How Many Syns In Costa Skinny Latte? And Some Alternatives!

Updated on 
28 February, 2022

Are Costa Skinny Lattes High In Syns?

Trying to stay on track with your diet can be hard, especially when buying takeaway drinks or food as it's hard to know exactly what's gone into your drink and how many calories it has, takeaway coffees, in particular, can pack a lot of syns and calories when made with full-fat milk or cream. 

A costa skinny latte has 4-7 syns depending on the size of the skinny latte you choose, making it a great low syn treat to have now and then when you are on the go providing your syn allowance allows.

In our small guide below we will discuss the varying syns of this coffee shop latte below, we will also go over some low syn alternatives to these street coffees from other brands as well as how these kinds of coffees match up to coffee pods.

Let's get into it! 

How Do I Make My Costa Skinny Latte Lower In Syns? 

At 4 syns for a small costa skinny latte, these coffees are not too high in syns, if you were to have the largest one however it would cost you half of your daily syn allowance for the day. 

To choose a low-syn coffee shop style drink you need to ensure it's made with low-fat semi-skimmed milk or even chooses a non-dairy alternative which is lower in syns, it's also best to avoid flavourings, extra sugar and cream as these quickly add up in syns. 

For example, a full-fat coffee Frappuccino (from Starbucks) has lots of cream and sugar and can even cost you your whole daily syn allowance!

Costa Street Coffee Syns 

Since costa has a huge range of coffees to choose from, we've listed the rest of their syn values down below to help you choose the lowest syn takeaway drinks. 

  • Costa Latte full-fat type - 7, 9.5, 13 syns (smallest to largest).
  • Costa soy milk latte - 5, 6.5, 9.5.
  • Costa full fat ice latte - 7.5, 10.5, 13.5.
  • Costa Cappuccino full fat version - 6.5, 8.5 ,11.5.
  • Costa Cappuccino semi-skimmed milk - 3.5, 5, 6.5.
  • Costa Skinny ice latte - 5, 7, 9.5 syns.
  • Costa latte made with skimmed milk or skinny - 4, 5.5, 7.5 syns.
  • Costa caramel full fat latte - 7.5, 12, 15.5 syns.
  • Costa skinny caramel latte - 5, 7.5, 10 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To Costa Style Coffees 

If you find costa coffees a little high in syns or maybe you are curious to know the syn values of coffee from other brands we've listed we've made a low syn alternative list from other types of high street coffee below. 

Caffe Nero 

  • Caffe Nero skinny latte (small-large) - 3.5 or 7 syns.
  • Caffé nero soy latte - 3.5 or 6.5 syns.
  • Caffé Nero latte with skimmed milk - 2.5 or 5 syns.

Starbucks Coffee Syn 

  • Starbucks Espresso - SYN FREE.
  • Starbucks skimmed milk latte - 3.5, 5, 6.5, 8.5.
  • Starbucks Latte full fat (small to large) - 8.5, 11, 15 syns.
  • Starbucks Iced café latte - 7.5 syns.
  • Starbucks Chai tea latte full fat - 6.5, 9.5, 13, 16 syns.
  • Starbucks Semi-skimmed chair tea latte - 5, 7.5, 10, 13 syns.
  • Starbucks soy iced cafe latte - 3.5, 5, 5,5 syns.
  • Starbucks Cappuccino full fat - 4.5, 6, 7, 9.5 syns.
  • Starbucks semi-skimmed milk cappuccino - 4, 5, 6, 8 syns.
  • Starbucks full fat iced cappuccino - 5.5, 8.5 syns.
  • Starbucks semi-skimmed iced cappuccino - 3.5, 5 syns.
  • Starbucks frappuccino made with full-fat milk - 9,12,15.
  • Starbucks frappuccino semi-skimmed milk - 8,11,13.5.

Coffee Pods Vs High Street Coffee - Which Is Lower In Syns? 

You might be curious to see how many syns high street coffee has in comparison to syn coffee pod alternatives which give you street style coffee at home. 

Well, some coffee pods can be lower in syns than takeaway coffee, for example, the Nescafe Dolce Gusto skinny latte coffee pods only have 2.5 syns in per pod. This all depends on your choice, but coffee pods do typically tend to be lower in syns due to their lack of size variation.

We've listed a few different kinds of coffee pod syns below to help you out. 

  • Nescafe Dolce Gusto Flat White, dried - 2.5 syns.
  • Tassimo Gingerbread Latte - 4 syns.
  • Tassimo caramel Costa Latte - 4 syns.
  • Tassimo Espresso Latte Macchiato - 4.5 syns.
  • Nescafe Dolce Gusto Skinny Macchiato - 2.5 syns.
  • Nescafe Dolce Gusto Caramel Latte Macchiato - 3.5 syns.
  • Nescafe Dolce Gusto Cappuccino - 4 syns.
  • Nescafe Dolce Gusto Latte Macchiato - 4 syns.
  • Nescafe Dolce Gusto Latte Macchiato - 4.5 syns.
  • Tassimo Baileys Latte Macchiato - 4 syns.
  • Tassimo Caramel Latte - 4.5 syns.
  • Tassimo Caramel Latte - 4.5 syns.

Final Words 

To conclude our small guide, at 4-7 syns per latte, Costa skinny latte's are relatively average in syns, as you can always save some more by choosing the smaller size of the latte. Always be careful when choosing full-fat milk or adding cream to your lattes as these can increase syns or try investing in a coffee pod machine at home to have more control over the syn content of your drink.

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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