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Cocoa warning!!!

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#1
This may have been discussed before, but thought I'd put it out there anyway.

When following recipes this week I just took the syn per serving for granted as right. But because I had to modify a few recipes, I calculated the new syn value by using the Food Directory.

I was shocked to realise that the cocoa I used was 2syns more per tbsp than other brands (from memory Rowntree's is 2.5syns versus 0.5syns for another brand). If I am wrong in the numbers I apologise, but there was a definate difference.

So...my previous deserts have been over the syns I thought and probs meant I was over daily syn allowance more than once.

I'm going to be making a 'kitchen basics' list for all my sauces (ketchup etc) and baking goods to ensure I am using the lowest syn value possible and make sure I buy those from now on. So obvious and so basic but still not something I've done. I just use what used to with these types of food goods and syn them. Everyone say 'd'oh' to me lol!

Just thought I'd share - though I am sure this will have been discussed in the past :)
 
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Sticky

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#5
I think it goes to show that using the recipes still requires checks because they don't stipulate the brand to use and clearly, this matters!!! xxx
 
#7
WOW! Must admit that I never thought of this. Thanks for the heads up!

Just checked syns online but Green & Black's cocoa powder isn't listed. It's what I use as well.
 


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