Easter is just around the corner and that’s pretty evident when you walk into any drug store and see aisles filled with all of your favorite Easter candy. And there’s good reason why there’s so much of it. According to a new survey by the National Confectioners Association, 90% of Easter baskets this year are expected to be filled with chocolate or candy. But sweets won’t be the only thing in baskets, with 79% of folks including non-edible items like crayons, stuffed animals and books.
As for everyone’s favorite Easter sweets, 52% of people love chocolate eggs filled with cream, caramel or something else, while two-thirds of folks like their eggs solid and 16% are okay with hollow eggs
And it isn’t just kids who’ll be gorging themselves on chocolate this Easter. The survey finds that 75% of Americans say they share chocolate or candy with friends and family on the holiday.
Of course, Easter isn’t all about the candy, although some people may not realize it. In fact, 79% of parents say they plan to decorate eggs this holiday, while 71% will celebrate by attending an Easter Egg hunt.