How many syns are in a Bourbon biscuit?

The Bourbon biscuit is a popular snack in the UK. It’s a dark chocolate biscuit sandwich with a chocolate buttercream filling. The dark chocolate give it it’s distinctive taste which can be somewhat bitter when compared to milk chocolate biscuits. Bourbon is not a trademarked brand which means that supermarkets such as Asda, Aldi, Lid, Tesco, Morrison’s, M&S, Sainsbury’s and even Waitrose can have their own version.

But for those on slimming world who want to know how many syns are in a single biscuit read on.

Bourbon biscuit syns

Bourbon biscuits are 3.35 syns, each. Based on a typical 14g Bourbon biscuit with 67 calories. These numbers may very but not by much. This means that the Borboun is 0.24 syns per gram, the same as a oaty hobnob.

Bourbon biscuits are one of the most popular to dunk in a cup of team and many people like the distinct flavour. It’s a great snack with an interesting crumbly texture with a soft and rewarding filling.

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How many syns in a pack of hobnobs?

Packs of Bourbons vary from shop to shop making it hard to give an exact number. However, a pack usually weighs 300g which has around 21 bourbons inside, which comes to around 70 syns. That’s a lot.

Are bourbon biscuits worth the syns?

If this is your favourite snack then it doesn’t matter what we say, after all the syns are there to be used as a treat. A bourbon is on the lower end of the scale when compared to other biscuits, though. However, from a nutritional point of view the Bourbon biscuit is not a healthy choice.

They are pumped full of sugar, fats and carbs with very little vitamin and minerals. In moderation, they won’t make a difference.

Bourbon biscuits typical ingredients

Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Sugar, Palm Oil, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Glucose Syrup, Dextrose, Wheat Starch, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Flavouring.

As you can see, there’s not much going on here other than carbs.

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