Mugshots / Batchelors Pasta no longer free on Slimming World - New Syn Values

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Slimming World continues to be very diligent about syn values and what constitutes as "free" when following the plan. The latest favourites affected by this are the Batchelors Pasta 'n Sauce range, and the ever popular Mugshot range. Both would previously would have had many free options to choose from, but have now been reviewed and assigned a syn value. The syns range from 1-3 syns depending on the type.

Slimming World have spoken out on this on their website:


 "The team at our Head Office who look after our food databases are always busy making sure that the guidance you get gives you the very best chance of slimming success.
Knowing how much the pasta and noodle ‘landscape’ has changed over recent years, they’ve taken a closer look at how they evaluate the different types of pasta and noodles in snack pots and sachets.
“These extra checks have highlighted that these products are not as bulky, filling or satisfying as we thought (in fact the amount of pasta and noodles in some of them is really very low).
And as a result some that were previously free now have a small syn value ranging from ½ syn to three syns. Plain dried pasta and noodles are still free.”

The Mugshot team are in talks with Slimming world regarding the change, as those following the plan likely were a significant segment of their customer base.

This news comes with mixed reactions from those on plan -- we have those who found them a tasty time saver, ideal for a quick snack or lunch. On the flipside, there are others who are happy that Slimming World have done the research and re-categorised the pasta snacks. How do you feel about this change?

Christmas Special - Low Syn Supermarket Finds

With just over 2 weeks to Christmas (how did that happen!?) it's time to start stocking up on the festive favourites we look forward to each year. These supermarket finds are both time savers and syn savers, which will hopefully leave you with more time to relax with your loved ones and less chance of overdoing the syns over the Christmas period :) 


Skinny Brands lager - 4.5 syns a bottle

Christmas day can be a boozy affair, and beer is typically quite high syns. This Skinny Brands Lager is delicious though, and at jus 4.5 syns a bottle it's worth getting a couple of bottles in! This is available in Asda and some other supermarkets, or you can order a batch through this link on Amazon.

Auntie Bessie's Mini Yorkies - 1/2 syn each

These little puffs of yorkshire pudding can act as a base for your own canapés, or as a side to a roast perfect for soaking up gravy.

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Lidl Deluxe Mini Mince Pies - 4 syns each

These traditional mince pies are very reasonably sized, and have a delicious filling of spiced brandy mincemeat. The perfect festive dessert and just 4 syns a pop.

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Tesco Finest Chorizo, red pepper and manchego cups - 1/2 syn each

These are an interesting find, could be served as a pre-dinner snack or nibbled on between the many meals of Christmas! Really low syn too, so no guilt here :)

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Tesco mini roast potatoes with light seasoning, 2 syns per half pack.

These are certainly a convenience buy, to save you having to peel chop and season your roasties why not get a couple of trays of these mini roasties and put your feet up for a short while.

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You may also like these articles:
Oxo Roasties
Ham and Egg Cups
Low Syn Mince Pies
Low Syn Boozing

Have you come across any other new and interesting festive low syn treats? Let me know in the comments! And a Happy Christmas to all of you <3