The
Choc-E-late
Table

E numbers and the nation's favourite chocolates

We are a nation of chocolate lovers but have you ever wondered about the amount of E numbers in our favourite chocolates?

Keep reading to find out more.

The Periodic table of E numbers

The Periodic table

of E numbers

This section shows you which E numbers are included in the nation’s favourite chocolates. Simply click on any title and it will explain what the E number is used for and how many of our favourite chocolates contain it.

Number of chocolate bars that contain E numbers

  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • 4

  • 5

  • 6

  • 7

  • 8

  • 9

  • 10+

Tap on an E number below to find out more.

E100

Curcumin

Found in:

4 chocolates

Naturally occurring orange/yellow colour, extracted from the spice turmeric.

Found in: Galaxy Minstrels, M&Ms (Peanut), Aero Peppermint, Aero Bubbles Peppermint

E1103

Invertase

Found in:

2 chocolates

An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose.

Found in: Cadbury Milk Tray, After Eight

E120

Cochineal/Carmine

Found in:

1 chocolate

Natural red colour obtained from egg yolk and dried insects. Can also be manufactured.

Found in: M&Ms (Peanut)

E133

Brilliant Blue

Found in:

1 chocolate

A synthetic coal tar dye, blue in colour. Often mixed with E102 to make green.

Found in: M&Ms (Peanut)

E1400

Starches

Found in:

4 chocolates

Generally of maize, corn, potato, wheat or tapioca in origin. Used to modify texture and stability. Includes Dextrin.

Found in: Cadbury Mini Eggs, Galaxy Minstrels, Poppets Toffee, Revels

E141

Copper complex of Chlorophyll

Found in:

2 chocolates

A more stable colour obtained by a reaction between copper and manufactured chlorophyll.

Found in: Aero Peppermint, Aero Bubbles Peppermint

E150

Caramel

Found in:

1 chocolate

Commonly used brown colour and flavouring agent made from the caramelisation or burning of sugar by heat or chemicals.

Found in: Cadbury Heroes

E153

Carbon Black/Vegetable Carbon

Found in:

2 chocolates

Natural black colour obtained from burnt plant material, now often manufactured.

Found in: Galaxy Cookie Crumble, Galaxy Minstrels

E160a

Carotenoids

Found in:

4 chocolates

Plant pigments derived from carrots, tomatoes, apricots, oranges, rosehip and green leafy vegetables. Now mostly manufactured.

Found in: M&Ms (Peanut), Cadbury Heroes, Revels, Cadbury Mini Eggs

E160c

Paprika extract; Capsanthian; Capsorubin

Found in:

5 chocolates

Colouring agent.

Found in: Cadbury Creme Egg, Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes

E160e

Beta-apo-8'-carotenal (C30)

Found in:

1 chocolate

Colouring agent.

Found in: M&Ms (Peanut)

E162

Betanin (Beetroot Red)

Found in:

4 chocolates

Naturally occurring red/purple colour in beetroots.

Found in: Galaxy Minstrels, Thorntons Classic Collection Chocolate Box, Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish, Cadbury Mini Eggs

E163

Anthocyanins

Found in:

3 chocolates

Plant pigments with colours ranging from red to blue.

Found in: Cadbury Roses, Revels, Cadbury Mini Eggs

E170

Calcium Carbonate (Chalk)

Found in:

2 chocolates

Naturally occurring mineral. It has various functions including acid regulator, firming agent, releasing agent and nutrient.

Found in: Toffee Crisp, Double Decker

E171

Titanium dioxide

Found in:

1 chocolate

Colouring agent.

Found in: M&Ms (Peanut)

E270

Lactic Acid

Found in:

1 chocolate

Produced by the fermentation of lactose, which is the sugar present in milk and acts as a preservative, acid and flavour.

Found in: Quality Street

E306

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Found in:

1 chocolate

Obtained from soya bean oil, wheatgerm, rice germ, cottonseed, maize and green leaves. Used as an antioxidant and nutrient.

Found in: Revels

E322

Lecithins

Found in:

61 chocolates

Type of fat or lipid compound found naturally in all living organisms, protective against cholesterol deposition. Used as an antioxidant, and emulsifier.

