Is Kellogg's Special K Syn Friendly On Slimming World? Can I Eat It?
If a bowl of Special K is your go-to breakfast in the morning, you might be wondering if this cereal is still slimming world-friendly on the plan.
Special K cereal does indeed have syns on the slimming world plan, you are looking at spending 6 syns for a 30g portion of the cereal, making it a very high syn cereal.
In our syn guide below, we will discuss in more detail why Special K is so high in syns, syn values of Special K cereal products, which cereals count as your healthy extra B and some low syn alternatives from other brands.
Why Is Kellogg's Special K Cereal So High In Syns?
At 6 syns for a 30g portion, you could have up to two portions of Special K cereal a day before using all your daily syn allowance, making it very high in syns.
This cereal is high in syns due to the sugar content, having up to 5g of sugar in just one small portion, despite it being advertised as a healthy cereal, we would suggest having the cereal in moderation.
Syn Values Of Kellogg's Special K Cereal
Special K has similar syn values no matter the flavour of the cereal that you choose, to help you compare, however, we've listed the syn values of this type of cereal product down below.
Kellogg's Special K Original Breakfast Cereal 500g - 6 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Milk Chocolate Bars 6 x 20g - 4 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Red Berries Cereal 360g - 5.5 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Milk Chocolate Cereal Bars 5 x 27g (135g) - 5 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Dark Chocolate Bars 6 x 21.5g - 4 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Juicy Red Berry Bars, 6 x 21.5g - 4 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Oats & Honey Cereal 420g - 6 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Milk Chocolate Cereal 360g - 6 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Red Berries Breakfast Cereal 330g - 6 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Peach & Apricot Cereal 360g - 6 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Dark Chocolate & Cranberries Cereal Bars 5 x 27g (135g) - 5 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Protein Nuts, Clusters & Seeds Cereal 330g - 8 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Strawberry Biscuit Moments Snack Bar, 25g (Pack of 5) - 5 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Chocolate Biscuit Moments Snack Bar, 25g (Pack of 5) - 5 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Protein Berries, Clusters & Seeds Cereal 320g - 7.5 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Milk Chocolate Delight Cereal Bar 24g, Pack of 4 - 5 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Coconut, Cocoa & Cashew Protein Bars 4 x 28g - 6 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Crunchy Oat Granola Dark Chocolate Curls 350g - 10 syns.
Which Cereal Is Syn Free On Slimming World?
If you are looking for a cereal which is syn free on the slimming world, you will have to use it as your healthy extra B fibre allowance, which means the cereal will need to be high in fibre.
We've listed which cereal counts towards your healthy extra B down below, but do note that this is only for a certain allowance, once exceeded you will then have to syn the cereal accordingly.
Sainsbury's Wholewheat Biscuits Cereal x48 860g - 7 syns or healthy extra B.
To conclude, Kellogg's Special K is very high in syns, having 6 syns for just a 30g portion, the cereal is also quite high in sugar, having up to 5g of sugar in just one portion. To save syns, we recommend switching to a lower syn alternative from our list above or using a healthy extra B cereal which is high in fibre to help save 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.