How Many Syns In Popcorn Kernels? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
25 January, 2023

Are Popcorn Kernels Low In Syns? Can I Have Them On Slimming World?

Popcorn is a great low-calorie snack to have when you are trying to lose weight, especially homemade popcorn since you can control the butter and oil content, keeping it low in syns, but what about popcorn kernels themselves, how many syns do they have?

Are Popcorn Kernels Low In Syns?

Popcorn kernels have around 5 syns per 25g, making them quite low in syns for a large portion, be cautious of adding oil or butter however since this can make them much higher in syns.

We've made a syn guide below, discussing how many popcorn kernels you can have on the slimming world, syn values of popcorn and our own SW recipe for making the best popcorn at home with kernels!

How Many Popcorn Kernels Can I Have On Slimming World?

At 5 syns for 25g, you can have up to 75g of popcorn kernels before using all of your 15 syn daily allowance, which is a generous amount of popcorn!

Popcorn kernels make a great weight loss snack since they are high in volume and naturally low in calories, plus, when made at home, you can add sweetener instead of sugar for sweeteners and use spray oil instead of butter to keep syns low.

How Many Popcorn Kernels Can I Have On Slimming World?

Store-bought popcorn can have many more syns, for example, Butterkist toffee popcorn has 6.5 syns for 30g, making it very high in syns due to the added sugar.

Syn Values Of Popcorn Kernels & Popcorn

Popcorn kernels have a similar syn value no matter the brand, but store-bought popcorn syns can change according to the added ingredients, we've listed various syns below to help you out.

Popcorn Kernels

  • Holland & Barrett Popcorn Kernels 1kg - 4.5 syns.
  •  Manhattan Popcorn Kernels 300g - 4 syns.
  •  Kelkin Wholegrain Popcorn Kernels 500g - 7.5 syns.
  •  Island Sun Popcorn Kernels 2kg - 5 syns.
  •  Tropical Sun Popcorn Kernels 500g - 4 syns.
Syn Values Of Popcorn Kernels & Popcorn


  • Butterkist Popcorn Sweet & Salted 100g - 8 syns.
  •  Sainsbury's Simply Sweet Butterfly Popcorn 110g - 4.5 syns.
  •  Butterkist Popcorn, Sweet Cinema Style 6x12g - 3 syns.
  •  Butterkist Crunchy Orange Chocolate Flavour Toffee Popcorn 155g - 6.5 syns.
  •  Tesco Salted Popcorn 85G - 5.5 syns.
  •  Tesco Sweet & Salted Popcorn 110G - 6.5 syns.
  •  Tesco Sweet Popcorn 110G - 6.5 syns.

Our SW Recipe For Popcorn

If you've bought yourself some popcorn kernels and you are ready to make some tasty popcorn, we have SW popcorn recipe below to help you out.


  • 60g of popcorn kernels.
  •  Two tsp of salt.


  1. Begin by preheating a pot with a lid for around two minutes then add in the popcorn kernels.
  2.  As soon as they start to pop, shake every two minutes, once all popped, remove and sprinkle with your salt.
Our SW Recipe For Popcorn

Final Words

To conclude, popcorn kernels are low in syns, having 5 syns for a 25 serving, making them a great weight loss snack. Compared to cinema and store-bought popcorn, homemade popcorn can be made syn friendly by omitting butter and sugar.

If you are interested to learn how many syns cinema popcorn has, check out our guide here.

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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