In the United States, we eat enough candy at Easter to put us into a sugar coma. Delicious milk chocolate eggs, hollow chocolate bunnies, Peeps, jelly beans and more. In 2011, $131 was spent on Easter candy per family, or $14.7 billion dollars total. 90% of Americans plan to buy Easter candy this year, whether or not they celebrate the religious aspect of the holiday.
It doesn’t take a healthcare degree to figure out what all that simple sugar means for our bodies. If you want to keep the pounds off, stay away from the pastel plastic Easter basket. But if you don’t care about the pounds, go for the Cadbury Mini Eggs. Mmmm, delicious.