For most of us, Easter can be a tough time of temptation.
Shiny golden eggs and cute choccy bunnies have been winking at us from supermarket shelves for months, testing both our willpower and our spending habits. On average, Aussies eat 5.5kg of chocolate a year — the equivalent of 110 small 50g bars, or 1667 mini Easter eggs. Now that’s a hefty chocolate habit!
In our April 2014 issue, we answer all your chocolatey questions, so you can enjoy a little of the sweet stuff without diving head first into the chocolate fountain! We recommend opting for good-quality dark chocolate, and enjoying it in 25g portions (about three to four squares). Remember: When you’re choosing Easter treats, moderation is key.
6 tips for surviving chocolate season
Buy individual chocs, rather than large blocks
Share your Easter treats with family and friends
Opt for quality over quantity
Store chocolate in the fridge. (It lasts longer in your mouth when it’s cold!)
If chocolate comes in foil, count the wrappers to keep track of how many you’ve eaten
Eat mindfully and pace yourself — savour every mouthful!
To see our top 10 Easter treats, pick up the April issue of Healthy Food Guide magazine — it’s in stores now!