Consumers to spend $17 billion on Easter treats in 2013

March 30, 2013 5:31:13 PM PDT
Americans are expected to spend a whopping $17.2 billion on Easter treats alone this year.

The National Confectioners Association says that the average U.S. shopper celebrating Easter will spend $145.13 on candy, decorations and food. That’s only $0.15 less than last year.

The association also says that Americans will buy about 180 million eggs to dye and decorate for the holiday.

Speaking of candy, here are a few more fun-facts about Easter treats:

  • It takes workers at the Just Born Candy Company a whole 6 minutes to make a marshmallow “Peep.”
  • 76 percent of people bite the ears of a chocolate bunny first. Only 10 percent go for the tail.
  • 35,000 people are expected to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday.