Just for fun here are some interesting research related facts on Easter chocolate!
This infographic from Statista has some basic facts on who celebrates Easter and what they do. 84% gave Easter eggs as gifts in 2018
in another survey they found that 31% of those who responded bought specific brands but 30% were annoyed at how far in advance Easter eggs were sold!
How much do we spend on chocolate?
Try ONS in an interesting survey of children (aged 7-15) spending habits On average, children aged between 7 and 15 years spent £12.40 a week. The data also show that almost half (48%) of all children spent money on confectionery, which includes chocolate, in a two-week period. However this was not the top category more was spent on soft drinks, toys and clothes. If you go to the website you can find out more!
In their average household spending surveys (table A11) they give some data on expenditure by adults. In 2017/18 most was spent by those aged 30-49 with an average of 2.4 pounds per week on chocolate.
How big is the market for chocolate worldwide? Who are the biggest manufacturers?
What are the health benefits?
Here are some positive reports!
Chocolate does improve a bad mood according to Macht & Mueller (2007) . However the effects only last for 3 minutes!
Does it improve cognitive function?- take a look at this systematic review of research on mode and brain function from 2013 and search Pubmed for other medical surveys.