We all know that dark chocolate is meant to be better for us than milk chocolate, but how many syns does this chocolate have on the slimming world? Can you eat it on the plan?
Dark chocolate can have varying syns according to flavours and mix-ins, but for plain dark chocolate, you can expect to use around 1.5 syns a square weighing around 5g, making it low in syns, but still should be consumed within moderation.
In our syn guide below, we will discuss how much dark chocolate you can eat in the slimming world, some syn values of dark chocolate, how dark chocolate compares to milk chocolate and some other low syn alternatives for when you feel like something sweet.
At 1.5 syns a square, you could have up to 10 squares of dark chocolate before using up all of your daily syn allowance, making it a great low syn sweet treat compared to normal high sugar chocolate.
Dark chocolate is raved about in the health industry, it is full of health benefits such as antioxidants and can even help to suppress your appetite to a degree, in order to get the best health benefits from chocolate, it's recommended you choose dark chocolate over 70%.
Dark chocolate should still be eaten in moderation however due to the high-calorie content.
Dark chocolate all has a similar value if you choose the plain option, but with different sizes and ingredients, popular dark chocolate brands can vary in syns.
We've listed some syn values of dark chocolate down below to help you compare.
Most people argue that dark chocolate is better for you than milk chocolate, but does it differ by much when it comes to syns? Well, on average as we mentioned above, a square of dark chocolate is 1.5 syns, for a square of milk chocolate, it is also 1.5 syns on average.
The main difference between milk and dark chocolate is the sugar content which can often make syns higher and isn't as good for you nutritionally.
If you are bored of dark chocolate, or you just love chocolate and you are looking for some low-syn options, we've got some great alternatives for you to check out down below.
Overall, dark chocolate has 1.5 syns in per square, making it a great low syn treat, you could have up to 10 squares before using up your whole daily syn allowance, making it the same in syns as milk chocolate, but a better choice for people watching their sugar intake.