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Blisstree Easter Candy Breakdown: Which One Is Most Likely To Give You Diabetes

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No one is indulging on their favorite whimsical Easter treats thinking they’re munching on super foods, but the actual sugar, fat and calorie contents of those delicious candies can still be a little shocking.

Let’s go over just how nutritionally bad for you some Easter favorites really are:

Original Peeps Marshmallow Chicks- yellow chicksA serving of marshmallow peeps is actually pretty hefty. You can eat five whole chicks for 140 calories and zero grams of fat. Before you get too excited, there are 34 grams of sugar in a serving and the second listed ingredient, after sugar, is the dreaded corn syrup.

Cadbury Cream Eggs- SONY DSCYou only get to eat one cream egg per serving, but do to the very rich and sweet flavor, you know that’s more than enough to satisfy your Easter sugar craving. Your one cream egg will set you back 150 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 20 grams of sugar. Yikes.

The list of ingredients is also pretty frightening:

MILK CHOCOLATE ( SUGAR; MILK; CHOCOLATE; COCOA BUTTER; MILK FAT; NONFAT MILK; SOY LECITHIN; NATURAL AND ARTFICIAL FLAVORS ); SUGAR; CORN SYRUP; HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP; CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: ARTI FICIAL COLOR ( YELLOW 6 ) ; ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR; CALCIUM CHLORIDE; EGG WHITES

Cadbury Mini Eggs-Cadbury-Mini-Eggs-Wrapper-Small Mmm, these are my personal favorite, so the information I’m about to lay down was very disappointing for me. One serving of mini eggs is just 12 pieces that weigh in at 190 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 27 grams of sugar.

The ingredients are slightly more frightening than their giant cream egg friends due to the dyes and coloring that go into their adorable and crispy shells,

MILK CHOCOLATE ( SUGAR; MILK; COCOA BUTTER; CHOCOLATE; LACTOSE; SOY LECITHIN; PGPR, EMULSIFIER; ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR AND NATURAL FLAVORS) ; SUGAR; CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: CORNSTARCH; GUM ACACIA; CORN S YRUP; ARTIFICIAL COLOR ( YELLOW 6 LAKE; BLUE 2 LAKE; YELLOW 5; BLUE 2; RED 40) ; MILK FAT; INVERT SUGAR; NONFAT MILK; ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR ; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SALT

Reese’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Egg-Reeses-Eggs

Possibly the most delicious of Reese’s seasonal offerings, the big peanut butter egg will cost you 85 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 8 grams of sugar. That would seem like a lot more had we not just examined those Cadbury products.

Tall Milk Chocolate Rabbit-737tallmkchocbunnybig

There are a ton of chocolate rabbits on the market, but I chose this one from See’s Candies because I just love their regional chocolate. This adorable bunny is wrapped in gold foil, hollow and stands tall at 8 and a half inches. You will not want to eat him by yourself or in one go. According to MyFitnessPal, this milk chocolate rabbit contains 631 calories, 39 grams of fat and 63 grams of sugar.

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  • Lindsey Conklin

    I’m really glad I read this after I already ate ALL my easter candy (2 giant bags of m&m’s and a ridiculous amount of Russell stover’s weird flavors)

  • Alexandra

    The carbury creme egg ingredients are different in canada!!! That’s so weird!
    The egg whites are higher up, and it has glucose syrup instead of HFCS o.o Still 150 cal though.

    It’s like the quest bars, I’m guessing some american sweetener is banned here, because they’re typically about 20-30 calories more here.

  • Jessica

    Don’t be the asshole who points out it’s “due to,” not “do to”; don’t be the asshole who points out it’s “due to,” not “do to”; don’t be the asshole who points out it’s “due to,” not “do to” …

    God dammit.

  • http://losebellyfatx.com/ Lee

    Yeah it’s true this candy is bad for you but it’s Easter and you deserve to treat yourself a little. Im not saying just go out and indulge in endless sweets but take it easy this Sunday and treat yourself. Happy Easter!

    http://www.fatlossfactorxx.com/tag/venus-factor/

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    NONE. Eating sweets does not cause diabetes. Quit perpetuating a myth and a stereo type for diabetics everywhere!