Hobnobs and chocolate hobnobs are among the most popular biscuits in the UK, so it’s natural that those working with slimming world want to know how many syns are in one to see if it can fit in to their goals.
Regular hobnobs are oat based without chocolate, so they are automatically healthier than their chocolate covered counterparts. But, how many syns are in a hobnob? Let’s find out
Regular oat hobnobs are 3.6 syns each – or 72 calories. Each biscuit is around 18.8g grams each or 0.24 syns per gram. This is about an average amount of syns for a biscuit based snack of this size, there are some with more and less.
If you’re going to snack, you’ve got to snack right we say here in SimpleSyns so if this is how you’d like to cash in your syns allowance then there are few tastier than a crumbly hobnob.
How many syns in a pack of hobnobs?
A standard 27g pack of hobnobs have around 14 which is 50.4 syns, way too much for a day and perhaps even a week.
Are hobnobs worth the syns?
Chocolate hobnobs aren’t the best because of the chocolate, but the regular ‘The Oaty One’ hobnobs aren’t too bad. The Oaty Ones are 60% oat and wholemeal which is filling but full of carbs (9.4g) and saturated fats (1.3g). They will give you some energy but not much else which could make you remain hungry or even hungrier before meals.
Eating oats is great but McVities felt it was necessary to add a load of sugar and oils to make them tasty.
The Oaty One Hobnobs Typical Ingredients
Rolled Oats (40%), Wholemeal Wheat Flour (24%), Vegetable Oil (Palm), Sugar, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt