Easter Candy Sugar Showdown
This past Halloween, we published a blog post featuring the amount of sugar in popular Halloween candies and offered our readers some sugar free alternatives. But Halloween isn’t the only occassion marked by lots of sugar consumption!
How much sugar do you think is in some of the most popular Easter treats?
“Chick” out the list below! Pun intended.
Every-Bunny’s Favorite Easter Candy
Let us remind you that according to a study done by the Harvard School of Public Health, the daily recommended amount of sugar intake is about 6 teaspoons (24 grams) for women and 9 teaspoons (36 grams) for men.
Check out the amount of sugar in the following candies:
- One Cadbury Easter Creme Egg has 26.5g of sugar
- One Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg has 8g of sugar
- In a single serving of Starburst Easter Jelly Beans you’ll find 20g of sugar
- One serving of Cadbury Chocolate Mini Eggs is 22g of sugar
- Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses contain 18g of sugar per 7-piece serving
- In one serving of M&M’s Easter Milk Chocolate Candy there is 18g of sugar
- The Lindt Milk Chocolate Bunny contains 55g of sugar
- Brach’s Jelly Bird Eggs contain 30g of sugar per serving
- Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Candy Eggs contain 15 g of sugar per serving
- Peeps traditional chick-shaped marshmallows contain 34 grams of sugar for a suggested serving size of five
As you can see, similar to Halloween candy, almost all of these popular Easter treats are well over the recommended amount of daily sugar intake. Easter candy is actually even more sugar-infested than Halloween candy, which is why we recommend that you opt for one of our sugar-free recommendations instead.
Egg-Cellent Sugar-Free Options
If you’re interested in going sugar free this Easter, don’t worry! You can still get your jelly bean and Peep fix with the following sugar-free options.
- Russell Stover Sugar-Free Pecan Delights
- Peeps Sugar-Free Chicks (It’s true! You can even get everyone’s favorite Easter treat sugar-free.)
- Jelly Belly Sugar-Free Assorted Flavor Jelly Beans
- Reese’s Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
- Sugar-Free Twizzlers
- York Sugar-Free Peppermint Patties
- Russell Stover Sugar-Free Jelly Beans
- Jolly Rancher Sugar-Free Hard Candy
- Hershey’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Bars
- Russell Stover Sugar-Free Chocolate-Covered Peanuts
- Murray Sugar-Free Vanilla Creme Wafers
- Brach’s Sugar-Free Lemon Drops
- Russell Stover Sugar-Free Strawberry Cream
Don’t Be Some-Bunny Who Forgets to Brush!
Going sugar-free isn’t your only option when it comes to protecting your teeth from cavities. Of course it’s okay to indulge in some Easter candy, just make it a priority to brush and floss after!
Now that you’re an eggs-pert on sugar-free Easter candy alternatives, don’t forget to call the Crown Dental office to schedule your 6-month cleaning!