How much sugar is in your Easter egg?

Ever wondered how much sugar is in some of our most popular Easter eggs? Health charity SugarByHalf have done the maths, in teaspoons, and some of the results may shock you.

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  • Many popular chocolate Easter eggs are 55-65% sugar, some packs even exceed 70% sugar
  • That means the average small milk chocolate bunny (100g) has 13-15 teaspoons of added sugar
  • A larger milk chocolate bunny (200g) has 26-30 teaspoons of added sugar
  • Sugar coated, “speckled” eggs tend to have a significantly higher percentage of sugar than plain chocolate eggs

Top tips for choosing easter eggs with less sugar

  • For the least added sugar, choose dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher)
  • If you’re buying for a child who who doesn’t like dark chocolate, select a smaller serving size, or try mixing up the celebration with non-sugary gifts and games, such as these 6 sugar-free ways to enjoy Easter
  • Check the nutrition panel and look for 30g of sugar per 100g or less. (A warning when choosing dark chocolate: just because a product says dark chocolateit could still contain 40-50% sugar.)
  • Just because a product says “organic” or UTZ certified (sustainable farming), it doesnt necessarily mean its healthier or contains less sugar
  • Fewer ingredients on the ingredients list is usually a good sign your egg doesnt contain other added nasties like palm oil. 
  • Remember, the World Health Organisation recommends 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day for good health.                       

 

The best of the eggs we spotted

Dark Chocolate Bunnies:

  • Lindt Dark Chocolate Bunny (100g) = 8 teaspoons of added sugar
  • Choceur (Aldi) Dark Chocolate Bunny (100g) = 9.5 teaspoons of added sugar

 

Dark Chocolate Eggs:

  • Lindt Dark Excellence Egg, 70% cocoa (110g) = 7.5 teaspoons of added sugar
  • Moser Roth (Aldi) Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs (150g) = 10 teaspoons of added sugar per pack

 

Milk Chocolate Bunnies:

  • Ferrero Rocher Bunny (100g) = 9 teaspoons of added sugar

 

Milk Chocolate Eggs:

  • Ferrero Rocher Cocoa eggs (100g) = 10 teaspoons of added sugar per pack

 

 

The full list:

Product

Sugar per 100g

Total teaspoons
of sugar per
product

  Aldi Choceur 100’s & 1000’s Easter Egg (125g)

71.5

21

  Smarties mini eggs (90g)

70.7

15

  Aldi Dairy Fine Milk Chocolate Speckled Eggs (100g)

69.7

16.5

  Cadbury Creme Egg Minis (130g)

65.8

20

  Humpty Dumpty egg (165g)

63.7

25

  Red Tulip Classic Chocolate Elegant Rabbit (200g)

63.2

30

  Red Tulip Classic Chocolate Elegant Rabbit (110g)

63.2

16.5

  Aldi Dairy Fine Giant Milk Chocolate Bunny (400g)

62

59

  Aldi Dairy Fine Milk Chocolate Egg Crate (255g)

62

37.5

  Aldi Dairy Fine Milk Chocolate Bunny (125g)

62

18.5

  Crunchy Bumper Bunny (170g)

62

25

  M&M’s speckled eggs (190g)

58.7

26.5

  Cadbury Dairy Milk Bunny (250g)

57.6

34

  Cadbury milk chocolate eggs (250g)

56.9

34

  Cadbury Dairy Milk Bunny (150g)

57.6

20.5

  Cadbury Mixed Bag (545g)

57.2

74

  Coles easter hunt bag (510g)

56.3

72

  AFL Milk Chocolate Football (300g)

56.3

40

  Lindt Bunny Gold Milk (200g)

55

26

  Lindt Bunny Gold Milk (100g)

55

13

  Lindt White Chocolate Gold Bunny (100g)

54.9

13

  Malteser eggs (125g)

53.8

16

  Kinder Surprise Bunny (75g)

53.6

9.5

  Aldi Choceur Milk Chocolate Bunny (100g)

53.6

12.5

  Cadbury Old Gold Bunny (150g)

52.9

19

  Aldi Moser Roth Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs (150g)

49.8

17.5

  Ferrero Rocher Cocoa Eggs (100g)

43.6

10

  Ferrero Rocher Bunny (100g)

39

9

  Aldi Choceur Dark Chocolate Bunny (100g)

40.2

9.5

  Lindt Dark Chocolate Gold Bunny (200g)

35

16

  Lindt Dark Chocolate Gold Bunny (100g)

35

8

  Lindt Dark Excellence 70% cocoa egg (110g)

29

7.5

  Aldi Moser Roth Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs (150g)

27.9

10

 

Have you found any Easter eggs stocked at popular supermarkets with less sugar that we could share? We’d love to hear from you via our Facebook page or contact us 

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