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How much sugar is in your Easter eggs?


According to the World Health Organisation, the maximum amount of sugar per day recommended for adults is about 10 teaspoons for women and 14 teaspoons for men.

The maximum amount of sugar per day recommended for children aged 6 is 7 teaspoons.

A teaspoon of sugar is about 4g or one sugar cube.

We did a survey of Easter eggs on the market to see how much sugar each egg contains, and this is what we found...

Sugar in Easter eggs 2020

Small Eggs or Treats (under 100g)

Teaspoons of sugar

Malteaser Bunny (29g)

4

Cadbury Crème Egg (40g)

6.5  

Milky Bar White Chocolate Cow (70g)

10  

Malteaser Mini Bunny Egg (1 small egg and 1 bunny – 80g)

13

Medium Eggs (100-199g)

Teaspoons of sugar

Lindt Gold Bunny (100g)

14

Aldi Moser Roth Chocolate Bunny (100g)

15.5

Kinder Surprise Eggs (6 pack - 120g)

15.5

Lidl Favorina Milk Chocolate and Rice Snaps Egg (130g)

16

Aldi Sonny the Sloth Milk Chocolate (120g)

16.5

Lidl Favorina Milk Chocolate and Caramel (130g)

17.5

Cadbury’s Egg and Spoon Double Chocolate (4 pack – 136g)

17.5

Lidl Favorina Chocolate Duck (125g)

18

Cadbury’s Medium Dairy Milk Button Egg (1 egg & buttons – 128g)

18

Large Eggs (200-299g)

Teaspoons of sugar

Aldi Moser Roth Dark Chocolate Egg and Hazelnut Truffles (200g)

18.5

Aldi Moser Roth Milk Chocolate & Caramel Dore with Pink Himalayan Salt (205g)

24

Aldi Moser Roth Hand Decorated Belgian White Chocolate Ripple Egg with Truffles (220g)

28.5

Lidl Favorina Chocolate Chicken (assortment - 250g)

33

Lidl Favorina Easter Assortment (250g)

34

Aldi Moser Roth Bunny Collection (250g)

34.5

Cadbury’s Wispa Large Egg (1 egg and 2 wispa bars  - 296g)

38

Cadbury’s Oreo Large Egg (1 egg and 2 Cadbury Oreo chocolate bars – 258g)

35

Cadbury’s Large Crème Egg (1 egg and 2 crème egg – 278g)

41

Mars Bar (1 egg & 2 Mars bars – 280g)

41

Extra Large Easter Eggs (over 300g)

Teaspoons of sugar

Cadbury’s Caramel XL Egg (1 egg & 3 caramel bars – 311g)

27.5

Aldi Giant Chocolate Bunny (400g)

56

Cadbury’s XL Dairy Milk Giant Egg (1 egg and 2 bars – 515g)

73

 


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