When it comes to chocolate Easter eggs and most calories, Ferrero Rocher takes the top spot with a whopping 1,320 calories while M&Ms Choco egg is the ‘healthiest’ choice this Easter containing just 493 calories per pack.
This year’s Easter celebrations are going to be a little bit different, but at least we can still get our hands on the delicious treats – luckily, supermarkets recently lifted their item restrictions on Easter eggs.
So, which Easter eggs are best? Everyone has their favourites, but some people also make their choice on which is the least calorific.
Interested in this, OnBuy.com has scoured online supermarkets to discover which medium-sized Easter eggs*, including chocolate-free alternatives, have the most and least calories.
Which Easter eggs contain the most calories?
By far the unhealthiest Easter egg, first place goes to Ferrero Rocher. The indulgent family favourites don’t hold back with their seasonal products – a medium-sized Easter egg product contains a staggering 1,320 calories – that’s over half our (men and women) recommended intake per day.
In second place is KitKat Chunky. Chunky in size but also in calories, the product contains 772 calories.
Closely following in third, fourth and fifth place are Mars, Cadbury Bourneville and Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel – they rack up 756, 748 and 723 calories respectively.
Others making the list of the top ten calorific eggs:
Rolo – 720 calories
Cadbury Fry’s Heritage – 715 calories
Cadbury Creme Egg – 713 calories
Aero Bubbles – 702 calories
Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons – 696 calories
Which Easter eggs are the ‘healthiest’?
While none are exactly healthy, there is a clear-cut winner for the Easter egg with the fewest calories. This is claimed by M&Ms Choco, with only 493 calories for the entire pack.
This is followed by Moo Free dairy alternative with 578 calories, Maltesers (582 calories) and Tesco Free from dairy alternative (625 calories), to name a few.
*Medium-sized Easter eggs only were considered in this study. Where size isn’t specified, research concludes that medium size is a product between 115g and 213g, which includes one egg and one additional food item.
*Total calories include that of the Easter egg plus additional food item.
*The most popular brands, plus some chocolate/dairy alternative products, were sourced through the main UK supermarkets’ online stores: Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Waitrose. Data was collected on 08/04/20.
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