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16 sweet facts about Easter candy

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Sixteen sweet facts about Easter candy

Ever wonder where Peeps come from? What the best-selling Easter candy is? The most popular jelly bean? Why a bunny?
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Ever wonder where Peeps come from? What the best-selling Easter candy is? The most popular jelly bean? Why a bunny?

Fortune magazine reported this week that Americans spend more on candy for Easter than they do at Halloween.

Citing data from the National Retail Federation released Wednesday, the magazine says U.S. consumers who plan to celebrate Easter said they’d spend a combined $2.4 billion on candy, while Halloween-goers were estimated to spend $2.1 billion.

Since the NCAA tournament’s down to the Sweet 16 this Easter weekend, learn in this Lexington (Ky.) Herald Leader-produced video an assortment of tidbits – 16, in fact – about Easter candy.

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