How Many Syns In A Kinder Bueno? & Some Alternatives!

Updated on 
3 July, 2021

Is a Kinder Bueno Worth its Syns?

A Kinder Bueno, which consists of two fingers or bars (43g in total), will set you back a whopping 12 syns! For a chocolate bar that isn’t that big and probably won’t last that long, a Kinder Bueno is probably not the best use of your syns.

Kinder Bueno Worth its Syns

The wafer-like shell of a Kinder Bueno makes it difficult to eat just a small bit and save the rest for later as it is prone to cracking when pressure is applied, therefore it’s most likely you’ll eat at least one full finger in one sitting.

One Kinder Bueno finger has a syn value of 6, which is slightly better than eating both fingers, however it might not be enough to properly satisfy your craving.

If you’re looking for a chocolatey, biscuity, nutty treat that will satiate you for longer and take up fewer of your daily syns, keep reading!

Some Lower-Syn Chocolate Alternatives

Lower-Syn Chocolate Alternatives

Yes, a Kinder Bueno is delicious. The hazelnutty cream inside that crispy shell is a combination to die for – however there are plenty of other chocolates and sweet treats that are lower in calories and therefore lower in syns.

One of these Cadbury options might be a better choice if you’re taking on a Slimming World healthy eating plan:

  • Cadbury Freddo – 5.5 syns for a 24g bar
  • Cadbury Fudge Bar – 5.5 syns for a 25.5g bar
  • Cadbury Cream Egg – 9 syns per egg
  • Cadbury Crunchie – 7.5 syns for a 32g bar
  • Cadbury Wispa Bar – 7 syns for a 25.5g bar

Although these options aren’t all necessarily as big as a Kinder Bueno, they’ll still provide you with that sugary, chocolatey hit of decadence without causing you to break the syn-bank, so to speak.

Cadbury is loved the world over for its creamy, smooth, and indulgent chocolate and that’s exactly what you’ll get with these choices. For an added richness, Crunchie’s contain honeycomb, Fudge Bars obviously contain fudge, and Cream Eggs have that gooey, sweet centre we all love!

If you aren’t always a big fan of Cadbury’s offerings, check out some of these other options:

  • Mars Bar – 6 syns for a 25g bar
  • Oreo Cake Bar – 5.5 syns for a 24g bar
  • Maltesers – 5 syns for a 19.5g bag
  • Galaxy Ripple – 4.5 syns for a 17g bar
  • Hershey’s Cookies & Cream White Chocolate Bar – 3.5 syns for a 13g bar

Low Syn Sweets

If you’re after something sweet but maybe you’re not in the mood for the creaminess of chocolate, there are plenty of low calorie and syn-friendly sweets on the market that could be just what you’re looking for!

  • Haribo Tangfastics – 4.5 syns for a 25g bag
  • Wine Gums – 4.5 syns for a 25g bag
  • Foam Bananas/ Shrimps – 5 syns for 25g
  • Mentos – 7.5 syns for a roll

This list is just the tip of the iceberg, and it’s usually quite easy to find out how many syns there are in a certain type of sweet. You can also get low-calorie versions of some of the more popular sweet types and brands which will have lower syn values too.

If it’s salty or savoury snacks you’re after, check out this link for some top suggestions.

At the End of the Day

A Kinder Bueno might not represent the best “bang for your buck” when it comes to syns, but when all is said and done, we like what we like and we crave what we crave!

If you find yourself with a hankering for a Kinder Bueno, have one. As long as you’re factoring it into your daily syn allowance, you can’t really go wrong. It might mean skipping the mayo on your lunchtime sandwich or foregoing the cheese on top of your pasta, but if it makes sense to you, why not?

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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