How much sugar is in your Easter egg?

Prepare to be shocked as we reveal the amount of added sugar in some popular Easter eggs. We also reveal the eggs with the least amount of added sugar. 

*UPDATED 10 April 2017 to include eggs from Aldi.

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  • Many popular chocolate easter eggs are 55-65% 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
  • Red Tulip Elegant Rabbit, Cadbury Creme Eggs, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Coles Easter Hunt Bag, Humpty Dumpty and Aldi's Dairy Fine Milk Chocolate Bunny contain more than 60% sugar

Top tips for choosing Easter eggs with less sugar

  • For the least added sugar, choose dark chocolate (70% cocoa) which has the added health bonus of antioxidants
  • 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
  • A warning when choosing dark chocolate: just because a product says “dark chocolate” it could still contain 40-50% sugar. Check the nutrition panel and look for 30g of sugar per 100g or less.   
  • Just because a product says “organic” or UTZ certified (sustainable farming), it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthier or contains less sugar
  • Less ingredients on the ingredients list is usually a good sign your egg doesn’t contain other added nasties like palm oil.

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) = 9.5 teaspoons of added sugar

Milk Chocolate Eggs:

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

 

The rest:

Product

Sugar per 100g

Total teaspoons
of sugar per
product

Cadbury Creme Eggs bag (234g) 

66.4

37

Cadbury mini eggs (125g)

66

19.5

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

Coles easter hunt bag (300g)

62

44

Crunchy Bumper Bunny (170g)

62

25

M&M’s speckled eggs (190g)

58.7

26.5

Malteser eggs (125g)

57.4

17

Cadbury milk chocolate eggs (250g)

56.9

34

Cadbury Dairy Milk Bunny (250g)

56.5

33.5

Cadbury Dairy Milk Bunny (150g)

56.5

20

Cadbury Dairy Milk Bunny (80g)

56.5

11

Lindt Bunny Gold Milk (200g)

55.1

26

Lindt Bunny Gold Milk (100g)

55.1

13

Lindt White Chocolate Gold Bunny (100g)

54.9

13

Kinder Surprise Giant Bunny (160g)

53.6

20

Aldi Choceur Milk Chocolate Bunny (100g)

53.6

12.5

Aldi Moser Roth Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs (150g)

49.8

17.5

Ferrero Rocher Cocoa Eggs (100g)

43.6

10

Ferrero Rocher Bunny (100g)

40.7

9.5

Aldi Choceur Dark Chocolate Bunny (100g)

40.2

9.5

Lindt Dark Chocolate Gold Bunny (200g)

34.9

16

Lindt Dark Chocolate Gold Bunny (100g)

34.9

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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