The amount of sugar in a Cadbury's Creme Egg is genuinely shocking

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What better way to celebrate the upcoming Easter celebrations, than to remind people just how much sugar chocolate eggs can have?

People give Cadbury’s chocolate eggs to friends and family during Easter – in fact, one seasonal chocolate favourite is Creme Eggs.

One mum went on Facebook to share how much sugar it contained – and whoa is there a lot sugar.

“Warning, may upset Creme Egg lovers,” Rebecca Bilham posted on her Facebook page, The Little Red Hut Home & Gifts.

And then, she posted a picture of it.

A Creme Egg’s ingredients are sugar, milk, glucose syrup, cocoa butter, invert sugar syrup, dried whey (from milk), cocoa mass, vegetable fats (palm, shea), emulsifier (E442), dried egg white, flavourings and colour (paprika extract).

Sugar is the overwhelming ingredient – including glucose syrup and invert sugar syrup.

Each Cadbury Creme Egg contains 26 grams of sugar (177 calories), which is about six teaspoons.

Last year, a spokesperson for Cadbury told The Independent: “As with all of our delicious Cadbury chocolate, Cadbury Creme Egg can be enjoyed as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

This Easter treat is loved by consumers around the world and can only be snapped up in the run up to Easter.

Happy Easter.

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