Do Nescafe Gold Cappuccino Sachets Have A Lot Of Syns?
If you are a coffee addict and love the sachet packs in the morning then you need to make sure you are tracking them as part of your daily syns (yes, even the unsweetened version).
Nescafe gold cappuccino sachets unsweetened have around 3 syns per packet in total, meaning you need to make sure you are only having one in the morning otherwise it will be 6 syns for two cups of your coffee fix!
We have listed below why Nescafe sachet has syns, other Nescafe sachets flavours and their syns as well as some low syn alternatives if you fancy a hot drink in the morning that won't blow your syns, we've covered some of the syn values for coffee shops as well as pods below too.
Why Does Coffee Have Syns?
Granulated plain coffee on the SW diet, like you standard instant coffee is syn free, but when you put your favourite coffee with fresh milk or milk powder, this is where the syns start come in, although you can use some semi-skimmed fresh milk as your healthy extra A on the plan.
The reason instant coffee sachets like the Nescafe gold cappuccino have syns are that they are pre-mixed with milk powder and sometimes sugar (apart from the unsweetened versions).
As we mentioned above, for this flavour of Nescafe coffee sachets, the syns are 3 per packet, but this changes according to the type of instant coffee you have, so we have listed some other popular types from the brand with their syns below.
If you are lucky, you might own coffee machines at home which use coffee pod brands to make your coffee shop-style latte in the morning, but these do also contain syns so you have to be careful if you are a major coffee lover about the pods you are drinking.
To help you out, we've listed the syn values of coffee pods down below to keep you on track.
Tassimo T-Discs Americano Smooth - Syn free.
Tassimo T-Discs 100% Columbian Coffee - Syn free.
Tassimo T-Discs Morning Cafe - Syn free.
Tassimo T-Discs Creamer from Milk (21.5g each) - 1.5 syns.
Costa Skimmed Milk (skinny) Cappuccino, 3.5 / 5 / 6.5.
Costa Skimmed Milk (skinny) Latte (Primo / Medio / Massimo) - 4 / 5.5 / 7.5 syns.
Costa latte with soya milk (Primo / Medio / Massimo) - 5 / 6.5 / 9 syns.
Costa Skimmed Milk iced Latte (Primo / Medio / Massimo) - 5 / 7 / 9.5 syns.
Costa Full Fat Cappuccino (Primo / Medio / Massimo) - 6.5 / 8.5 / 11.5 syns.
Overall, we hope you enjoyed our full guide to instant coffee syns, whether you make it out of your sachet, jar, coffee pods or treat yourself to the occasional coffee shop-style moments for your cuppa, you should be sure to account for any extra syns.
When making your coffee from plain granulated brands a good way to cut back on syns is by counting your milk as your Healthy Extra A.
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