Skip Nav
Arm Exercises
7 Equipment-Free Exercises to Sculpt Strong Arms
Olympics
Ashley Wagner Just Shocked Figure Skating Fans by Showing Up to the Olympics
Fitness Gear
Distract Your Haters in the 8 Coolest Metallic Sneakers of 2018

What's in a Cadbury Crème Egg?

Anatomy of a Cadbury Crème Egg

We are pumped to share one of our fave stories from Shape here on FitSugar. This week Shape turns to nutritional consultant Mike Roussell, PhD, for some help!

We're all familiar with the things that signal spring’s arrival: extra hours of daylight, budding flowers, and Cadbury Crème Eggs on display at every supermarket and drugstore in America. It’s easy to justify grabbing one (or two) of the seasonal treats on your way to the checkout (They’re only available for a few weeks out of the year). But have you ever wondered what’s inside the chocolate shell? You'll be happy to learn that there is actual egg in Cadbury Crème Eggs, but the rest might (or might not) surprise you.

Keep reading to learn what is in a Cadbury Crème Egg!

5 Easter Candies with the Most Calories

Here's the ingredient list (which isn’t available on Hershey's website):

  • Milk chocolate (sugar; milk; chocolate; cocoa butter; milk fat; nonfat milk; soy lecithin; natural and artificial flavors)
  • Sugar
  • Corn syrup
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • 2% or less of: artificial color (yellow 6); artificial flavor; calcium chloride; egg whites

Carbs Without Cause: 8 Foods Worse Than White Bread

Three of the four main ingredients are sugar by various names (sugar, corn syrup, and high fructose corn syrup). And since the first ingredient (the shell) is primarily sugar as well, this isn’t the best Easter treat for diabetics or the one-third of Americans with insulin resistance.

ADVERTISEMENT

Top 50 Spring Diet Foods For Weight Loss

Consider this: One Cadbury Crème Egg has the same amount of sugar as two ¾-cup servings of Count Chocula cereal. It’s also equivalent to what the American Heart Association considers an entire day’s worth of sugar (20g or 5 teaspoons of sugar).

Indulge in three Cadbury Crème Eggs throughout Easter Sunday (which isn’t unheard of), and you’ll take in the dosage of sugar that a physician would use during an oral glucose tolerance test to determine if you have diabetes (60g). That’s a powerful punch of sweetness!

For a festive treat that fares a little better on the health front (as dark chocolate does contain powerful antioxidants), try Green & Black's Organic Dark Eggs. They’re organic, made with 70 percent cacao, and still come in the festive Easter egg shapes — no creme filling included.

We all have our favorite guilty pleasures, so if you don’t mind using up 150 of the calories you burned during the Easter Sunday Bunny Hop 5K, go ahead and indulge. One sugar bomb every so often isn’t going to make you fat or give you diabetes. If you want to minimize the damage, enjoy your Cadbury Crème Egg after exercise, when your body is most equipped to handle the sugar.

Happy Easter!

Nutrition info (1 egg): 150 calories, 6g fat, 4g saturated fat, 20g sugars, 2g protein

Dr. Mike Roussell, PhD, is a nutritional consultant known for his ability to transform complex nutritional concepts into practical habits and strategies for his clientele, which include professional athletes, executives, food companies, and top fitness facilities. Dr. Mike is the author of Dr. Mike's 7 Step Weight Loss Plan and the Six Pillars of Nutrition.

Connect with Dr. Mike to get more simple diet and nutrition tips by following @mikeroussell on Twitter or becoming a fan of his Facebook page .

To get the latest health, fitness, beauty, and fashion news follow @Shape_Magazine on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Source: Flickr user MrB-MMX

How to Stop Snacking at Night
Who Are Sadie and Erik Bjornsen?
What Is Text Neck?
How Painful Is the Copper IUD?
American With Most Winter Olympic Medals
Carb Cycling
Winter Olympics Full Schedule 2018
Kate Wasley 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
What to Do For Constipation
Olympians on Social Media
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds