<p>A collection of Cadbury Creme Eggs which apparently have 6.5 teaspoons of sugar in one single egg</p>

A collection of Cadbury Creme Eggs which apparently have 6.5 teaspoons of sugar in one single egg

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A video has revealed the amount of sugar in one of Britain’s favourite chocolate egg treats but, literally, no one is surprised.

Ray Hodgson shared a clip of a kid showcasing how much sugar is in a Cadbury Creme Egg – around 6.5 teaspoons – and urged adults not to give them to children.

The footage comes from Michael I Goran, a professor of paediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and a campaigner for reducing sugar consumption among kids.

Hodgson tweeted: “This is horrifying! Guess how much sugar is in one Cadbury’s Easter Creme Egg? Answer: more sugar than is recommended for kids of most ages for a whole day! Adults, don’t even think about it!”

But the tweet was met with eye rolls and sparked a debate.

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Several people highlighted that, in fact, they were well aware of the sugar content in Easter treats – and that was even part of the attraction.

Here are some of the best reactions.

Even Twitter itself got involved in the matter.

This is not the first Creme Egg related scandal to hit the internet.

One source of conflict back in 2018 was how to say the name of the iconic Easter confectionery. After a much-heated debate, Cadbury confirmed “creme” was pronounced “crem” instead of “cream”.

What scandal will the glorious chocolate egg bring us next year?

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