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Easter Candy by the Numbers

Chocolate rabbits, jelly beans, marshmallow PEEPS, and peanut butter eggs… they’re all Easter candy favorites that we wait all year for. Kids of all ages (yes, when it comes to candy we’re all kids at heart!) can’t get enough of all the delicious and decadent candy that is available at Easter.

But did you know that there are some very impressive numbers behind all that candy we consume? Let’s take a look:

16 Billion
That’s the number of jelly beans that are manufactured each year just for Easter! Whether you like fruit-flavored, spicy, or licorice-flavored jelly beans, there’s plenty of these sugary treats to go around. In fact, those 16 billion beans are enough to circle planet Earth a whopping three times.

Oh, and speaking of jelly beans… can you guess what color remains a favorite of kids? If you said “red” you’re correct!

Assorted Jelly Beans in Bulk | BlairCandy.com


70 Percent
While 16 billion jelly beans sound like a lot, in comparison to all Easter candy sold, chocolate remains the biggest seller. In fact, chocolate (milk, dark, and white) makes up 70% of all the candy sold during Easter time.

 


90 Million
With chocolate being the biggest seller, it’s no surprise that 90 million chocolate bunnies are produced every year. After all, no Easter basket would be complete without a solid milk chocolate rabbit.

Easter Candy Baskets


76 Percent
When you give in to the temptation and take that chocolate rabbit out of your Easter basket, where do you take the first bite? If you go for the ears, you’re not alone! 76% of us go straight to the top and eat the ears first.


2 Billion
With all the varieties of Easter candy available – from staples like Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs to more decadent and gourmet delights – we tend to spend a lot of money on these sweet indulgences. How much? Over $2-billion!


With Easter right around the corner, it’s time to stock up on all your favorites to fill up your baskets or hand out at egg hunts. Many of the candies are only manufactured once a year, so be sure to shop early to avoid missing out.

Our Favorite Gourmet Easter Candy

While the holiday most associated with candy is Halloween, it goes without question that the holiday most associated with gourmet, delicious, decadent candy is, of course, Easter.

In addition to plenty of Easter candy in bulk, such as jelly beans, Reese’s peanut butter eggs, and marshmallow PEEPs, Easter ushers in some once-a-year confectionary delights that many wait all year for, and for good reason. Let’s take a look at some!

Gardner’s Chocolate Easter Eggs
Gardner’s is known for hand-made candy since 1897, and even today, they make their chocolate delights with care and plenty of love – and it shows during Easter. One of the things they’re known for each year is their delicious and beautiful Easter eggs – our favorite being the Peanut Butter Meltaway.

This giant 8oz egg is filled with creamy peanut butter that will have your mouth watering the second you open the box. It’s then covered in rich milk chocolate and decorated beautifully.

In addition to the Peanut Butter Meltaway, their gourmet Easter eggs come in other flavors including coconut, cashew, butter creme, chocolate fudge, maple nut, nut, and this delicious fruit and nut chocolate egg:

Nestled inside the chocolate shell lies delicious pieces of pineapple, cherries, and mixed nuts enrobed in fabulous pure vanilla fondant.

All we can say is… wow! These eggs are a chocolate lover’s dream and since they’re only available once a year, sell out quickly so be sure to order your favorites soon.

Gourmet Chocolate Rabbits
What Santa is to Christmas, Peter Cottontail is to Easter and it goes without saying he’s been immortalized in chocolate for over a century. Chocolate rabbits have long been an Easter favorite and today they’re more than just a large piece of solid chocolate in the shape of a bunny.

One of our favorite chocolate rabbits is Gardner’s Peanut Butter Meltaway Bunny. Just like their Meltaway Egg we talked about a little bit ago, this milk chocolate rabbit is filled with the same delicious, creamy peanut butter that Gardner’s is known for.

