We all need a sweet treat now and then, even when we're dieting, and on the slimming world plan, you can happily indulge in some rocky road as long as it fits into your daily syn allowance.
Rocky road syns differ according to the brand and the ingredients inside, but on average, you can expect rocky road slices to have between 17.5 and 22.5 syns making them very high in syns, they should only be eaten in moderation to avoid going over your syn allowance.
To find out more about why rocky roads are high in syns, syn values of rocky roads, low syn alternatives and how to make your own SW friendly rocky road, we've put together a guide with everything you need to know below.
On average, most people on the slimming world plan have a 15 syn daily allowance, rocky road slices have between 17.5-22.5 syns which is well over your allowance.
These sweet treats get their syns from indulgent ingredients such as; marshmallows, chocolate, biscuit and crisped rice, to save syns we would recommend choosing rocky road bites rather than slices which are in smaller portion sizes.
Rocky road bites from M&S, for example, have only 2.5 syns a bite, but should still be eaten in moderation however since they have 7g of sugar per small bite.
Rocky road has a huge range of syn values depending on the mixed ingredients and whether we are talking slices or bites. We've listed some popular rocky road below from different brands to give you an idea of what to expect syn wise.
If you find a rocky road to be too high in syns and you're looking for some low syn alternative bites and cake slices for a sweet treat we've got some low syn alternatives for you to check out below.
If you are a lover of rocky road but you're not a lover of the syns, one way to enjoy your rocky road is by making your own SW healthy version at home.
We've listed a great recipe to try below which only has 4 syns a serving.
To conclude, rocky road is very high in syns since they're made of high-calorie ingredients such as chocolate and marshmallows, coming around 18-23 syns for a slice. To keep syns low in your rocky road we recommend choosing the mini bites which have fewer syns or making your own SW version at home for just 4 syns a piece!