By Mutton Club staff.
We were sent this interesting press release and thought it would be fun to share in the run-up to Easter. We like our chocolate in the UK! We have a very sweet collective tooth and Easter is the perfect opportunity to pig out!
But do you know how many calories are in your Easter egg and how long it will take to burn them off? Here’s a handy ready reckoner! Except it may well be based on the metabolism of a younger audience – not to mention how long our over-indulgence could keep someone going in a hungrier environment….
This is a classic PR press piece and the info isn’t really anything to do with the company promoting it, but it’s quite fun – so here you go.
Calculator reveals it would take almost 2 hours of burpees to burn off the UK’s favourite Easter egg!
An online local services marketplace has revealed how many calories are in the nation’s favourite Easter eggs, and created a calculator that allows people to work out how much exercise it would take to burn the chocolate treats off via their preferred workout method.
Bidvine.com commissioned a survey of more than 1,500 chocoholics and discovered that the nation’s favourite Easter egg is Cadbury Crème Egg, followed by Mini Eggs and Dairy Milk.
The UK’s top 10 favourite Easter eggs and how many calories they contain* are as follows:
1) Creme Egg (186g) – 922.68 calories – 31%
2) Mini Eggs (187g) – 989.1 calories – 20%
3) Dairy Milk (331g) – 1758.8 calories – 16%
4) M&Ms (268g) – 1385.84 calories – 10%
5) Smarties (122g) – 680 calories – 7%
6) Oreo (278g) – 1528 calories – 6%
7) Aero (235g) –1259.65 calories – 6%
8) Thorntons (149g) – 806.09 calories – 2%
9) KitKat (180g) – 943.92 calories – 1%
10) Mars (331g) – 1623.84 calories – 1%
Bidvine.com enlisted the help of its qualified personal trainers to work out how much exercise would need to be done to burn Easter egg calories off. To burn off the most popular choice, Cadbury Crème Egg, a person would have to do either 115 minutes of burpees, more than one hour of swimming or 161 minute’s worth of sit ups.
To use the online exercise calculator and see the full list of the UK’s 20 favourite Easter eggs click here.
The survey also found that 78% of people did not check the label to see how many calories Easter eggs contain, with 56% of these citing that “Easter is a time of indulgence”, as the main reason. A further 68% of people surveyed said they put their fitness and dieting regimes on hold over the Easter period.
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