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Do We Eat Too Much Easter Candy? (Infographic)

Do We Eat Too Much Easter Candy? (Infographic)

If you participated in the Easter holiday, it’s likely that chocolate, jelly beans and other pastel-colored candies have found their way into your cupboards and easter baskets.

To a child, there are few things as exciting as a holiday that promises baskets of candy, but it’s important for adults to remember that moderation is a virtue.

If you’ve ever wondered just how much candy Americans consume over the Easter holiday, this infographic has all the sinfully-delicious details.

Easter by the Numbers [infographic]

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Image Credit: Flickr – Robert Banh

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12:02PM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

i love quality chocolate and although i do not celebrate Easter, i do receive chocolate from Christian friends which usually i pass on to others. I miss the Easter home-made ricotta tarts and breads my mother used to make during my childhood.

11:55AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

I thought Valentines day would be more

7:31AM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

Of course we do ,,,, but it's nice..

9:19AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

Candy is not my temptation so I don't buy any candy for Easter. I only buy candy for trick or treaters for Halloween.

6:48AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

Chocolate is available all year round but easter eggs taste amazing - not sure if it is because they are wrapped in foil or that they are fresher - but they a delicious and magical!!! Maybe it's the kid in me....

6:46AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

I love chocolate and easter!!! I stash cadbury solid little eggs away by the packets so I have them at will till next year....Yum!

5:47AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013


7:55PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Easter for me, is not about bunnies and candy.

10:45AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

im a total chocoholic so even though i dont celebrate easter, its still a gd excuse 2 buy a few eggs....which i always devour .....but yeah, i think we go mad dont we....and moderation always seems 2 take a back seat when it comes 2 easter....i think people just use it for a time to pig out ....its definitely more a time for kids though...thanks for sharing

2:36AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thanks for the info

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