How Many Syns In Oat So Simple Sachets? & Low Syn Alternatives

Updated on 
18 January, 2022

Are Oat So Simple Sachets High In Syns?

Not all of us have time in the morning to make a healthy breakfast, many of us turn to sachet porridge or ready-made cereals instead for a quick brekky, however, these sachets can often be high in sugar, so it's important to count their syns.

Oats so simple sachets, in particular, have around 6.5 syns in, making them quite high in syns just for breakfast, this means they should only be had as a treat now and then when you have enough room in your syn allowance. 

We've put together a small guide below which will discuss why oats so simple sachets are so high in syns, the syn values of the whole oat so simple range as well as few low syn sachet alternatives from other brands.

Why Are Oats So Simple Sachet High In Syns?

For 6.5 syns per sachet, just having one small porridge from Oats so simple could cost you nearly half of your daily syn allowance. These sachets are often very high in syns because of the sugar and flavourings inside with some of them having up to 19g of sugar just for 100g.

To save on syns and have even more porridge, we would suggest making your slimming world porridge, this will be lower in sugar plus you have control over the toppings to lower its calories. If you find yourself often in a rush in the morning then you could even prepare some overnight oats.

Oats So Simple Syn Values

Oats so simple sachets are typically around 6.5 syns per packet, but they can slightly vary according to the flavour that you choose.

We've listed the syn values for the rest of their range down below.

  • Quaker Apple and blueberry - 6.5 syns.
  • Quaker coconut oats - 6 syns.
  • Quaker Oats Cup Of Porridge Apple and Blueberry - 10.5 syns.
  • Quaker Golden syrup cup of porridge - 10 syns.
  • Quaker Cup of porridge original - 9 syns.
  • Quaker Oats Simple Gluten-Free - Can be used as healthy extra b or 6 syns.
  • Quaker Oats Golden Syrup - 6.5 syns a sachet.
  • Quaker Oats Apple and Cherry Heaps of Fruit Porridge - 6.5 syns.
  • Quaker Heaps of Fruit Banana and strawberry Porridge - 6.5 syns.
  • Quaker Simple Heaps of Fruit Blackberry and Apple Porridge - 6.5 syns
  • Quaker Oats Oat Blueberry and banana Heaps of Fruit Porridge - 6.5 syns.
  • Quaker Oats Oat Simple Summer Berries Porridge - 6.5 syns.
  • Quaker Oats honey and almond - 6 syns.
  • Quaker Oats honey and vanilla - 6 syns.

Can I Have Porridge As Healthy Extra B?

You can indeed have porridge as a healthy extra B on the slimming world plan, but this is plain porridge oats measured to 40g, you could have this with either water or skimmed milk for your healthy extra A allowance, any toppings you put should be synned unless there syn free or speed foods such as fruits.

Low Syn Alternatives To Oat So Simple Sachets

If you find oats so simple porridge sachets too high in syns there are other low syn alternatives to choose from for a quick and easy breakfast.

  • White's Toatly Oaty Wild Fruit Instant Sachets 8 x 35g - 5.5 syns per sachet. 
  • M&S porridge golden syrup sachet - 7 syns.
  • Big OZ high fibre golden syrup porridge - 6 syns.
  • SlimFast golden syrup porridge - 5 syns per serving.
  • MOMA Raspberry, Pumpkin & Chia Seed Porridge Sachets 8 x 35g - 6.5 syns. 
  • MOMA Apple, Date & Caramel Porridge Sachets 8 x 35g - 6 syns. 

Final Words

Overall, most porridge sachets will set you back about 6-7 syns, oats are so simple sachets are very high in sugar too so they should only be eaten in moderation. We would suggest making your porridge if you want to save some syns and lower your sugar intake, you can then use your oats as your healthy extra B too.

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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