Sweet Spot

You probably knew that candy is the most popular Easter goodie, but did you know that if you laid all the eggs made at the Cadbury Creme Egg plant end to end, they would stretch 12,000 miles? This and other fascinating Easter facts come to us from the Center for Media Research and the National Confectioners Association. Apparently Americans get a raging sweet tooth at Easter: More than 90 million chocolate bunnies, two million marshmallow chicks per day, and 16 billion jelly beans are produced for the holiday. For 42% of people, the chocolate bunny tops the list of essential candy in an Easter basket. The average consumer spends about $107 on the holiday, with roughly $15 of it going toward candy.