How Many Syns In a Mocha? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
29 May, 2022

Are Mochas High In Syns On Slimming World? - Our Syn Guide!

If your morning routine involves a quick takeaway Mocha on the way to work, you might be wondering how many syns the average mocha has on the slimming world plan.

How Many Syns In a Mocha?

Mochas from the cafe have on average 6 syns for a small-sized coffee made with semi-skimmed milk without cream, this syn value varies however according to the milk used, the size of the coffee, and whether it has cream or if you use sachet mochas.

Down below we've discussed what makes Mochas high in syns, syn values of different kinds of Mochas, low syn alternatives to Mochas and a recipe for making your own SW iced mocha at home!

What Makes Mochas So High In Syns?

At 6 syns for a small mocha with semi-skimmed milk, you might be shocked that this small coffee can take up half of your daily syn allowance. Mochas are high in syns due to the chocolate in them, unlike regular coffee, which makes them higher in calories.

You'll often find mochas have more sugar because of this, with the average small mocha having up to 5-10g, they can also come with whipped cream sometimes which makes the syns worse.

Syn Values Of Mochas

Since mochas come with a huge variety of different syn values, we've listed them down below according to the types to help you stay on track.


  • Starbucks Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino Flavoured Milk Iced Coffee 250ml - 3 syns.
  • Starbucks Caffe Mocha with Cream (Semi-Skimmed Milk) - 8 syns.
  • Starbucks Caffe Mocha with Cream (Skimmed Milk) - 9 syns.
  • Starbucks Caffe Mocha with Cream (Whole Milk) - 11 syns short.
  • Starbucks White Mocha (Almond Milk) - 9.5 syns.
  • Starbucks Caffe Mocha with Cream (Soya Milk) - 9 syns.
  • Starbucks White Mocha (Oat Milk) - 11.5 syns.
  • Starbucks Iced White Mocha (Semi-Skimmed Milk) - 16.5 syns.
  • Starbucks White Mocha (Semi-Skimmed Milk) - 10.5 syns.
  • Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino with Whip (Whole Milk) - 9 syns for mini.
  • Starbucks White Mocha (Skimmed Milk) - 10 syns short.

Pret A Manger

  • Pret Mocha Standard (skimmed milk) - 7 syns.
  • Pret Mocha 12oz (Semi-Skimmed Milk) - 10 syns.
  • Pret Mocha (Oat Milk) - 9.5 syns.
  • Pret Mocha (Soya Milk) - 9 syns.
  • Pret Iced Mocha (Semi-Skimmed Milk) - 8 syns.
  • Pret Mocha Frappe - 18 syns.
  • Pret Cold Brew Coffee Mocha - 7.5 syns.


  • Costa Coffee Mocha (Semi-Skimmed Milk) - 6 syns mini.
  • Costa Coffee Mocha (Skimmed Milk) - 5 syns mini.
  • Costa Coffee Mocha (Whole Milk) - 7.5 syns mini.
  • Costa Coffee Express Mocha - 8 syns.
  • Costa Coffee Mocha (Coconut Milk) - 6 syns mini.
  • Costa Coffee Iced Mocha (Whole Milk) - 7.5 syns.
  • Costa Coffee Mocha Cortado (Soya Milk) - 3 syns.


  • Starbucks Mocha Premium Instant Coffee 5 x 22g Sachets - 2.5 syns.
  • Costa Coffee Mocha Italia Signature Blend Ground for Cafetiere & Filter 200g - Syn free.
  • Nescafe Gold Double Choc Mocha Instant Coffee 8 x 23g Sachets - 2 syns for 100ml.
  • Aldi Alcafe Double Choc Mocha Sachets 184g (8x23g) - 5 syns.
  • Tesco Mocha Sachets 8 x 20g - 4 syns.
  • NESCAFE GOLD Toffee & Macadamia Mocha Coffee 8 sachets x 19.5g - 2 syns.
  • NESCAFE GOLD White Choc Mocha Coffee, 8 Sachets x 19g - 2 syns for 100ml.
How Many Syns In a Mocha?

Are White Mochas Or Regular Mochas Higher In Syns?

If you're a lover of mochas, you might be wondering if there is a huge syn value difference between the white and regular versions.

White mochas do tend to be slightly higher in syns than regular chocolate mochas since the white chocolate syrup can be a little higher in sugar, however, the syn difference is minor, to keep syns low we suggest choosing low-fat milk and avoiding extras like cream.

Low Syn Alternatives To Mochas

If you find your usual Mocha to be too high in syns or you are curious to see how the syn values of other mocha types differ, we've listed some low syn alternatives for you to check out below.

  • Caffe Latte, Semi-Skimmed Milk - 2 syns.
  • Cappuccino (check out Maxwell House Cappucino), Semi-Skimmed Milk - 1.5 syns for 100ml.
  • Black coffee - Syn free.
  • Americano - Syn free/0.5 syns with semi-skimmed milk.
  • Espresso - Syn free.
  • Macchiato - 4 syns.
  • Flat white - 3.5 syns.

How To Make Your Own Slimming World Iced Mocha

Iced mochas can be very high in syns due to the syrups, chocolate, sauces and added cream, so to help you with your coffee cravings, we've listed a short recipe for making your own syn friendly ice mocha at home which has only 4 syns!


  • 100ml of skimmed milk.
  • One spoon of sweetener.
  • A cup of strong coffee.
  • One tablespoon of choc shot.
  • Some ice.


  1. Begin by mixing everything in a blender, blend till smooth then serve in a glass with some low-fat squirty cream!

Final Words

Overall, Mocha can be quite a high syn coffee when extras such as cream and syrups are added, but for a regular mocha with just semi-skimmed milk, you should expect to use around 6 syns for a small cup.

How Many Syns In a Mocha?

To reduce syns in your mocha we recommend avoiding mochas with cream and choosing low fat milk, or, switching to the sachets at home/making your own which is typically much lower in syns than a takeaway coffee.

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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