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Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Crunchie Ultimate Easter egg contains 17 DAYS’ worth of sugar

Cadbury and other chocolate giants are slammed for selling Easter Eggs containing up to 17 DAYS’ worth of sugar as obesity campaigners warn the treats are ‘a real risk to health’

  • Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Crunchie Ultimate Easter Egg contains 330g of sugar 
  • NHS recommends children aged four-to-six should have no more than 19g a day
  • Other top offenders include Maltesters, Smarties and Dairy Milk Oreo

Cadbury and other chocolate giants have been slammed for the sugar content in some of their Easter eggs.

Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Crunchie Ultimate Easter Egg contains a whopping 330g of sugar – more than half of its 570g weight. 

Youngsters who munch their way through the entire egg on Easter Sunday could therefore be having as much as 17 days’ worth of sugar.

The NHS recommends children aged four-to-six should have no more than 19g of the sweet stuff a day.

The National Obesity Forum has now warned that super-sized Easter eggs are a ‘real risk to our health’. 

Maltesers Crunchy Easter Egg has an astonishing 271.5g of the sweet stuff

Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Crunchie Ultimate Easter Egg (left) contains a whopping 330g of sugar and Maltesers Crunchy Easter Egg (right) has an astonishing 271.5g of the sweet stuff 

Other offenders include Maltesers Crunchy Easter Egg, which comes with two chocolaty bunnies plus a bag of mini sweet treats.

At 496g, 271.5g of this is made up of sugar, with young children getting up to 14 days’ worth in one sitting.

Nestlé Smarties Chocolate Egg comes with two tubes of the popular treats - and 261g of sugar

And Cadbury's Dairy Milk with Oreo large Easter egg contains 195g of sugar

Nestlé Smarties Chocolate Egg (left) comes with two tubes of the popular treats – and 261g of sugar. And Cadbury’s Dairy Milk with Oreo large Easter egg (right) contains 195g of sugar

HOW MUCH SUGAR IS IN YOUR FAVOURITE EASTER EGG?
EASTER EGG SUGAR PER 100G
Cadbury Crunchie Chocolate Egg 570G 58g
Cadbury Extra Large Creme Egg Easter Egg 497G 56g
Cadbury Buttons Chocolate Egg 495G 56g
Nestle Smarties Orange Chocolate Egg 480G 59.3g
Nestle After Eight Premium Egg 400G 46.6g
Bounty Chocolate Egg 494G 55.2g
Malteaster Giant Egg 496G 56g
Nestle Yorkie Milk Chocolate Easter Egg And Chocolate 336G 60.6g
Galaxy Milk Chocolate Indulgnt Collection Easter Egg 308G 58.3g
Lindt Lindor Gold Assorted Milk Chocolate Shell Egg 355G 41g
Nestle Caramel Collection Easter Egg 364G 60.6g
Total sugar per 100g of a range of large Easter eggs. The total is not necessarily the same amount for the extra chocolate bars contained inside the egg as a whole, and only applies to the shell, which often does not make up the whole weight of the product

HOW MUCH SUGAR IS TOO MUCH? 

The amount of sugar a person should eat in a day depends on how old they are.

Children aged four to six years old should be limited to a maximum of 19 grams per day.

Seven to 10-year-olds should have no more than 24 grams, and children aged 11 and over should have 30g or less.  

Popular snacks contain a surprising amount of sugar and even a single can of Coca Cola (35g of sugar) or one Mars bar (33g) contains more than the maximum amount of sugar a child should have over a whole day.  

A bowl of Frosties contains 24g of sugar, meaning a 10-year-old who has Frosties for breakfast has probably reached their limit for the day before they even leave the house.  

Children who eat too much sugar risk damaging their teeth, putting on fat and becoming overweight, and getting type 2 diabetes which increases the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Source: NHS 

The Nestlé Smarties Chocolate Egg (480g), which comes with two tubes of the popular treats, has 261g of sugar.

Four-to-six years old who indulge in the treat will therefore be having 13 days’ worth of the sweetener.

And Cadbury’s Dairy Milk with Oreo large Easter egg – although smaller at 278g – contains 195g of sugar, or ten days’ worth.

The National Obesity Forum told The Sun: ‘These eggs are a real risk to health.’ 

The NHS recommends children aged seven-to-ten have no more than 24g of sugar a day, while adults should limit themselves to a maximum of 30g.

This comes after the Royal Society for Public Health warned the prominent displays of Easter eggs in every shop are an ‘unnecessary temptation’ in a nation beset by obesity. 

Cadbury, Nestlé and Mars – which represents Maltesers – have been approached for comment. 

The amount of sugar a person should eat in a day depends on how old they are.

Children aged four to six years old should be limited to a maximum of 19 grams per day.

Seven to 10-year-olds should have no more than 24 grams, and children aged 11 and over should have 30g or less.  

HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN YOUR FAVOURITE EASTER EGG? 
EASTER EGG CALORIES/SERVING (25g)  TOTAL NUMBER OF CALORIES 
Ferrero Rocher Milk Chocolate & Hazelnut 152 1,672 
Cadbury Twirl  134  1,514 
Quality Street   133  1,479 
KitKat Milk Chocolate  133  1,388 
Galaxy Minstrels  132  1,383 
Cadbury Mini Eggs  134  1,374 

MINI EASTER EGGS ARE A CHOKING HAZARD 

Mini Easter eggs are a deadly choking hazard, an expert has warned.

Nurse and first-aid trainer Emma Hammett, claimed the chocolatey treats are the same size as a child’s airways.

Babies and young children can choke on anything small enough to fit through a toilet roll, resulting in them struggling to breath and being unable to talk or cry, she said.

Although mini Easter eggs’ manufacturers state they are unsuitable for youngsters under four on their packagings, many parents are oblivious to warning.

Ms Hammett advises parents reduce their children’s choking risk by buying them larger, hollow chocolate eggs, as well as keeping an eye on them while they indulge over the holiday. 

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