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    The average child in the UK now gets 8.8 Easter eggs at Easter - too much or just right?

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    According to a new survey, the average number of Easter eggs that a child receives at Easter is now 8.8 which is apparently over double the recommended weekly calorie intake for a child. Do you think that number is too high, just right or too low? Or do you think that if rationed after dinner and eked out over the course of a few weeks is totally fine?
    The survey comissioned for Wren kitchens showed that the calories in the eggs add up to 17,000 and is the equivalent of 200 Krispy Kreme doughnuts, 57 cans of full sugar coca cola or 79 bags of skittles!

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    We buy our kids about 15 and then fill them with McNuggets and deep fry them and coat in candyfloss

    Equivalent of 200 Krispy Kremes. Didn't realise that they were so low in calories. I'm off to buy dozens

    Seems like the average child is getting shorted by 0.2 of an Easter egg.
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    Equivalent of 200 Krispy Kremes. Didn't realise that they were so low in calories. I'm off to buy dozens

    It is child cruelty - lining their arteries with saturated fat - everything in moderation is what I say

    Ours gets 2, one from each sets of grandparents

    Mine only get 2 and a teddy. Why would anyone let their children eat that much chocolate?

    Seems like the average child is getting shorted by 0.2 of an Easter egg.

    The addiction of sugar I see especially with my 8 year old niece is scary.

    I always suspected my children were way below average X)
    Edited by: "colin4man" 12th Apr

    who gives a child 0.8 of an Easter egg? Is that like taking the chocolate bar out because you're hungry while dropping it off with your nephew?? (_;)

    My kids do get a fair amount each year.. mainly because both my wife and I have large families.. However it takes them a couple of months to get through them all.. certainly not going to let them gorge on chocolate and have 17000 calories of chocolate in 2 days like some news reports have suggested!
    Edited by: "arcangel111" 12th Apr

    My daughter is likely to only get the small ones that the bunny leaves for her.
    We have got her a couple of small toys instead of chocolate this year.

    My Boy gets 6 just from family.

    Way too much chocolate. Save your children's teeth and health this Easter and give the chocolate to the parents instead (_;)

    Smaller than they used to be though right?

    Some children are sensible enough to make them last rather than eat them all on the day... If they aren't then help them ration it, not really an issue to be honest

    Hold on. Minute what about size? The school already gave him 3 but they were tiny mini eggs are thry counting them? Lord knows how many mines going to get i got a easter hunt pack of 20 but they are all like a bit smaller then a kinder.

    Ours normally get more than that as we have a huge family with 4 sets of grandparents still around and 7 aunties/uncles , but they often only eat a egg a week they are not obsessed by chocolate and never binge on the stuff. We have thrown them out before as they have gone out of date (_;)

    They do get too much but I don't let mine scoff theirs all in one day or week for that matter, all good things in moderation.

    Haven't finished last year's yet. Won't be getting any more until they are reduced to a quid after Easter.

    17000 calories in less than 9 eggs? Those eggs must be massive.

    £50 no chocolate. Used to buy loads of eggs then when you realise your killing your child and forcing years and years of problems onto them I devices no more. She prefers the money it builds her savings.

    I remember Easter egg hunts in the garden as a child, and being SO excited.

    We got one 'big' egg from the grandparents, one smarties egg from mum & dad, and probably 4 filled eggs (creme egg/aero/caramel etc) and 5 mini filled eggs.

    I loved it.

    I can still get clear images of the hunts, seeing the eggs high up in the trees and in the garden and putting my goodies in a little wicker basket which I still have to this day.

    They used to last weeks/months, we never gorged on them. We had to make sure that the eggs were evenly shared between the kids, and then we offered to share them with the family.

    Best bit was cracking the hollow eggs on dad's head

    OnPoint

    Ours normally get more than that as we have a huge family with 4 sets of … Ours normally get more than that as we have a huge family with 4 sets of grandparents still around and 7 aunties/uncles , but they often only eat a egg a week they are not obsessed by chocolate and never binge on the stuff. We have thrown them out before as they have gone out of date (_;)




    I remember cooking with the chocolate after a few month as I wasn't a great chocolate or sweet eater. I would prefer making chocolate cookies or chocolate crispie thingys with it.

    Just shows how well this county is doing. Well done Great Britain.

    i don't get any unfortunately!!

    Wait, I thought the UK was boycotting the eggs this year because they've taken the word "easter" off them... I can't keep up with this fickle lot

    sicklysweet

    I remember cooking with the chocolate after a few month as I wasn't a … I remember cooking with the chocolate after a few month as I wasn't a great chocolate or sweet eater. I would prefer making chocolate cookies or chocolate crispie thingys with it.


    We tried making rice crispy cakes about 4 years ago and one egg refused to melt, god knows what chemicals it had in it to stop it melting oO

    sicklysweet

    I remember Easter egg hunts in the garden as a child, and being SO … I remember Easter egg hunts in the garden as a child, and being SO excited. We got one 'big' egg from the grandparents, one smarties egg from mum & dad, and probably 4 filled eggs (creme egg/aero/caramel etc) and 5 mini filled eggs. I loved it. I can still get clear images of the hunts, seeing the eggs high up in the trees and in the garden and putting my goodies in a little wicker basket which I still have to this day. They used to last weeks/months, we never gorged on them. We had to make sure that the eggs were evenly shared between the kids, and then we offered to share them with the family. Best bit was cracking the hollow eggs on dad's head




    Nice memories - our girls enjoy doing this also.

    As for the average amount per child - parents can't easily dictate what relatives want to buy, but they can pace the consumption over a long period of time.

    "Hello, this is Wrens Kitchens, do you have time to take part in a survey?"

    "What are you doing ringing at half seven?"

    "How many eggs does your child get at Easter?"

    "You trying to distract the public from all the negative press your kitchens have been getting of late?"

    "Eggs. Your child. Easter."

    "Corrie's on. Look, sod it... 8.8 you creepy weirdos."

    "Thanks... "

    "Now F off. Your kitchens are ****."


    Edited by: "CaptainSocks" 12th Apr

    this is disgusting what with it being law that they have to eat them all in one sitting ...

    OnPoint

    Ours normally get more than that as we have a huge family with 4 sets of … Ours normally get more than that as we have a huge family with 4 sets of grandparents still around and 7 aunties/uncles , but they often only eat a egg a week they are not obsessed by chocolate and never binge on the stuff. We have thrown them out before as they have gone out of date (_;)


    Out of date chocolate? Chocolate barely gets out of date for many months due to the sugar content. Maybe you read the "sell by" date?

    My lad got 11 last year. Silly. couldn't even eat them all, dad had to help out...

    He's got 2 this year from me. one each from each set of Grandparents. That's it.

    Banned

    IV been to the dentist today and oh boy it was awful!

    We buy our kids about 15 and then fill them with McNuggets and deep fry them and coat in candyfloss

    I'd rather have "57 cans of full sugar coca cola" tbh

    farha786

    i don't get any unfortunately!!



    Buy one then

    Error440

    Buy one then



    You make life so beautifully simple

    Error440

    Buy one then



    ​It's not the same as recieving them

    farha786

    ​It's not the same as recieving them



    Buy one when drunk then

    haritori

    We buy our kids about 15 and then fill them with McNuggets and deep fry … We buy our kids about 15 and then fill them with McNuggets and deep fry them and coat in candyfloss



    Wouldn't it melt into liquid?

    Nevermind i've seen a video

    Edited by: "MR1123" 13th Apr

    Error440

    Buy one when drunk then



    ​Don't drink

    farha786

    ​Don't drink



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