By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 10:07 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 10:09 BST, 1 April 2019
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 (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 (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
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.