Are Double Deckers Syn Friendly On Slimming World? Can I Eat Them?
If the afternoon slump hits, and you reach for a double decker as a quick pick me up, you need to know how many syns this chocolate bar will cost you so it does not affect your weight loss in the slimming world.
Double deckers have 9.5 syns for a 40g bar, making them very high in syns, we would suggest only consuming these chocolate bars as the occasional treat when your syns allow.
In our guide below, we will take you through why Double Decker chocolate bars are so high in syns, a few other syn values of other Cadbury chocolate bars and some low syn alternative chocolate bars to help with your sweet tooth.
Why Are Double Decker Chocolate Bars So High In Syns?
At 9.5 syns for 40g, 12.5 syns for their 54.5g bars and 8.5 syns for the 37.3g bar, Double Deckers are a very high syn chocolate bar. Two 40g bars would put you well over your daily syn allowance for the day of 15 syns.
These bars get their high syn values since they are essentially two chocolate bars in one, with a chocolate coating, then nougat and cereal inside to give the other bars, this means just one Double Decker has up to 20g of sugar and 6.5g of fat for a 40g bar.
This isn't to say you can't have a Double Decker and still lose weight on the SW plan, you just have to factor them into your syns and save the majority of your allowance for this treat.
Cadbury Chocolate Bar Syn Values
Cadburys have a huge range of popular chocolate bars with varying syn values, to help you keep on track, we've listed some more syn values of their bars down below.
Fry’s Raspberry Cream Chocolate Bar (49g bar) – 10 syns.
Fry’s Orange Cream Chocolate Bar (49g bar) – 10.5 syns.
Galaxy Salted Caramel (48g bar) – 11 1/2 syns.
Overall, Double Deckers take around 9.5 syns for a 40g bar, making them a high syn chocolate treat which should be consumed within moderation, having two of these chocolate bars would take you over your daily syn allowance.
Instead, we suggest checking out lower syn alternatives, or, if you're craving a Double Decker, choose a smaller size, with their 37.3g bar having 8.5 syns.
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.