How Many Syns In Boursin Cheese? Find Out Here & Alternatives!

Updated on 
1 February, 2023

How Many Syns In Boursin Cheese? - Our Unofficial Slimming World Syn Guide

If you are a lover of cheese, you might have noticed cream cheeses can have a lot of syns on the slimming world plan, this is because they often have a high-fat content, but what about Boursin cheese?

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Boursin cheese in particular has around 7.5 syns for a 50g portion, making it quite high in syns. It should be noted that these syns can massively change according to the flavour and type.

We've created a syn guide below which will take you through why Boursin cheese is so high in syns, some syn values of their range and low syn alternative cream cheeses which are SW friendly.

Why Is Boursin Cheese So High In Syns?

At 7.5 syns for a 50g portion, Boursin cheese uses half of your 15 syn daily allowance, making it quite a high syn cheese.

This cheese in general gets its high syn value from the fat content, having nearly 20g of fat in a 50g portion!

Do note that some types of cream cheeses can be used as your healthy extra A like Dairylea triangles (we have a full syn list here for them).

Syn Values Of Boursin Cheese

Boursin has a wide range of cheeses on offer for snacking, most have different syn values according to their ingredients and fat percentage, so as you can get a feel for the syns, we've listed their range below.

  • Boursin Velvety Garlic & Herb Whipped French Cheese Dip 125g - 7.5 syns for 50g.
  •  Boursin Black Pepper Soft French Cheese 150g - 10.5 syns for 50g.
  •  Boursin Hot Cheese Bites with Red Pepper 6 x 25g (150g) - 4 syns.
  •  Boursin Hot Cheese Bites with Mushroom 6 x 25g (150g) - 4 syns.
  •  Boursin India Inspired Whipped Cheese - 7.5 syns for 50g.
  •  Boursin Inspiration Mexico Whipped French Cheese Dip 125g - 7.5 syns for 50g.
  •  Boursin Full Fat Soft Cheese Garlic Herb 150G - 5 syns for 25g.
  •  Boursin Full Fat Soft Cheese Garlic Herb 150G - 5.5 syns for 25g.
Syn Values Of Boursin Cheese

Which Cheese Counts As My Healthy Extra A?

Boursin cream cheese can be very high in syns, luckily, there are lots of cream cheeses which can be used as your healthy extra A on the slimming world plan, this is also known as your dairy allowance.

When used as your healthy extra A, you do not have to syn these cheeses, used over the allowance you will then have to syn them as normal.

We've listed which cream cheeses count as your healthy extra A below, for a full healthy extra list check here.

  • The Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles x 2.
  •  The Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles Light x 5. 
  •  Dairylea Cheese Triangles Regular x 3.
  •  The Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles with Emmental Light x 5.
  •  The Laughing Cow Light 75g. 
  •  Dairylea Cheese Triangles Light x 4. 
  •  Dairylea Cheese Spread Light 80g.
  •  The Laughing Cow Light Blue Cheese x 5. 
  •  The Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles Extra Light x 6. 
  •  The Laughing Cow Mature Cheddar Light x 5. 

Low Syn Alternatives To Boursin Cheese

If you find Boursin cheese to be too high in syns, there are many other low-syn cream cheese alternatives which be can be used to top crackers or rice cakes as a low syn snack.

  • Tesco Quark Fat-Free Soft Cheese 500G - Syn free.
  •  Philadelphia Garlic & Herbs Soft Cheese 280G - 2 syns.
  •  Tesco Fat-Free Cottage Cheese 300G - Syn free.
  •  Dairylea Cheese Spread 180G - 2.5 syns.
  •  Lactofree Soft White Cheese 200G - 5 syns for 100g.
  •  Primula Light Cheese n' Onion 140g - 2 syns.
  •  Primula Original Cheese 150g - 2.5 syns.
  •  Primula Cheese 'n' Ham 150g - 2.5 syns.
  •  Seriously Strong Spreadable Lighter 125G - 10.5 syns.
  •  Tesco 50% Less Fat Soft Cheese 200G - 5 syns.
  •  Seriously Strong Spreadable 125G - 6.5 syns for 130g.
  •  Philadelphia Milka Cheese 150G - 4 syns.
  •  Primula Cheese 'n' Chives 150g - 2.5 syns.
Low Syn Alternatives To Boursin Cheese

Last Words

To conclude, Boursin cheese is high in syns, having 7.5 syns for a 50g portion and 3.5-5 syns for a 25g portion, we, therefore, suggest having this cheese in moderation on the plan. Cream cheese is high in syns due to the fat content, to save syns we recommend opting for cheese which counts as your healthy extra A or light options like Primula cheese.

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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