Syn free crisps? or not?

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  1. princesss01

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    In your opinion if you make your own crisps using fry light are they free?
     
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    using potato?
    yes they r free
     
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    thats that age old question again lol. yes unless your using a ton of potatoes that you wouldnt have used previously lol.
     
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    i wouldn't of used potato i would of brought a bag or crisps or 2 lol
     
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    On the subject of Crisps, Dose anyone one know how many syns there are in a 20g pack of Velvet Crunch.
     
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    I can't find them, who makes them, or can you provide the values, somebody will look it up for you:)
     
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    Interesting chunk taken out from an article originally sent to the poster by her consultant. Because the syn free crisps are what could be a filling free jacket potato, turned into a small and unfilling snack, I'm sure they would have to be synned!

    However, they probably are lower fat than shop bought ones if you really fancy crisps, but sadly I think they should technically be synned! x
     
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    Philly, thats some excellent info there, thanks for posting it.
     
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    ah thats ok, I read it about an hour before I saw this and thought it was very relevant! It was Honeyoc who originally posted it though! x
     
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    In MY opinion they are not free, nor is cous cous cake, chick pea cake, lasagne doritos, chick pea "nuts" or anything else like that. I've never had them and if I did, I would syn them.
    It's too easy to over indulge!
     
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    I must confess that I have indulged a few times in the past in all of the ones above that Jaylou has mentioned and never synned them. I dont eat masses and dont have them regularly. I havent eaten them since there was this huge are they/arent they debate though!
     
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    For what it's worth I agree with Jaylou. For me the sure test is to ask yourself whether you would be using the cous cous/chickpea/lasagne or whatever in that recipe if you were not on SW. If the answer is no then to my mind it's not using it in the way in the way it was intended and should therefore be synned. The potato chips are a bit more of a grey area in this respect but you could very easily chomp your way through several potatoes in one sitting just as a snack, when otherwise you would be having them as part of a meal. So i think that it is still better to syn them as well.
     
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    Thanks, but I would eat in moderation and only occasionally. I doubt it would make too much difference.
     
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    As with anything, if your weight loss slows or stalls and anyone eats these things regularly, then these are the things to cut out.

    When we had the polenta cake debate I emailed SW with reference to the chilli corn (polenta) bread in one of the SW cookbooks and their reply was that the bread was eaten as a meal, with beans, not as a snack or side dish so this was okay. If the bread was made as a side dish then it was not free.

    Again, if your losses are okay then carry on but if not - take heed!!
     
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    Since i found my crisp maker 6 weeks ago i have had 2 potatos worth.

    I counted them as free.

    If i ate a gallon of them every day i would syn them.
     
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    I think theres no harm in having them occasionally and not synning them...but I think we all just need to be aware that they ARE worth syns and not eat them all the time in large quanities like we do with free foods! However they definitely would have less fat than regular crisps so the syn value probably wouldnt be huge...but according to the SW plan they arent filling, and the potatos arent being used as part of a main meal, or in the way they are intended, so definitely syns!! x
     
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