Know Your Easter Treats – The Calories In Easter Chocolate

Easter is only a couple of weeks away now but the likelihood is that you’ve already had a quick stroll down the seasonal aisle in your local supermarket and checked out what’s what with the Easter treats this year…if you haven’t already tucked into a few.

It’s totally normal to already have devoured a couple of packs of mini eggs before Easter Sunday even arrives but if you’re trying to watch the waistline and make nutritious choices with your food, it can be difficult to know how, if at all, you can fit in any of these seasonal chocolates.

Well, we’ve created this breakdown of all your favourite Easter treats and given you the low down on the calorie count and the rest of the nutritional information you might want to know to help you make an educated choice when getting yourself a treat this Easter.

Cadbury Mini Eggs – 80g Bag

They’re an Easter classic and can be bought separately in an 80g bag, 38g box or as part of an Easter egg so the likelihood is, you’re going to enjoy some at some point in the run-up to Easter.

Recommend Serving Size: 25g

Calories per 25g: 124 kcal

Sugars per 25g: 17g

Fats per 25g: 5.4g

Saturates per 25g: 3.1g

*the recommended calorie intake for women per day is between 1400 – 2000 calories while for men it is 2000 – 2500.

Cadbury Crème Egg – 40g Egg

A cult product in the Easter aisle, Cadbury Crème Eggs are a big favourite for many people and are perfect for enjoying in moderation.

Recommended Serving Size: 1 x 40g Egg

Calories per 40g: 177 kcal

Sugars per 40g: 26.5g

Fats per 40g: 6.1g

Saturates per 40g: 3.7g

Malteaster Bunny – 29g Chocolate Bar

Not quite as long standing in the Easter aisle as some treats but the ’Malteaster’ has become an iconic seasonal treat and compared to some sweet treats, is a little easier on the waistline.

Recommended Serving Size: 1 x 29g Bar

Calories per 29g: 156 kcal

Sugars per 29g: 15g

Fats per 29g: 9g

Saturates per 29g: 5.1g

Lindt Milk Chocolate Bunny – 200g Bunny

Another classic Easter treat, the milk chocolate Lindt bunny is something most people purchase at some point during the season.

Serving Size: 100g (half a bunny)

Calories per 100g: 550 calories

Sugars per 100g: 55g

Fats per 100g: 33g

Saturates per 100g: 20g

*The recommended serving size for this product is not 100g but less, the nutritional values are just per 100g.

Milky Bar Mini Eggs – 90g Bag

A relatively new addition to the chocolate world but a very good one, milky bar’s version of mini eggs are seriously sweet but very moreish – so be careful if you open a pack of these.

Recommended Serving Size – 5 eggs

Calories per 5 eggs: 86 kcal

Sugars per 5 eggs: 12.2g

Fats per 5 eggs: 3.6g

Saturates per 5 eggs: 2.2g

Cadbury Dairy Milk Eggs with Oreo Filling – 82g bag

Oreo and Dairy Milk is a combination a lot of people can’t resist and if eaten in moderation, these Oreo-filled mini eggs are a perfect sweet treat.

Recommended Serving Size: 1 x 10.3g egg

Calories per 10.3g: 58 kcal

Sugars per 10.3g: 5.3g

Fats per 10.3g: 3.7g

Saturates per 10.3g: 2.1g

Cadbury Dairy Milk Small Easter Egg – 72g Egg

Usually bought for younger children but ideal if you just want a small egg with no extra treats on the side, these 72g eggs are just pure Dairy Milk chocolate and are usually very affordable at around £1.

Recommended Serving Size: 36g (half an egg)

Calories per 36g: 193 kcal

Sugars per 36g: 20g

Fats per 36g: 11g

Saturates per 36g: 6.6g

Cadbury Dairy Milk Large Easter Eggs

Available with Crème Eggs, Mini Eggs, Oreo Bars, Heroes, Twirls and other Cadbury chocolates, this medium sized Easter egg usually weighs in about 240 – 260g per pack, depending on which type you buy.

The nutritional information for the smaller chocolate treat in the box can either be found above or online but for the egg:

Recommended Serving Size: 25g

Calories per 25g: 134 kcal

Sugars per 25g: 14g

Fats per 25g: 7.7g

Saturates per 25g: 4.5g

*the 25g recommended serving size also applies for the medium-sized and XL sized Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter eggs, so the nutritional value for the hollow egg is the same.

Mars Galaxy Easter Egg

The Galaxy Easter eggs work similarly to the Cadbury’s ones as they’re available in packs with various different chocolate bars, all of which have their own nutritional value but the plain Galaxy hollow egg has the following nutritional information:

Recommended Serving Size: 25g

Calories per 25g: 132 kcal

Sugars per 25g: 14.6g

Fats per 25g: 7.3g

Saturates per 25g: 4.3g

Nestle Easter Eggs with Mugs

Available with a range of different Nestle chocolates such as Yorkie, Toffee Crisp and Kit Kat, they all come with the same hollow milk chocolate egg:

Recommended Serving Size: 1/5 Egg

Calories per 1/5: 109 kcal

Sugars per 1/5: 12.2g

Fats per 1/5: 6g

Saturates per 1/5: 3.6g

Lindor Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Truffles

A classic choice from Lindt, this milk chocolate Easter egg with the milk chocolate Lindor truffles is a real luxury treat.

Hollow Egg Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 100g

Calories per 100g: 539g kcal

Sugars per 100g: 55g

Fats per 100g: 31g

Saturates per 100g: 19g

*recommended serving size is not 100g

Thorntons Classic Milk Chocolate Easter Egg

Another classic chocolate brand that brings out a great selection of luxury Easter eggs every year, Thorntons Classic milk chocolate egg comes with a selection of their classic chocolates too.

Hollow Chocolate Egg Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 100g

Calories per 100g: 527 calories

Sugars per 100g: 54g

Fats per 100g: 30g

Saturates per 100g: 19g

So, that’s the majority of the most popular Easter treats covered and if what you fancy tucking into isn’t on here, always check the pack for nutritional information or a lot of supermarket websites also carry the information to help you make informed decisions about what you’re eating.

Easter treats are there to be enjoyed and you can even enjoy them when watching your weight just follow the recommended serving sizes and remember, enjoy in moderation!

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