Cadbury's Dairy Milk Crunchie Ultimate Easter egg contains 17 DAYS' worth of ...

Cadbury and other chocolate giants are slammed for selling Easter Eggs containing up to 17 DAYS' worth of sugar as obesity campaigners warn the treats are 'a real risk to health' Cadbury's Dairy Milk Crunchie Ultimate Easter Egg contains 330g of sugar  NHS recommends children aged four-to-six should have no more than 19g a day Other top offenders include Maltesters, Smarties and Dairy Milk Oreo

By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline

Published: 10:07 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 10:09 BST, 1 April 2019

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Cadbury and other chocolate giants have been slammed for the sugar content in some of their Easter eggs.

Cadbury's Dairy Milk Crunchie Ultimate Easter Egg contains a whopping 330g of sugar - more than half of its 570g weight. 

Youngsters who munch their way through the entire egg on Easter Sunday could therefore be having as much as 17 days' worth of sugar.

The NHS recommends children aged four-to-six should have no more than 19g of the sweet stuff a day.

The National Obesity Forum has now warned that super-sized Easter eggs are a 'real risk to our health'. 

Cadbury's Dairy Milk Crunchie Ultimate Easter Egg contains a whopping 330g of sugar

Maltesers Crunchy Easter Egg has an astonishing 271.5g of the sweet stuff

Cadbury's Dairy Milk Crunchie Ultimate Easter Egg (left) contains a whopping 330g of sugar and Maltesers Crunchy Easter Egg (right) has an astonishing 271.5g of the sweet stuff 

Other offenders include Maltesers Crunchy Easter Egg, which comes with two chocolaty bunnies plus a bag of mini sweet treats.

At 496g, 271.5g of this is made up of sugar, with young children getting up to 14 days' worth in one sitting.

Nestlé Smarties Chocolate Egg comes with two tubes of the popular treats - and 261g of sugar

And Cadbury's Dairy Milk with Oreo large Easter egg contains 195g of sugar

Nestlé Smarties Chocolate Egg (left) comes with two tubes of the popular treats - and 261g of sugar. And Cadbury's Dairy Milk with Oreo large Easter egg (right) contains 195g of sugar

HOW MUCH SUGAR IS TOO MUCH? 

The amount of sugar a person should eat in a day depends on how old they are.

Children aged four to six years old should be limited to a maximum of 19 grams per day.

Seven to 10-year-olds should have no more than 24 grams, and children aged 11 and over should have 30g or less.  

Popular snacks contain a surprising amount of sugar and even a single can of Coca Cola (35g of sugar) or one Mars bar (33g) contains more than the maximum amount of sugar a child should have over a whole day.  

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