Of course, if peanut butter isn’t your thing, or you’re looking for one of the most delicious chocolate rabbits available… look no further! Gardner’s Solid Milk Chocolate Rabbit is guaranteed to be the most delicious you’ve ever tasted. Their milk chocolate is second to none, and you won’t get more of it than right here with this solid bunny.

If you’re looking for a sugar-free option, we’ve got you covered. In fact, after just one bite of Gardner’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Bunny, you’ll wonder how it’s really sugar-free!

Gardner’s Toasted Coconut Nests
These not only look great, but they’re also simply delicious. These gourmet toasted coconut nests are made from fresh coconut mixed with Gardner’s delicious milk chocolate then topped with sweet jelly beans to make a great addition to your dessert table on Easter Sunday. While they may look too good to eat, we challenge you to eat just one!

There’s no doubt that Easter brings out some of the most delicious candy and we hope you try some gourmet Easter candy favorites for yourself. Our huge candy warehouse is full of Easter candy ready to ship directly to your doorstep in addition to Easter egg hunt candy and everyone’s favorite Easter PEEPs.

Fill Up Your Easter Basket with these Delicious Treats

Both kids and adults love to receive an Easter basket. These gifts have been a tradition that dates back to medieval Europe and giving and receiving a fanciful basket on Easter Sunday remains as popular as ever.

Crafting an Easter basket is pretty simple. Just find a suitable size basket, with or without a handle, line it with either decorative cloth or Easter grass, then fill it with gifts, candy, and trinkets then finish it off with a colorful ribbon and bow.

Some like to hide the basket at the completion of an Easter egg hunt to make it the grand prize for all the hard work that went into finding all those colorful, treat-filled eggs. Others place it out first thing in the morning for little ones to discover when they wake up.

Today we’re going to share some of our favorites that no Easter basket should be without:

Jelly Beans
Not only are jelly beans perfect for hiding in plastic eggs, but they’re also great for placing inside Easter baskets. Whether you’re looking for single-serve, packaged jelly beans, or beans in bulk, we have them available in traditional flavors right down to unique flavors such as Krispy Kreme Donuts and even Swedish Fish! Don’t worry, we have sugar-free varieties as well.


Chocolate Rabbits
No Easter basket would be complete without a chocolate rabbit or two! Available in milk, dark, and white chocolate as well as more unique flavors such as Fruity Pebbles and even a delicious REESE’s peanut butter-filled chocolate bunny.


 

Religious Chocolate
With Easter being a religious holiday, many opt to include a spiritual reference in their Easter baskets such as a chocolate cross or a simple set of chocolate praying hands.


Marshmallow PEEPS
You can’t put together an Easter basket without including PEEPS! This year, there are so many different varieties of Easter PEEPS you’ll have a hard time choosing which ones to get. But don’t worry, they’re all delicious! Choose from the traditional bunny and chick PEEPS or go for some of the more unique flavors, like fruit punch and sour watermelon, and new shapes such as Easter eggs and giant bunnies.

Easter PEEPS


Chocolate Eggs
Why not include some of the most delicious and decadent Easter treats in your Easter basket. Yes, we’re talking about chocolate eggs. From the delicious and familiar such as REESE’s Peanut Butter Eggs and hand-made Gardner’s Peanut Butter Meltaway Eggs to the almost too beautiful to eat Lerro filled chocolate eggs, you can’t go wrong by including some of these.


With holidays being celebrated a bit differently this year due to COVID-19, we’re making it easy for you to send a sweet gift to someone you love this Easter. Whether they’re across the state or across the country, you can send them one of our Bunny Bites gift boxes packed with an assortment of delicious Easter treats. Each box includes about 50 pieces of our most popular Easter candy that we handpick and box to order.

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

All your Easter candy favorites are available and ready to ship from our huge candy warehouse, so be sure to order early as many of these treats are only made once a year!

Easter PEEPS Recipes

Everyone’s favorite Easter candy is back after a short hiatus due to COVID-19. Yes, delicious marshmallow PEEPS have arrived in all their colorful glory and we can’t be more excited.

