A chocolate binge of this proportion would amount to a whopping 13,000 calories and 650 grams of fat.

The poll, by mystery shopping company Retail Active, found a typical 200g Easter to have 990 calories and 50 grams of fat, with youngsters eating an average of 13, many first thing on Easter Sunday.

2,000 people were surveyed and found that 77 per cent of adults allow their children to tuck into their Easter eggs first thing on Easter morning – before having any breakfast or even a drink.

While only three per cent of the people polled said they look at the nutritional content of the Easter eggs.

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