How Many Syns In Options Hot Chocolate Sachets? & Low Syn Alternatives

Updated on 
28 February, 2022

Is Options Hot Chocolate Sachets Low In Syns?

There's nothing quite like snuggling up with a hot chocolate after being out in the cold, but regular hot chocolates are very high in calories in syns due to the sugar and fat content, this becomes even higher with additions such as whipped cream and marshmallows.

Luckily, there are lower syn alternatives, options hot chocolate sachets has an average of 2 syns in per sachet making it a great low syn hot drink to have on the SW plan. 

In our guide below we will go over why options hot chocolate sachets are low in syns, the syn values of all their flavours as well some low syn hot chocolate sachet alternatives, we've even made an SW friendly hot chocolate recipe for you to try at home too!

Why Are Options Hot Chocolate Sachets Low In Syns?

At only 2 syns sachets, options hot chocolate is very low in syns, in comparison to a normal hot chocolate which on average has around 9.5 syns.

These hot chocolate sachets first of all do not have sugar, they are instead sweetened with sweeteners which help to reduce their calories. They also use skimmed milk powder rather than full-fat milk and have reduced fat cocoa, all of which makes them low in syns.

We suggest mixing them with a bit of milk as your Healthy extra A if you want to have an even creamier taste.

Options Hot Chocolate Syn Values

Options have different flavours of hot chocolates with varying calories and syns, so to help you out, we've listed the rest of them down below to keep you stocked up on those cold winter nights.

  • Options Single Sachet Belgian Chocolate 11g - 2 syns.
  • Options Single Sachet Mint 11g - 2 syns.
  • Options Single Sachet Salted Caramel 11g - 2 syns.
  • Options Single Sachet White Chocolate 11g - 2 syns.
  • Options Belgian Chocolate Honeycomb Hot Chocolate - 2 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To Options Hot Chocolate Sachets

If you are looking to try something different to options hot chocolate or you can't find them near you, there are plenty of other low syn hot chocolates to choose from when you feel like a sweet drink.

We've bullet-pointed a few down below.

  • Cadbury Drinking Chocolate 500g - 8.5 syns.
  • Cadbury Hot Chocolate Instant Jar 400g - 6 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Low-Calorie Instant Fairtrade Hot Chocolate 250g - 2 syns.
  • Galaxy Instant Hot Chocolate Jar 370g - 5 syns.
  • Hubbard's Foodstore Instant Hot Chocolate Drink 400g - 5.5 syns.
  • Ovaltine Malted Drink, Chocolate, Light 300g - 4 syns.
  • Green & Black's Organic Hot Chocolate 300g - 9.5 syns.
  • Clipper Fairtrade Instant Hot Chocolate 350g - 5 syns.
  • Aero Instant Hot Chocolate Powder Jar 288g - 5 syns.
  • Twinings Swiss Hot Chocolate 350g - 9 syns.
  • Cadbury Hot Chocolate Instant 28g - 6 syns.
  • Maltesers Malty Hot Chocolate 350g - 5 syns.
  • Starbucks Signature Salted Caramel Flavour Hot Chocolate Powder Sachets 10x22g - 9.5 syns.

Slimming World Friendly Hot Chocolate

If you don't want to waste all your syns on sachet hot chocolate you can always try making your own slimming world hot chocolate which is only three syns per serving.


  • Cadbury highlight hot chocolate one sachet.
  • Three spoons of reduced-fat whipped cream.
  • 8 small marshmallows.
  • Ground cinnamon and one stick.


  1. Simply make the hot chocolate then top with your cream, marshmallows and cinnamon!

Final Words

To conclude, at 2 syns a sachet, options hot chocolates are a great choice for people who are craving sweets but want to keep their syns low. We recommend adding a dash of milk to make them even creamier or topping them with reduced-fat cream to make a low syn traditional style hot chocolate!

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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