It’s not easy to go from your normal eating habits to start a strict diet without the help of a few treats. When I first started Slimming world it was hard to find treats that wouldn’t destroy my syn count from just one bite. So I have decided to create a list of all the best low syn treats I’ve found.

These treats will allow you to follow and stick to your diet without the need to cheat. They should also help you overcome cravings as well.

What are Syns

Slimming World Calculate Syns based on a foods calories and how filling they are. If you are a member, a foods Syn value can be found on their website. If you’re not a member or your treat isn’t on their database you can work it out as 1 Syn equals 20 calories. There is also a lot of information online from forums and facebook groups. Someone may have already asked the same question you have.

Low Syn Treats

Below is a break down of my favourite low syn treats to keep your sweet tooth at bay. These will have you feeling like you’ve cheated on your diet with the amount you can actually eat.

Muller Light Yogurts – 1 Syn

Low syn treat - Muller Light Yogurt

Muller lights used to be syn free but have now changed to the annoyance of many to 1 Syn. They are still a great treat for syn value though. They come in so many different flavours as well you’ll be surprised what you can get for a 1 Syn treat. Such as their orange and dark chocolate flavour, that’s my favourite.

Hartley’s 10 cal jelly – 0.5 Syns

Low syn treat - Hartley 10 Cal Jelly

Another great treat to have with a very low syn count. These taste great and can be a nice sweet dessert option.

Jelly Babies – 1 syn each

Low syn treat - Jelly Babys

Who would have thought Jelly Babys would be on this list. With such a low syn count you can have a handful of these and still have syns for other treats.

Cadbury’s Freddo – 5 syns

Low syn treat - Freddo

Get your chocolate fix with a Freddo or three and still not reach your syn count. The price may be going up on these but the Syns are still the same.

McVitties Jaff Cakes – 2.5 each

Low syn treat - Jaffa Cakes

Jaffa Cakes are so moreish so it’s a good job you don’t have to stop at one. At just 2.5 Syns each, you could eat half of the pack and still be within your allowance.

Pink n Whites – 2.5 each

Low syn treat - Pink n Whites

Pink n Whites are a great treat, they are bigger than most of the other treats. It feels like your getting more than the Syn count suggests and eating something you shouldn’t… But you should.

Cadbury’s Curly Wurly 26g bar – 6 syns

Low syn treat - Curly Wurly

The Syn count on a Curly Wurly isn’t that low but they take forever to eat because they’re so chewy. This makes them a good treat to use those syns on as it will feel like your getting more than you actually are.

Chocolate tubs – 2 to 3.5 Syns each

Low syn treat - Chocolate tubs

Quality Street and Celebrations – 2 syns each, Roses – 2 to 3.5 syns each and Heroes – 2.5 syns each. Ever get bought a tub of these at Christmas when you’re trying to be good? Now you can have a couple every night and stay on track instead of demolishing the whole tub in one sitting.

Syn Free

There are also a few syn free choices that are really helpful for that extra filling. Although I wouldn’t call all of these treats, they are a great way to make portions bigger if needed or to help when you’re struggling and just need that little bit extra.

Diet Coke

Diet Coke

These are my saviour, you can drink these as much as you like without affecting your syn count. However, that is not recommended. I like to try and stick to one with lunch and water for the rest of the day. There are even recipes available to cook with Diet Coke!

Almost all fresh and frozen fruit


Fruit is a great way to snack in-between meals to stop yourself from getting hungry. Bananas especially fill a hole. They also have loads of benefits as well as being low Syn treats, such as improving digestion and even some being good for your heart like lemons.

Plain grilled chicken, dry roasted or roasted in frylight

Chicken Breast

Need a meat fix? I love that I can just dip into a tub of chicken as a snack or add them to one of your meals for free. You can even cook it with Diet Coke!!

Just be careful what type of chicken you chose though. I’ve made the mistake of buying chicken that had been processed and full of all sorts of different flavourings and ingredients. Try to find Plain chicken with as little processing as possible.

Linda Mccartney red onion and rosemary sausages

Linda Mccartney sausages

Linda Mccartney sausages are amazing. Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, they’re still a must-try. The red onion and rosemary sausages are also syn free!! Their other ranges of sausages are also low syn as well, which are amazing substitutes for your normal meat versions.

Have Any Low Syn Treats To Add To The List?

So this is the list of my favourite low syn and syn free treats, do you have any to add that have made your diet so much easier? Let me know in the comments below and I can give them a try.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Sheila Ingram

    Pink and whites are also amazing if ├Żou pop them in the microwave for 5 seconds. Have then with a cup of tea

  2. Luke

    That sounds amazing, I’ll have to give that a try!

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