Wetherspoon's Jacket Potato

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  1. Qua Sae

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    Hi there.. I've been searching on the SW website & I can't find the syn value for a jacket potato with baked beans & salad (no cheese, no dressing). Surely it ought to be free?

    Can anyone help? I am getting conflicting information from the internet :(
     
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    I had a jacket potato at spud u like with beans (no dressing butter or cheese) and classed it as free! :D:D
     
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    I think from previous conversations the Wetherspoons ones are definitely synned but someone will be able to confirm how many but they're definitely not free
     
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    Are they free elsewhere? I had one at a local café a few weeks ago & counted it as free. Is there something particular about Wetherspoon's that makes it synned? I hope not! Otherwise I might have to go with the 5 bean chilli, as others have recommended for 4.5 syns (depends how many syns the jacket potato is, I guess..) - Although I have seen a few people swap the tortilla chips for a jacket potato with the chilli, making the meal free, so the potato must be free?

    I'm so confused! :S
     
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    I think it's cos they coat the jacket in butter to make it crispy? X
     
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    Does anyone know the actual syn value for a JP from Wetherspoon's? I've searched through the website & google & everyone has different answers. Tried working it out on the syns calculator but because I don't know the weight of the meal, I couldn't get an accurate syn amount.

    I looked at the Gammon, which, with chips, peas, tomato & mushroom is 9.5 syns, change the chips to a JP (with butter) & it becomes 15.. Are those extra syns just down to the butter then? & how can that be such a small change in syns (5.5 syns) & yet the JP as a meal is apparently at least 15 syns with beans?

    I am baffled.. & I'm afraid that no one really knows the answer. Have SW even released an actual syn amount for a JP with beans because I can't find it on the syns online?
     
  9. Fatty_no_more

    Fatty_no_more Slimming for my children

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    Have you tried a search on here? There is a book with them in but unfortunately I don't know? Sorry. Will have a look for you. X
     
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    Found this



    J D Wetherspoon Jacket Potatoes with Baked Beans & Dressed Salad per serving

    12 Syns on Extra Easy Original 36 Syns Green 12 Syns
     
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    That sounds about right x
     
  12. no.more.chinese

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    hi was just wondering does this mean all jacket potatoes and baked beans are that much??? extremely scared now..new member just last week!!!
     
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    Fatty_no_more Slimming for my children

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    No it's just jd.
    As I said previously they coat their jackets in butter!
     
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    aww thanks..was beginning to panic
     
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    that says dressed salad, so I presume the syns are for dressing and butter included on the jacket potato.

    If you order one with out dressing and no butter, then I would image the syns will be alot less.

    I looked at their nutritional information on their website and the calories etc works out pretty much the same as if you made it yourself at home, syn free.

    But I assume slimming world have to add some syn value to it, just to cover themselves incase anything is different to making it yourself.
     
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    I thought the added syns might be down to the dressing & butter.. But if I order without then it still won't be free?

    What would they gain from coating them in butter/oil? Surely they're pre-baked elsewhere & then just reheated? (I wonder if that makes it lose some of the nutrients & so making it less worthwhile than a fresh JP).

    OH & I are going to look into other places to eat at if we can't figure out how many syns it is.. I just don't understand why one from a café or JP vendor would be free but Wetherspoon's isn't. Lol.
     
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    They dont cook/coat or inject them in oil. Its a common myth about Wetherspoons
     
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    My leader mentioned that wtherspoons foods is actaully fried to reheat so a potatoe could be anything up to 50 syns
     
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    I'm not even sure how you would fry a potato! I'm sure they're fine to eat. I've had them before & they taste the same as any other jacket potato..
     
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    Well I am jolly sure that if a jacket potato had been fried I would notice! The taste, texture and appearance would be quite different.
     
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