- Experts from Bidvine have revealed calories in UK’s most popular eggs
- Creme Egg is number one in top 20 and contains 922 calories
- Burning it off requires three hours of walking or 1.6 hours running
- Most calorific in top 20 is Dairy Milk, which takes 3 hours running to burn off
Even if you’re dedicated to your fitness regime and healthy eating, you might be tempted to allow some leeway for an Easter treat.
But before you crack open that chocolate egg, it might be worth noting just how much exercise you’d have to do to burn off all those extra calories.
Experts from the online local services marketplace Bidvine.com have calculated the calories in the UK’s 20 favourite Easter eggs – and worked out how long you’d have to spend running, skipping, swimming, walking, cycling, squatting or doing burpees to burn each one off.
A Cadbury’s Dairy Milk egg is the worst offender in the top 20, meaning you’d have to hit the running track for three whole hours to burn off the 1,758 calories it contains.
You would have to run for three hours or walk for almost six hours to burn off the 1,758 calories in this Dairy Milk Easter Egg
Get your walking shoes on! You’d have to pound the pavement for 5.4 hours to burn off the chocolate egg and three Mars bars in this Easter offering
To burn off the most popular choice, a Cadbury Crème Egg egg, you would have to run for 1.6 hours or swim for an hour.
Even the least calorific option – a Smarties eggs – requires one hour 12 minutes of running to cancel out. But if you’re a fan of swimming, a doable 48 minutes in the pool is required.
Bidvine.com co-founder, Russ Morgan, said: With Easter coming up we wanted to highlight just how many calories people are actually consuming and, to put it into context, just how long they’d need to exercise to burn it off.
‘We don’t want to put people off from indulging in the Easter festivities, however as with everything moderation is key.’
|Dairy Milk XL||1,758||5.9 hours||3 hours||2 hours||5.2 hours||2.1 hours||3.7 hours|
|Cadbury Caramel||1,683||5.6 hours||2.9 hours||1.9 hours||4.9 hours||2 hours||3.5 hours|
|Mars||1,623||5.4 hours||2.8 hours||1.8 hours||4.8 hours||1.9 hours||3.4 hours|
|Flake/Wispa||1,562||5.2 hours||2.7 hours||1.8 hours||4.6 hours||1.9 hours||3.3 hours|
|Double Decker||1,549||5.2 hours||2.7 hours||1.7 hours||4.5 hours||1.9 hours||3.2 hours|
|Oreo||1,528||5.1 hours||2.6 hours||1.7 hours||4.5 hours||1.8 hours||3.2 hours|
|Snickers||1,429||4.8 hours||2.5 hours||1.6 hours||4.2 hours||1.7 hours||3 hours|
|M&M’s||1,385||4.6 hours||2.4 hours||1.6 hours||4.1 hours||1.6 hours||2.9 hours|
|Minstrels||1,357||4.5 hours||2.3 hours||1.5 hours||4 hours||1.6 hours||2.8 hours|
|Aero||1,259||4.2 hours||2.2 hours||1.4 hours||3.7 hours||1.5 hours||2.6 hours|
|Yorkie||1,033||3.5 hours||1.8 hours||1.1 hours||3 hours||1.2 hours||2.2 hours|
|Toffee Crisp||1,004||3.4 hours||1.7 hours||1.1 hours||3 hours||1.2 hours||2.1 hours|
|Mini Eggs||980||3.3 hours||1.7 hours||1.1 hours||2.9 hours||1.2 hours||2 hours|
|Creme Egg||922||3.1 hours||1.6 hours||1 hour||2.7 hours||1.1 hours||1.9 hours|
|KitKat||943||3.1 hours||1.6 hours||1.1 hours||2.8 hours||1.1 hours||2 hours|
|Milkybar||886||3 hours||1.5 hours||1 hour||2.6 hours||1.1 hours||1.9 hours|
|Matchmaker||872||2.9 hours||1.5 hours||1 hour||2.5 hours||1.1 hours||1.8 hours|
|Thorntons||806||2.7 hours||1.4 hours||54 mins||2.4 hours||1 hour||1.7 hours|
|Smarties||680||2.3 hours||1.2 hours||46 mins||2 hours||49 mins||1.4 hours|
Even the least calorific egg in the top 20 requires 46 minutes in the swimming pool to burn off
You’d have to spend almost two hours doing squats to burn off the 1,549 calories in this Double Decker egg
If you’re thinking of indulging in a 1,562 calorie Wispa Easter egg, you’ll need to do more than three hours of burpees to work off those calories
UK’S 20 FAVOURITE EASTER EGGS
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