WE all know that Cadbury's Creme Eggs are packed with sugar – but unless you witness one being made, it's hard to visualise just how much it contains.
After discovering that one of the sweet treats contains almost the entire recommended daily intake of sugar for an adult, Rebecca Bilham decided to see what the five teaspoons looked like next to a Creme Egg.
The shocked mum poured out the 26g of white sugar onto her kitchen counter and used a two pence coin for size reference.
Posting the photo on Facebook, the shocked mum wrote: "This is the amount of sugar in ONE Creme Egg?? Surely not……crikey!"
What's more, Twitter user Ryan Hodgson also shared a video earlier this week where he measured out the "horrifying" amount of sugar.
He captioned the clip: "Guess how much sugar is in one Cadbury’s Easter Creme Egg?
"Answer: more sugar than is recommended for kids of most ages for a whole day! Adults, don’t even think about it!"
That said, other users weren't surprised to see the amount of sugar that goes into the treat – and said it was okay in moderation.
"It’s an icing filled, chocolate egg," one replied. "It was never going to be surprisingly full of kale."
Another joked: "Sweet food has sugar in it – why are you flapping?!"
NHS sugar guidelines:
The government recommends that free sugars – sugars added to food or drinks, and sugars found naturally in honey, syrups, and unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies and purées – should not make up more than 5% of the calories you get from food and drink each day
- Adults should have no more than 30g of free sugars a day, (roughly equivalent to 7 sugar cubes).
- Children aged 7 to 10 should have no more than 24g of free sugars a day (6 sugar cubes).
- Children aged 4 to 6 should have no more than 19g of free sugars a day (5 sugar cubes).
- There's no guideline limit for children under the age of 4, but it's recommended they avoid sugar-sweetened drinks and food with sugar added to it.
Source: NHS Live Well
"This is not what we need to be hearing in lockdown," a third said. "Let me eat Creme Eggs in peace!"
"They're called 'sweets' for a reason dude," a fourth wrote. "Were you expecting it to be mostly carrot or something?"
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