How Many Syns In Hovis Medium White Bread? & Low Syn Alternatives

Updated on 
16 October, 2021

Can I Eat Hovis White Bread On Slimming World?

On the Slimming World diet, you can have bread as part of your healthy extra B, but this is only meant for wholemeal bread. 

If you have a slice of Hovis medium white bread on the SW plan then this will use 5 syns from your daily syn allowance and 10 syns if you have two slices. 

In our guide below we will discuss why white bread has syns and brown bread doesn't, some popular branded bread types and their syns, as well as how to make your syn free bread on the SW plan. 

Is Bread Syn Free On Slimming World? 

You might be a little confused as to why wholemeal and brown bread is syn free on the slimming world plan and why white bread is not. 

Well, brown bread is not syn free on SW, but it can be used within your healthy extra B allowance, meaning you do not have to count its syns. White bread does not count in this allowance as it is based not only on calories but also on the fibre content in the bread. 

The idea is that brown bread has more fibre so will keep you full for longer. 

White Bread Syn Values 

Most white bread will have around 5 or 6 syns per slice which is a high amount if you have two slices of white toast in the morning, we will list some popular brands of white bread below and their syns to help you stay on track. 

  • Kingsmill Medium Sliced 50/50 Bread 800g - 5 syns per slice.  
  • Warburtons Toastie Thick Sliced White Bread 800g - 6 syns a slice.  
  • Warburtons Soft Farmhouse Medium Sliced White Bread 800g - 6 syns a slice.  
  • Hovis Soft Thick Sliced White Bread 800g - 6 syns a slice.  
  • Sainsbury's White Deli Rolls x4 280g - 9 syns a roll.  
  • Warburtons Artisan White Sourdough Bread 540g - 7 syns a slice.  
  • BFree Sliced White Loaf 400g - 5 syns a slice. 
  • Kingsmill Soft White Bread Thick 800g - 5.5 syns a slice.

Healthy Extra B Bread Types

Only a certain amount of brown bread is allowed as your Healthy Extra B, once you go over this allowance you will have to start counting them as syns. 

We will list some healthy extra B bread types down below. 

  • 2 slices small gluten-free bread, brown/high fibre white /multi-seed.
  • 1 Hovis Wholemeal Sliced Roll.
  • 1 Warburtons gluten-free multiseed sandwich thin.
  • 3 slices Kingsmill No Crusts Wholemeal Bread (400g loaf).
  • 60g wholemeal bread.
  • 60g rye bread.
  • 1 wholemeal roll.
  • 1 wholemeal pitta bread.
  • 1 gluten-free roll, brown/high fibre white/multi-seed.
  • 1 thick slice wholemeal bread (800g sliced loaf).
  • 2 small slices of wholemeal bread (400g sliced loaf).
  • 1 Weight Watchers Tortilla Wrap.

Slimming World Friendly Syn Free Bread 

If you are feeling creative in the kitchen, then you could even make your syn free bread by making use of some egg whites. 

We will list the recipe details down below and the whole bread serves two.


  • Three tablespoons of quark. 
  • Pinch of sweetener. 
  • Three eggs. 
  • Frylight. 
  • Seasoning.


  • Step one - Preheat your oven to gas mark 2 the separate your egg yolks from the egg whites.
  • Step two - Add your egg yolks, quark, sweetener and salt to a bowl then fold them all together.
  • Step three - Whisk your egg whites in a different bowl until they become stiff then fold the two mixtures gently together. 
  • Step four - Spray your baking tray with some frylight to make sure the bread will not stick during baking and spoon the mix onto the tray in small roll shapes, bake for around 25 minutes until risen.

Final Words 

Overall, Hovis medium white bread has around 5 syns per slice, and for all white bread you are looking at between 5 and 6 syns, brown bread or wholemeal bread can be eaten up to 60g on the slimming world plan as your healthy extra B thanks to its high fibre content, but above this weight, you will have to track it as syns too.

We would suggest switching to brown bread to free up your syns on this plan or making your syn free version with our recipe above.

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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