How Many Syns In Potato Croquettes? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
2 February, 2023

How Many Syns In Potato Croquettes? Are They High In Syns? - Our SW Syn Guide

If you are craving some potato croquettes as a side with your dinner or maybe an afternoon snack, you might be curious as to if these croquettes have syns on the SW plan since potatoes themselves are syn free?

Are Potato Croquettes High In Syns?

Potato croquettes have on average 4-4.5 syns per one, making them quite high in syns, you could have up to four of them on the slimming world plan before using all of your daily syn allowance.

We've discussed in more detail below why potato croquettes have syns, some syn values of them and low syn alternatives for an easy SW-friendly side.

Why Do Potato Croquettes Have Syns?

At 4 syns per potato croquette, these fried potatoes are fairly high in syns, allowing you to have up to four on the SW plan before using all your 15 daily syns.

These potatoes get their syn value from the oil they are fried in which increases their fat content, for example, half a pack of Tesco potato croquettes have 9g of fat and 10 syns! These croquettes can also be high in sodium, so ensure your consuming them in moderation.

Syn Values Of Potato Croquettes

Potato croquettes have a similar syn value no matter where you buy them from, but they can differ according to size.

Syn Values Of Potato Croquettes

To help you stay on track with syns, we've listed some values of them down below.

  • Tesco Hearty Food Co Potato Croquettes 700g - 13.5 syns for 1/5.
  • ASDA Potato Croquettes 276g - 4 syns.
  • Asda Crispy Potato Croquettes 850g - 8 syns.
  • M&S Potato Croquettes 250g - 4.5 syns.
  • Aldi Inspired Cuisine Potato Croquettes 250g - 12 syns.
  • Mash Direct Potato, Cheese and Onion Croquettes 300g - 10.5 syns.
  • Iceland Breaded Potato Croquettes 908g - 9 syns for 100g.
  • Morrisons The Greengrocer's On Market Street 6 Potato Croquettes 250g - 3.5 syns.
  • Calories in Lidl Chef Select 6 Potato Croquettes 270g - 12 syns.
  • M&S Food Potato Croquettes 750g - 8 syns for two.
  • Waitrose & Partners Side Dish Potato Croquettes 220g - 11 syns.
  • Mash Direct Potato Croquettes 300g - 10 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To Potato Croquettes

If you find potato croquettes to be too high in syns we have plenty of low-syn alternatives for you to check out below as an easy side dish.

  • Tesco Finest Creamy Mash 450G - 10 syns.
  • Tesco Finest Potato Dauphinoise 400G - 10 syns.
  • Co-operative crinkle cut chips – 2 syns per 100g.
  • Tesco Finest Three Cheese & Chive Cauliflower Cheese 350G - 10.5 syns.
  • Tesco Cheddar Mash 450G - 11.5 syns.
  • Tesco crinkle-cut oven chips – 9 syns per 100g.
  • Tesco steak oven chips – 9.5 syns per 100g.
  • Co-operative steak cut oven chips – 2.5 syns per 100g.
  • Tesco Finest Triple Cooked Chips 400G - 13 syns.
  • The Instant Mash Co Instant Mashed Potato 3 x 100g - 3.5 syns.
  • Tesco Everyday Value Instant Mashed Potato 120g - 3.5 syns.
  • Athena Instant Mashed Potato Flakes 2 x 100g - 4.5 syns.
  • Asda Smart Price Instant Mashed Potato 120g - 3 syns.
  • Tesco Stockwell Instant Mashed Potato 120g - 3.5 syns.
  • Waitrose and Partners Side Dish Carrot Swede & Potato Mash 450g - 2.5 syns.
Low Syn Alternatives To Potato Croquettes

Final Words

Overall, potato croquettes are high in syns due to them being fried in oil which adds to their fat value, to save syns we suggest having them in moderation, they are also quite high in sodium.

At 4-4.5 syns for one, you could have up to 4 on the plan before using all your 15 daily syns.

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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