To celebrate their return, we’re sharing some of our favorite PEEPS recipes for you to check out and possibly make for your friends and family.

PEEPS Dessert Board

Move over charcuterie! Make way for the sweetest dessert board in town featuring none other than Easter PEEPS. Your favorite marshmallow chicks and bunnies will brighten up this display of fresh fruit, popcorn, pretzels, candy, and cupcakes. Get instructions and instructions for baking your own cakes and brownies here.


PEEPS Easter Garden Cake

Looking for a cute and easy to make Easter dessert? Here’s one that’s perfect for serving before or after an Easter egg hunt! Marshmallow PEEPS Bunnies are the stars of delicious Devil’s Food Cake that resembles a garden complete with Peter Cottontail’s favorite snack – carrots (the candy variety, of course!). Find the recipe here.


Layered PEEPS Crispy Treats

Here’s a quick and easy treat everyone will love. In this recipe, PEEPS aren’t used for decoration, they’re actually an ingredient that you melt down to add the bright color and unique taste to these crispy rice treats. You’ll instantly recognize the taste and love the rainbow of colors that the PEEPS add to this classic. Find the recipe here.


PEEPS S’mores

Who doesn’t love S’mores? Give this classic campfire treat an Easter twist by using PEEPS instead of regular marshmallows. Best of all, they’re ready in less than a half-hour and you don’t need to light a fire to enjoy them. Although, if you want to, you can pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them up. Find the recipe here.


PEEPS Houses

Here’s one that’s both a craft and a snack! While you’ve heard of gingerbread houses for Christmas time, we bet you haven’t heard of these PEEPS houses for Easter. This is a fun activity that the whole family can partake in and the completed houses make for great decorations around the home or can be given away to friends as gifts. Find instructions here.

Are you looking forward to making some of these Easter desserts and decorations? Great! While you’re here be sure to check out our complete selection of Easter candy. Our huge candy warehouse is chock full of delicious treats that everyone in your family will enjoy.

Our Favorite Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

What do you get when you combine chocolate and peanut butter? A scrumptiously delicious treat that’s hard to resist, of course! Being that Easter is right around the corner, there’s never a better time to find a greater selection of this irresistible combination than right now.

Indulge us for a moment as we take a stroll around our huge candy warehouse and put together a list of our favorite chocolate peanut butter Easter eggs.

Gardner’s Peanut Butter Meltaway Egg
This happens to be one of our all-time favorites – and for good reason! Gardner’s has been making chocolate treats since 1897 and they are credited with making the original peanut butter meltaway egg. Always one of our best sellers and a treat that many of our customers wait patiently for every year, this chocolate egg gets its name from how it deliciously “melts” away one sweet bite after another. We sell them in a box of 24 and for good reason – you just can’t have one!


Zitner’s Peanut Butter Egg
Straight out of Philly, Zitner’s has been making chocolate for nearly a century and their selection of delicious candy Easter Eggs is a fan favorite year after year. None is more popular (and delicious) than their version of the chocolate peanut butter egg. A delicious, creamy peanut butter center is covered in their family-recipe milk chocolate. One bite and you’ll know why faithful fans wait patiently for these to arrive each spring.


Asher’s Peanut Butter Meltaway Egg
If you’re looking for a hand-made treat that contains no artificial sweeteners, trans fats, partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial colors, your search is over! These peanut butter meltaway eggs have the “smoothest peanut butter I’ve ever tasted” according to one of our satisfied customers and we tend to agree. Plus, Asher’s delicious milk chocolate has a taste that’s hard to beat.


Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
Without a doubt, we could not wrap up our list of favorites without including Reese’s! After all, the makers of the world’s best selling peanut butter cup makes one of the best chocolate peanut butter Easter eggs! Plus, they make them in a wide variety to satisfy every craving. From the traditional egg-shape in milk chocolate to a decadent white chocolate variety and even a ginormous 6oz GIANT egg. Best of all, the great taste of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is found in each and every one of their Easter egg varieties.


