You might assume hot chocolates are off-limits when dieting, but when opting for lower calorie types such as Cadbury's Highlights, are they still high in syns?
Cadbury's highlights have 2 syns a serving, making them an excellent low syn drink to have when you are craving hot chocolate but don't want to spend the syns or if you feel like something sweet.
In our guide below, we will discuss why Cadbury's highlights are so low in syns, syn values of their whole hot chocolate range, how they compare to normal hot chocolates, low syn alternatives as well as SW friendly hot choc recipe!
At just 2 syns a pack, Cadbury's highlights are very high in syns, you could have up to 7 packs before using your 15 syn daily allowance making them an excellent low syn treat.
These hot chocolates remain low in syns thanks to their fat reduced cocoa powder, they also have sweeteners instead of sugar which helps to keep their calories low at only 38 calories for one drink. These hot chocolates also have a small portion which stops the syns from becoming too high.
Cadbury's highlights come in a large variety of flavours but all have similar syn values, we've listed them down below to help you stay on track.
Standard hot chocolate will put you back about 10 syns when made with full-fat milk, when made with skimmed milk this becomes 7 syns, making highlights a much better diet-friendly option than highlights.
When your full-fat hot chocolate comes with whipped cream these syns could shoot up to 8.5 syns for a small hot chocolate with over half of your daily syn allowance.
If you're bored of your normal Cadbury's highlights and you are looking for a different low syn hot chocolate, we've got you covered with some low syn alternatives below.
If you are looking to save some syns or get creative in the kitchen, why not try making your own slimming world hot chocolate?
We've listed the recipe details below which has 3 syns a serving (but with cream too!).
Overall, Cadbury's highlights hot chocolates are very syn friendly at just 2 syns a packet no matter the flavour you choose, this is because they are made with reduced-fat cocoa powder and sweeteners instead of sugar which keeps the drink low in calories.
We recommend topping your low-calorie hot chocolates with reduced-fat cream to give it a special twist when you are in need of a sweet treat rather than opting for a standard hot chocolate which could have up to 8.5 syns!