Mom's Viral Cadbury Creme Egg Warning Has Some Parents Seriously Grossed Out

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From Halloween and Christmas to Valentine's Day and Easter, it seems like there's always an excuse to eat chocolate -- just in different forms. But that doesn't mean that some aren't worse for your kids than others. After finding out just how much sugar is in one popular holiday candy, a mom from England created a striking visual to show exactly what kiddos are putting in their little bodies when they eat just one Cadbury Creme Egg.

  • Mom Rebecca Bilham has a warning for Cadbury egg lovers -- and you might want to look away.

    Although some candy fans might find her visual enough to ruin Easter, this UK mom thinks it's worth every parent seeing. Bilham poured five teaspoons of sugar next to the chocolate egg treat with a coin between the two to put the massive pile in perspective. 

    "....this amount of sugar in ONE cream egg?? Surely not......crikey!" she wrote on Facebook. "When I see something interesting that I think other mums on my page will like I share it." 

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  • Damn, that's a lot of sugar....

    Just one of these eggs has more the five teaspoons of sugar, and the American Heart Association recommends that kids eat no more than a maximum of six teaspoons of added sugar per day. That means that little ones pretty much consume an entire day's worth a sugar by popping one egg in their mouth, as it contains 22 out of the advised maximum of 25 grams. Now just consider how much sugar they're taking in around Easter when it's easy to lose count of how many of these chocolate treats are snatched from baskets!

    "I found the amount of sugar claimed to be in a Creme Egg frightening to be honest. We all know they're full of sugar but actually seeing it in pure form it appears such a lot," she told the Sun Online. "I have let my son eat them at Easter, but I am conscious of his daily intake anyway and when you see eye opening content like this on social media it does make you stop and think twice."

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  • The striking photo has gone viral, and some parents are "shocked" over what it shows.

    It's an icing-filled chocolate egg ... what else do people expect?

  • Others refuse to admit the truth and are buying into conspiracies.

    They're sprinkling in some sarcasm among all of that sugar.

  • Then there are the parents who appreciate the heads-up but simply don't give a damn.

    "The same amount goes into my morning coffee ... and my midday coffee, and my afternoon coffee ... You get the picture," one user wrote.

    "I actually wished this was enough to make me care ... but the sad reality is I have two waiting for me to get home," another added.

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  • They feel that if it was good enough for '80s kids, it's good enough for this generation too.

    "Well I don't care ... I'm normally good; hardly eat any chocolate so can indulge in one now and again," one user wrote.

  • Others can't get the visual out of their heads and are changing their Easter plans.

    At least for their kids, but maybe not for themselves ...

    "So yummy ... but so bad ... you can even taste the gritty crunch of sugar when you eat the creme inside," another commented.

  • Then there are the parents who allow the occasional egg by rationalizing that it's no worse than any of the other treats.

    "Just like everything else they are OK in moderation," one user wrote. 

  • But if you do let them splurge, you might want to do it when you're not around to deal with the sugar high.

  • Life is too short not to eat a sugar-filled egg every now and then!

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