A bar of Galaxy is one of the most well known chocolate bars in the UK with a heavy marketing machine behind it offering a treat of luxury. Indeed, a Galaxy is a little more refined and smooth than most chocolate bars and perhaps does deserve this reputation. Galaxy is the name for their blend of chocolate, similar to Dairy Milk with sub brands using the same blend but in a different package.
For those looking for this luxury AND adhering to a syn allowance you may be wondering what you’ll need to part with to enjoy one. Well, we’ll give you this information and extras including syn per gram and the SynScore.
Galaxy Syn Values
A standard bar of Galaxy chocolate weighs 42 grams and contains 229 calories. This means a single bar of Galaxy is worth 11.5 syns, each. This is somewhat on the heavy side comparable to a Mars, Twirl and Picnic.
So, there you have it, 11.5 syns. But what does this mean when you compare all the chocolates and balance them as if they all weighed the same? Read on to find out.
Is a Galaxy worth the syns?
Because a Galaxy bar tastes so nice, then it is worth the syns if you’ve been working hard and earned the treat. There’s no point using syns on something so-so when they’re ALL unhealthy to begin with. That being said, if you are open to other chocolates then there are ones with better syns to grams ratios and higher synscores.
A Galaxy has a syn to gram ratio of 0.27 which is high, comparable to a Twirl, Mars and KitKat. This means that you are getting a lot of calorie dense ingredients in a bite and not much else.
Lastly, the SynScore of a Galaxy is 13%, one of the worst out there. The SynScore is calculated by measuring the syns in each chocolate as if all of them weigh exactly the same. There are more calories and therefore syns in a Galaxy than most other chocolate bars.
Sugar, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Milk Fat, Palm Fat, Lactose, Whey Permeate (from Milk), Emulsifier (SoyaLecithin), Vanilla Extract, Milk Chocolate contains Milk Solids 14% minimum and Cocoa Solids 25%% minimum, Milk Chocolate contains Vegetable Fats in addition to Cocoa Butter.