Are Croissants High In Syns? - Our Slimming World Syn Guide!
If you are craving a croissant and coffee for breakfast, you might be curious as to how unhealthy these pastries are on the slimming world plan?
Croissants have varying syns according to their ingredients and flavour, on average, you can expect a plain croissant to have anything between 7.5 syns and 15 syns depending on the filling.
We've put together a syn guide below which will discuss why croissants are so high in syns, some varying syn values of them and low syn alternative pastries for a great breakfast treat on a Sunday!
Why Are Croissants So High In Syns?
Having anything between 7.5 syns and 15 syns, croissants are very high in syns, taking up the majority of your daily syn allowance. Croissants get their high syn value from all the sugar and butter in them, for example, one plain butter croissant has 13g of fat and 8g of sugar.
Chocolate croissants or almond croissants are even higher in syns due to the added sugar and ingredients, for example, one chocolate croissant has around 17 syns and a plain croissant has around 12.5 syns.
Syn Values Of Croissants
As we mentioned above, Croissants have a variety of syns according to the type you choose and the flavour of them. To help you stay on track with your syns, we've listed some varying syn values down below.
Brioche Pasquier Pains Au Chocolat 6 Pack - 9.5 syns.
Tesco Finest Brioche Loaf 400G - 12 syns.
Overall, croissants are a very high syn pastry, having up to 15 syns depending on the flavour chosen, to save syns, we suggest sticking with plain croissants which are often the lowest in syns, choosing mini croissants or picking pastries from our low syn alternatives above which start as low as 4.5 syns a serving.
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.