Be sure to check out all of our chocolate Easter eggs as well as our huge selection of Easter candy. We’ve got everything to fill your baskets at home or plenty of candy in bulk to use for Easter egg hunts.

The Top Selling Easter Candy

Next to Halloween, the holiday most associated with candy is none other than Easter. After all, Peter Cottontail wouldn’t want to fill all those Easter baskets with anything other than sweet treats!

We all have our favorites – from solid chocolate rabbits and jelly beans, to the ever popular marshmallow PEEPS. Every year we are asked the question, “what is the most popular Easter candy?”

Well, here’s our list:

5. Solid Chocolate Rabbits – Believe it or not, the first chocolate rabbit was created in Germany way back in 1890. Since then, chocolate bunnies have been an Easter staple. Whether you’re looking for solid, hollow, milk, dark, or white chocolate, there’s a chocolate rabbit waiting to be placed in your Easter basket!

4. Jelly Beans – These delicious sugary treats are a year-round favorite, but we sell more of them at Easter than any other time of the year. Why? Well, their egg-shape (even though they’re beans) are closely associated with the holiday and make the perfect treat for placing in Easter baskets and inside plastic eggs for Easter egg hunts.

Assorted Jelly Beans in Bulk | BlairCandy.com

3. Cadbury Cream Egg – 2021 marks an important year for this delicious Easter treat! The Cadbury Creme Egg first appeared in 1971 and now dominates the market with approximately 500 million being made each year. So when you buy some for your Easter basket, be sure to say “Happy 50th Birthday” to this delicious chocolate egg.

2. Zitner’s Butter Krak Egg – For nearly a century Zitner has been making chocolate and they’re best known for their delicious chocolate Easter eggs. While their peanut butter and cocoanut cream eggs are big sellers, the unique Butter Krak Egg outsells them both. This unique chocolate egg has a dark chocolate shell that you need to “Krak” thru to reach the coconut center.

And the number one selling Easter candy:

Marshmallow PEEPS! Yes, these cult-favorites are the best selling Easter candy every year and we expect 2021 to be even bigger for these bright colored marshmallow treats. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PEEPS was unable to produce their Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s PEEPS, but ramped up production for the 2021 Easter season.

Peeps Marshmallow Candy | BlairCandy.com

Fans from around the world have been waiting patiently for Easter so they could get their PEEPS fix and now is the perfect time to stock up. Easter PEEPS are available in so many different varieties this year, you have to check them all out! From new flavors and products to the classic chick and bunny PEEPS, Easter wouldn’t be the same without this sweet treat.

There you have it, did your favorite Easter candy make the list?

Jelly Belly Gourmet Jelly Beans for Easter

Take a moment to think about Easter morning as a child. Waking up early to see what the Easter Bunny had left for you overnight. Over in the corner is a colorful basket, complete with plastic “grass,” overflowing with all types of sugary delights including a long time favorite – jelly beans!

Jelly beans have long been associated with Easter due to their egg-like appearance, but unlike other types of Easter candy, they’re available year round. However, Easter is when the most jelly beans are sold with a great number of them being used in Easter egg hunts where plastic eggs are filled with the colorful candy beans.

While many think jelly beans are available in the standard, popular eight fruity flavors, one company has taken the jelly bean to the next level by creating dozens and dozens of unique, weird, curious, yet delicious flavors.

Jelly Belly is perhaps the world’s most popular gourmet jelly bean. In fact, they’re so popular President Ronald Reagan – a HUGE jelly bean fan – called on Jelly Belly to provide their famous beans for his presidential inauguration. During his term in office, he famously had a bowl of jelly beans in the Oval Office and had a standing order of 720 bags delivered to the White House each month.

