(left) Marshmallow Peeps factory; (right) Passover matzo at the Manischewitz Co. factory in Newark, New Jersey.
Marshmallow Peeps factory (left) ; Passover matzo at the Manischewitz Co. factory (right). Kristoffer Tripplaar/Alamy (left)—Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A $49,000 Bunny and 6 Other Crazy Numbers for This Holiday Weekend

Apr 03, 2015

This year, Easter and Passover fall on the same weekend, which means grocery stores will be overrun by shoppers grabbing last minute-supplies for seders and holiday dinners. Consumers will shell out more than $2 billion just on candy alone.

Here are some other impressive numbers associated with these two holidays.

$16.4 billion
The amount consumers plan to spend this year on Easter, compared with $15.9 billion last year, according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey. That averages out to about $140 per person.

35
The number of Peeps flavors available during Easter season. You can enjoy a sugar-coated marshmallow chick in flavors that include "party cake," "sour watermelon," "sweet lemonade," and "mystery flavor."

$49,000
Cost of a chocolate Easter bunny with diamonds for eyes being sold by chocolatier Martin Chiffers via luxury product site veryfirstto.com. Don't worry about waste: The site states that "Once the bunny has been eaten, the diamonds can be set into a bespoke piece of jewellery (such as earrings) free of charge."

30%
The typical premium for kosher foods versus nonkosher foods, year-round. Special "kosher-for-passover" products are even more expensive because of the extra requirements the food must meet.

$10,000
The penalty for price gouging on kosher-for-Passover products, as proposed by a new bill in the New York state Senate.

$11,000
The price of the eight-day "Prime Passover Experience" at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif. For that sum, you get an ocean-view room and butler service, plus options for horseback riding, private sailing, limo service, yoga, spa time, and vintage wine with your Passover meal.

More than 40%

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Increase in the sales of eggs, which feature both in Easter egg hunts and on the seder plate, in the week before Easter.

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