Found in: Revels, M&Ms (Peanut), Toffee Crisp, Celebrations, Malteasers, Cadbury Timeout, Malteasers White, Curly Wurly, Thorntons Classic Collection Chocolate Box, Double Decker, Cadbury Fudge, Cadbury Fingers, Cadbury Eclairs, Cadbury Daim, Fry's Chocolate Cream, Quality Street, Galaxy Minstrels, After Eight, Walnut Whip, Poppets Toffee, Twix Biscuit, Twix Twin, Galaxy Ripple, Toffee Crisp, Smarties, Aero Peppermint, Aero Bubbles Peppermint, Galaxy Counters, Kit Kat Four Finger, Galaxy Milk Chocolate, Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate, Toblerone Milk Chocolate, Aero Milk Chocolate, Kit Kat Chunky, Rolo, Mars, Lindt Gold Bunny Milk Chocolate, Milky Way, Aero Bubbles Milk Chocolate, Galaxy Caramel, Yorkie Milk Chocolate Bar, Nestle Milkybar, Snickers, Nestle Munchies, Nestle Milkybar Buttons, Lindt Chocolate Gold Teddy, Lion Bar, Guylian Chocolate Seashells, Milka Alpine Milk Chocolate, Galaxy Cookie Crumble, Caramac, Daim, Nestle Crunch Milk, Ferrero Rocher, Ferrero Collection, Terry's Chocolate Orange, Cadbury Caramel Egg, Kinder Bueno Milk and Hazelnut, Cadbury Milk Tray, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes

E330

Citric Acid

Found in:

5 chocolates

Occurs naturally in citrus fruit but may also be prepared from the fermentation of molasses. Used as an antioxidant, preservative, acid regulator and flour improver.

Found in: Revels, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Milk Tray, Thorntons Classic Collection Chocolate Box, After Eight

E331

Sodium Citrate

Found in:

1 chocolate

Salt of Citric Acid with similar functions.

Found in: Revels

E334

Tartaric Acid

Found in:

2 chocolates

Natural product of wine making used as an acid regulator.

Found in: Walnut Whip, Cadbury Boost

E341

Calcium Orthophosphates (Pyrophosphates)

Found in:

4 chocolates

Synthetic products of a naturally occurring mineral. Used as an anti caking agent, acid regulator and emulsifier.

Found in: Celebrations, Malteasers, Malteasers White, Revels

E406

Agar

Found in:

1 chocolate

Naturally occurring gum extracted from seaweeds. It is not digested so acts as a source of dietary fibre. Also acts as a stabiliser and gelling agent.

Found in: Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish

E407

Carrageenan (Irish Moss)

Found in:

1 chocolate

Gum naturally present in red seaweed. Used as an emulsifier, stabiliser and gelling agent.

Found in: Lion Bar

E414

Acacia (Gum Arabic)

Found in:

4 chocolates

Natural gum used as a stabiliser, emulsifier and thickener. Used to prevent crystallisation of sugar.

Found in: Aero Bubbles Milk Chocolate, M&Ms (Peanut), Aero Bubbles Peppermint, Poppets Toffee

E420

Sorbitol

Found in:

3 chocolates

Sugar alcohol produced from glucose. Is used as a humectant and food colour diluent. May have a laxative effect in large doses.

Found in: Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Milk Tray, Thorntons Classic Collection Chocolate Box

E422

Glycerol

Found in:

6 chocolates

Naturally occurring in many plant cells but generally prepared commercially from fats and oils. Used as a humectant.

Found in: Fry's Chocolate Cream, Walnut Whip, Cadbury Boost, Celebrations, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes

E440a (i,ii,iii,iV)

Pectin

Found in:

4 chocolates

Occurs naturally in fruits, roots and stems of plants.

Found in: Galaxy Counters, Malteasers White, Revels, Malteasers

E442

Ammonium phosphatides

Found in:

28 chocolates

Emulsifier, stabiliser, adds thickness and is a gelling agent.

Found in: Cadbury Boost, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Milk Tray, Cadbury Timeout, Curly Wurly, Double Decker, Cadbury Fudge, Cadbury Fingers, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Cadbury Caramel, Cadbury Eclairs, Cadbury Chocolate Mini Fingers, Cadbury Daim, Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Dairy Milk Whole Nut, Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut, Freddo Frog, Cadbury Twirl, Cadbury Caramel Nibbles, Cadbury Buttons, Cadbury Flake, Cadbury Wispa, Cadbury Giant Buttons, Cadbury Creme Egg, Cadbury Caramel Egg, Crunchie

E460

Cellulose

Found in:

1 chocolate

Fibrous part of plant cell walls used as a bulking agent.

