How Many Syns In Thornton's Mini Caramel Shortcakes? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
11 November, 2021

What Is The Syn Value Of Thornton's Mini Caramel Shortcakes?

Everyone knows shortcakes are not the healthiest of treats out there, but when you are craving something sweet, why not indulge if it can fit into your syns?

Well, you will be pleased to know that for one Thornton's mini caramel shortcake, this will only use 3 syns, so you can happily enjoy one or even two knowing it will not put you over your daily syn allowance. 

In our guide below we will cover why these mini caramel shortcakes are low in syns, some other syn values of Thornton's treats plus low syn shortcake alternatives from other brands. We will also list a few low syn shortcake SW friendly recipes for you to try out and save some syns with.

Why are Thornton's Mini Caramel Shortcakes Low In Syns?

Since we are talking about high calories shortcakes here, you might be wondering why these Thornton's mini caramel shortcakes are so low in syns. This is mainly down to their mini size, allowing you to have one or two before totalling the average size of a shortcake.

If your daily syn allowance is 15 then you could have up to 5 of these shortcakes before using all your syn allowance for the day.

Shortcakes are typically high in syns due to the extra butter and sugar inside of the pastry, however, you can always make your own with sweetener instead and low-fat butter which we will explore later.

Popular Thornton's Treats Syn Values

It's worth checking out the syn values of other Thornton's products if you are after a sweet treat but want to stay on track, we have listed a few of the most popular ones down below.

  • Thornton's vanilla fudge 25g serving - 6 syns per serving.
  • Thornton's special toffee 25g serving - 6 syns a serving.
  • Thornton's pearls hazelnut delight flavour - 7 syns per 25g.
  • Thornton's mini chocolate brownies - 3 syns per serving.
  • Thornton's classic collection - 13 syns for 50g.
  • Thornton's chocolate birthday cake - 12.5 syns a slice.
  • Thornton's pearls salted caramel flavour - 6 syns for 25g.

Low Syn Alternatives To Thornton's Mini Caramel Shortcakes

Thornton's are not the only brand out there with some low syn mini shortcakes to snack on, we have put together a list of some other low syn alternatives if you can't find them in your supermarket.

  • Morrisons best white chocolate caramel shortcakes - 10 syns per shortcake.
  • Cadbury snack bars shortcake - 5 syns for two shortcakes.
  • Morrisons market street caramel shortcakes - 3 syns per shortcake.
  • M&S shortcakes dutch - 4.5 syns per shortcake.
  • M&S chocolate shortcake dutch - 4.5 syns per shortcake.
  • Tesco mini shortcakes - 3 syns per shortcake.
  • Thornton's chocolate orange caramel shortcake bites - 3 syns per bite.
  • Fox's milk chocolate shortcake rounds - 4.5 syns per round. 

Our Best Slimming World Friendly Shortcake Recipes

If you fancy getting creative in the kitchen, why not try making your own SW friendly shortcake recipes which don't cost you too many syns?

We have listed three of our favourite shortcake recipes below which are all low in syns.

Millionaire's Shortcake Bites

Let's face it, a millionaires shortcake is something you can't have one bite of, and luckily this recipe only has 4.5 syns per square and makes 16 pieces.


  • 150g of flour.
  • 85g of unsalted butter.
  • 4 tablespoons of sweetener.
  • Small pinch of salt.
  • One drop of vanilla extract.


  • 60ml of water.
  • 4 spoons of sweetener.
  • 4 spoons of brown sugar.
  • 60ml of evaporated milk.
  • 35g of milk chocolate.


  1. Preheat your oven to gas mark 6 then mix your butter, sweetener and vanilla extract, add in your flour and salt to the mixture once creamed.
  2. Prepare your baking pan with parchment paper and the cooking spray then flatten the mixture into the bottom of the pan and bake for around 15 minutes.
  3. Add your sugar and sweetener into a saucepan and bring to a boil with your water, allow to simmer for around 6 minutes or until thick then stir in your milk.
  4. After it has cooled you can then pour it onto the shortcake base that you made, melt your chocolate and drizzle over the top, allow it to set in the fridge then serve.

Strawberry Shortcake

This strawberry shortcake recipe remains light and healthy using quark, the dessert will set you back 5 syns and serve one.


  • Four tablespoons of quark.
  • Strawberries.
  • 1 teaspoon of sweetener.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Shortbread finger of choice.


  1. Mix your quark, sweetener and vanilla extract into a bowl.
  2. Break up your shortcake until it becomes crumbs.
  3. Add to a glass bowl, top with your quark and fresh strawberries.

Basic Shortcake/Shortbread

These basic shortcakes are very low syn and only have 2.5 syns per one, serving up to 38.


  • 120g of butter.
  • 170g of caster sugar.
  • 180g of plain flour.


  1. Heat your oven to gas mark 5, to begin with.
  2. Cream your butter and sugar together.
  3. Add in your flour then roll it out until it is half an inch thick.
  4. Cut into fingers then place on your baking tray, sprinkle with your caster sugar and allow it to chill in the fridge for around half an hour.
  5. Bake them in the oven for 25 minutes then cool before eating.

Last Words

To conclude, Thornton's mini shortcakes are low in syns and fine to enjoy on the slimming world plan within moderation, at only 3 syns per shortcake they will not put you over your daily 15 syn a day allowance.

Alternatively, you can try making your low syn shortcakes for a sweet treat with our recipes above.

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.
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