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RANKED: A helpful guide to the best and worst chocolate Easter treats

Easter is a time filled with well-intentioned egg hunts, trips to see the grandparents and messy arts and crafts. For most families, it's also a time for chocolate and lots of it.

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. 

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Malteaster Bunny

As 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.
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Cadbury Creme Egg

The 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.
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Cadbury Mini Eggs

Shockingly, 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.
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Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons

The 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.
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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! 
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The Cadbury’s XL Chopped Nut Egg

This weighs 545g contains a whopping 2977 calories, almost 285g of sugar and 180g of fat. Whereas the XL Creme Egg although slightly smaller in size at 497g actually packs more sugar with an insane 299g, 121g of fat and 2459 calories. We need to sit down.


Now read:

13 brilliant Easter toys that help boost baby and toddler development

All the best things to buy yourself this Easter (without the calories!)


  • Author: Aimee Jakes Aimee Jakes
  • Job Title: Shopping and Community Editor

Aimee is the Shopping and Community Editor at Bauer Media where she works on fitness, fashion and beauty content across a number of titles such as heat, Closer and Grazia.

Her hobbies include truffle mac and cheese, Class Pass and relentlessly checking (and scolding!) the weather app.

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