How many syns are in a Ginger Nut?

A Ginger Nut biscuit, also known as gingersnap or just a ginger biscuit is an old British favourite popular for dunking in a cup of tea. They have a tough texture and a sharp taste making them a bit niche when compared to classic chocolate biscuits and so on.

It is not a brand name so many manufacturers can call their version Ginger Nuts.

Ginger Nut Syns

A single McVities Ginger Nut is 2.75 syns, which would possibly be rounded up to 3. This is because they are 55 calories each and a sun is 20 calories. 55 calories is an approximation as different brands may vary slightly – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, M&S and Waitrose all stock Ginger Nuts.

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How many syns are in a pack of Ginger Nuts?

There are 25 Ginger Nuts in a 250g pack of McVities Ginger Nuts. 25 x 2.75 syns is 68.75 syns. A 300g Tesco Branded pack of ginger nuts has 30 biscuits which is a total of 82.5 syns.

Are Ginger Nuts worth the syns?

We’ve calculated that a Ginger Nut biscuit weighs 12g which means it has 0.22 syns per gram. This is on par with the digestive which is on the heavy side. If you really like Ginger Nuts then by all means have one but if it’s just a light biscuit you are after than there are better. Check out our league table of biscuits here.

Either way, Ginger Nuts offer little nutritional value as the calories are mostly made of carbs and fat with little to no vitamins and minerals so bare that in mind.

Typical Ingredients

Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Palm), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Molasses, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate), Ground Ginger, Salt, Natural Lemon and Ginger Flavouring.

As you can see, it includes the dreaded palm oil and loads of sugars and flavourings. No biscuits are healthy and the Ginger Nut is no exception.

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