Jelly Belly Gourmet Jelly Beans are a big seller here at Blair Candy, but even more so at Easter when everyone wants to indulge a little more! Let’s take a look at what Jelly Belly has to offer to fill up your Easter baskets:

Jelly Belly Snack Size Pack Jelly Beans
These individually packaged small bags of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans contain an assortment of their 20 most popular flavors. They’re great for Easter baskets, keeping in your desk at work for an afternoon pick-me-up, or having on hand for whenever a craving hits you.


Jelly Belly Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream Parlor Mix Jelly Beans
Nobody can resist a cone of Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream and now you can have your favorite flavors (Chocolate Devotion, Strawberry Blonde, Birthday Cake, Apple Pie Ala Mode, and Mint Chocolate Chip) in jelly bean form.


Jelly Belly Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Jelly Beans
Hot Donuts Now! If you love the delicious Cinnamon Apple, Strawberry Iced, Blueberry Cake, Original Glazed and Chocolate Iced Sprinkles doughnuts from Krispy Kreme, you’re going to fall in love with these jelly beans.


Jelly Belly Sugar Free Jelly Beans
If you’re looking for sugar-free Easter candy, look no further! Jelly Belly Sugar Free Jelly Beans are made with Splenda and taste just like the original. These individual bags are packed with a selection of Buttered Popcorn, Sizzling Cinnamon, Tangerine, Green Apple, Juicy Pear, Licorice, Cherry, Lemon, Pineapple, and Strawberry jelly beans.

Of course, we have plenty more jelly beans for Easter, including big bulk 10-pound bags that are perfect for large Easter egg hunts. Be sure to check out our complete jelly bean selection as well as all of our Easter candy and order your favorites before they’re gone!

Zitner’s Chocolate Eggs: An Easter Tradition for Nearly a Century

When someone says “Easter candy” chances are the first thing that comes to mind is either a chocolate rabbit or a chocolate egg. While both are delicious, there’s nothing more decadent than a chocolate egg with a rich filling such as coconut cream or peanut butter.

This time of year, many of our customers look forward to one particular brand of chocolate Easter eggs – Zitner’s. A Philadelphia staple for over 100 years, Zitner’s makes over 6 million chocolate eggs every Easter.

If you’ve never tasted a Zitner’s egg, simply put – you don’t know what you’re missing. As soon as these delights arrive in our candy warehouse, our customer’s begin ordering them by the box full. After all, they’ve waited an entire year for these special treats.

By far, the most popular is Zitner’s Peanut Butter Eggs. The peanut butter filling Zitner’s uses in these eggs is probably the most rich, smooth, and delicious peanut butter you will ever taste. Couple that with their famous milk chocolate and you have perhaps the perfect piece of Easter candy.

For something a little more unique, we point you in the direction of the Zitner’s Butter Krak Egg. First introduced nearly a century ago, this egg features a toasted coconut and dark chocolate shell that you need to “Krak” thru to reach the sweet, creamy, buttery coconut center that will leave you weak in the knees!

Speaking of coconut, if you’re looking for a more traditional one we have the Zitner’s Coconut Cream Egg that features a delicious coconut center covered with their luscious dark chocolate. We’re pretty sure you won’t be able to have just one of these.

Since these are one of our more popular Easter treats, they sell quickly. If you’ve been waiting for them to arrive, we encourage you to order early to avoid being disappointed. We’re one of the few online candy stores that carry Zitner’s Easter Eggs, so if you’ve been searching for them – you’ve come to the right place.

Don’t forget to check out our entire selection of Easter candy to fill up baskets, use for egg hunts, or just enjoy as a once-a-year special treat.

Fill Your Easter Eggs With Sweet, Delicious Egg Hunt Candy!

Mark your calendars! Easter this year will be celebrated on Sunday, April 4, 2021. One of the most popular traditions that families look forward to each Easter is a good, old-fashioned egg hunt.

If you think back to your own childhood, you know how excited you would be waking up Easter Sunday morning to go scurrying through the house and yard snatching up all the brightly colored Easter eggs that Peter Rabbit hid while you were sleeping.