Found in: Cadbury Boost

E471

Mono and Diglycerides of Fatty Acid

Found in:

13 chocolates

Normal products of fat digestion but are prepared synthetically.

Found in: Cadbury Boost, Celebrations, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Milk Tray, Curly Wurly, Thorntons Classic Collection Chocolate Box, Double Decker, Cadbury Fudge, Cadbury Caramel, Cadbury Eclairs, Quality Street, Toffee Crisp

E472e

Mon and diacetyltartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides of fatty acids

Found in:

1 chocolate

Emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickeners and gelling agents.

Found in: Poppets Toffee

E476

Polyglycerol polyricinoleate

Found in:

19 chocolates

An emulsifier made from glycerol and fatty acids.

Found in: Cadbury Boost, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Timeout, Curly Wurly, Cadbury Fingers, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Cadbury Caramel, Cadbury Chocolate Mini Fingers, Cadbury Daim, Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish, Fry's Chocolate Cream, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Dairy Milk Whole Nut, Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut, Freddo Frog, Cadbury Twirl, Galaxy Ripple, Terry's Chocolate Orange

E492

Sorbitan tristearate

Found in:

2 chocolates

Sorbitan tristearate is used as an emulsifier and stabiliser. It is produced by the esterification of sorbitol with commercial stearic acid derived from food fats and oils.

Found in: Revels, Malteasers

E500

Sodium Bicarbonate/ Hydrogen Carbonate (Bicarb of Soda)

Found in:

26 chocolates

Prepared synthetically for use as an acid regulator, firming agent, release agent, raising agent and diluent.

Found in: Revels, Celebrations, Malteasers, Cadbury Timeout, Malteasers White, Twix Biscuit, Twix Twin, Cadbury Boost, Kinder Bueno Milk and Hazelnut, Cadbury Caramel Egg, Ferrero Collection, Ferrero Rocher, Kit Kat Chunky, Lion Bar, Kit Kat Four Finger, Nestle Munchies, Cadbury Caramel Nibbles, Toffee Crisp, Cadbury Chocolate Mini Fingers, Cadbury Fudge, Cadbury Fingers, Curly Wurly, Thorntons Classic Collection Chocolate Box, Cadbury Milk Tray, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes

E501

Potassium carbonates

Found in:

5 chocolates

Mineral salt, adjusting and modifying agent.

Found in: Revels, Celebrations, Malteasers, Malteasers White, Cadbury Boost

E503

Ammonium carbonates

Found in:

7 chocolates

Ammonium carbonate is a salt which is used as a leavening agent.

Found in: Cadbury Timeout, Double Decker, Kinder Bueno Milk and Hazelnut, Galaxy Cookie Crumble, Nestle Munchies, Cadbury Chocolate Mini Fingers, Cadbury Fingers

E901

Beeswax, white and yellow

Found in:

1 chocolate

Natural polymer produced by bees. The white wax is bleached by sunlight or hydrogen peroxide.

Found in: Smarties

E903

Carnauba wax

Found in:

3 chocolates

Derived from the Brazilian Mart wax palm and is commonly used as a coating or glazing ingredient.

Found in: Smarties, M&Ms (Peanut), Galaxy Minstrels

E904

Shellac

Found in:

1 chocolate

A glazing agent made from the secretion of female lac bugs.

Found in: Poppets Toffee

E100

E100

Curcumin

Naturally occurring orange/yellow colour, extracted from the spice turmeric.

Found in: Galaxy Minstrels, M&Ms (Peanut), Aero Peppermint, Aero Bubbles Peppermint

E1103

E1103

Invertase

An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose.

Found in: Cadbury Milk Tray, After Eight

E120

E120

Cochineal/Carmine

Natural red colour obtained from egg yolk and dried insects. Can also be manufactured.

Found in: M&Ms (Peanut)

E133

E133

Brilliant Blue

A synthetic coal tar dye, blue in colour. Often mixed with E102 to make green.

Found in: M&Ms (Peanut)

E1400

E1400

Starches

Generally of maize, corn, potato, wheat or tapioca in origin. Used to modify texture and stability. Includes Dextrin.

Found in: Cadbury Mini Eggs, Galaxy Minstrels, Poppets Toffee, Revels

E141

E141

Copper complex of Chlorophyll

A more stable colour obtained by a reaction between copper and manufactured chlorophyll.

