Penguin biscuits are chocolate covered bars with a cream filling originally created in 1928 and becoming a McVitie’s product in 1965. They are famous perhaps for their wrapper which included a cheesy joke. Penguin biscuits are a trademark so only McVitie’s make them.
The origin of the name is unknown but Press Reader suggest it could be because the black (chocolate) and white (cream) resembled the colours of a penguin.
Penguin Biscuit Syns
Each Penguin bar weighs 24.6 grams and has 130 calories which means a single Penguin biscuit is worth 6.5 syns, which is very high for a single biscuit. However, it does weigh more than most – its syns per grams is 0.26 which is the same as a Nice biscuit and lower than Viennese Whirl so it is not the worst offender on our biscuit list.
How many syns are in a pack of Penguin biscuits?
A standard pack of Penguins has bars, 8x 6.5 syns is 52 syns. There are not off-brand Penguins.
Are Penguin biscuits worth the syns?
Considering they are covered in chocolate with cream in the middle, a Penguin is certainly not healthy and at 6.5 syns each they are very heavy. But, if this is your favourite biscuits then who are we to tell you to not have them.
Penguin biscuits typical ingredients
Milk Chocolate (29%) [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa, Mass, Dried Skimmed Milk, Dried Whey (Milk), Butter Oil (Milk), Vegetable Fats (Sal And/or Shea, Palm), Emulsifiers, (Soya Lecithin, E476), Natural Flavouring], Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Palm), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Natural Flavouring, Salt
This is a much longer list than most biscuits with plenty of dairy, sugars, carbs and fat.