Unfortunately, many of the most delicious treats on supermarket shelves are filled with sugars, preservatives and everything else we’re told to eat in small quantities.
And whilst it’s common knowledge that chocolate isn’t the healthiest foods, Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are exceptionally indulgent.
According to the Cadbury website each 40g Creme Egg contains 177kcal, 6.1g of fat, 3.7g saturates, 0.06g salt and a staggering 26.5g of sugar.
But all those numbers don’t really mean a lot to most of us, so we thought we would take a look at what that much sugar actually looks like – and it’s pretty shocking.
The NHS advises anyone over the age of 11 to limit their daily sugar intake to 30g – that’s only 3.5g off, so only one tea with one sugar in for the rest of the day.
As way of comparison, a KitKat has XX, and Aero XX and a normal bar of Dairy Milk has XX.
And whilst some people are outraged, it won’t stop others from digging in.
People on social media have been voicing their shock at finding out just how sugary they really are.
One person said: “This is how much sugar is in one little creme egg, imagine that, no more nice teeth for u”.
Another said: “Wowsers! That’s ALOT of sugar. I love a creme egg but this is shocking”.
With a third saying: “F**k off theres 26 g of sugar in a creme egg…”
One fan did the maths…: “6 tsps sugar per creme egg. 15 eggs per big egg half is 90 tsp sugar. 30 eggs is 180 tsps sugar. That’s nearly 1 bag of sugar! Hardcore…”
Whilst another said: “People complaining about the amount of sugar in a creme egg but don’t say anything when they have 6 coffees a day with 3 sugars and milk in it, let people eat their chocolate in piece”.