If you are going out to the movies, you might not want to miss out on the snacks, and the great part about the slimming world is that you can still enjoy your movie snacks like popcorn as long as they fit into your syns!
Cinema popcorn has on average 11 syns a serving for their salted popcorn and 15 syns for the sweet version, this is based on a portion of around 60g, making it very high in syns and should therefore be consumed within moderation.
In our guide below, we will take you through why Cinema popcorn is so high in syns, some low syn alternatives to buy or bring in, plus a great recipe for making your cinema-style SW-friendly popcorn at home!
At 11 syns for salted popcorn and 15 syns for sweet popcorn, cinema popcorn is very high in syns, and should therefore be consumed mindfully otherwise it can use your whole daily syn allowance!
Cinema popcorn can be very unhealthy, getting its high syn value from the oil it is cooked in, this can be coconut oil, which is often very high in saturated fat, some people also opt for butter which adds extra calories and syns.
Sweet cinema popcorn in particular gets a higher syn value from the sugar and butter used to make the caramelised coating on the popcorn. So if you're looking to save syns, we suggest picking a small salted popcorn rather than a sweet.
If your local cinema allows you to bring your popcorn into the theatre, or maybe offers pre-packaged popcorn to buy before you go in, there are plenty of low-syn alternatives you can snack which we have listed below.
One way to reduce the syns in your popcorn is by simply making your own cinema-style popcorn at home, all you need is some popping corn and a few ingredients to enjoy this 4 syns popcorn below!
Overall, Cinema popcorn is very high in syns due to the added oil and butter, with their salted popcorn having 11 syn a serving and sweet popcorn having 15 syn a serving which is your whole daily syn allowance. To reduce syns, we suggest choosing from our low syn alternatives above which start as low as 4 syns or try making your own!