A Little Easter Candy History

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Posted on 6th April 2012 by Rita in NCL News & Events

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Easter one of the most important holidays in Christianity, celebrating the resurrection of Christ. Has a secular celebration marking the arrival of spring. On Easter Sunday many of us enjoy celebrating with candy filled baskets and Easter egg hunts.

A fun fact I came across was… Easter is second top-selling candy holiday just after Halloween? The National Confectioners Association has a few fun facts about Easter and the treat associated with the Christian Holiday. Including the largest Easter egg every made and the number of jelly beans produced for the Easter Holiday.

I also found it interesting when doing a quick internet search on Easter candy history that several sites state Pretzels and Hot Cross Buns were among the earliest Easter Treats. I love history, you find the most delightful stories. Apparently a Monk may have started the treat giving for Easter, by handing out Hot Cross Buns to the hungry on passover. I’m sure if I would dig deeper there may be a lot more to the story… That always seems to be the case when you try to find the story. A post on the Failed Success blog “A Glimpse into the History of Easter Candy” really has a generous amount of info on the subject if you’re interested. And the writer seems to think Hot Cross Buns were the marshmallow peeps of their time. Gotta just love history!

Have a Wonderful Easter Weekend Everyone!


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