People are just now realizing how much sugar is in a Cadbury’s Creme Egg
WITH Easter just around the corner, supermarket shelves are teeming with Cadbury’s Creme Eggs.
But before you stock up on some of the UK’s popular chocolate fudge treats, you might want to heed a mum’s warning about how much sugar each tiny egg contains.
Accordingly Cadbury’s websiteEach 40g cream egg contains 26.5g sugars, 6.1g fat and 3.7g saturated fat.
While these numbers may not tell you much, a picture by Facebook user Rebecca Bilham puts things into perspective.
The mother decided to measure out the 26.5g of sugar each egg contains.
you then posted a photo of the heap of sugar next to the cream egg, with a twopence coin next to it for scale.
Rebecca captioned the picture at the time [sic], “Warning, creme egg lovers may be upset…that amount of sugar in ONE creme egg?? Certainly not… crawling!”
Unsurprisingly, the post soon went viral, now with almost 5,000 likes, 30,000 comments and 8,000 shares.
Many Facebook users found the photo hard to swallow, with one writing: “Wowsers! That’s LOTS of sugar. I love a cream egg but this is shocking.”
Others, however, were determined to continue indulging in the sugary delicacy.
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One said: “Who cares? You are unbelievable! I could easily eat six at a time.”
And some weren’t surprised: “Why should anyone be surprised that there’s so much sugar in a delicious egg-shaped chocolate treat? That’s why it tastes so good!”
How much sugar can I eat in a day?
It might be helpful to know how much sugar we should be eating per day.
The NHS says Adults should consume no more than 30g of free sugar per day, which is about seven sugar cubes.
Free sugar is sugar that’s added to foods or beverages, such as cookies, chocolate, flavored yogurts, and carbonated drinks.
This also includes naturally occurring sugars like honey, maple, agave, and gold syrup, as well as unsweetened fruit juices, vegetable juices, and smoothies.
For children between the ages of seven and ten, on the other hand, it’s best to eat no more than 24 grams of free sugar per day, about six sugar cubes.
That’s less than a single 26.5g cream egg.
And for children aged four to six, who should eat no more than 19g, the allowance drops even further.
So think again before you fill your Easter basket with crème eggs — you might just want to treat yourself to the one if you’re trying to stick to your daily sugar allocation.
Speaking to The Sun, nutritionist Jess Hillard revealed six warning signs your sweet tooth is affecting your health.
And the binge eating coach, Dr. Bunmi Aboaba said he thinks sugar is addictive, which is why people have such a hard time cutting it down.