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

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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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  • B

    Americans are addicted to sugar and drugs. If we would put all of this money in a health fund for all to use then we wouldn’t need Obomacare or medicaid and have plenty left over for social security.

    • NobodyAtAll

      Get real B.. Do you really think that 2.1b will cover all that? And plenty left over for SS? You must be joking or not too good with the mathematics.

  • FaithC

    I don’t buy my grandkids candy, they get other things in their basket and do an egg hunt with little plastic eggs with money in them. They get to keep half and the other half goes into their college fund. They have fun without all the sweets. Their mother buy them one or two sweets and that is all.

  • Will Grant

    People buy candy all the time…more so around certain holidays.

    This is news?? What’s next? “Bald Men Rarely Visit Barber Shops” ??

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