How Much Sugar Is In A Cadbury Creme Egg?

People have been left gobsmacked after finding out just how much sugar there is in a Cadbury Creme Egg.
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Every Easter, the fan favourite Cadbury Creme Egg returns to shelves. But do you know how much sugar is inside one?

It’s no surprise that many of us succumb to the temptation.

But before indulging in that creamy, fondant-filled goodness, wouldn’t you like to know just how much sugar you’re about to consume?

One concerned mum has issued a stark warning to parents who might be thinking of giving their kids a Creme Egg.

She decided to measure out the amount of sugar contained in just one egg, and the results were jaw-dropping.

She took a photo of the treat next to a hefty pile of sugar, with a 2p coin included for scale.

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Of course, the internet being what it is, some people expressed doubts about the accuracy of her findings, with one commenter dismissing it saying: “This is a lie.”

But, is it really?

A quick look at the Cadbury website reveals that each 40g Creme Egg contains a staggering 26.5g of sugar.

Let that sink in for a moment. That’s a lot of sugar for such a small treat.

Curious to verify the claim, others decided to conduct their own experiment.

Lo and behold, the results were consistent – there really is a massive amount of sugar crammed into a single Creme Egg.

Creme Egg with how much sugar is inside.
There’s an astonishing amount of sugar inside a Cadbury Creme Egg. Credit: Chels Thornley via Facebook

While their photos might have shown slightly less sugar than the original snap, there’s no denying that it’s still a significant amount and it leaves many of us rethinking our Easter indulgences.

For the health-conscious folks out there, it’s essential to be aware of the recommended daily sugar intake.

According to the NHS guidelines, adults should not consume more than 30g of free sugars a day, roughly equivalent to seven sugar cubes.

As for children aged seven to 10, the limit drops to 24g, and for four to six-year-olds, it’s recommended to stay under 19g.

Now, here’s where things get concerning – one Creme Egg alone exceeds the daily sugar recommendation for children under the age of 11.

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Even for adults, devouring just one egg leaves you with less than 4g of sugar left for the rest of the day.

That’s not much, considering all the other sources of sugar we encounter in our daily diets.

The photo of the towering sugar pile alongside the innocent-looking Creme Egg has always been a hot topic on social media, particularly around Easter.

Some users are shocked and put off by the massive sugar content, realising just how much they’re consuming with each delightful bite.

As one person put it: “That’s A LOT of sugar. I love a Creme Egg, but this is shocking.”

On the other hand, some are unfazed and not willing to let go of their beloved treat.

They don’t care if it contains 26g of sugar; they’ll happily indulge in a multipack in one sitting – and maybe even do it more than once.

To them, Creme Eggs are just too good to resist.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.