Easter Rundown: More People Are Staying Home This Year, and 5% Eat Chocolate Bunnies’ Tails First

This Sunday is Easter, so we ventured out onto the internet to uncover some interesting facts and stats.  Here they are:

1.  For some reason, people are staying home this Easter.  In a poll, people were asked what they did LAST year, and what they plan to do THIS year.

67% of people spent time with friends and family last year, while 35% stayed at home.  This year, 56% say they’ll hang out with friends and family, while 41% say they will stay home.

Compared to last year, a similar percentage of people are going to church (30%) and having a meal at a restaurant (18%).  So the biggest change is just spending time with family versus staying home.

2.  90 million chocolate bunnies are sold in the U.S. for Easter every year.  (Just PLEASE resist the urge to buy your kids a REAL rabbit.  Taking care of a pet rabbit is a lot less cute than it seems.)

3.  When eating chocolate bunnies, 78% of us eat the EARS first . . . 17% go for the feet first . . . and 5% make a point to eat the TAIL first.  (???)

4.  Cadbury Creme Eggs are a classic . . . but they’re also #1 in a poll of the WORST Easter candies.

Peeps are the second-worst, followed by Easter Candy Corn . . . the SOLID chocolate bunnies . . . and Oreo Creme Eggs.  Generic

jelly beans also made the Top 10.

5.  With the price of eggs, if you’re planning to EAT your family’s dyed eggs this year, keep these things in mind:

Avoid eating eggs that have been unrefrigerated for more than two hours . . . above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.  If the temperature somehow climbs above 90 degrees where you are, eat them within one hour.

And make sure the coloring was done with food-safe dyes or food coloring.