If you are planning a home movie night or fancy a snack, there's no reason as to why you can't enjoy some popcorn on the Slimming World diet as long as you keep note of the syns.
Butterkist toffee popcorn has 6.5 syns for a 30g serving, making it very high in syns and meaning it should only be eaten in moderation to avoid going over your daily syn allowance for the day.
To help you enjoy your popcorn without ruining your diet, we've made a small guide below which will cover why Butterkist popcorn is high in syns, some other syn values of Butterkist popcorn and low syn alternative options.
At nearly half of your syn allowance for a 30g serving, Butterkist toffee popcorn is a very high syn snack, although mostly air, the syns in this popped corn comes from the toffee coating which contains a high amount of sugar and butter inside.
If you had two servings of this popcorn it would total to 13 syns which is nearly all of your syns for the day! It's best to make sure your measure out your servings with this popcorn to stay on track.
For people who want a healthier snack, it's better to choose plain salted popcorn without any sugar or additional toppings, this will reduce the amount of syns and calories. You could also try popping your own at home and adding your salt to reduce sodium and butter in shop brought packets.
Butterkist have a large range of popcorns, not just toffee popcorn, so to help you out we've listed the rest of their syn values down below.
If you are a sweet rather than salty popcorn person, you might be curious to know if there are any other lower syn alternatives to Butterkist toffee popcorn for a movie night.
We've listed a few popular types with their syn values down below.
Overall, Butterkist toffee popcorn is high in syns, so should only be eaten in moderation, only two servings can take up most of your daily syn allowance due to the high amount of sugar and butter. We suggest sticking to plain popcorn if you want to save more syns or making your own popped corn at home and adding your salt, sugar or sweetener to have more control over the syns of your popcorn.