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Seven Egg-cellent Easter Facts

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Did you know that egg painting originates from a Ukranian tradition?

Easter Sunday is quickly approaching. Get into the holiday spirit early and explore our list of fun and peculiar Easter facts!

The Tallest Egg on Earth

The biggest recorded chocolate Easter egg was made in Italy in 2011. It stood over 34 feet tall and weighed over 15,000 pounds! How’s that for a midnight snack?

Jelly Beans Were Soldier Fuel

Jelly beans are thought to be a direct descendent of a Middle Eastern confection called Turkish Delight, which dates back to pre-Biblical times. When jelly beans were first produced in America by Boston candy maker William Schrafft, they were advertised as sustainable nutrients for soldiers fighting in the Civil War.

Egg Painting is a Ukrainian Tradition

A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional folk designs using a wax-resist method. The art form is slightly more involved than the Americanized version of dipping eggs into a dye: however, there are similarities in design motifs.

A Moveable Feast

The date of Passover is dependent on the phases of the moon, which means that the date of Easter changes each year.

Peep du Jour

Americans buy more than 700 million marshmallow peeps during the Easter holiday, which makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.

The Annual White House Roll

President Rutherford B. Hayes established the White House Easter Egg Roll in 1878, and the tradition continues each year. All of the details for this year’s Roll are available here.

Ears First

90 million chocolate bunnies are produced every year in the United States alone. 76% of people prefer to eat the ears of the chocolate bunny first.


Since 1915, Wockenfuss has been a family owned and operated business creating the finest confections in Baltimore, Maryland. With our nine convenient locations throughout Maryland, there is sure to be a Wockenfuss store near you. Come visit us to see our selection of Easter favorites such as our Easter Solid Bunnies and Easter Eggs.

We’d be happy to help you select the perfect sweet treat, whether for you or as a gift for a loved one. If you have any questions about our sweet seasonal candies, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling us at 1-800-296-4414 or emailing When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

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