Portion sizes for popular snacks – from 5 Dairy Milk squares to 13 Pringles

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Many of us are overeating without even realising it.

When trying to slim down, it’s important to check you’re not surpassing the NHS’ recommended daily calorie intake.

This is 2,500kcal for men and 2,000kcal for women – but you may need slightly more or less food depending on how active you are.

To see if you’re eating too much food, check calorie contents on food packaging and make a note of recommended portion size.

Portion sizes are often a lot smaller than you may think – we should actually only be eating five small squares of Cadbury chocolate per serving.

And when it comes to Pringles, 13 crisps is the recommended amount so make sure to stop after you pop.

If portion sizes aren’t something you’d really paid to much notice to before, worry not.

Poundtoy has made some healthy charts that tell you how much of each snack you should actually be having.

Check out the handy findings below:

Chocolate

  • Cadbury Dairy Milk – 25g, which is five chunks of a 200g bar
  • Galaxy Milk Chocolate – 25g, which is six chunks of a 200g bar
  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange – 31.4g, which is four segments of a 157g ball
  • Cadbury Giant Buttons – 25g, which is 10 buttons in a 119g packet
  • Maltesers – 34g, which is 17 Maltesers in a 102g packet

Crisps

  • Pringles Original – 30g, which is 13 crisps in a 200g packet
  • Doritos Tangy Cheese – 30g, which is 16 crisps in an 180g packet
  • Walkers Ready Salted – 30g, which is 17% of a 175g packet
  • Monster Munch Pickled Onion – 30g, which is 44% of a 68g packet
  • Quavers – 30g, which is 26% of a 116g packet

Sweets

  • Jelly Beans – 25g, which is equivalent to 10 sweets
  • Jelly Babies – 26.4g, which is equivalent to four sweets
  • Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles – seven sweets
  • Haribo Supermix – seven sweets
  • Haribo Tangfastics – five sweets

Cereal

  • Kellogg’s Frosties – 30g, which is 4% of a 750g box
  • Kellogg’s Rice Krispies – 30g, which is 5.9% of a 510g box
  • Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut – 30g, which is 6% of a 500g box
  • Nestle Cookie Crisp – 30g, which is 6% of a 500g box
  • Kellogg’s Coco Pops – 30g, which is 6.3% of a 480g box
  • Nestle Cheerios Multigrain – 30g, which is 8% of a 375g box
  • Nestle Shreddies Original – 40g, which is 9.6% of a 415g box

Fizzy drinks

Don't forget to pay attention to liquid calories too.

You could unwittingly be taking in too many calories by drinking an entire 500ml bottle of pop.

When drinking Sprite Lemon-Lime, Fanta Orange, Tango Orange, Coca Cola and Lucozade Original, you should actually only be drinking 250ml glasses each time.

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