Found in: Aero Peppermint, Aero Bubbles Peppermint

E150

E150

Caramel

Commonly used brown colour and flavouring agent made from the caramelisation or burning of sugar by heat or chemicals.

Found in: Cadbury Heroes

E153

E153

Carbon Black/Vegetable Carbon

Natural black colour obtained from burnt plant material, now often manufactured.

Found in: Galaxy Cookie Crumble, Galaxy Minstrels

E160a

E160a

Carotenoids

Plant pigments derived from carrots, tomatoes, apricots, oranges, rosehip and green leafy vegetables. Now mostly manufactured.

Found in: M&Ms (Peanut), Cadbury Heroes, Revels, Cadbury Mini Eggs

E160c

E160c

Paprika extract; Capsanthian; Capsorubin

Colouring agent.

Found in: Cadbury Creme Egg, Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes

E160e

E160e

Beta-apo-8'-carotenal (C30)

Colouring agent.

Found in: M&Ms (Peanut)

E162

E162

Betanin (Beetroot Red)

Naturally occurring red/purple colour in beetroots.

Found in: Galaxy Minstrels, Thorntons Classic Collection Chocolate Box, Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish, Cadbury Mini Eggs

E163

E163

Anthocyanins

Plant pigments with colours ranging from red to blue.

Found in: Cadbury Roses, Revels, Cadbury Mini Eggs

E170

E170

Calcium Carbonate (Chalk)

Naturally occurring mineral. It has various functions including acid regulator, firming agent, releasing agent and nutrient.

Found in: Toffee Crisp, Double Decker

E171

E171

Titanium dioxide

Colouring agent.

Found in: M&Ms (Peanut)

E270

E270

Lactic Acid

Produced by the fermentation of lactose, which is the sugar present in milk and acts as a preservative, acid and flavour.

Found in: Quality Street

E306

E306

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Obtained from soya bean oil, wheatgerm, rice germ, cottonseed, maize and green leaves. Used as an antioxidant and nutrient.

Found in: Revels

E322

E322

Lecithins

Type of fat or lipid compound found naturally in all living organisms, protective against cholesterol deposition. Used as an antioxidant, and emulsifier.

Found in: Revels, M&Ms (Peanut), Toffee Crisp, Celebrations, Malteasers, Cadbury Timeout, Malteasers White, Curly Wurly, Thorntons Classic Collection Chocolate Box, Double Decker, Cadbury Fudge, Cadbury Fingers, Cadbury Eclairs, Cadbury Daim, Fry's Chocolate Cream, Quality Street, Galaxy Minstrels, After Eight, Walnut Whip, Poppets Toffee, Twix Biscuit, Twix Twin, Galaxy Ripple, Toffee Crisp, Smarties, Aero Peppermint, Aero Bubbles Peppermint, Galaxy Counters, Kit Kat Four Finger, Galaxy Milk Chocolate, Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate, Toblerone Milk Chocolate, Aero Milk Chocolate, Kit Kat Chunky, Rolo, Mars, Lindt Gold Bunny Milk Chocolate, Milky Way, Aero Bubbles Milk Chocolate, Galaxy Caramel, Yorkie Milk Chocolate Bar, Nestle Milkybar, Snickers, Nestle Munchies, Nestle Milkybar Buttons, Lindt Chocolate Gold Teddy, Lion Bar, Guylian Chocolate Seashells, Milka Alpine Milk Chocolate, Galaxy Cookie Crumble, Caramac, Daim, Nestle Crunch Milk, Ferrero Rocher, Ferrero Collection, Terry's Chocolate Orange, Cadbury Caramel Egg, Kinder Bueno Milk and Hazelnut, Cadbury Milk Tray, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes

E330

E330

Citric Acid

Occurs naturally in citrus fruit but may also be prepared from the fermentation of molasses. Used as an antioxidant, preservative, acid regulator and flour improver.

Found in: Revels, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Milk Tray, Thorntons Classic Collection Chocolate Box, After Eight

E331

E331

Sodium Citrate

Salt of Citric Acid with similar functions.

Found in: Revels

E334

E334

Tartaric Acid

Natural product of wine making used as an acid regulator.

Found in: Walnut Whip, Cadbury Boost

E341

E341

Calcium Orthophosphates (Pyrophosphates)

Synthetic products of a naturally occurring mineral. Used as an anti caking agent, acid regulator and emulsifier.

