I’ve taken a good look at eggs ranging from €4.99 to €16.99, all had similar sized eggs between 150g and 200g of chocolate, plus extra bars of chocolate or sweets inside. Price indicates more expensive packaging or slightly better quality chocolate.
4 bars of Dairy Milk weigh 211g, slightly more than the equivalent large 200g Dairy Milk Easter egg and 4 bars cost ¼ of the price of the egg. When you buy expensive Easter eggs you are paying for the packaging.
As they were just chocolate all the different brands of hollow 200g eggs had very similar nutritional values of an average 1050kcals, 115g of sugar & 55g of fat.
That’s 128% of an ADULTS daily guideline for sugar and 84% of fat, from this one food source. I have not included any additional bars inside in these figures. 1 Mars bar for example has an additional 260kcals, 35g of sugar & 10g of fat.
If you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your weight, having this amount of chocolate in one sitting, will set you back so bare that in mind. However, an egg over Easter is arguably moderation.
I’ve relatives with children that get to eat at least 10 eggs at Easter. 10 eggs and 10 bars of additional chocolate (most eggs have 2 bars inside and even assuming someone else will eat one of the bars, these figures only account for 1 additional bar). That child will consume 1.5 Kilograms of sugar, 900g of Fat and 13,100kcals, all from this one food source. To equate that, it’s 1 & a half bags of sugar and nearly 4 packets of lard. That much chocolate will also have 20mg of caffeine per 100g.
To answer, “What’s the lowest calorie Easter egg?” The cheaper small ones, they’re about 100g of chocolate in the egg and usually have a bar as well, so it totals about 3 bars of chocolate. I priced some as low as €3.99, not too bad and less than a euro more expensive than buying just 3 bars of chocolate on their own. Each cheap egg, works out at about 3 bars of chocolate. Moderation is fine and this could be argued as moderation.
10 small cheap Easter eggs with bars, is the same as about 30 bars of chocolate. 10 large 200g eggs with 2 bars each, is about the same as 60 bars of chocolate. If I said I was going to eat 30 or even 60 bars of chocolate over the weekend, what would you think?
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