Mccoys are a popular crisps brand and are a staple in many of our snack cupboards, but on the slimming world plan, you need to be cautious of the syns inside your crisps in order to stay on track with your weight loss.
Mccoys have on average 6.5 syns per 25g bag making them fairly high in syns, we, therefore, suggest having these crisps in moderation on the SW plan.
We've put together a syn guide below which will take you through why Mccoys are so high in syns, syn values of them and some low syn alternative crisps for easy syn snacking.
Why Are Mccoys Crisps So High In Syns?
At 6.5 syns per 25g bag Mccoys crisps are very high in syns, with one bag using nearly half of your daily syn allowance on the plan. You could have up to two bags before using all your 15 daily syn on the plan.
Mccoys get their high syn value from their fat content due to the fact these crisps are mainly fried, for example, one 25g pack of Mccoy classic variety crisps have 8g of fat inside. To save syns we always suggest opting for their small packet which has half the amount of syns than the larger version.
Syn Values Of Mccoys Crisps
Mccoy's has a large range of crisps on offer with a similar syn value no matter the flavour you choose, we've listed them below so you can compare.
The Real McCoy's Salt & Malt Vinegar Flavour Potato Crisps 25g - 6.5 syns.
The Real McCoy's Ridge Cut Flame Grilled Steak Potato Crisps 25g - 6.5 syns.
The Real McCoy's Ridge Cut Thai Sweet Chicken Flavour Crisps 25g - 6.5 syns.
To conclude, Mccoys are high in syns since they are deeply fried, having nearly 8g of fat in a 25g bag, allowing you to have up to two packets on the plan before using all of your 15 daily syns. To save syns we recommend choosing small packs of crisps when possible or baked/air popped crisps which are lower in calories.
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.