100 lb. Club - Easter candy calorie info

View Full Version : Easter candy calorie info

03-22-2008, 12:10 AM
For those struggling with the temptations that Easter candy presents, I wanted to share a Newsweek article I just read about the nutritional content of some Easter candies. I'm not posting this to scare people off their treats, but because I know that, for me, it's easier to resist unplanned sweet if I'm aware of the caloric/fat impact.

The Eight Most Fattening Easter Candies (http://www.newsweek.com/id/124447?g=1)

Hope it helps!


03-22-2008, 12:15 AM
Good thing I've planned to skip that chocolate bunny this year O_O

03-22-2008, 12:37 AM
Cadbury Creme Eggs are way too sweet for me, but I never thought they'd be a better choice than other treats!!! :yikes:

03-22-2008, 01:21 AM
For those of you doing WW here are the points for some of the old fav's.

Easter Candy

Cadbury Caramel, 1 egg (190 cal/6 g fat/0 g fiber) 4.5
Cadbury Chocolate Creme Egg, 1 egg (180 cal/8 g fat/<1 g fiber) 4.5
Cadbury Creme, 1 egg (170 cal/6 g fat/0 g fiber) 4
Cadbury Mini Eggs (17 eggs) (200 cal/9 g fat) 5
Cadbury Mini Creme Egg, 1 mini egg 1.5
Chocolate Nest Eggs, 1 1
Dove Chocolate Bunny, 1.8 oz 3
Easter Peeps, 5 3
Hershey Milk Chocolate Eggs, 7 pieces 5
Hershey Milk Chocolate Bunny, 1, 7 oz 5
Hershey Kisses, 8 pieces 5
Hershey Kisses or Hugs, 3 pieces 2
Jelly Beans, Smuckers, 24 pieces 3
Marshmallow/Chocolate Egg, 1 piece 2
Nestles Baby Ruth, (170 cal/10 g fat/<1 g fiber) 4.5
Nestles PB Mallow, (140 cal/8 g fat/<1 g fiber) 3.5
Milky Way, 1 egg (190 cal/12 g fat/0 g fiber) 5
Robin Eggs (malted milk), 2 regular or 6 mini 1
Snickers Egg, 1 egg (170 cal/10 g fat/1 g fiber) 4

03-22-2008, 01:39 AM
yah I find it easier just to pass it all up entirely ....sigh... back in the day I'd get an entire POUND bunny at wal-mart each time I'd go !!! OMG that's like 6 pounds of chocolate over the course of a few weeks ewww that makes me feel queasy in the tummy!

03-22-2008, 10:15 AM
Sigh.... peanut butter eggs are my favorite, but I haven't had one in a couple years.

03-22-2008, 10:52 AM
I will miss eating my peanut butter egg this Easter. But it isn't worth it to me and plus we have a bag full of them here now and it doesn't intrest me at the least :)

03-22-2008, 11:28 AM
I will miss eating my peanut butter egg this Easter. But it isn't worth it to me and plus we have a bag full of them here now and it doesn't intrest me at the least :)

Good for you - you are much stronger than I am! I can't even have them in the house, or I would be snarfing them down like crazy.

03-22-2008, 11:28 AM
Cadbury Creme Eggs are way too sweet for me, but I never thought they'd be a better choice than other treats!!! :yikes:

I was equally as surprised by this... I never thought those sweet sweet eggs would be a "better" option than a Reese's peanut butter egg. :eek:

03-22-2008, 11:55 AM
Thanks for posting the article and the ww points! I will be skipping the candy this year because I am VERY stingy with my points...I would rather real food than something sweet! Real food is my downfall :(

Nancy CA
03-22-2008, 11:58 AM
Thanks for posting the points list! It'll make it easier for me to resist if I can look at that one egg and say "Nope! Not worth the 5 points for me!" I'm the same as you guys though, if I start eating them at all I won't be able to stop myself!

Trazey - you aren't alone on that. I used to buy the huge "Costco" bags of chocolate covered almonds and go through one in two days or so. The thought of it now makes me feel ill.

03-22-2008, 12:22 PM
*sigh* I miss my Cadbury eggs. For me, there was never any such thing as "too sweet." But, they weren't a very good friend, were they?

03-22-2008, 12:54 PM
I have been Peep free for over 3 years. Like Halloween and Christmas, I just don't eat Easter candy. I know it must sound horribly restrictive, but I really appreciate the peace of mind. I don't have to worry about it.

03-22-2008, 10:48 PM
Cadbury Eggs have been the catalyst for me regaining about 40 lbs. TWICE! YUP - TWICE I had lost 40 lbs. sometime before Easter (even through Christmas) and then gained it all back sometime after the CEs came back into the stores for Easter. I would find an excuse to go to Target, where I would frequesntly munch on a bag of Cadbury mini-eggs while shopping and then buy some big Cadbury Eggs to bring home. Easter is so much more dangerous to me than Christmas.

This year, I stayed away from Target and shopped only at stores not carrying the EGG (Trader Joe's, Whole Foods). I asked a friend to buy me one egg and store it at her house until all the other eggs are gone from the stores. When that day comes, I will go to her house, savor my egg, journal the calories, and then be done with it.

That's the plan. Stupid egg.

03-23-2008, 02:22 AM
That's the plan. Stupid egg

But what a Smart cookie!! ;) That's an Egg-cellent plan!! :rofl:

03-23-2008, 09:19 AM
Oh man, I love Easter candy. A couple weeks ago (before I started on my diet) I bought 2 bags of Reese's peanut butter eggs and ate them both in less than a day. It was terrible.

My real downfall is Cadbury Cream Eggs. I could eat like 6 of those in one sitting.

03-23-2008, 11:43 AM
My downfall is the peanut butter egg too. I absolutely love peanut butter...probably have an addiction or something. Anyway, #1 rule of this weight loss journey is NO PEANUT BUTTER!!

It was nice to see that peeps are only 3 points per 5. Since my Mom gave us an easter basket (she got me a sushi roller...gotta love her!) with two packages of peeps and two Richard Stover solid chocolate easter bunnies, at least I know I can eat the peeps without feeling too guilty. My hubby and I made a deal... the easter bunnies are his and the hard boiled eggs are mine.

03-23-2008, 12:17 PM
DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT! Why did my beloved Peeps make number 1? When I clicked on that link, I drooled on that beautiful picture on the screen!





03-23-2008, 12:27 PM
LOL - thanks for posting those Fresno.

I used to always buy myself a bunch of easter goodies when I got the stuff for the kids. Well I skipped it this year. But I'm a sucker for the Robin's Eggs (Malts). I may buy myself a small carton of it (about 30 of them for about 89cents) and let it last... yea right - maybe not.

03-24-2008, 12:12 AM
I only had a couple of peanut butter eggs (the mini ones) and one egg's worth of Starburst Jelly Beans (they are the best). I didn't have any Cadbury Mini Eggs. To me, they are the troika of Easter Candy, but I didn't have any Cadbury eggs & only 1 of the eggs of jelly beans. That is much better than in years past.