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.


  • 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), or consider carob.
  • 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 chocolate” doesn't mean low sugar: it 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 Eggs:

  • Lindt Dark Excellence 70% Cocoa egg  = 7.5 teaspoons of added sugar

Dark Chocolate Bunnies:

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

Milk Chocolate Bunnies:

  • Ferrero Rocher Bunny (100g) = 9 teaspoons of added sugar
  • Kinder Surprise Bunny (100g) = 10 teaspoons of added sugar

Milk Chocolate Eggs:

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

Carob eggs

  • Banjo Bunny mini eggs (140g) = no added sugar, but 33% naturally occuring sugars


Here's the full list:



Grams of added sugar per 100g

Teaspoons of added sugar in entire product

  Aldi Moser Roth Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs (150g) 50 18.75
Banjo Bunny Carob mini eggs  0  0
  Cadbury Creme Egg Minis (130g) 65.8 21
  Cadbury Dairy Milk Bunny (150g) 57.6 21.6
  Cadbury Dairy Milk Bunny (80g) 57.6 11.5
  Cadbury milk chocolate eggs (288g) 57.6 41
  Cadbury Mixed Bag (600g) 57.2 86
  Ferrero Rocher Bunny (100g) 39 9
  Ferrero Rocher Cocoa Eggs (100g) 43.6 10
  Kinder Surprise Bunny (75g) 52.1 10
  Lindt Bunny Gold Milk (100g) 50 12.5
  Lindt Bunny Gold Milk (200g) 50 25
  Lindt Dark Chocolate Gold Bunny (100g) 35 8
  Lindt Dark Chocolate Gold Bunny (200g) 35 16
  Lindt Dark Excellence 70% cocoa egg (110g) 29 7.5
  Lindt White Chocolate Gold Bunny (100g) 55 13
  Malteser eggs (125g) 53.8 16
  Smarties mini eggs (90g) 70.7 15.9
Aldi Dairy Fine – Mini Eggs Caramel Filled (150g) 52 19.5
Cadbury Dairy Milk Crème Egg Chocolate block (180g) 59.4 26.7
Crunchie egg (110g) 63 17.3
Haigh’s Dark Chocolate Egg (100g) 47.5 12
Haigh’s Hand Decorated Milk Egg (320g) 52.6 42
Haigh’s Milk Chocolate Egg (100g) 52.6 13
Haigh’s Milk Chocolate Murray Cod (125g) 50.9 12.7
Kinder Surprise Maxi Egg (100g) 53.6 13
Moo Free Dairy Free & Vegan Egg (125g) 51.7 64.6
Red Tulip Mini Egg Crate (170g) 62.4 26.5
Smarties Mini Chocolate Easter Chicken in Egg (100g) 59.8 15


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 


*Please note this is not an exhaustive list of Easter products available in Australia but a representative sample of commonly available products.