How Many Syns In Butter Buds? Find Out Here & Alternatives!

Updated on 
2 February, 2023

How Many Syns In Butter Buds? They High In Syns? Can I Have Them On Slimming World?

If you're looking for some low-fat spread to put on your pies or top your pasta with, you might have heard of butter buds and wondered how many syn they have on the plan.

Are Butter Buds High In Syns?

Butter buds have on average 0.5 syns for a sachet, making them a great low syn condiment to have on the plan thanks to their measured portion.

We've discussed in more detail below how many butter buds you can use on the SW plan and some low-syn alternative low-fat spreads to use in baking.

Why Are Butter Buds So Low In Syns?

At 0.5 syns for a sachet, butter buds are great butter-tasting sprinkles to top foods with or to use as a substitute for regular baking if you want to cut back syns. You can use up to 30 sachets on the plan before using all your 15 syns!

Butter buds are still made from real butter but are produced in such a way as to make them low in fat, making them an excellent alternative to normal butter which is often very high in syns.

Why Are Butter Buds So Low In Syns?

Syn Values Of Other Low Fat Spreads & Toppings

If you don't like the taste of butter buds or you're looking for some other low-fat spreads to use in baking or on toast, we've got some great low-syn alternatives for you to check out below.

  • Stork Original Baking Spread 1Kg - 3.5 syns a tablespoon.
  •  Vitalite Dairy Free Spread 500G - 3 syns.
  •  Flora Pro Activ Light Spread 250G - 1.5 syns.
  •  Pure Sunflower 500G - 2.5 syns for 10g.
  •  Tesco Buttery Spread 30% Less Fat 500G - 1.5 syns for two teaspoons.
  •  Lidl Dairy Manor Vegetable Oil Spread 500g - 3 syns.
  •  Aldi Perfect for Cakes Vegetable Fat Spread 500g - 3 syns.
  •  Lurpak Lighter Spreadable Blend of Butter and Rapeseed Oil 250g - 1.5 syns.
  •  Lurpak Softest Spreadable Blend of Butter and Rapeseed Oil 500g - 2 syns.
  •  Flora Light Spread 1Kg - 1 syn.
  •  Flora Original Spread 500g - 2 syns.
  •  I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light Spread 450G - 0.5 syns.
  •  Lurpak Olive Spreadable Blend of Butter, Olive Oil, and Rapeseed Oil 500g - 2 syns.
  •  Lifestyle Vegetable Fat Spread 500g - 1.5 syns.
  •  Lidl Vita D'or Baking Block Vegetable Fat Spread 250g - 3.5 syns.
  •  Kerry Kerrymaid Vegetable Fat Spread 250g - 2.5 syns.
  •  Aldi Greenvale Light Sunflower Spread 500g - 2 syns.
  •  Marigold Engevita Nutritional Yeast Flakes Vitamin D Super B12 100g - 1 syn.
Syn Values Of Other Low Fat Spreads & Toppings

Final Words

To conclude, Butter Buds are low in syns, having just 0.5 syns for a 2g sachet, this makes them a great condiment to add to dishes for a buttery taste without the fat or to use in baking when mixed with water.

If you're interested in the syns in other spreads, we have a great syn list for margarine here.

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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