Found in: Celebrations, Malteasers, Malteasers White, Revels

E406

E406

Agar

Naturally occurring gum extracted from seaweeds. It is not digested so acts as a source of dietary fibre. Also acts as a stabiliser and gelling agent.

Found in: Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish

E407

E407

Carrageenan (Irish Moss)

Gum naturally present in red seaweed. Used as an emulsifier, stabiliser and gelling agent.

Found in: Lion Bar

E414

E414

Acacia (Gum Arabic)

Natural gum used as a stabiliser, emulsifier and thickener. Used to prevent crystallisation of sugar.

Found in: Aero Bubbles Milk Chocolate, M&Ms (Peanut), Aero Bubbles Peppermint, Poppets Toffee

E420

E420

Sorbitol

Sugar alcohol produced from glucose. Is used as a humectant and food colour diluent. May have a laxative effect in large doses.

Found in: Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Milk Tray, Thorntons Classic Collection Chocolate Box

E422

E422

Glycerol

Naturally occurring in many plant cells but generally prepared commercially from fats and oils. Used as a humectant.

Found in: Fry's Chocolate Cream, Walnut Whip, Cadbury Boost, Celebrations, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes

E440a (i,ii,iii,iV)

E440a (i,ii,iii,iV)

Pectin

Occurs naturally in fruits, roots and stems of plants.

Found in: Galaxy Counters, Malteasers White, Revels, Malteasers

E442

E442

Ammonium phosphatides

Emulsifier, stabiliser, adds thickness and is a gelling agent.

Found in: Cadbury Boost, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Milk Tray, Cadbury Timeout, Curly Wurly, Double Decker, Cadbury Fudge, Cadbury Fingers, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Cadbury Caramel, Cadbury Eclairs, Cadbury Chocolate Mini Fingers, Cadbury Daim, Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Dairy Milk Whole Nut, Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut, Freddo Frog, Cadbury Twirl, Cadbury Caramel Nibbles, Cadbury Buttons, Cadbury Flake, Cadbury Wispa, Cadbury Giant Buttons, Cadbury Creme Egg, Cadbury Caramel Egg, Crunchie

E460

E460

Cellulose

Fibrous part of plant cell walls used as a bulking agent.

Found in: Cadbury Boost

E471

E471

Mono and Diglycerides of Fatty Acid

Normal products of fat digestion but are prepared synthetically.

Found in: Cadbury Boost, Celebrations, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Milk Tray, Curly Wurly, Thorntons Classic Collection Chocolate Box, Double Decker, Cadbury Fudge, Cadbury Caramel, Cadbury Eclairs, Quality Street, Toffee Crisp

E472e

E472e

Mon and diacetyltartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides of fatty acids

Emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickeners and gelling agents.

Found in: Poppets Toffee

E476

E476

Polyglycerol polyricinoleate

An emulsifier made from glycerol and fatty acids.

Found in: Cadbury Boost, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Timeout, Curly Wurly, Cadbury Fingers, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Cadbury Caramel, Cadbury Chocolate Mini Fingers, Cadbury Daim, Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish, Fry's Chocolate Cream, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Dairy Milk Whole Nut, Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut, Freddo Frog, Cadbury Twirl, Galaxy Ripple, Terry's Chocolate Orange

E492

E492

Sorbitan tristearate

Sorbitan tristearate is used as an emulsifier and stabiliser. It is produced by the esterification of sorbitol with commercial stearic acid derived from food fats and oils.

Found in: Revels, Malteasers

E500

E500

Sodium Bicarbonate/ Hydrogen Carbonate (Bicarb of Soda)

Prepared synthetically for use as an acid regulator, firming agent, release agent, raising agent and diluent.

Found in: Revels, Celebrations, Malteasers, Cadbury Timeout, Malteasers White, Twix Biscuit, Twix Twin, Cadbury Boost, Kinder Bueno Milk and Hazelnut, Cadbury Caramel Egg, Ferrero Collection, Ferrero Rocher, Kit Kat Chunky, Lion Bar, Kit Kat Four Finger, Nestle Munchies, Cadbury Caramel Nibbles, Toffee Crisp, Cadbury Chocolate Mini Fingers, Cadbury Fudge, Cadbury Fingers, Curly Wurly, Thorntons Classic Collection Chocolate Box, Cadbury Milk Tray, Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Heroes

E501

E501

Potassium carbonates

Mineral salt, adjusting and modifying agent.

