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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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!