Our Ultimate Slimming World Guide To Low Syn Crisps
Finding SW-friendly snacks can be overwhelming if you're new to the slimming world plan, if you are a lover of crisps, you might be struggling to find some low syn options which fit into your daily syn allowance.
Crisps can have anything between 2-10 syns a bag depending on the brand and size of the bag you choose, so keeping track of their syns is important in order for your snacking not to affect your weight loss.
Can I Eat Crisps On The Slimming World Diet?
Many people are shocked to learn you can eat any food you want on the slimming world plan, even junk food.
Crisps are allowed on the slimming world plan as long as you're tracking their syns and they fit into your 15 syn daily allowance.
However, to free up your syns more and get the most out of your snacks we suggest choosing lower syn crisps and healthier options which are baked not fried, these can have less oil and fat content, reducing the calories and syns.
Our Low Syn Crisp List
From Hula Hoops to Walkers Crisps, if you are a crisp lover, we've got lots of low-syn options for you to check out below for when you need a snack.
Tortilla chips are not syn free on the slimming world since they contain oil and can often be fried, which makes them higher in fat, for one 25g serving of tortilla chips you are looking at using around 6 syns and 6g of fat.
Twiglets are a popular UK crisp snack if you're into marmite, these crisps are however not syn-free due to the gluten and carb content, they are also quite high in salt so we would suggest eating them in moderation.
The syns in Twiglets are dependent on the size of the packet that you choose, for a small 25g packet you can expect to spend around 4.5 syns, allowing you to have up to three packets before using up all of your daily syn allowance.
If you're a lover of hummus, you might be curious about chickpea crisps, are they high in syns? Hummus crisps have varying syns according to the brand that you choose, you can on average expect them to have around 11 syns for 45g, making them a high syn crisp choice and using most of your allowance.
Although high in syns, they might be a healthier alternative to regular crisps since they have up to 50% less fat.
Healthy Bites Hummus Chips Pink Himalayan Salt and Cider Vinegar 40g - 9.5 syns a serving.
Sunbites crackers have been around since childhood for many of us and are advertised to be a healthier alternative to regular crisps since the crackers are baked and not fried. These crackers are low in syns, having around 5.5 syns for 25g, meaning you could have up to three packets before using all your daily syn allowance, making them a great low syn snack.
A Chinese isn't quite the same without some prawn crackers, but on the slimming world plan, you will need to make sure they fit within your syns. You can on average expect prawn crackers to have 1 syn a cracker or 8 syns for a 30g portion, making them quite high in syns and therefore should be eaten within moderation.
Tesco Prawn Crackers 60g - 5.5 syns for 20g.
Aldi Snackrite Prawn Crackers 100g - 7 syns for 25g.
M&S Prawn Crackers 50g - 6.5 syns for half.
Sharwood's Prawn Crackers 60g - 8 syns for 30g serving.
Lidl Snaktastic Prawn Crackers 100g - 7 syns for 25g.
Asda Side Prawn Crackers 80g - 5 syns for a 1/4 of a pack.
Waitrose Prawn Crackers 50g - 6.5 syns for 25g.
Frazzles are a childhood favourite for many of us with their salty bacon flavour, in terms of syns, these crisps are pretty high, having around 7 syns for a 30g bag, meaning you could have up to two bags before using all your syn allowance, however, syns might vary according to the size of the bag.
A staple from KP snacks, Hula Hoops are a go-to crisp snack for many of us, they have around 6 syns for a 25g bag, but these syn values can be lowered if you choose their puft version which only has 3.5 syns for a 15g version, meaning you could have up to four packets in a day.
Hula Hoops, PUFT, Cheese 15g bag – 3 1/2syns.
Hula Hoops, PUFT, Beef 15g bag – 3 1/2 syns.
Hula Hoops, Cheese & Onion, 25g bag – 6 1/2 syns.
Hula Hoops, Original, 25g bag – 6 syns.
Hula Hoops, PUFT, Salted 15g bag – 3 1/2 syns.
Kp Hula Hoops Bbq Beef - 6 syns.