Found in: Revels, Celebrations, Malteasers, Malteasers White, Cadbury Boost

E503

E503

Ammonium carbonates

Ammonium carbonate is a salt which is used as a leavening agent.

Found in: Cadbury Timeout, Double Decker, Kinder Bueno Milk and Hazelnut, Galaxy Cookie Crumble, Nestle Munchies, Cadbury Chocolate Mini Fingers, Cadbury Fingers

E901

E901

Beeswax, white and yellow

Natural polymer produced by bees. The white wax is bleached by sunlight or hydrogen peroxide.

Found in: Smarties

E903

E903

Carnauba wax

Derived from the Brazilian Mart wax palm and is commonly used as a coating or glazing ingredient.

Found in: Smarties, M&Ms (Peanut), Galaxy Minstrels

E904

E904

Shellac

A glazing agent made from the secretion of female lac bugs.

Found in: Poppets Toffee

The Choc

Chart

The Choc Chart

Ever wondered the amount of E numbers in your sweet treat? Well, this chart will reveal how many E numbers are in some of our favourite chocolates!

Ingredient Breakdown

A basic guideline to work out how processed something is is to look at the ingredients list. The amount of ingredients can indicate the level of processing a product has gone through in order to create its taste, texture, and prolong its shelf life.

= 1 ingredient

Highest amount of ingredients

Toffee Crisp

31 Ingredients

Sugar, Vegetable Fats (Sunflower, Palm, Palm Kernel, Coconut, Shea, Illipe, Mango Kernel, Kokum Gurgi, Sal), Glucose Syrup, Rice Flour, Lactose and Proteins from Whey (from Milk), Whey Powder (from Milk), Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Invert Sugar Syrup, Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder, Emulsifiers (Sunflower Lecithin, E471), Salt, Barley Malt Extract, Natural Flavouring, Wheat Flour (contains Calcium/ Iron/ Thiamin and Niacin), Vitamins (B3/ B5/ D/ B6/ B2/ Folic Acid/ B1/ B12), Iron, Malted Wheat Flour, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Calcium Carbonate)

Double Decker

25 Ingredients

Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Vegetable Fats (Palm, Shea, Sunflower, Rapeseed), Wheat Flour (with added Calcium / Iron / Niacin and Thiamin), Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Whey Permeate Powder (from Milk), Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder, Milk Fat, Whey Powder (from Milk), Emulsifiers (E442, E471, Soya Lecithin, Sunflower Lecithin), Dried Egg White, Flavourings (from Milk), Anti-Caking Agent (Calcium Carbonate), Salt, Barley Malt Extract, Raising Agent (E503)

M&Ms (Peanut)

25 Ingredients

Sugar, Peanuts, Cocoa Mass, Skimmed Milk Powder, Lactose and Milk Proteins, Cocoa Butter, Palm Fat, Milk Fat, Starch, Glucose Syrup, Shea Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Lactose, Stabiliser (Gum Arabic), Colours (E100, Carmine, E133, E160a, E160e, E171), Dextrin, Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax), Palm Kernel Oil, Salt, Flavourings

Kinder Bueno Milk and Hazelnut

24 Ingredients

Milk Chocolate 31.5% (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Skimmed Milk Powder, Concentrated Butter), (Emulsifier: Lecithins (Soya), Vanillin), Sugar, Palm Oil, Wheat Flour, Hazelnuts (10.5%), Skimmed Milk Powder, Whole Milk Powder, Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter), Emulsifier: Lecithins (Soya), Vanillin), Fat-Reduced Cocoa, Emulsifier: Lecithins (Soya), Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt, Vanillin

Lowest amount of ingredients

Lindt Excellence 70% Dark Chocolate

4 Ingredients

Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Vanilla

Green and Blacks Organic 70% Dark

4 Ingredients

Cocoa Mass #, Cane Sugar #, Cocoa Butter #, Vanilla Extract #

Green and Blacks Organic 85% Dark

5 Ingredients

Cocoa Mass #, Cocoa Butter #, Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder #, Cane Sugar #, Vanilla Extract #

Guylian Chocolate Seashells

7 Ingredients

Sugar, Hazelnuts (23%), Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavouring

All chocolate-based products included in a YouGov seedlist for most popular confectionary were pulled for inclusion in our list. The product’s ingredients were then sourced from retailers websites like Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Amazon. We then cross referenced the ingredients with E number information provided by The Food Standards Agency. All ingredients listed are as per the product description supplied by the manufacturers.
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