People Can't Believe The Amount Of Sugar In One Cadbury Creme Egg

For those of you that find pleasure in Easter candy each year, then you know how special Cadbury Creme Eggs are. According to Cadbury's US site, the company first launched its drinking chocolate in 1824 and became the "chocolate of choice among the Royal family" 30 years later in 1854, after Queen Victoria granted the company a Royal Warrant. In 1875, the first Cadbury egg was laid and the rest — as they say — became Easter history. And, it's been a history that everyone can enjoy. 

Though the company has become known as the provider of one of the most popular Easter candies around, the brand also delivers other chocolate goodies year round. Additionally, they've also began to dabble in the alcohol space with their Cadbury Creme Egg beer (via Independent) and back in 2019, released a Cadbury Creme Egg Mayonnaise in collaboration with Heinz (via Delish). But despite these unusual creations, the brand continues to make headlines year after year due to the high amount of sugar that is included in each of their infamous eggs. 

There's more sugar than you probably think in just one Cadbury Creme Egg.

If you're one  of the people who have always wondered just how much sugar is actually in a Cadbury Creme Egg, you will probably be shocked to find out that it's more than you think. According to Cadbury's UK website, each Cadbury Creme Egg has 26.5 grams of sugar, which is more than the daily amount of sugar women are supposed to consume. Healthline notes the American Heart Association's daily recommended sugar intake for men is no more than 37.5 grams of sugar and for women, 25 grams is the recommended number. That amount could change if your caloric intake is a little higher; Healthline explains that less than 10% of your daily caloric intake should come from sugar. 

For example, the site notes that if you are eating 2,000 calories per day, then your sugar intake would would be about 50 grams, as opposed to the 37.5 or 25 grams mentioned above. To put things into perspective a little more, the American Heart Association reveals that "one 12-ounce can of soda contains 8 teaspoons of added sugar," which equals out to 32 grams total. So, if Cadbury Creme Eggs are your favorite holiday treat, just remember that for every one that you eat, you're consuming what would be almost a full can of soda.