Easter Trivia

World Record Easters

April 14, 2017

We hope you have an all-time best Easter. To get you started, here are some people who celebrated Easter in very big, very egg-cellent ways.
Easter Trivia

Largest Easter egg, chocolate

Made by Italian chocolate maker Tosca in 2011, it was unveiled at a shopping center in Cortenuova, Italy, during the Easter season. It weighed more than 15,873 pounds and had a circumference of just over 64 feet.

Largest chocolate bunny

That egg is even bigger than the biggest Easter bunny rendered in chocolate. Brazilian company Senac-RS made one for a chocolate festival held by the city of Gramado in 2014. Size of the big rabbit: 8,488 pounds.

Most Peeps devoured

Peeps, those dye-covered, sugar-coated marshmallow treats formed into the shape of ducks and bunnies are one of the definitive Easter candies. It’s also really easy to eat a whole bunch of them. No one has ever eaten more at one time than competitive eater Matt Stonie. At the 2017 World Peeps Eating Championship in Maryland, he ate 255 Peeps in five minutes. (Previous record-holder: Matt Stonie, who ate a paltry 200 Peeps at last year’s Peeps Eating Championship.)

Most elaborate Easter turducken

Thanksgiving has the turducken, a Russian nesting doll of meats in which a chicken is stuffed inside of a duck, which is then stuffed inside of a turkey. In 2010, a New York woman named Erin Fierst created the Easter candy equivalent of the turducken, and created a new record in the process. Fierst stuffed a single jelly bean into 12 duck-shaped Peeps, and then she stuffed all dozen candy ducks into a hollow chocolate bunny.

Biggest ever Easter egg hunt

Cypress Gardens Adventure Park in Winter Haven, Florida, is one of the thousands of places where kids can gather to grab as many Easter eggs as they can. In April 2007, the park held the biggest on record: 501,000 eggs were hidden and then found by nearly 9.800 children.

Most Easter eggs held

Millions of kids will wake up to an Easter basket filled with brightly colored plastic eggs, which in turn will be stuffed with treats like jelly beans. For some people, the eggs are enough, like Kyle Johnson of Oakland, California, who in 2012 set a world record by holding 14 plastic Easter eggs in his right hand.