The syns of the Milky Bars are on us! Oh dear.
Yes, it’s the famous Milky Bar. The little bar of white chocolate famous for its old times adverts and to be fair, a really decent taste in a small package since 1936. They’ve always been quite small with marketing aimed at young children as a treat or perhaps in their lunchboxes.
Milkybar’s slogan used to be ‘the goodness in Milkybar’ presumably as milk was pushed as a healthy drink – how true is it these days as we take a look at the syn values and put one on one with its competitors.
Milky Bar Syn Values
A Milky Bar weighs just 25 grams and contains 136 calories. This means a bar of Milky Bar is worth 6.8 syns, each. This is one of the lowest values in the category and typically allows to have more than one in an allowance. This is similar to a Daim (7.5) and a Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer (6.7).
But, if a Milky Bar weighed the same as everything else how would it stack up? Let’s find out.
Is a Milky Bar worth the syns?
If your favourite chocolate bar is Milky Bar and you deserve a treat then yes, as that is the whole point of syns. However, Milky Bar’s reputation is based on falsehoods, it is not full of goodness and milk being the no1 ingredient is not a benefit. Milk is full of fat and chocolate is full of sugar. Let’s break that down.
A Milky Bar has a ratio of 0.27 syns per gram, one of the worst on the list. That’s because it is so full of sugar, despite its small size it is calorie dense. 0.27 is the same as a Yorkie, Galaxy and a Twirl.
Now, when we put the syns per gram and adjusted all the bars so that they weighed the same then the Milky Bar has a SynScore of 16% which is one of the worst. Just under a Yorkie (19%) and a little better than a Galaxy (13%). This is not an efficient use of syns and if there is another chocolate bar you’d happily have then choose that one.
Milky Bar Ingredients
Whole and Skimmed Milk Powder (37.5%), Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Vegetable Fat (Palm/ Shea/ Mango Kernel/ Sal), Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Natural Flavouring, White Chocolate contains Vegetable Fat in addition to Cocoa Butter.