Americans spend billions of dollars on Easter candy every year, report says

From Cadbury eggs to jelly beans to peeps and chocolate bunnies, Easter is a big time of year for candy sales.

According to the National Confectioner’s Association, Americans spent $2.1 billion on Easter candy in 2013.

That averages out to about $28 per person. And it’s expected to go up this year.

The reports says 70 percent of the candy bought was chocolate, with candy companies making 90 million chocolate bunnies.

It’s also been reported that 76 percent of Americans say the bunny ears should be eaten first.

Shannon Smith visited the Candy Factory in Lexington Monday to satisfy her sweet tooth.

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