Happy Easter!

I hope that everyone had a good Easter holiday long weekend. We’re in the middle of two break weeks here in Ottawa so I thought I’d share some hard-hitting investigative journalism that I’ve been working on with you.

Well, no… not really, but check out what I found this weekend:

It’s the Nestlé Turtles Chocolate Egg

Serving size 1/6 of an egg? Really? I suppose this is designed to make this treat look like a reasonable 140 calories. Multiply that by 6 and you have 840 calories, more than half of the daily caloric RDI of a growing 8 year old child. Nobody is going to only dole out 1/6 of this catastrophic caloric confection to their child! Would more parents pass up this treat if it listed the calories as 840 per egg and the saturated fat as 78% of the daily recommended intake? Note too that these percentages are rated for adults. No wonder childhood diabetes is on the rise.

Wohn wahh…