In fact, Wren Kitchens reckon that the average child receives 13 eggs from relatives! Er, we are dubious.
Whatever your stance on chocolate treats for your little ones, of course, it is completely up to you! You may be in the small Cadbury Creme Egg camp, you may be in the 'sod it, it's Easter camp!' and you may be in the no-added-sugar-no-matter-whatever-day-it-is camp.
However, it's also great to know exactly what your children are scoffing this Easter, so you can make a well-informed choice. Knowledge is power, after all.
Here is all their favourite Easter treats with the best and worst offenders (with some as much sugar as 11 Krispy Kreme doughnuts!)
Some aren't even that terrible, considering it's, well, chocolate.
Malteaster BunnyAs one of the smallest Easter treats on offer, the Malteaster Bunny is also one of the healthiest choices. Weighing 29g, the chocolate bar has 156 calories, 9g of fat and 15g of sugar.
Cadbury Creme EggThe classic Cadbury Creme Egg is slightly heftier at 40g and comes with a bigger calorie count of 177 kcal. A Creme Egg’s fat content is lower than a Malteser Bunny with only 6.1g, but with its sweet, creamy center - ‘however you eat yours!’ it will still rack up a hefty 26.5g of sugar, meaning one egg alone would take the average 7-10 year old child over the recommended daily intake of sugar.
Cadbury Mini EggsShockingly, the research suggests that of the smaller treats on offer a 90g bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs is one of the higher calorie choices - with a total of 444 kcal, 61.5g of sugar, and 27.9g of fat.
Based on the governments guidelines for recommended daily sugar intake, just one bag alone would see you edging close to your daily allowance of 90g.
To put that into perspective, that’s the equivalent amount of sugar in nearly five original glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts - in just one packet.
Cadbury Dairy Milk ButtonsThe Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons egg which is categorised as a ‘small’ egg on many supermarket websites and weighs just 85g comes in at 462 calories, 26g of fat and 48g of sugar.
When it comes to the ‘medium’ categorised eggs, there’s quite a gap between the calorific contents. The Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Faces egg at 122g tots up 653 calories and 69.5g of sugar whereas the Retro Lion Bar egg which includes two chocolate bars and a hollow egg is nearly double that with over 1000 calories and 112g of sugar.
Snickers Milk Chocolate Easter Egg... which comes with two 48g Snickers bars – packs1429 calories, 147g of sugar, and 78g of fat. That’s the same sugar content as 3.5 McDonald’s Dairy Milk Mcflurrys or 11 original glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Woah!