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You all love a Cadbury Creme Egg, even if you may not have been lucky enough to hunt out a white chocolate creme egg just yet.
But that hasn’t stopped us from trying, slowly making our way through the Easter chocolates months before the big day even arrives.
Which is why you, along with lots of other chocolate lovers, will be a little shocked, to say the least, to see exactly how much sugar is in one of those dreamy little eggs.
A mother took to Facebook to show people just how much sugar one Creme Egg contains, using a 2p coin for size reference.
Let this sink in… a creme egg = 6 teaspoons of sugar �� pic.twitter.com/WBOAqs6lIT
— RSVP Magazine (@RSVPMagazine) February 21, 2018
No wonder everyone’s so bloody overweight if we’re all shocked that a creme egg contains a shit tonne of sugar. FFS.
— Katy Holliday (@KatyHolliday) February 23, 2018
The people outraged over the amount of sugar in a creme egg have clearly never had one.
— Pia (@super_pea) February 22, 2018
Each Cadbury Creme Egg contains 26 grams of sugar, which is about six teaspoons.
Too much for an adult, let alone a child.
it’s just as addictive as many drugs, but it kills over a very long period of time through driving obesity, heart disease and diabetes �� pic.twitter.com/cwI5OK9sqc
— Mike Brown (@MikesNutrition_) February 22, 2018
Although if you think about it, is it really that surprising that a chocolate treat that contains a load of fondant is full of sugar? Probably not.
Thankfully, the shock news hasn’t put everyone off. After all, everything in moderation right?
Me: *sees a viral picture of how much sugar is in a Cadbury Creme Egg*
Wife: How does that make you feel?
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) February 23, 2018
As with everything, sugar should be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet, but perhaps bear your daily sugar intake in mind before enjoying one of the bad boys.
A spokesperson for Cadbury told The Independent: “As with all of our delicious Cadbury chocolate, Cadbury Creme Egg can be enjoyed as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
“This Easter treat is loved by consumers around the world and can only be snapped up in the run up to Easter.”
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.
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