Candy Consumption: Ages & Stages

Most Money spent on holiday candy, by holiday:

You might be surprised to know how candy consumption stacks up on each holiday. Easter surpasses Halloween by just a nudge.

candy consumption

Most popular Easter candy:

16 billion jelly beans produced each year
700 million Marshmallow Peeps
90 million chocolate Easter bunnies
70% of kids ages 6–11 eat
Easter jellybeans one at a time.
29% of boys eat them by the handful.

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800 million Valentine’s Day Cards are exchanged by school age children,

based on estimates by the U.S. Greeting Card Association. The most common recipient is the teacher.
$108 to $113,the increase per person from 2010 to 2013 in Valentine’s
Day spending, according to the National Retail Federation.Men tend to spend about twice
as much as women do for the holiday, but both married men and women spend.

Most Popular Month for Births

(and corresponding
conception holiday)
1st: October
(New Year’s Eve)

2nd: August

3rd: September

12th: February
(Memorial Day)

Source: Centers for Disease Control



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