Is Starburst High In Syns? Can I Have Them On Slimming World?
If you're craving some sweets like starburst, you can happily enjoy these sweets on the slimming world as long as your track the syns inside of them.
Starburst has on average 8.5 syns for a 42g serving to make these sweets high in syns, we, therefore, suggest having them in moderation on the slimming world plan.
We've composed a short syn guide below which will discuss how much starburst you can have on the slimming world, some syn values of these sweets and low syn alternatives for when you feel like something sweet.
How Many Starburst Can I Have On Slimming World?
At 8.5 syns for 42g you can have up to around 75g of starburst before using all of your 15 daily syns making it a very high syn choice of sweet.
Starburst gets a high syn value from the sugar, with a 42g portion having 35g of sugar, which is nearly all of your recommended sugar intake each day, we, therefore, suggest having the sweets in moderation.
Syn Values Of Starburst
Starburst has a wide range of sweet products, to keep you on track with syns, we've listed them all down below.
Starburst Original Fruit Chews Sweets 45g - 9 syns for 45g.
Starburst Original Fruit Chews Sweets Pouch Bag 210g - 8.5 syns.
Starburst Ice Lollies with Fruit Juice 4 x 50ml - 2 syns.
Starburst Minis Original Sweets Pouch Bag 176g - 9 syns.
Starburst Fave Reds Fruit Chews Sweets Treat Bag 141g - 9.5 syns.
Starburst Strawberry Fruit Chews Sweets Pouch Bag 152g - 8 syns.
Starburst Very Berry Fruit Chews Sweets 45g - 8.5 syns.
Low Syn Alternatives To Starburst
If you find starburst to be too high in syns and sugar, we've got some great low-syn alternative sweets for you to check out below for when you are craving a sugar boost.
HARIBO Tangfastics Bag 16g - 3 syns.
Maynards Bassetts Jelly Babies Sweets Bag 190g - 4.5 syns.
M&S Percy Pigs Sweets 170g - 1.5 syns.
Skittles Fruits Sweets £0.15 PMP Bag 18g - 8 syns.
Rowntree's Jelly Tots Sweets Sharing Bag 150g - 2 syns for 7.
Overall, starburst is high in syns, having 8.5 syns for 42g making the sweets very high in syns, this is because the sweets are so high in sugar and therefore should be eaten in moderation. To save syns we recommend weighing out your portion of starburst to stay on track or choosing from our low syn alternatives which start as low as 1.5 syns a sweet.
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.