How Many Syns In Vegetarian Haggis? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
15 May, 2022

Can I Eat Vegetarian Haggis On The Slimming World Plan? Is It High In Syns?

Haggis can be very high in sodium and saturated fat due to the meat content, it's also very rich, but just how many syns does the vegetarian version of haggis have? Is it any healthier?

Vegetarian haggis has around 10-14 syns depending on the brand and ingredients, making it very high in syns, we would only consume veggie haggis in moderation to avoid using up all your daily syn allowance. 

How Many Syns In Vegetarian Haggis?

Down below, we've put together a guide which will take you through why veggie haggis is so high in syns, syn values, how it compared to regular haggis and a slimming world recipe for haggis down below.

Why Is Vegetarian Haggis So High In Syns?

At 10-14 syns a serving, vegetarian haggis is very high in syns, using most of your 15 syn daily allowances for the day.

Veggie haggis gets its high syn values from the oats and veggies inside, which makes it high in carbohydrates. To have veggie haggis in a more syn friendly way we would suggest serving a smaller portion of a long side with some speed veggies in your place.

Syn Values Of Veggie Haggis

Vegetarian haggis has varying syns according to where you buy it from or how you make it, we've listed some syn values of this food below to help keep you on track.

  • Simon Howie Vegetarian Range Haggis 454g - 10 syns.
  • Macsween Scotland's Most Loved Vegetarian Haggis 400g - 13.5 syns for 100g.
  • Aldi Macaulay's Vegetarian Haggis 454g - 10.5 syns.
  • McIntosh of Strathmore Vegetarian Haggis, Neeps & Tatties 340g - 25 syns a serving.
  • Macsween Vegetarian Haggis 500g - 13.5 syns.
  • Hall's Vegetarian Haggis 454g - 11.5 syns.

How Does Vegetarian Haggis Compare To Normal Haggis?

Normal non-vegetarian haggis has around 14 syns for 100g, making it slightly high in syns than the vegetarian version, this is mainly due to the added fats from the meat inside of them.

This would consume the majority of your syn allowance, making veggie options the better choice if you watch your syn consumption.

How Many Syns In Vegetarian Haggis?

Our SW Friendly Haggis Recipe

One way to reduce the syns in your haggis is by making your slimming world version, this recipe below can be made with vegetarian Quorn beef mince or regular beef mince with less than 5% fat.


  • 350g of chopped mushrooms.
  • Two onions chopped.
  • Low cal cooking spray.
  • 800g of Quorn mince or less than 5% beef mince.
  • Two pinches of mustard powder.
  • 50g of rolled oats.
  • 800g of potatoes.
  • Two pots of SW onion gravy.
  • 300g of swede.
  • One veggie stock cube.
  • Pinch of coriander.


  1. Take a frying pan and spray it with your low cal cooking spray, add in the onions, mushrooms, fry for a few minutes then stir in the oats.
  2. Heat your oven to gas mark 4, mix the mince, spices and oats then roll them up into about 12 balls, and bake for around 25 minutes.
  3. Boil a large pan of water with your stock then add in the swede and the potato for around 15 minutes, use the cooking water to mash the veg and add in your mustard.
  4. Heat the gravy and serve the mash with your haggis balls.
How Many Syns In Vegetarian Haggis?

Final Words

To conclude, vegetarian haggis has between 10-14 syns according to where you buy it from and how it is made, most of the high syns are due to the oats inside. We would always suggest choosing veggie haggis over meat haggis if you want to save syns or try our SW friendly recipe above which keeps your haggis syn friendly.

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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