How do they work this out?!

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  1. Sarah23fly

    Sarah23fly Want to lose a stone!

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    Ive been using the search option here to find out the syn value of Sacla.

    I read its 1syn to ever 20 calories. I thought thats good to know, I didnt know that!

    Then went to the fridge for a Mulle Light and suddenly wondered... How are they free when they average 80-90 calories a pot?
     
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    The 1 syn = 20 calories rule applies only to strictly treat foods that have no free food allowance, such as pasta sauces/biscuits/crisps/chocolate etc
     
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    The 1 syn for every 20 calories doesn't work for things that have free foods as a main ingredient. Some, or in this instance all of the calories come from a free food so it gets a special allowance that reduces the syn value. But you can use the rule for any other foods, and that is not just snack foods and treats.
     
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    Sarah23fly Want to lose a stone!

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    Oh I see! That is good to know when Im in the supermarket thanks!
     
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    I use the 20 cal 1 syn quite often. Especially while buying new things :) However, i'm not sure SW endorses this way of thinking as when I mentioned it to my consultant, she had no knowledge of it. x
     
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    Jodieboo - i'm surprised about your consultant not knowing about it - but shouldn't be - i told another one about it some time ago. It's actually the calaculation that the snackulator on the SW website uses. But as others have said - if there's a large part of the ingredients that would be classed as free/superfree - then it doesn't work and if not in syns-online the syns calculator would give a better idea. But as a rough and ready for unknown items - it's a good guide - though may over calculate the syns (until able to check properly that is).
     
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