But finding them was only half the fun! Sitting down and opening them up was an even greater event. Would there be candy inside? Maybe a quarter? Or perhaps a dollar bill! Whether it be candy, trinkets, or money there’s no doubt that the Easter egg hunt is the highlight of the day.

Whether you’re planning an egg hunt for your family or a larger gathering like a Scout or church group, we’re here to make it easy for you! We’ve got plenty of candy packaged just for egg hunts, so let’s take a look some:

Hershey’s Sweets Egg Hunt Assortment
All your Hershey’s favorites are in this 140 piece bag including Twizzlers, Jolly Rancher, Swedish Fish, and Sour Patch Kids. Each is individually wrapped and sized just right to fit into an Easter egg!

 


54 Pieces of Assorted Easter Egg Hunt Candy
There’s just something about a Nestle Crunch bar that gets our mouths watering and this assortment of Easter candy has Crunch as well as Butterfinger bars! Plus, assorted flavors of Nerds candy and a special Trolli Sour Brite Eggs made just for Easter time.

 


Disney Frozen II Easter Eggs with Candy
Talk about convenient (not to mention yummy)! These Easter Eggs come already filled with delicious assorted candy so all you need to do is hide them. If you have a little prince or princess in your family, make their Easter even brighter with these Frozen II themed decorated eggs.

 


Double Bubble Egg Hunt Fun Bubble Gum Easter Eggs
Who doesn’t like bubble gum? Of course, it’s even better if it’s Double Bubble Bubble Gum! Just in time for Easter, this bag is full of 88 egg shaped pieces of bubble gum that’s individually wrapped and just waiting to be hidden.

 


Of course, this is just a few of the many egg hunt candy choices we have available. Our huge candy warehouse is also full of Easter Candy including Easter PEEPS, Cadbury Eggs, Zitner’s Butter Krak Eggs and more. Don’t wait till it’s too late to order candy this year, it always goes quick so order soon for the best variety.

Marshmallow PEEPS are Back! Check Out What’s New for Easter 2021

While you were celebrating the new year by watching fireworks, popping champagne, and writing down a list of resolutions, we were a little preoccupied with a special delivery that was made to our huge candy warehouse!

Early in the morning on January 2, 2021 a few tractor trailers pulled up to our loading docks. Inside were pallets and pallets of bright yellow boxes.

“They’re here!”

Our warehouse team was excited to see the arrival of none other than Easter PEEPS! As you may recall, due to COVID-19, PEEPS were not manufactured for Halloween and Christmas in 2020. Raving fans of these marshmallow treats were more than disappointed to find out that these two major holidays would be celebrated PEEP-less.

Naturally, seeing a sea of PEEPS lining the aisles of our warehouse was a happy moment – a sense of normalcy was beginning to return. We all know that candy is the ultimate comfort food, and having PEEPS back in stock after a year brought smiles to everyone’s faces here at Blair Candy.

Now, you’re probably wondering if all the different types of Easter PEEPS are available this year? We’re happy to say…. Yes! There’s also some new ones to get excited about as well.

The classic PEEPS chicks and bunnies in a rainbow of colors are back! So are fun flavors such as the new Hot Tamales and the return of Party Cake, Sour Watermelon, Root Beer, Chocolate Pudding and more!

Yellow is the most popular selling color of Marshmallow PEEPS

 

We’re also welcoming some new flavors of PEEPS Delights – marshmallow PEEPS dipped in a variety of flavors including Milk Chocolate, Creme Fudge, Dark Chocolate and more.

PEEPS fans will also want to check out two new PEEPS Pops – Fruit Loops or classic flavored rainbow PEEPS on a stick.

We expect this year’s supply of PEEPS to go quick, so we’re encouraging you to order early! Check out the entire lineup of Easter PEEPS and be don’t leave without browsing all our delicious Easter candy.

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