With Easter just around the corner, chocolate lovers are being warned of just how much sugar is in an Australian-favourite treat. What Cadbury Creme Eggs lack in their small size, they make up for in sugar content. Surprisingly the chocolate egg that is filled with fondant is even more full of sugar.
However, if you actually saw the amount of sugar that goes into a Crème Egg. Even though everything is already rubbish we’re here to ruin any little pleasure you might get from your otherwise meaningless existence.
Rebecca Bilham, who runs a Facebook page called The Little Red Hut Home & Gifts, shared a picture of a Crème Egg, a two pence coin (for scale, obviously) and then a huge pile of sugar that shows us in no uncertain terms how that one treat you allow yourself in the afternoon is slowly killing you.
Brilliant – thanks for that. So, time for the big reveal. Each tasty treat has 26 grams of sugar in it. That’s the same as having about 6 teaspoons of sugar in your tea.
According to the UK Government guidelines adults should consume no more than 25 grams of sugar a day, and for kids it’s less at 19 grams a day. . That means that if you’re having a mid-morning Crème Egg you’ve exceeded your daily sugar allowance.
Similar guidelines suggest that children aged between 7 and 10 have no more than 24 grams per day, and children aged 4 to 6 only 19 grams.
Imagine trying to separate your child from their Crème Egg after they’re approximately three quarters of the way through it.
Bilham told the Sun: “I found the amount of sugar claimed to be in a Creme Egg frightening to be honest. We all know they’re full of sugar but actually seeing it in pure form it appears such a lot.
“I have let my son eat them at Easter, but I am conscious of his daily intake anyway and when you see eye opening content like this on social media it does make you stop and think twice.
“However, we are chocolate lovers in our household and won’t be stopping eating them completely! Everything in moderation, I think.”
There we go! Everything in moderation is the best way to look at this. After all, the guidelines are there for a reason, but they are only guidelines. These are the same people that tell you to only drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week, after all. It’ll never catch on.
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