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Survey Says... Americans Celebrating Easter with Chocolate

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Survey Says... Americans Celebrating Easter with Chocolate

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WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Roughly 90 percent of Easter baskets will include chocolate or candy, according to a national survey by the National Confectioners Association.

"Americans enjoy having chocolate and candy to help make celebrations like Easter even more fun and special," said John Downs, president & CEO of the National Confectioners Association. "Consumers understand the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Most people in the U.S. enjoy candy 2-3 times per week, averaging about 40 calories per day."

Among the survey's findings:

Easter baskets are best accompanied with chocolate and candy
Nearly 90 percent of parents who celebrate with Easter baskets will help the Easter Bunny stock them with candy or chocolate. Seventy-nine percent said their baskets will also include non-edible items such as crayons, stuffed animals and books.

Easter is one of the most popular times of the year to share chocolate and candy
Seventy-five percent of Americans have shared chocolate or candy with friends and family at Easter.

Americans prefer their chocolate eggs to be filled
When given the choice, 52 percent of Americans believe that chocolate eggs are best filled with cream, caramel or other treats. Thirty-two percent of Americans want their chocolate eggs to be solid, while 16 percent are fine with a hollow chocolate egg.

Parents have a plan when it comes to talking about balance
According to survey findings, 91 percent of parents have a plan in place to talk to their children about balance when it comes to sweets and treats.

Decorating eggs and egg hunts are also popular ways to celebrate
Among parents, 79 percent say they plan to decorate eggs and 71 percent plan to attend an Easter Egg Hunt as part of their Easter celebrations.

Candy companies enjoy helping Americans celebrate Easter by creating unique Easter-themed confections. More than 55,000 Americans work in the confectionery industry in more than 1,000 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states. In addition, upwards of 400,000 jobs in agriculture, transportation, and retail are supported by the candy industry.

For more sweet information on the companies that make chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and how these treats fit into family and holiday traditions, visit CandyUSA.com and follow NCA on Twitter (@CandyUSA), Instagram (@CandyUSA), Facebook (National Confectioners Association), and Snapchat (@CandyNCA).

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