Easter has risen high in the candy hierarchy over the years. It is now the second top-selling candy holiday, just barely behind the glorious ode to sugar that is Halloween. Of the estimated 8 billion pounds of candy consumed in the United States each year, Easter makes up a very large portion of the pie.
Read on for a little history of how candy became a treat in Easter.
In view of the current worldwide obesity problem, we shall ban Halloween and Easter!