Sherry on Slimming World: Syns and Alternatives

Updated on 
5 September, 2023

Sherry on Slimming World: Syns and Tips

If you're looking to kick back on the festive evenings with a glass of sherry for dessert, the good news is you can happily enjoy a glass of sherry on the slimming world plan as long as your tracking the syns in this drink.

Is A Glass Of Sherry High In Syns On Slimming World?

A glass of sherry has on average 3 syns for a 50ml pour, making it quite average in syns for a small portion, we, therefore, suggest having this drink in moderation. 

Down below, we have gone into more detail about how much Sherry you can drink on the slimming world plan, some syn values of different sherry and low syn alternatives.

How Much Sherry Can I Drink On Slimming World?

At 3 syns for 50ml, you could have up to 250ml of Sherry before using all of your 15 syn daily allowance on the SW plan, making it quite an average syn drink (compared to Pimms) for a small portion.

Sherry is higher in calories than wine (see our wine syn list here), it can also have quite a lot of residual sugar so we, therefore, recommend having the drink in moderation.

Syn Values Of Sherry

Sherry can have varying syn values according to the brand and mix, so as you can stay on track with syns, we've listed some different sherry options below.

  • Croft Original Sherry 1000ml - 7.5 syns.
  •  Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry 1L - 6 syns for 100ml.
  •  Tesco Medium Dry Sherry 1 Litre - 3 syns.
  •  Tesco Medium Sweet Pale Cream Sherry 1Litre - 3.5 syns.
  •  Aldi Caversham Pale Cream Sherry 17.5% 75cl - 5 syns for 75ml.
  •  Gonzalez Byaz Tio Pepe Sherry 750ml - 2 syns.
  •  Sainsbury's Winemakers' Selection Medium Dry A Blend of Amontillado Sherry 75cl - 3.5 syns.
  •  Waitrose Amontillado Medium Dry Sherry 75cl - 6.5 syns for 100ml.
  •  Fine Sherry Pale Dry Fino Sherry 75cl - 4 syns for 100ml.
  •  Harveys Solera Sherry Medium Dry 75cl - 7.5 syns for 100ml.
  •  JS Sweet Pale Cream Sherry 1L - 4 syns for 60ml.
  •  Morrisons The Best Oloroso Dry Jerez-Xeres-Sherry 37.5cl - 3 syns for 50ml.
  •  Morrisons Cream Sherry 17.5% 1L - 3.5 syns.
Syn Values Of Sherry

Low Syn Alternatives To Sherry

If you find Sherry to be too high in syns, there are lots of other low-syn alternatives to check for a sweet after-dinner drink.

We've listed some alternatives below.

  • Sainsbury's House Dessert Wine Beerenauslese 37.5cl - 5 syns for 100ml.
  •  Tesco Dessert Wine 50cl - 7.5 syns for 100ml.
  •  Asda Moscatel de Valencia Sweet Dessert Wine 75cl - 6 syns for 100ml.
  •  Disaronno Velvet Liqueur 500ml - 4 syns.
  •  Aldi Ballycastle Irish Whisky Country Cream 12% 70cl - 4 syns.
  •  Tesco Irish Cream Liqueur 70cl - 8 syns for 50ml.
  •  O'Connor's Irish Country Cream 70cl - 3 syns.
  •  M&S Traditional Irish Cream Liqueur 17% 70cl - 4 syns.
  •  Aldi Ballycastle Chocolate & Clementine Irish Country Cream 12% 70cl - 3.5 syns.
  •  Pellegrino Marsala Superiore Garibaldi Sweet 75cl - 7.5 syns.
  •  Baileys Orange Truffle Irish Cream Liqueur 1L - 4 syns.
  •  Baileys Strawberries and Cream Irish Cream Liqueur 70cl - 4 syns.
  •  Aldi Clonbawn Irish Fresh Cream 250ml - 5 syns.
  •  Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Chocolate Orange Brownie Flavour Irish Cream Liqueur 70cl - 8 syns.
  •  Baileys The Original Irish Cream with a Hint of Creme Caramel 35cl - 4 syns.

Final Words

Overall, Sherry is a fairly average syn drink, at 3 syns for a 50ml pour you could have up to 250ml before using all your 15 syn daily allowance.

Low Syn Alternatives To Sherry

We recommend drinking any kind of alcohol in moderation and measuring your pour to stay on track with syns, try alternating drinks with water if you want to reduce your consumption or check out some alcohol-free options in our syn list here.

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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