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Charlotte2
03-10-2005, 05:48 PM
I had a little cadbury's creme egg this morning. The egg was so small, I figured, how bad could it be? 450 Calories! AAGGH!
Easter is a dangerous time.
Are there any other undersized calorie bombs waiting for me out there?


Lyria
03-10-2005, 06:36 PM
Really? I was just looking up www.fitsmart.com.au and their food database and Cadbury Creme Egg came up as 170 calories per 40gm egg. Thats in Australia though...maybe they're bigger there?

Livi

icecreamjunkee
03-10-2005, 07:16 PM
oh my goodness i just got off a jelly bean and peeps binge! I love easter candy hehe


Only Me
03-10-2005, 07:24 PM
THere's no way a regular sized Cadbury's cream egg has 450 calories. THey're just not big enough. I'd have guessed 200 max as a ballpark figure, so Lyria's 170 sounds close to right. 450 calories is probably for 100 grams, but I think the eggs are only 30-40 grams.

Only Me
03-10-2005, 07:28 PM
http://www.hersheys.com/products/details/cadbury.asp?id=337-606

Go here. Lyria's right 170 calories per 39gram egg.

hefty1
03-11-2005, 09:52 AM
hi charlotte. if you like easter eggs, try working them into your program as a treat.
:) glen

Charlotte2
03-11-2005, 01:04 PM
Whew! I was looking at the UK Cadbury's site, they must have bigger eggs. (It really didnt make sense that that little egg had more calories than a chocolate bar!)

The problem with working treats into my program is that I am genetically incapable of stopping at one! I work better on - "go or no go" basis!

SuchAPrettyFace
03-11-2005, 10:01 PM
I have not bought any Cadbury Mini Eggs yet.

And I'm not going to. :)

Charlotte2
03-14-2005, 02:10 PM
Not planning on buying any either... but the office candy jar is always there and I know some evil soul will stock it!
My usual strategy is to fill the jar myself with hard candy, which I don't much care for - but even with the jar full, people "share" holiday stuff.
Generous people can be hard on the waistline!

Suzanne 3FC
03-15-2005, 04:09 AM
Charlotte, I think the difference is that in the UK, many items list nutrition per 100 grams instead of per serving size. I'm still really shocked that it has so few calories, I would have guessed more. Thank goodness I have sensitive teeth and can't eat them anymore, lol.

kykaree
03-15-2005, 05:29 AM
I used to love creme eggs, I had one a month ago as my "treat" I have a treat every Sunday afternoon (when I feel like it) and I didn't like it!!!! Far too sweet for me these days, would rather have had a bowl of porridge with blueberries. I am going mad!!!!!!

Charlotte2
03-15-2005, 01:29 PM
Its good when tastebuds change... its just hard getting there!