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What food has syns that you wouldn't expect/don't understand?

Sticky

I will succeed!!!
S: 13st3lb C: 12st8.5lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.4 Loss: 0st8.5lb(4.59%)
#1
I thought it would be fun and useful to each put down:

1 - a food which caught you out as you didn't realise the syn value

2 - something with a syn value but you don't know why it does

Mine are:

1 - Peas on red days! I used to do more green days, so ate a lot of garden peas as they're free on green. When I started doing more red I just (stupidly) assumed they were free like most veggies are. WRONG!!! a 28g portion is 1 syn...not much I know but I'd not even checked hehehe

2 - Hartley's no added sugar jellies (kids one and the 'grown up' ones. So the syn value is only 1/2 a syn so no biggie, but compared to muller lights there is chuff all in them! I don't understand why muller lights are free but the jellies aren't????

xxx
 
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S: 14st5lb C: 13st3lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 1st2lb(7.96%)
#2
2 - Hartley's no added sugar jellies (kids one and the 'grown up' ones. So the syn value is only 1/2 a syn so no biggie, but compared to muller lights there is chuff all in them! I don't understand why muller lights are free but the jellies aren't????

xxx
My hubby queried this yesterday and wondered whether Mr Muller is married to the owner of SW???!!! :love047:

Some of these things really don't make any sense - there must be some sort of partnerships worked out?!

Not sure about No. 1 but for No. 2 - pasta n sauce and rice packets - why syn a whole pack at 1/2 syn?? Bizarre!
 

Donnie46

Slow but sure....
S: 22st0lb C: 19st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 55.1 Loss: 2st7lb(11.36%)
#3
I was caught out with sweetcorn on a red day - when I first started I had tuna and sweetcorn and thought it was all free.....but the sweetcorn was 1½ syns.
 

Circes

Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#4
Just in case you don't know it's only the pre-prepared jelly pots that are 1/2 syns - the sachets of jelly crystals are 1 1/2 syns so still great value.

2 - Hartley's no added sugar jellies (kids one and the 'grown up' ones. So the syn value is only 1/2 a syn so no biggie, but compared to muller lights there is chuff all in them! I don't understand why muller lights are free but the jellies aren't????

xxx
 

Loops25

Full Member
S: 10st4lb C: 9st9lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 0st9lb(6.25%)
#5
Today at the pub i had steak and jacket potato, and for some reason I thought mayo on the spud would be less syns than butter, boy was i wrong :( 5 syns for 1 tbsp and the little butter is 3 1/2 syns :(

No treat for me tonight then x
 

dino4

Full Member
S: 12st10lb
#6
Today at the pub i had steak and jacket potato, and for some reason I thought mayo on the spud would be less syns than butter, boy was i wrong :( 5 syns for 1 tbsp and the little butter is 3 1/2 syns :(

No treat for me tonight then x
butter is a dodgy one. years ago when i first started sw i was told that the wee butter portions were 10 syns :eek: cant remember how much syn allocation i had back then (ten years ago or more) but it would be practically all of the daily allocation i would have imagined
 

dino4

Full Member
S: 12st10lb
#7
first day i started this diet i had a packet of quavers and a cadburys fudge then i looked up the points thinking i was ok! so you could have imagined my shock when i realised how much of my daily allocation they had taken
my motto now is "check before you take"
 


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