Data reveals most to least sugary Easter eggs

29 March 2022
2 min read
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As Easter is a time for chocolates and treats, Expressdentist.com were intrigued to find out which Easter eggs could be the best and worst for your teeth, based on sugar content. 

Top 10 Popular Easter Eggs with the Highest Sugar Content: 

Rank

Easter Egg

Brand

Average sugar content in grams (per 100g)

=1

Galaxy Ripple

Mars

68

=1

Galaxy Minstrels

Mars

68

2

Smarties

Nestlé

65.35

3

M&M's Salted Caramel

Mars

65

4

Smarties Orange

Nestlé

64.9

5

Twix (White Chocolate)

Mars

62

6

Creme Egg

Cadbury

61.5

7

Chocolate Orange (White Chocolate)

Terry’s

61

8

Aero Peppermint

Nestlé

60.75

9

Rolo

Nestlé

60.5

=10

Yorkie

Nestlé

60.4

=10

Quality Street

Nestlé

60.4

=10

Lion

Nestlé

60.4

=10

Kit Kat

Nestlé

60.4

Coming in joint top spot for the Easter egg worst for your teeth is Galaxy Ripple and Galaxy Minstrels Easter Eggs with 68g of sugar per 100g. Although two Mars Galaxy products take top spot, the other two Mars Galaxy products (Galaxy Enchanted and Galaxy) rank respectively 19th and 52nd.

In second place is the Smarties Easter Egg with 65.35g of sugar per 100g. This is 10.42g of sugar above the average sugar content per 100g of popular Easter eggs chocolate.

Third place is M&M's Salted Caramel with 65g of sugar per 100g. Caramel is pure sugar, combined with the chocolate it is unsurprising the product has a high sugar content.

Following closely behind are Smarties Orange (64.9g), White chocolate Twix (62g) and Creme Egg (61.5g), respectively ranking in fourth, fifth and sixth.

Top 5 Popular Easter Eggs with the Lowest Sugar Content:

Rank

Easter Egg

Brand

Average sugar content in grams (per 100g)

1

Green & Blacks (Dark Chocolate)

Cadbury

29

2

Ferrero Collection

Ferrero

39.9

3

Ferrero Rocher

Ferrero

41.8

=4

Lindt Salted Caramel

Lindt

42

=4

Lindt with Mint Truffles

Lindt

42

5

Chocolate Fingers

Cadbury

45

The Easter egg with the least sugar, of only 29g per 100g, is unsurprisingly Green & Blacks. This is due to it being dark chocolate meaning it has a high cacao content and less sugar, giving the signature more bitter taste.

Following in second place for the Easter egg least bad for your teeth is Ferrero Collection with 39.9g of sugar. In third place for lowest sugar content is Ferrero Rocher with 41.8g of sugar per 100g. Both rankings are due to the high nut content.

Methodology:

1) Expressdentist.com were eager to find out which popular Easter eggs have the highest amount of sugar per 100g and therefore could be the worst for your teeth.

2) A seed list of 78 popular Easter eggs was collated from the UK’s largest supermarkets website: tesco.com. The list included all Easter eggs being sold by Tesco in 2022, except for their own brand Tesco Easter eggs and 9 niche Easter eggs. 

3) Using data from tesco.com the quantity of sugar per 100g was obtained for each Easter egg analysed. If the multiple sizes of the popular Easter egg differed the sugar content an average was taken.

4) The Easter eggs were then ranked in accordance with their sugar content per 100g, with the higher the sugar content the worse the Easter egg could be for your teeth.

5) Data is correct as of 24/03/22 and is subject to change.