Coffee pods make a great alternative to coffee shop brought types of drinks if you are looking to save money, but even though these pods are small, they can pack anything up to 8 syns if you are not careful.
Nescafe Dolce Gusto cafe au lait pods, in particular, have 2 syns for both their caffeine and decaf version, making them a great low syn drink to treat yourself with if you want to avoid passing by a cafe.
In our guide below, we will go over if you can drink coffee pods on the slimming world diet, how they're syns match up to coffee shop drinks, some other syns of the Nescafe Dolce Gusto range and some coffee pod alternatives from other brands.
There is no reason as to why you cannot enjoy coffee pod drinks on the slimming world plan as long as your account for their syns, you should only be careful about how many pods you are having a day, as just four of these pods could take up nearly half of your daily syn allowance.
At just 2 syns a pod the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Cafe Au Lait type is very low in syns and could be a good alternative to grabbing a takeaway coffee as you have more control over what's going in your drink.
Since coffee pods and high street coffees have pretty similar styles of coffee, you might be wondering which is the healthier choice according to syns.
Well, a Costa full-fat latte comes in around 7 syns a drink, while a Starbucks latte made with semi-skimmed milk has 3.5 syns in for its smallest latte. This makes coffee pods lower in syns than takeout coffee, most likely this is due to the fact big coffee shops often add more flavouring into their drinks and also have bigger sized coffees.
Nescafe has a huge range of coffee pod ranges on the market, so to help you find your favourites which are lowest in syns with have listed the rest of their pods and types down below.
The main competitor to Nescafe coffee pods on the market is Tassimo, to see if you kind find any lower syn alternatives, we have listed their types of pods with their syn values down below.
Overall, to conclude, drinking a Nescafe coffee pod like the Cafe Au Lait type on the slimming world diet is fine as long as you budget for it in your syn allowance. Make sure you monitor how many pods you are having during the day to stay on track and opt for pods over coffee shop drinks to keep saving syns.