No, nothing to do with my previous posts but how about cereal bars?
SW do their own range and you get 6 for £1.95. You can have 2 of them as a daily healthy B option, or syn them at 3 syns each.
There is an alternative to purchase in most supermarkets with the same SW benefits but you only get 5 bars in the box and prices range from £1 to £2.30 depending where you shop. I should point out here that it is the ‘light’ version that applies for comparison.
I haven’t been to SW for a while, even more so because of the lockdown, but these were a handy standby in the cupboard if I fancied something sweet to nibble that I could control, sort of.
So, having seen boxes of the alternative ‘lights’ in a variety of flavours for £1 a box, I have indulged myself.
As an exercise (OK, I fancied chocolate and it wasn’t a ‘light’ box), I bought a new variety of fruit and nut, which according to the SW bible attracts 6 syns per bar.
The ‘light’ variety I bought has 66 kcals per bar or 345 kcals per 100g.
The ‘naughty’ bar doesn’t say how many kcals it has but per 100g it’s 419.
There is just a tiny bit of difference in weight though:
The light bar is only 19g, whereas the other is 29g, so you are actually having less which is bound to affect calorific intake if you are counting calories as some diet plans do.
My logic says that 2 light bars (3 syns each) are therefore 38g, but if you wanted to cheat and spoil yourself, , you could have one 29g bar instead, still only use 6 syns and actually have less kcals overall.