I found some interesting facts about Easter candy recently…including the favorite flavor of jelly bean — and you might be surprised!
Americans buy more than 700 million marshmallow Peeps during Easter. This makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.
Easter is the second biggest candy-consuming holiday. Only Halloween has more candy consumed.
Americans eat a lot of jelly beans too…more than 16 billion jelly beans! Everyone has their favorite flavor. AOL recently did a survey asking people to let them know what flavor they liked best. I was surprised at the results:
- Black licorice
- Buttered Popcorn
- Green apple
- Toasted marshmallow
I’m think that people must have responded with some flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans, because some of the results are not common, traditional flavors. (I don’t think I’ve every had a “Pear” flavored jelly bean!)
Black licorice as the number 1 flavor really surprised me. I HATE the black licorice jelly beans. I usually buy a bag of “beans” every Easter, and the ones that remain in the bowl and eventually get tossed…are the black ones.
So, am I the only one that hates the black licorice flavored jelly beans? Let’s do our own survey and see what you think…