How Many Syns In A Special K Bar? Are They Friendly? - Our Syn Guide
Special K bars are advertised to be a healthy snack when dieting as a mid-morning snack or quick breakfast, but how many syns do these bars have on the slimming world?
Special K bars have on average 5 syns for their 27g bar and 4 syns for their 21g bar, making them quite high in syns and should therefore be eaten within moderation on the plan.
To find out more about the syns in Special K bars, we've made a small syn guide below which will take you through why Special K bars are high in syns, some syn values and some low syn alternative snack bars to keep you going throughout the day.
Why Are Special K Bar's High In Syns?
At 4-5 syns a bar, Special K bars are quite high in syns, you could have up to three/four before using all of your 15 daily syns.
These bars get their high syn values from the sugar content, for example, their small 21g red berries version has 6g per bar. That being said, compared to other cereal bars, Special K are a great option thanks to its low calorie and sugar content.
Syn Values Of Special K Bars
Special K bars have similar syn values no matter the flavour that you buy, but they can differ according to their size. We've listed some syn values down below to help you compare.
Kellogg's Special K Milk Chocolate Bars 6 x 20g - 4 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Milk Chocolate Cereal Bars 5 x 27g (135g) - 5 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Juicy Red Berry Cereal Bars 5 x 27g (135g) - 5 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Dark Chocolate Bars 6 x 21.5g - 4 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Juicy Red Berry Bars, 6 x 21.5g - 4 syns.
Kellogg's Special K Dark Chocolate & Cranberries Cereal Bars 5 x 27g (135g) - 5 syns.
Overall, Special K Bars are high in syns, having between 4-5 syns per bar, meaning you could have up to three bars before using all of your daily syn allowances, they are a good snack bar alternative to other bars which are often full of sugar.
To save syns we recommend opting for the small Special K size bar or our low syn alternatives above which start as low as 3 syns.
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