Now and then it's nice to indulge in a custard tart, but these treats are high in syns and have to be counted from your daily Slimming World allowance if you want to lose weight.
In a Tesco egg custard tart you are looking at 12 syns for one which nearly totals your daily syn allowance for the day so should be eaten in moderation.
In our article below we will cover why egg custard tarts are so high in syns, some syn value of egg tarts from different brands and alternatives. We will also give a short recipe on how to make your own Slimming World egg custard tart to satisfy your cravings.
Egg custards coming in at 12 syns per tart can be pretty shocking, but this is because of the high sugar and fat content from the custard filling, as well as the heavy pastry on the outside which also uses butter, making it a high calorie treat.
This doesn't mean that you can't have the odd tart occasionally however, you just have to be careful how many you have and that your allowance allows.
Nearly all egg custard tarts have a similar syn value, but it's worth knowing the syn value per pack from each brand just in case.
Since egg custard tarts are quite high in syns, you will be pleased to know that are some other low syn pastry style desserts you can have as an alternative.
We will list some low syn alternatives below.
If you are a lover of egg custard tarts then do not worry, you can still enjoy them by making your low syn version at home with a few ingredients, this recipe is 3 syns per serving and the whole tart serves 4 people.
We will list the details below.
To conclude, Tesco egg custard tarts have 12 syns for each one, making them a high syn snack which should be had occasionally, there are many other low snack dessert type snacks to have too if you want to satisfy your sweet craving or you can try making your own SW friendly custard tart above for 3 syns a tart.