How Many Syns In Brandy? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
8 August, 2022

Is Brandy High In Syns? - Our Slimming World Syn Guide

If it's the weekend and you fancy a glass or two of brandy, you might be wondering just how bad this alcohol is for you on the slimming world plan, can you drink it?

Is Brandy High In Syns?

Brandy has on average 2.5 syns for a single 25ml shot, making it fairly low in syns, still, it should be consumed within moderation in measurable amounts to avoid using too many syns by accident. 

We've composed a short syn guide below which will take you through how much brandy you can drink on slimming world, some syn values of brandy and some alternative alcohol choices along with their syns to help you stay on track.

How Much Brandy Can I Drink On Slimming World?

At 2.5 syns for a 25ml shot, you can have up to 150ml of brandy before using all of your 15 syns, making it a great low-syn drink choice. To stay on track with your syns we suggest measuring out this alcohol and choosing low-syn mixers such as diet coke or diet tonic.

Always eat before drinking alcohol on the plan and try alternating drinks with water to help slow down your drinking if you're worried about going over your syns.

How Much Brandy Can I Drink On Slimming World?

Syn Values Of Brandy

Brandy has a similar value no matter the brand that you buy, so as you can compare, we've listed the syn values of this alcohol down below.

  • Three Barrels Rare Old French Brandy VSOP 1L - 2.5 syns per single.
  • Courvoisier VS Cognac Brandy 70cl - 2.5 syns per single.
  • Tesco Napoleon Brandy 1L - 2.5 syns.
  • Bardinet VSOP Finest Brandy 100cl - 2.5 syns.
  • De Kuyper Cherry Brandy Liqueur 50cl - 3 syns for 25 ml.
  • Soberano 5 Brandy Reserva 700ml - 2.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Brandy 70cl - 2.5 syns.
  • Aldi Napoleon Brandy 36% 70cl - 2.5 syns.
  • E&J The Original Brandy 700ml - 2.5 syns.
  • Tesco Spanish Brandy 70cl - 2.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's VSOP Napoleon Brandy 70cl - 2.5 syns.

Low Syn Alternative Alcohol To Brandy

If you find brandy to be too high in syns, or maybe you are curious about the syns in other kinds of alcohol, we've listed some alternatives for you to check out down below.

  • Rum 35-40% - 2.5 syns for 25ml.
  • Whiskey - 3 syns for 25ml.
  • Gin - 3 syns for 25ml.
  • Vodka - 3 syns for 25ml.
Low Syn Alternative Alcohol To Brandy

Final Words

To conclude, brandy is a great low-syn drink, have around 2.5 syns for a single and 5 syns for a double, this means you can have up to 150ml of the drink before using all of your 15 daily syns on the plan. To keep syns low when drinking brandy, make sure to measure your shots and mix them with low syn diet drinks to avoid using too many syns by accident.

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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