Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter candy favorites

Easter candy favorites
If you’re like us, it’s hard to imagine Easter without marshmallow treats, bunny-shaped sweets and cream-filled eggs. Did you know the holiday is the second-biggest time of year for candy sales?

Chocolate bunnies
Arguably the most-recognizable of all Easter treats, the ubiquitous chocolate bunny is always a huge seller.
Marshmallow Peeps
The animal-shaped confections have become an Easter staple since this company began making them in the 1950s.
Jelly beans
Loved by presidents and kids alike, the tiny candies are one of the biggest Easter sellers.
Chocolate eggs
These solid chocolate must-have treats have been around since the 19th century.
Cadbury Crème Eggs
This cream-filled concoction was introduced in 1971 in the United Kingdom.
Easter M&M’s
The best-selling candy in the United States rolls out its pastel version of the chocolate goodies for Easter.
Easter Pez
The peppermint candy – known for its collectible dispensers – began as a breath mint in Vienna, Austria.
Robin Eggs
The everyday malted milk ball becomes an Easter favorite with a colored candy coating and a new shape.
World’s largest chocolate bunny
Underprivileged children in Johannesburg, South Africa, got the chance last year to eat this record breaker, which was a replica of another famous bunny.
World’s largest Easter egg
This Canadian roadside attraction got its inspiration from a Ukrainian Easter tradition.
World’s largest chocolate egg
A Belgian chocolate company used 50,000 candy bars to build this behemoth in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,
World’s largest Easter egg hunt
Thousands of people set a new world record searching for plastic eggs at a now-closed Florida theme park.