If you are tired and need sugar, you might be tempted to grab a snickers bar, but you'll need to ensure you have enough room in your syn allowance in order to enjoy your chocolate bar without it affecting your weight loss.
Snickers syn values change according to the size of the bar and type, but for a 48g average bar, it will use around 12 syns, making it a very high syn chocolate bar so should only be eaten as the occasional treat.
Down below, we will discuss why Snicker bars are so high in syns, some syn values of Snickers and low syn alternatives to this chocolate bar.
Why Are Snicker Bars So High In Syns?
At 12 syns for a 48g bar, Snickers are very high in syns, taking up the majority of your 15 syn daily allowances, leaving just 3 syns. These bars are high in syns due to the peanuts inside of them plus caramel and chocolate, making the bar very calorie-dense and high in fat.
For example, a 41.7g bar of snickers has 12g of fat which 4g is saturated plus 19g of sugar, making it super high in calories and syns. To reduce syns we would only have half a bar or opt for their smaller mini 20g size bars which only have 5 syns.
Syn Values Of Snicker Bars
Snicker bars have varying syn values according to the type that you choose and the size, we've listed their syn values below to help you stay on track.
Overall, Snickers is a very high syn chocolate bar due to the peanut caramel filling which makes the bar high in fat and sugar. To minimise syns, we would recommend opting for their smaller size mini bars if you have a snickers craving or checking out some of our similar low syn alternatives above.
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