How Many Syns are in a digestive biscuit?

Digestive biscuits are among the most popular in the UK with many snacking on them during the day. They go great with a cup of tea or if you just want something quick to grab while you’re heading out.

But, how many syns are in a digestive biscuit and are they worth the Syns? let’s find out.

Digestive Biscuit Syns

A digestive biscuit is equal to around 70 calories. A Syn is 20 calories therefore a digestive biscuit is around 3.5 syns, each. McVities, Aldi, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S and even Waitrose digestive biscuits have about the same amount of calories and therefore, syns.

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How many syns are in a pack of digestive biscuits?

You can get pack of digestives with a different amount of biscuits inside from different stores. Using McVities as an example which has 27 in a pack, means that consuming the whole pack would be 94.5 syns. That’s a lot!

Are digestive biscuits worth the syns?

Digestive biscuits have been around since 1839 and were originally designed to help aid digestion, hence the name. These biscuits are made with what, salt, sugar and oils – nothing too great, filling or nutritious. Great with a cup of tea with a lovely malty taste.

Typical Ingredients

Flour (55%) (Wheat Flour, Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Vegetable Oil (Palm), Wholemeal Wheat Flour (16%), Sugar, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Malic Acid, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt.

Many of these ingredients create a snack which is high in fat and sugars but low in vitamins and minerals.

If you are trying to stay on top of your daily syns but want a quick snack then a digestive isn’t the best choice to go for. In fact, no biscuits are particularly great with syns much like most sweet treats, therefore there’s no real alternative to a digestive.

For quick snacks on the go, it’s best to stick to syn-free snacks such as fruit and vegetables which will not only nourish you but fill you up much better than a digestive ever will.

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