Low Syn MugShots & Noodle-Soup Treats: Our Syns Guide

Updated on 
31 July, 2023

Low-Syn MugShots & Noodle-Soup Treats: Save Syns Without Sacrificing Flavor

Snacking on the slimming world plan is recommended but any foods and snacks which are not SYN FREE on slimming world will have to be counted as syns for them not to affect your weight loss.

Mug shots can have anything between 1-4.5 syns depending on the flavour of the mug shot that you choose, making them an excellent low syn snack for when hunger strikes. 

Within our small guide below we will cover why mug shots are so syn friendly, the whole syn value range including all their flavours as well as some low syn mug of soup alternatives.

Why Are Mug Shots So Low In Syns?

At just 1-4.5 syns, mug shots are an excellent low syn snack to choose for in between meals, they are also very filling due to the liquid which makes them more satisfying than other low syn snacks.

Mug shots tend to be fairly low in calories and syns due to their mug size, although they are made with filling ingredients, the quantity is measured and small, making them great for snacking when you are trying to lose weight.

You could even have up to 3 of these mug shots a day before reaching your 15 syn daily allowances.

Our Ultimate Mug Shot Syn Values

Mug shots come from a huge variety of flavours and different ingredients, whether you want noodles, soup, rice or pasta. So to help you out, we've listed all their syn values below.

  • Aromatic Thai Noodles Mug Shot - 2 syns.
  • Chorizo and olive rice - 1.5 syns.
  • Creamy cheese pasta mug shot - 3 syns.
  • Beef and tomato mug shot - 1.5 syns.
  • Cajun pasta mug shot - 2 syns.
  • Beef bolognaise mug shot - 1.5 syns.
  • Classic curry noodles mug shot - 2 syns.
  • Chow mein noodles mug shot - 1 syns.
  • Jalfrezi rice mug shot - 1 syns.
  • Korma rice mug shot - 1 syns.
  • Roast chicken soup mug shot - 4.5 syns.
  • Broccoli and stilton mug shot - 4.5 syns.
  • Minestrone pasta mug shot - 1.5 syns.
  • Mexican rice mug shot - 1.5 syns.
  • Chicken and sweet corn mug shot - 1 syns.
  • Cheese and broccoli mug shot - 2.5 syns.
  • Chicken and mushroom mug shot - 2.5 syns.
  • Tikka masala noodles mug shot - 2 syns.
  • Veggie chowder mug shot - 4.5 syns.
  • High protein mug shot roast chicken - 4 syns.
  • Mug shot snack stop mushroom and chicken pasta - 2.5 syns.
  • Mug shot snack stop chilli flavour - 1 syns.
  • Golden veg rice mug shot snack stop - 3.5 syns.
  • Mug shot tomato and herb snack stop - 2 syns.
  • Sundried tomato and garlic couscous snack stop - 1.5 syns.
  • Mug shot noodles sweet and sour - 1 syns.
  • High protein mug shot rogan josh noodles - 2.5 syns.
  • Roast chicken pasta mug shot high protein - 4 syns.
  • Mug shot cheese and ham pasta - 4.5 syns for a big pot.
  • Mug shot Mediterranean style pasta - 1.5 syns.
  • Mug short macaroni cheese - 3.5 syns.

Low Syn Mug Shot Alternatives

If you are not keen on mug shots or you are looking for something different there are lots of low syn alternatives which also offer mug style snacks in the forms of noodles and soup.

  • Tesco Sweet & Spicy Noodle Soup In A Mug 5 Pack 115G - 4 syns.
  • Batchelor's Cup A Soup Special Chicken Noodle 4S 94G - 4.5 syns.
  • Itsu Satay Noodle Cup 64G - 11.5 syns.
  • Knorr Super Chicken Noodle Dry Soup 51G - 2 syns.
  • Batchelor's Cup A Soup Special Creamed Asparagus 117G - 6.5 syns.
  • Batchelors Cup A Soup Tomato 93G - 4.5 syns.
  • Vifon Golden Chicken Noodle Soup 70g - 3.5 syns a serving.
  • Bachelor's Super Noodles, BBQ Beef 90g - 11 syns.
  • Ainsley Harriott Aromatic Thai Chicken & Lemongrass Cup Soup x3 69g - 5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Instant Noodles, Vegetable 90g - 10 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Instant Noodles, Curry 90g - 10 syns.
  • Batchelors Super Noodles Chicken Flavour 90g - 11 syns.
  • Itsu Katsu Noodle Cup 63G - 9.5 syns.
  • Nissin Cup Noodle Teriyaki Chicken Flavour 70G - 4.5 syns for 100g.
  • Batchelors Cup A Soup Special Cream Of Mushroom 4S 99G - 5.5 syns.
  • Batchelors Cup A Soup Broccoli & Cauliflower 4 Sachets 101G - 5 syns.
  • Batchelors Cup A Soup Thai Chicken Lemongrass 4 Sachets 88G - 5 syns.

To Snack Or Not To Snack?

Overall, we say that mug shots are great for snacking on the slimming world plan! They are low in syns, calories and are great filling snacks to have when you get the munchies. Do take caution when choosing mug shots with pasta or rice as they can be higher in syns, we also recommend checking the serving size for packet noodles as they can often have lower syn serving sizes.

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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