Couscous

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  1. Chesh

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    hi guys can anyone tell me if there are any syne free cous cous cous out there .. i shop at tesco and morrisons mostly .. thank you for any help in advance :wave_cry:
     
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    Hi! Plain cous cous is syn free on green and EE. The packets of flavoured cous cous usually have a small syn value. If you do a search on Ainsley Harriott you should find the information as this comes up quite a lot. Oh, and for future reference if you have any questions about syn values can you post them in the syn values sub-forum at the top of the main page :)
     
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    Ainsley Harriot's spicy cous cous is ½ a syn a pkt and it is really nice.
     
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    hi chesh

    ive just roasted a red pepper and filled it with ainsley harriot spice sensation cous cous. yummy! the cous cous is half a sin for the whole packet! the different flavours have different syn values. x
     
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    I think the half syn is per 100g cooked weight rather than for the whole packet.
     
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    oops i'd better check the directory!:eek:
     
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    EEH YES IT IS. the prepared weight of the whole pack is 260g so the whole pack is one n a half! good job i only ate half as ive used todays syns yesterday! thanks circes:D
     
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    Morrisons sell their own brand Cous Cous, it is dry and should be free on green days, depending how it's cooked. I normally dissolve a vegetable stock cube in some boiling water and pour it over then cover with clingfilm and leave to absorb before fluffing up with a fork. It's very versatile (can be used for stuffed peppers, aubergine etc) The flavoured ones do have syns x
     
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    Aldis Amazing grain couscous
    Soy/sesame /ginger
    Green Thai
    Hot and spicy
    Mediterranean Tomato

    All listed as free on green/EE in the 2009 branded free foods directory.
     
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    Plain cous cous is free. It is also cheaper - much cheaper - than flavoured varieties.

    Sainsbury's own brand cous cous is £1.22 per kilo; they sell Ainsley Harriott packets which work out at £5.90 per kilo!
     
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    You can add your own flavouring and spices too to make it more interesting. :)
     
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    Ainsley's couscous at Asda is 3 for a quid so can't complain :)
     
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