Easter by the Numbers

  • The National Retail Federation says more than 1 billion Easter eggs are hunted in the United States each year.
  • An estimated 60 millon chocolate bunnies are sold each Easter.
  • The most popular Easter candy is chocolate eggs.
  • The most popular Easter candy, after chocolate, is Peeps. An estimated 700 million are sold each year.
  • Easter is second only to Christmas in candy sales and ranks behind that holiday and Mother’s Day in flower sales.
  • Hershey sells enough Cadbury Creme Eggs to fill over 100 million Easter baskets.
  • Over 16 billion jellybeans will be eaten this Easter.