How Many Syns In 2 Shredded Wheat? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
5 April, 2022

Is Shredded Wheat High In Syns? How Much Can I Eat On Slimming World?

Shredded wheat is a favourite breakfast to start the day for many of us and is typically regarded as healthy due to them being wholegrain cereal, but just how many syns does this food have?

Well, for two pieces of shredded wheat you are looking at 8 syns which is just over half of your daily syn allowance, making them high in syns, but you can also use them as your healthy extra B, keeping them syn free.

Down below we will discuss why these biscuits are so high in syns, some other syn values of shredded wheat cereals and lower syn cereal alternatives from other brands.

Why Is Shredded Wheat So High In Syns?

At 8 syns for two pieces, shredded wheat is very high in syns, most of these syns simply come from the wheat inside of them, having around 30g of carb for two biscuits, still, however, they are very low in sugar fat, making them a healthy choice to spend your syns on.

Since this cereal is made of complete wheat you can also use it as your healthy extra B allowance for your daily dose of fibre, paired with 125ml of milk as your healthy extra A and some speed fruit for a completely syn free brekky!

Syn Values Of Shredded Wheat Cereals

Shredded wheat has a large range of cereals than just their biscuits, so to keep you on track we've listed out the rest of their syns down below.

Do note that all of these cereals can be used as your healthy extra B when eaten in a portion of 40g per person.

  • Nestle Shredded Wheat Honey Nut Cereal 500G - 8 syns.
  • Nestle Shredded Wheat Bitesize Cereal 720G - 7.5 syns.
  • Shredded Wheat Red Berries & Vanilla Flavour 450g - 8 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To Shredded Wheat

If you find shredded wheat too high in syns and have already used your healthy extra B allowance for something else, there are plenty of other low syn alternatives to choose from.

  • Kellogg's Wheats Blueberry Cereal 500g - 8.5 syns.
  • Kellogg's Wheats Apricot Cereal 500g - 8.5 syns.
  • Kellogg’s Frosted Wheats Cereal 500g - 7.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Puffed Wheat Cereal 160g - 6.5 syns.
  • Kellogg’s Raisin Wheats Cereal 450g - 7.5 syns.
  • Weetabix Cereal x24 - 7 syns or healthy extra B.
  • Sainsbury's Wholegrain Malties Cereal 750g - 7 syns.
  • Honey Monster Wheat Puffs 520g - 5.5 syns.
  • Weetabix Crispy Minis Chocolate Chip 600g - 7.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Wholewheat Biscuits Cereal x48 860g - 7 syns or healthy extra B.
  • Weetabix Weetos Chocolatey Cereal 500g - 6 syns.
  • Shreddies The Coco One 560g - 7.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Mini Cinnamon Buns Cereal, Limited Edition 375g - 6 syns.

Last Words

Overall, two shredded wheat cereal has 8 syns in for breakfast or can be used as your healthy extra B fibre allowance for a syn free breakfast. We recommend using your allowance for this paired with your milk as your healthy extra A and top with fruit for a healthy breakfast.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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