The video was shared by Professor Michael Goran an expert in childhood obesity and prevention. He wrote: “Can you guess how much sugar is in one Cadbury Creme Egg (UK version). Watch to see…(Hint: it is more sugar than is recommended for kids of most ages for a whole day.)”
He added: “It seems hard to believe, but just 1 Cadbury Creme Egg contains 26.5g (over 6.5 teaspoons) of total sugar!
“We came up with an easy, 4 ingredient Sugarproof alternative to Creme Eggs to lighten the sugar load: https://sugarproofkids.com/
The video has so far been viewed 73.6k views.
The NHS recommends the maximum sugar intake per day to prevent tooth decay and weight gain.
For adults this is 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.
Another added: “It’s Easter. We’ve been in lockdown for ages. Give it a rest.”
A third said: “what…. um… what did you *think* Cadbury chocolate eggs were… ah…. made of??”
A fourth joked: “It’s why you should be sensible and only eat several a day for three months of the year.”
Another wrote: “Of course. What did you think a chocolate egg with a fondant filling would have anything but bad stuff in it?”
The World Health Organisation recommends we reduce the amount of ‘free sugars’ we consume
Free sugars are any sugars that are added to food or drinks, or present naturally in unsweetened fruit juices, purées and pastes, as well as honey or syrups.
But this does not include natural sugars found in fruits, vegetables and milk.
Professor Michael Goran suggested an alternative sweet treat involving dates, dark chocolate and desiccated coconut.
Alternatively Cadbury’s Creme Eggs can be purchased in many supermarkets in the run up to Easter celebrated this Sunday.