Which Christmas chocolates contain the most sugar?

15 December 2021
1 min read
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As Christmas is a time for sweets and treats, Expressdentist.com were intrigued to find out which chocolate boxes could be the worst for your teeth based on sugar content.

Christmas chocolate box sugar content rankings:

Rank

Chocolate box

Brand

Sugar content (grams per 100g)

1

After Eight

Nestle

66.7g

2

Quality Street

Nestle

58.2g

=3

Milk Tray

Cadbury

57g

=3

Heroes

Cadbury

57g

=5

Roses

Cadbury

56g

=5

Selection Box

Cadbury

56g

7

Celebrations

Mars

55.7g

8

Continental Chocolates

Thorntons

50g

9

Lindor Assorted Chocolate Truffles Box

Lindt

40g

10

Ferrero Rocher

Ferrero

39.9g

After Eight comes in as the worst chocolate box for your teeth, with 66.7g of sugar per 100g. This is 13.34g above the average chocolate box sugar content of 53.36g per 100g.

Quality Street ranks second with 58.2g of sugar per 100g. This chocolate box includes favourites such as The Purple One (chocolate, caramel and hazelnut), Caramel Swirl and The Green Triangle (chocolate and hazelnut).

In joint third place are Heroes and Milk Tray by Cadbury with 57g of sugar per 100g.

Following closely behind are Roses (56g), Cadbury Selection Box (56g), Celebrations (55.7g), Continental Chocolates (50g) and Lindor Assorted Chocolate Truffles Box (40g) respectively ranking joint fifth, seventh, eighth and ninth.

The chocolate box with the least sugar is Ferrero Rocher with a sugar content of 39.9g per 100g. 

Methodology:

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

2) A seed list of 10 chocolate boxes was collated using trusted online articles by Which.co.uk, Talking Retail, Birmingham Mail and The Market Herald.

3) Using data from the Open Food Facts the quantity of sugar per 100g was obtained for each chocolate box analysed.

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

5) Data is correct as of 14/12/21 and is subject to change.