How Many Syns In A Scotch Egg? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
2 February, 2023

How Many Syns In A Scotch Egg? Can I Eat Them On Slimming World?

If you're craving a scotch egg for an afternoon snack or maybe a quick lunch, you might be curious as to how many syns these scotch eggs have on the slimming world plan?

Can I Eat Scotch Eggs On Slimming World?

Scotch eggs have various syns according to their size, on average you can expect a standard-sized scotch egg to have 16 syns per one making them very high in syns.

In our syn guide below, we will discuss why Scotch eggs are so high in syns, syn values of them and a low syn recipe for making your own scotch eggs at home for healthy snacking.

Why Are Scotch Eggs So High In Syns?

At 16 syns for one scotch egg, these snacks are very high in syns, taking you one syn over your 15 syn daily allowance on the plan.

Scotch eggs get their high syn value mainly from the fat due to the pork in them, for example, one scotch egg from Tesco has up to 16.5g of fat. To save syns, you can always choose mini scotch eggs which have half the amount of syns.

Syn Values Of Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs have a similar syn value but can differ according to their size and ingredients, to help you compare syns, we've listed a few different kinds of scotch eggs down below along with their syn values.

Syn Values Of Scotch Eggs
  • Lidl Chef Select 18 Mini Scotch Eggs 216g - 1.5 syns.
  • Tesco 2 Scotch Eggs 227g - 16 syns.
  • Aldi Crestwood 2 Scotch Eggs 226g - 13 syns.
  • Sainsbury's 2 Scotch Eggs 226g - 13.5 syns.
  • Asda 2 Scotch Eggs 226g - 13.5 syns.
  • Co-op 2 Scotch Eggs 227g - 14.5 syns.
  • Lidl Chef Select 2 Scotch Eggs 227g - 13.5 syns.
  • Morrisons Scotch Eggs 452g - 15 syns.
  • Vale of Mowbray 12 Mini Savoury Scotch Eggs 216g - 3 syns.
  • Essential Waitrose & Partners 2 Scotch Eggs 246g - 15 syns.
  • Iceland 2 Scotch Eggs 227g - 14 syns.
  • Asda 2 Cumberland Scotch Eggs 226g - 12 syns.
  • Asda Extra Special Runny Scotch Eggs 254g - 16 syns.
  • Morrisons The Deli On Market Street 2 Free Range Scotch Eggs 226g - 13 syns.

Our SW Recipe For Making Scotch Eggs

If you're a lover of scotch eggs but not the syns, why not try making your own at home for only 1.5 syns making them a great low-syn snack.

Recipe details below!


  • Two packs of SW pork sausages.
  • Pinch of curry powder.
  • Two spoons of dried parsley.
  • Pinch of mixed herbs.
  • Low cal cooking spray.
  • Four boiled eggs.
  • Two beaten eggs.
  • 50g of wholemeal bread in crumbs.


  1. Start by skinning your sausages then mix the meat, curry powder and your dried herbs into a bowl, season and split into four pieces then heat your oven to gas mark 6.
  2. Now flatten one part of your mix in your hand, take one of your eggs and wrap the meat around, and do the rest for the other eggs. Beat the rest of your eggs then dip each one in the mix and roll into your breadcrumbs.
  3. Put your scotch eggs on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.
Our SW Recipe For Making Scotch Eggs

Final Words

Overall, scotch eggs are high in syns having 16 syns in per egg, these eggs are high in syns due to the pork which makes them very high in syns because of the fat content. To make scotch eggs more syn-friendly you can always make your own at home with wholemeal bread and SW pork sausages.

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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