A Curly Wurly is an old school treat which has been around for many years, it’s popularity comes from its unique shape and design and of course it’s flavour of golden caramel and Cadbury chocolate. Curly Wurlys are one the nation’s favourite treat which can be enjoyed in any occasion be it a midnight snack, a treat in the lunchbox or even to dip into your brew.
Here at Simple Syns we’ve done the research and ran the numbers to get you the most accurate syn values – when looking into it we could see that search engines such as Google were showing complete the wrong ones.
Let’s put the record straight.
Curly Wurly Syn Values
A single Curly Wurly weighs 21.5 grams and contains 97 calories. This means that a single Curly Wurly is worth 4.9 syns with a ratio of 0.23 syns per gram.
For individual syns, a Curly Wurly is at the top of the pile in terms of being a low syn chocolate treat comparable to a single Ferrero Rocher, Freddo or a Kinder Bueno. Its syns to grams ratio is also excellent, putting it towards the top of the chocolate list. It is comparable to a Mars or a Double Decker.
If you are following a slimming group and tracking your daily allowance of “Syns,” you may be considering using some of your allowance on a Curly Wurly chocolate bar. The Curly Wurly is made from a variety of ingredients, including sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, and milk fat. While these ingredients give the bar its characteristic chocolate flavor and creamy texture, it is important to note that the Curly Wurly is not a particularly nutritious food and is high in sugar and fat.
One serving of the Curly Wurly has a Syn value of 4.9, which is towards the lower end of the Syn values for chocolate bars. When deciding whether or not to use your Syns on a Curly Wurly, it is important to consider whether or not the treat is providing good value for your daily allowance and whether it fits into your overall healthy eating plan.
When comparing against 32 other chocolate bars, the Curly Wurly gets a SynScore of 94/100. Making it one of the best choices.
Are Curly Wurlys worth the syns?
If a chocolate based treat is what you’re after then a Curly Wurly is an excellent choice for both syns per bar and syns per gram. It is one of the most effective uses for syns in this chocolate category.
But, as with any chocolate treat they are not healthy with poor scores in fat, sat fats, sugars and salt. But you already knew that and the fact that it is a ‘sin’ is the whole point!
Enjoy it if you have the syns to burn we say!
Curly Wurly Ingredients
Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Palm Oil, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Whey Permeate Powder (from Milk), Milk Fat, Emulsifiers (E471, Sunflower Lecithins, E442, E476), Salt, Flavourings, Milk Chocolate: Milk Solids 14 % minimum, Contains Vegetable Fats in addition to Cocoa Butter.
Sugar is a major source of calories in the Curly Wurly. One gram of sugar contains 4 calories, so if the Curly Wurly has a high sugar content, it will also have a high calorie count.
Milk fat is also a source of calories in the Curly Wurly. One gram of fat contains 9 calories, so if the Curly Wurly has a high fat content, it will also have a high calorie count.