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*Andrew Johnson was the first U.S. President to hold an Easter egg roll
for children on the White House lawn.
*Jellybeans were first made in America by Boston candy maker William
Schrafft, who ran advertisements urging people to send jellybeans to
soldiers fighting in the Civil War.
*Americans consume approximately $2 billion worth of candy during the
Easter holiday season.
*The most expensive Easter egg costs $100,000 and is a Stella egg
encrusted with diamonds.
*75 percent of kids report they are willing to do extra chores for more
*95% of the world’s Easter Lilies are grown on only 10 farms in the
*Easter is the second most important candy-eating occasion of the year
for Americans. 7 billion pounds of candy was consumed in 2010, according
to the National Confectioner’s Association.
*In 2000, Americans spent nearly $1.9 billion on Easter candy, while
Halloween sales were nearly $2 billion; Christmas, an estimated $1.4
billion; and Valentine’s Day, just over $1 billion. In 2010 we gobbled
up $8.2 billion in sweets–so much for improving the American diet!
*90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter each year
*According to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest Easter egg
ever made was just over 25-ft high and made of chocolate and
marshmallow. The egg weighed 8,968 lbs. and was supported by an internal
*Each day, five million marshmallow chicks and bunnies are produced in
preparation for Easter.
*Hot cross buns were among the earliest Easter treats, made by European
monks and given to the poor during Lent.
*Candy makers are offering more and more Easter products. In the early
1980s, M&M’s became available in pastel spring colors. Reese’s makes
peanut butter eggs, and Smucker’s produces jellybeans.
*In the mid-20th century, it used to take as much as 27 hours to make a
marshmallow peep. Today, the time has been reduced to six minutes.
*The Easter Bunny originated from Germany.
*The most famous decorated eggs are those created by Peter Carl Fabrage.
These eggs were originally created for the Czar of Russia in 1883. These
eggs are still created by the company in Russia today.
*"It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" was released in 1974.
*The first Easter baskets were made to imitate bird nests.
*Marshmallow Peeps have a 2 year shelf life and are almost
indestructible. Scientists at Emory University could not dissolve Peeps'
eyes with water, sulfuric acid or sodium hydroxide.
*Easter egg painting has a term associated with it. It is officially
*Real eggs, not the chocolate variety, contain every single nutrient
essential to human survival.
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