The Checkup: This Cadbury Creme Egg Mojito Has Almost 1,000 Calories
• If you’re one of those people who can’t get enough Cadbury Creme Eggs this time of year, hold on to your sweet tooth: Someone has taken those fondant-filled chocolates and turned them into a cocktail. More specifically, a 987-calorie cocktail. The drink, created by a London mixologist and available at a bar there (sorry), features rum, chocolate liqueur and muddled Cadbury Creme Eggs. The Daily Mail says it contains more calories than “a double cheeseburger and fries washed down with a small Coke.” Yum! For the record, you’re better off eating six Cadbury Creme Eggs than sipping this drink. Each egg has packs 150 calories, so you’re looking 900 cals total in six—an outrageous amount, yes, but still fewer than that darn cocktail.
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