Hula Hoops Bbq Grab Bag 50G - 6 syns.
An Indian isn't quite the same without some poppadoms to snack on, or you might just prefer snacking on them as crisps, but are they high in syns?
Poppadoms typically have around 2 syns per one, making them low in syns, but should still be eaten within moderation since 7 poppadoms could take you well over your daily syn allowance.
If you've picked up a packet of Ringos or maybe they are a staple snack in your household, it's important to know how many syns these o-shaped crisps have. Ringos on average have just 3 syns for a 25g pack making them very slimming world friendly. You eat up to five packs before using your 15 syns.
Golden Wonder Ringos Salt & Vinegar 6 x 12.5g - 3 syns.
Golden Wonder Ringos Sour Cream & Onion 6 x 12.5g - 3 syns.
Golden Wonder Ringos of Fire Spicy Thai 6 x 12.5g - 3 syns.
Golden Wonder Ringos Katsu Curry Flavoured 6 x 12.5g - 3 syns.
Golden Wonder Ringos Cheese & Onion 18g - 5 syns.
Golden Wonder Ringos Salt & Vinegar 18g - 5 syns.
Golden Wonder Ringos Puffs Barbecue Flavour 60g - 5 syns.
Golden Wonder Ringos Cheese & Onion 6 x 12.5g - 3 syns.
Golden Wonder Ringos Roast Beef 6 x 14g (84g) - 3.5 syns.
Due to the lightweight and small size of pringles, these crisps are well-known as being addictive and easy to overeat if you are not careful, therefore you should be making sure you are tracking their syns.
Pringles typically have 8 syns for a 30g serving no matter the flavour you choose, making them high in syns, two servings costing you all your syns.
Pringles Dinner Party Edition Honey Glazed Ham Flavour Crisps 200g - 8 syns.
Mini cheddars are a perfect choice of crisps if you are looking for something cheesy, but at 6.5 syns for a small 25g packet, you do need to be cautious about how many you are eating, using nearly half of your syn allowance for a small portion.
Jacob's Mini Cheddars Original Multipack Snacks 12x25g - 6.5 syns.
Jacob's Mini Cheddars Red Leicester Multipack Snacks 6x25g - 6.5 syns.
If you're a fan of O'Donnell's classic crisps, you need to make sure you are synning them on the SW plan to avoid spending too many syns. These crisps have varying syns according to the flavour that you choose, but you can expect them to cost between 10-13 syns.
O'Donnells Authentic Hand Cooked Tipperary Crisps Jalapeno & Sour Cream 125g - 8 syns for 30g.
A traditional choice, Walker's crisps might be your go-to snack when you get the munchies, at 6.5 syns for a 25g serving, you could have up to two packs before using all your syn allowance, syns can vary according to the size of the pack and flavour, however.
Walkers Mediterranean - 6.5 syns.
Walkers prawn cocktail - 6.5 syns.
Walkers tomato ketchup - 6.5 syns
Walkers salt n shake - 6.5 syns.
Walker's beef and onion - 6.5 syns.
Walkers sensations - 5.5 syns.
Walkers squares - 5 syns.
Walkers multigrain - 6 syns.
Tips For Choosing Low Syn Crisps
If you find most of your crisp choices to be too high in syns, we've got some of our best tips and tricks for choosing healthier options down below.
Avoid flavourings - Try to stick with crisps that just have vegetables, oils, and salt, avoid options which are full of flavourings and additives.
Try baked not fried - Fried crisps are much higher in fat than baked options, choosing baked crisps can help save you syns.
Keep an eye on the salt and fat - Some crisp types can be very high in fat and sodium, try to look for crisps which have less than 600mg for 100g and less than 5g of saturated fat for 100g.
Opt for puffed chips - Although technically fewer crisps, you can feel like you're getting more for your syns with the puffed versions of crisps since they often contain fewer calories and syns.
Overall, crisps can be very high in syns, with some having up to 10 syns for a pack which is the majority of your daily syn allowance, this doesn't mean you can't enjoy the occasional pack of crisps on the slimming world diet, but you do have to make sure you have enough syns left or choose lower syn options.
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.