“Moderation, the National Heart Foundation agrees, is the key as just one 100-gram Cadbury egg contains 2230 kilojoules (532 calories) and will take at least a 40-minute run to burn off.”
You know, they never tell you that you could “burn it off” just as readily with two to two and a half hours of croquet or mini-golf, an hour and a half of cleaning up all the goddamn almighty mess from the family Easter celebration that they’ve all left you to do, or four hours of lazing the fuck around munching chocolate and watching Doctor Who. No, that chocolate spends a lifetime on your hips unless you immediately jump up and go for a jog.
Also? I can’t remember the last time I ate 100 grammes of chocolate all in one go. And when my kid gets more than one or two Easter eggs, I clean them out of his drawer at Halloween.
But cheers for the fat panic, Fairfax! God forbid a day go by without a reminder of the foul spectre of the fatty fatfats that threaten to destroy our society.
[...] three months of opportunity to buy something that isn’t a nutritious snack.
Actually, chocolate is really quite nutrient-dense. You said so yourself right up there. Do attempt to keep your story straight.
In other headlines this fine weekend:
BRUSSELS sprouts or chocolate eggs? It is not a difficult decision for any kid. However, an academic believes parents would be doing their children a favour by sending them on hunts for vegetables rather than traditional Easter eggs.