Inside America’s Easter Basket
just a hop away, talk has turned to neon bright marshmallow chicks and crème-filled eggs. In fact, this year’s confectionary sales are projected to total $2.26 billion, which is 4 percent more than 2013. And 87 percent of parents celebrating the holiday will be buying or making candy-stuffed Easter baskets for their children. That’s a lot to ask of a bunny.
So what’s going in all these gifts? The National Confectionary Association asked people to select all the items they plan to stuff in their baskets. Here’s a breakdown of the results with the top four most popular fillers that America will be consuming this coming Sunday.