A 20g Twix will take 5 of your daily syns and a 40g Twix (with two fingers) will therefore take 10 syns. There are quite a few Twix variations on the market nowadays, which if you’re anything like me will mean you drool going down the chocolate aisle!
This also means that you may have to double check your syn figures before you chomp down on whatever the latest edition Twix is – more on this in just a bit.
If you’re someone who likes a bit of decadence in your food and tries to spread out your syns across all meals to ensure you don’t feel like you’re depriving yourself of that hint of luxury, then a Twix might not be the best use of your syns.
5 or 10 syns (depending on the size of the Twix) might not seem like a great idea when you think about all the other things you could be spending your syns on. Before diving into some alternative chocolates with lower syns, let’s take a quick look at the Twix variations:
So as we’ve seen above, a standard milk chocolate Twix will set you back either 5 or 10 syns depending on the size. What about some of the other kinds though?
As you can see, there isn’t much of a difference between the different Twix flavours which means you can feel free to chop and change as you please without having to make too many calculations.
Depending on how tightly you allocate your syns, half a syn here or there will make a difference though so make sure you make enough allowance for whatever your choice is.
If you don’t fancy a Twix or if you’ve come to the realisation that maybe Twix’s are too high in syns for what they are, then here’s a list of other chocolates you could substitute your Twix for.
Even if you stick to having a Twix once in a while, variety is the spice of life so changing things up once in a while is never a bad idea.
Of course, this list of chocolate is not exhaustive, but knowing a couple of alternatives and their syn values off the top of your head can be really helpful if you don’t have your Slimming World book to hand all the time.
Outside of the Twix brand, some yummy biscuits also come in finger form and there may be some suitable Twix alternatives in this list too:
If you’re not overly keen on sponge fingers on their own, why not try a low-calorie, low-syn tiramisu recipe for a delicious, easy, and Slimming World-friendly dessert? Read on for recipe!
Going back to the tiramisu suggestion above, here’s the recipe you’re looking for. This delicious dessert comes in at around 3.5 syns per serving if you use regular coffee, or 5.5 if you use coffee liqueur.
Line your dessert ramekins or glasses with the sponge fingers and spoon over the coffee, allowing time for each spoonful to be fully absorbed by the biscuits. Mix the ricotta and yoghurt together until you achieve a thick but creamy texture.
Spoon this mixture on top of your soaked sponge fingers and level it off with a spoon or by carefully shaking your dessert containers side to side. Dust with the cocoa powder to finish et voila!
This recipe is not only syn-friendly and delicious, but also only takes about 10 minutes so it’s a win-win!
If you’re feeling a bit more indulgent and have the syns to spare, crumble up some Ferrero Rocher balls and sprinkle the crumbs on top of your tiramisu for a bit of luxury and crunch.
For people just beginning their weight loss journey, it can be daunting to think about all the things you “can” and “cannot” eat. The wonderful thing about Slimming World is that you can eliminate that mindset and focus more on everything in moderation.
Whereas many other diets, weight loss fads, and so-called “detox” products stress the importance of minimising sugar, carbohydrates, and other food groups perceived to be detrimental to your health, Slimming World enables you to eat whatever you like – in sensible doses.
There’s no need for you to try and cut chocolate out of your diet entirely in order to shed those extra pounds, and in some ways, a little sweet treat here and there can even be beneficial (think mental health, and even antioxidants in the case of dark chocolate).
With Slimming World, you don’t need to feel guilty for or ashamed of eating chocolate because you can simply factor it into your daily meal plan. So the next time you’ve got a craving that only a Twix can satisfy, buy the Twix and enjoy it!