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25 Things You Didn't Know About Your Easter Candy

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |

Easter is just a week away, and it’s likely you’re either stocked up on or planning to stock up on some sweet treats. From chocolate eggs and bunnies to fruit-flavored jellybeans to brightly-colored marshmallow Peeps, here are 25 fun trivia facts you didn’t know about your Easter candy.

According to the National Confectioner’s Association, Americans consumed – or at least purchased – 7 billion pounds of candy last year in 2011 for Easter.

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25 Fun Easter Candy Trivia Facts

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Americans buy 700 million Peeps during Easter. Peep-peep!
Peeps Sunflower Cake

Information found on the National Confectioner’s Association, Cadbury, and American Greetings.

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson


Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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