Low-Syn Smiths Chipsticks: Enjoy Your Favorite Snack Without Breaking the Rules
Finding syn-friendly snacks on the slimming world plan isn't always easy, crisps, in particular, are often loaded with oil and salt since they are deeply fried, making them high in syns, but what about smiths chipsticks? Can you have them on slimming world?
Smiths' chipsticks typically have 7.5 syns for 30g, making them high in syns and consuming half your daily syn allowance, we, therefore, suggest having them in moderation.
In our syn guide, we will take you through why Smiths chipsticks are high in syns, some syn values of their packets and low syn alternative crisps for low syn snacking.
Why Are Chipsticks High In Syns?
At 7.5 syns for 30g, chipsticks are very high in syns, you could have up to two 30g packets before using all your 15 syn daily allowance on the plan.
Chipsticks get their high syn value from the fat, containing nearly 4g of fat per packet in a 17g bag. To save syns when eating crisps, choose the smaller pack which has 4 syns or opt for baked crisps instead of fried.
Syn Values Of Chipsticks
Chipsticks have a similar syn value no matter the flavour, to help you stay on track with syns, we've listed their range below along with their syn values.
Snack a Jacks Snack a Jacks Salt & Vinegar (26g bag) - 5 1/2 syns.
Snack a Jacks Barbecue (26g bag) - 5 1/2 syns.
Snack a Jacks Caramel (30g bag) - 6 syns.
M&S Reduced Fat Salt & Vinegar Crisps 25g x 6 per pack - 6 syns.
Hula Hoops Puft Salt & Vinegar Multipack Crisps 6 per pack - 3.5 syns.
Tyrrells Sea Salt and Cider Vinegar Multipack Crisps 6 per pack - 6 syns.
Walkers Quavers Salt & Vinegar Crisps 6 per pack - 4 syns.
Walkers pickled onion - 6.5 syns.
Tayto Wheelies, Bacon (20g bag) - 5 syns.
Tayto Occasions Bacon Fries (25g) - 6 syns.
Popchips Veg Vibes Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar Sharing Crisps 85g - 5 syns for a serving.
Overall, Smiths chipsticks are high in syns, having 7.5 syns for a small 30g bag, allowing you to have up to two bags before using all your daily 15 syns. Crisps like chipsticks are high in syns due to the oil, to save syns we suggest opting for popped crisps like snack a jacks instead or choosing smaller bags.
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.