Mar 29, 2024 - Food and Drink

Indy’s favorite Easter candy

Hershey chocolate bars

Can't beat the classic. Photo: Jakub Porzycki/Getty Images

While the rest of the Midwest will be searching for peanut butter and chocolate in their Easter baskets, Indianapolis residents prefer to keep it simple.

Driving the news: Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars led Instacart's list of Indy's most-ordered candy during Easter week in 2023.

  • Reese's classic peanut butter eggs came in second, with Reese's peanut butter cups third.

The big picture: Consumers are expected to spend $3.1 billion on candy this year, down from $3.3 billion in 2023, the National Retail Federation's annual holiday survey found.

Between the lines: The Easter Bunny — and consumers — are feeling the pinch of inflation this year with skyrocketing cocoa prices.


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