CONSIDERING the year we’ve had, we can’t blame anyone for going a little overboard this Easter.
The mum said she’d ‘stripped back’ her family’s Easter chocolate stash this year[/caption]
Writing for Kidspot, the anonymous mum said she thought she’d “stripped back” the sweet treats this year and was planning on tucking into a few eggs herself.
After sharing a photo of her stash of Cadbury’s goodies, the mum wrote: “I kept the selection minimal (well okay mediocre) and only bought a handful (a large one) of items for their annual Easter egg hunt.”
In total, the mum – whose children are seven and eight – bought five packs of smaller chocolate eggs and two boxes containing 15 hollow ones.
Although she was pleased with the selection, the mum says she was “judged” by a family member who took issue with the amount of chocolate she’d bought.
A family member said she’d bought ‘way too much’[/caption]
She continued: “[They told me:] ‘This is way too much for two kids. They are going to go crazy!’
“Which was said in one of those tones, those very clearly judgmental tones -no question about it. “
Defending her sweet treats and hitting out at “Easter Grinches”, the mum said people shouldn’t assume kids will eat all their chocolate in one sitting.
But if they were to eat the chocolate all at once, the mum said it would teach the kids a valuable lesson – by making them feel sick and teaching them the benefit of rationing.
NHS sugar guidelines:
The government recommends that free sugars – sugars added to food or drinks, and sugars found naturally in honey, syrups, and unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies and purées – should not make up more than 5% of the calories you get from food and drink each day
- Adults should have no more than 30g of free sugars a day, (roughly equivalent to 7 sugar cubes).
- Children aged 7 to 10 should have no more than 24g of free sugars a day (6 sugar cubes).
- Children aged 4 to 6 should have no more than 19g of free sugars a day (5 sugar cubes).
- There’s no guideline limit for children under the age of 4, but it’s recommended they avoid sugar-sweetened drinks and food with sugar added to it.
Source: NHS Live Well
“Everyone does things differently,” she continued. “While you think my Easter chocolate collection is plentiful, fellow chocoholics like me may not. It is all relative.”
Although the mum says she was upset by the comment, she acknowledged that this was a “first world problem” and that she would still enjoy the festivities with her kids regardless.
Earlier this week, a shocked mum shared a photo showing how much sugar is in a Cadbury Creme Egg – but not everyone was surprised.
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