I'm hoping you'll be able to help me, please.
I know the 1% Fat ones are Syn Free (Usually) but i'm sure I saw on a Facebook group ages ago that only ones from big supermarkets are free, something to do with ones not made in large supermarkets and that are sold in Poundland ect, even though they have the same packaging, are made in a different factory and something to do with the different colour writing on the back.
I asked my consultant last night and she said she'd never heard of it.
Has anyone else heard of it? I haven't explained myself very well :(
Yes, it was posted on here quite a while ago. I also asked my C about it and she'd never heard of it. I personally don't count them as Syns as I'm not 100% sure whether they are or not. It's all very confusing.
Thank you for replying!
Yes i know it is really really confusing, I just wish Slimming World would make a statement about it or something.
Copy of the email from the manufacturers about it :)
Thank you very much for your email. You are correct in that there are two versions on Mug Shot out in the market in the sachet form, the classic range and the new range that is available in the discount retailers.
Traditionally we sold the same product to all retailers. Whilst the main supermarkets sell the sachets at around or over the 70p mark the discount stores are wanting to sell on deal at 3 for £1 so 33p per unit. They have been selling at this promotional price for a while and we tried to maintain this for as long as possible. We could no longer maintain this promotion with the existing product range and so we were tasked with developing a range of products they could continue to offer at this fantastic price. This is how the new range was born.
We tried to change as many elements as possible to highlight this was a different product, the brand name colour the colour of the mug, the name of the flavours and the type of pasta used. Unfortunately without any means of communicating in the stores they are sold in it has caused a bit of confusion and we are sorry about this. On the Chicken flavour we are intending to change the name on the classic range to further highlight a difference between the two products. Unfortunately there wasn't much we could do with the flavour name when we launched the new range of product into the discounters.
With regard to the difference in the products, we have tweaked the recipes. The new nutrition values have dropped slightly, so lower fat and energy values compared to the similar flavour in the classic range. Due to the way Slimming World calculate the Syns they regard these now as not as filling due to the slight drop in levels and so have given two of the four Syn values. Chicken 1 Syn and Tomato 1 Syn. The other two have remained on par with the similar flavour in the Classic range Sweet and Sour is still 0 Syns and Cheese still 2.5 Syns.
I hope this goes someway to explain why we have done what we have done and apologies again for any confusion caused
But the packets are slightly different weights (and now names) to the supermarket ones and all are listed online so it should be clear if you are entering them on your food diary x
Thank you very much, so they are Syns!
I don't use the online food diary and i don't really eat mug shots anymore as went off them but i know a lot of people do so will pass this info on. Thanks
Well I never! That's such good info!,
Thank you for this really helpful :) x x
Can't believe this! Never noticed, just goes to show how observant I am :S
Finally a proper answer lol. About time! And a lovely person who asked the question and then shared a great answer.
Thank you! Ill be buying the cheap ones and counting the 1 syn ha ha x
I think you can really tell the difference though. The only one I like is the sweet and sour flavour but the ones from the pound shop seem pretty tasteless when you compare them to the proper ones.
For a long time i just got them from the pound shop and thought they were okay but recently got some proper ones as they were on offer. Boy was I surprised at the difference! i don't use them a lot and usually only buy them when they are on offer but I'm going to stick with the proper ones even though they are more expensive :)
By the way I can't claim credit for contacting the manufacturer. Someone on one of my other groups did it and I've just lifted the reply. But glad that it made it clearer xx
Great to have an official answer. Will only buy them original mug shots now, rather than the cheaper, Synned version. Thank you! :)
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