This Sunday marks Easter, our yearly celebration of all things Pastel and Bunny (with some formal, religious celebrations sprinkled in for a many of us). Some of us here have been up to a little office shenanigans as we head into a long weekend—I’ve personally been finding random Cadbury Eggs stashed around my desk (thanks, Charles), and it’s inspired me to spread the Easter cheer (if that’s a thing?).
So consider this our own little “Happy Easter” to all our readers. We hope you have a great holiday, and to kick it off, here are some fun facts about a few of our favorite Easter treats and traditions.
The Big Business Behind Chocolate
Chocolate’s a $100B business—with a looong history (Mayans were sipping on cocoa drinks back in 400 A.D.).
This short video from NBC News breaks it down further:
Love them or hate them, Americans consume 600 million of these marshmallow birdies at Easter each year. Here’s an infographic breaking down some more facts about Peeps.