The Guinness Book of World Records, the largest Easter egg hunt included 8,200 children under the age of 12 searching for more than 250,000 eggs hidden in Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls.
The Guinness Book of World Records also cites the largest Easter egg ever was over 25-feet high and made of chocolate and marshmallow. It weighed 8,968 pounds and was supported internally by a steel frame, which was, of course, inedible!