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Before we get into this, an important public service announcement.
Chocolate eggs are not a health food.
Easter is on the way though, so more of us are going to be tucking in to a Cadbury creme egg a day instead of the usual apple.
It might surprise you to know, however, that just one little Creme egg is almost your entire daily allowance of sugar. You heard.
According to the Cadbury website, each 40g Creme Egg contains 177kcal, 6.1g of fat, 3.7g saturates, 0.06g salt and 26.5g of sugar.
The NHS says that anyone over the age of 11 should limit their daily sugar intake to 30g.
So one Creme egg and you've not got a lot left to play with.
Let's break this down another way. The amount of sugar in one Creme egg is equivalent to 6.6 TEASPOONS.
Imagine having six and a half sugars in your tea.
How does it compare to other chocolate bars? Well, a Crunchie - an absolute classic of the genre btw - has 26g; a Kit Kat has 22g, a Mars Bar has 20.8g and a Twix is virtually a salad with *just* 15g of sugar in there.
Anyway, people on social media have somehow been surprised by the revelation that chocolate isn't great for you.
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..."
Another went big on the numbers, saying: "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..."
So spare a thought for Brian Hargadon, 41, who recently made a massive Creme Egg by scooping the fillings out of 32 standard-sized ones.
He said the inspiration stems right back to when he had his first ever Cadbury Creme Egg around three decades ago, when he bit into it to find there was no sugary goo inside.
He told LADbible: "Since then I'd always hoped Cadbury's would bring it out one year, but if we're taxing sugary drinks then we've no chance with this!"
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