To some, a chocolate hobnob is the ultimate biscuit tom dip into a cup of tea, along with it’s brother the oaty hobnob. It’s thick and tough with a great flavour behind it which is great for a quick snack on the way out of the house or as a treat sat on the sofa with a brew.
But, chocolate hobnobs are perhaps not the healthiest biscuit – but how unhealthy are they and how many syns are in a single chocolate hobnob and in a pack? Let’s find out…
Chocolate Hobnob Syns
A single chocolate hobnob is 4.65 syns, because they have 72 calories, each. This is a high amount of syns to sacrifice for a small snack. Hobnobs are a brand name so they aren’t any different in Asda, Lidl, Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury’s Morrisons and so on.
How many syns are in a pack of chocolate hobnobs?
There are approximately 20 hobnobs in a regular pack, this would equate to 93 syns – over a weeks worth for most people with Slimming World regardless of the personalised plan. Binging on a pack would certainly derail your progress.
Are chocolate hobnobs worth the syns?
They are called ‘syns’ for a reason – it’s a nice little treat to enjoy in moderation. That being said, food and drinks which offer some decent nutrition on top of the calories make it a little more worth it than others. Because they are coated in chocolate (25%), they are already high in sugar and fat, although 30% of a hobnob is rolled oats.
Chocolate Hobnobs are high in fat and sugars which is what makes them so dense in calories. They are not a healthy snack.
But, chocolate hobnobs are extremely tasty and go great with a brew which can last a lot longer than a biscuit which is devoured quickly. The rolled oats can be somewhat more filling than biscuits based on butter.
Chocolate Hobnobs Typical Ingredients
Rolled Oats (30%), Milk Chocolate (25%) [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Dried Skimmed Milk, Dried Whey (Milk), Butter Oil (Milk), Vegetable Fats (Palm, Shea), Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476), Natural Flavouring], Wholemeal Wheat Flour (16%), Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Palm), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt
As you can see there’s not an awful lot of nutrition in there, just carbohydrates, fat and sugar. This is unlikely to nourish yourself but it will taste damn good so whether they’re worth it is down to you.
For a quick snack, biscuits in general aren’t great and it’s best to stick with stn-free fruit and vegetables which nourish and keep you feeling full.