Happy Easter! (Let’s All Get Chocolate Wasted)

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.).

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This short video from NBC News breaks it down further:

Peeps

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.

Easter Eggs

The lingering smell of vinegar, dye that won’t leave your fingers for days and the prospect of finding that latent Easter egg months later—who doesn’t love this tradition? It dates back to the 13th century, and for more Easter facts and figures, head over to History.com’s  Easter Symbols and Traditions feature.We’ll return with more marketing content next week. Until then, from each of us here at Oneupweb—Happy Easter!peep-love-is-real