A study has revealed that the average British child will enjoy eating chocolate which will cost approximately £24, and will contain about 12,000 calories. The same amount of calories can represent the equivalent of enough sustenance to last for 7 days. According to a research made by Confection magazine, the serious nature of such a massive caloric intake might require the average child to run a distance of 56 miles in order to burn the entire energy received by eating that much chocolate.
Editor Angus Kennedy said:
It’s worrying that children are being given so much high-calorie food.
Mr. Kennedy added:
While it’s good for the industry, we as a nation must ensure we are not actively contributing to rising obesity levels. For many families, Easter has become nothing more than a chocolate-fest.
The usual 10-year-old can receive up to 8 eggs from the entire family. One chocolate egg contains around 700 calories if it’s hollow, but there are eggs which also have sweets inside them. This can then boost the caloric intake for one single egg at about 1,500 calories.
It depends on each family budget now that the price of chocolate eggs increased by 64% dew to the rising price for chocolate in the Ivory Coast – the main supplier of cocoa.
Mr. Kennedy believes chocolate is just as good for one’s system as any other food, as long as it is consumed in proper quantities. He said:
It’s worrying that children are being given so much high-calorie food. Whilst it’s good for the industry, we as a nation must ensure that we are not actively contributing to rising obesity levels. For many families, Easter has become nothing more than a chocolate-eating fest.
One thing’s for sure when it comes to eating chocolate: the vast majority of people don’t usually pay any attention to side effects.