People Are Only Just Realising How Much Sugar Is In A Creme Egg
A picture has gone viral after depicting just how much sugar goes into a Creme Egg.
Rebecca Bilham, who runs a Facebook page called The Little Red Hut Home & Gifts, posted a picture of a Crème Egg, a two pence coin (for scale, obviously) and then a huge pile of sugar that shows us in no uncertain terms how that one treat you allow yourself in the afternoon is slowly killing you.
She captioned the photo: "Warning, may upset Creme Egg lovers.....this amount of sugar in ONE cream egg?? Surely not......crikey!"
Brilliant - thanks for that.
So, time for the big reveal. Each tasty treat has 26 grams of sugar in it. That's the same as having about 6 teaspoons of sugar in your tea.
According to the UK Government guidelines adults are supposed to have no more than 30 grams (about seven teaspoons) of sugar per day. That means that if you're having a mid-morning Crème Egg you'd better be living like a monk for the rest of the day.
Count yourselves lucky Adults, because children can't even have one.
The same guidelines suggest that children aged between 7 and 10 have no more than 24 grams per day, and children aged 4 to 6 only 19 grams.
Imagine trying to separate your child from their Crème Egg after they're approximately three quarters of the way through it. Gross, no thanks.
Bilham told the Sun: "I found the amount of sugar claimed to be in a Creme Egg frightening to be honest. We all know they're full of sugar but actually seeing it in pure form it appears such a lot.
"I have let my son eat them at Easter, but I am conscious of his daily intake anyway and when you see eye opening content like this on social media it does make you stop and think twice.
"However, we are chocolate lovers in our household and won't be stopping eating them completely! Everything in moderation, I think."
There we go! Everything in moderation is the best way to look at this. After all, the guidelines are there for a reason, but they are only guidelines. These are the same people that tell you to only drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week, after all.
It'll never catch on.
Featured Image Credit: Cadbury