How Many Syns In Leerdammer Light? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
19 January, 2023

Is Leerdammer Light Low In Syns On Slimming World? - Our Unofficial Syn Guide

Cheese can often be excluded on diets when people are trying to lose weight due to its high-fat content, however, on the slimming world diet, cheese is allowed as long as your count its syns or use it as your healthy extra A which is your dairy allowance.

Is Leerdammer Light Low In Syns On Slimming World?

Leerdammer light cheese slices in particular are fairly average in syns, having 2.5 syns for one slice or 5.5 syns for two slices. 

We've put together a syn guide below which will discuss in more detail how many slices of Leerdammer light you can have on the slimming world plan, syn values of their range, which cheese counts as your healthy extra A and some low syn alternatives.

How Many Leerdammer Light Slices Can I Have On Slimming World?

If you are after a high protein snack or an easy sandwich filler, Leerdammer light slices are a great choice since they only have 2.5 syns per slice, allowing you to have up to 6 slices on the plan before using all of your 15 syns.

This cheese has a low syn value due to its reduced fat content, two slices can also count as your healthy extra A dairy allowance on the plan (we have a full syn guide to Healthy extra A here).

Leerdammer Syn Values

Leerdammer has lots of cheeses with varying syn values in their range, we've listed them below to help you stay on track.

Leerdammer Syn Values
  • Leerdammer Original 8 Slices 160g - 3.5 syns a slice.
  •  LEERDAMMER Light 8 Slices 160g - 2.5 syns.
  •  Leerdammer Original Cheese Block 225g - 5.5 syns a portion.
  •  Leerdammer Toast & Burger 6 Thick Natural Cheese Slices (6 x 20.8g) - 4.5 syns a slice.
  •  Leerdammer Thins Delicate & Mild 10 Slices 100g - 1.5 syns.

Which Cheese Counts As My Healthy Extra A?

By using cheese as your healthy extra A dairy allowance, you can free up your syn allowance and allow room for more treats, only some cheese counts as your healthy extra A, however.

We've listed the allowances below.

  • The Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles Light x 5. 
  •  The Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles x 2.
  •  The Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles with Emmental Light x 5.
  •  The Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles Extra Light x 6. 
  •  The Laughing Cow Light 75g. 
  •  Dairylea spread 50g.
  •  Dairylea Cheese Triangles Light x 4. 
  •  Dairylea Cheese Triangles Regular x 3.
  •  The Laughing Cow Light Blue Cheese x 5. 
  •  The Laughing Cow Mature Cheddar Light x 5. 
  •  Light Dairylea Slices x 2. 
  •  Dairylea Cheese Slices x 2.
  •  Kerry Cheestrings Twisted x 2.
Which Cheese Counts As My Healthy Extra A?


  • Reduced fat cheddar 40g. 
  •  Feta up to 65g. 
  •  30g of cheddar. 
  •  30g of gouda. 
  •  Smoked cheddar 30g. 
  •  Halloumi 35g. 
  •  Mozzarella 50g. 
  •  Parmesan 30g.

Low Syn Alternatives To Leerdammer Light Cheese

If you want to explore more low-syn cheeses like Leerdammer light slices, there are lot's other low-syn alternatives to stock up on for snacking and easy lunches.

  • The Laughing Cow Light Cheese Spread Triangles 16Pk 267G - 1 syn.
  •  Cheese string Attack A Snack Ham Wrap 99G - 11.5 syns.
  •  Philadelphia Light Mini Tub 140G (4X35g) - 2.5 syns.
  •  Cathedral City Nibbles Cheese 5X16g - 2.5 syns.
  •  Aldi Emporium 16 Edam Cheese Slices 400g - 4 syns.
  •  Tesco 30% Reduced Fat Mature Cheese 10 Slices 250g - 4 syns.
  •  Aldi Emporium 8 Light Cheese Slices 200g - 2 syns.
  •  Dairylea Light Cheese Slices 8 Pack 200g - 2 syns.
  •  Asda 8 Mature Sliced British Cheese 160g - 3 syns.
  •  Iceland British 10 Mature Cheddar Cheese Slices 250g - 5 syns.
  •  CATHEDRAL CITY Mature Cheddar 350g - 6.5 syns for 30g.
  •  Sainsbury's Grated Mature British Cheddar 250g - 6.5 syns for 30g.
  •  Aldi Emporium Half Fat Mature Cheddar Cheese 400g - 4 syns for 30g.
  •  Marmite Bites 100G (5X20g) - 4 syns.
  •  Ilchester Mini Cheese Selection 230G - 5 syns.
Low Syn Alternatives To Leerdammer Light Cheese

Final Words

To conclude, Leerdammer light cheese is low in syns, having 2.5 syns for one slice, meaning you can have up to six slices before using all your 15 syn daily allowance. Two slices of this cheese can also be used as your healthy extra A.

We have the ultimate syn guide to all kinds of cheeses 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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