You could see a Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Bar as both a biscuit and a chocolate bar. It is a deliciously smooth and thick bar with five layers of wafer with layers of caramel in-between and then coated with milk chocolate. It is absolutely one of my favourites as a lunchtime treat and good value for money I think.
It’s old school which is sold individually but perhaps more commonly in multi packs.
Considering its thickness and multiple ingredients how does it fare in terms of syn values? How does it compare with other chocolate bars you’re considering? Let’s find out (it will surprise you).
Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Syn Values
A single Caramel Wafer weighs 30 grams and contains 134 calories. This means a single Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer is worth 6.7 syns and has a ratio of 0.22 syns per gram.
It’s single syn value of 6.7 puts it close to a Milky Bar (6.8).
Are Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers worth the syns?
Yes! Absolutely. We all know they’re not healthy but your syns are there for treats and the Caramel Wafer is the most efficient chocolate bar in our analysis: here’s why.
At 0.22 syns per gram, it puts it right at the top as the most bang for your buck, for every gram of chocolate bar you use 0.22 syns which is the lowest score possible. It is the same as a Mars Bar and just above the Curly Wurly.
Lastly, it’s SynScore is 100/100 which means no other chocolate bar we’ve analysed is more efficient. The SynScore is calculated by find the syns per gram and then normalising all of the scores to find the best and worst. The Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Bar is the best.
Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Ingredients
We know it’s not healthy, none of the chocolate bars are, but it is more healthy than some of the others due to lower calories per weight it has. This stat normalises one bar from the other to make direct comparisons between items of different weights.
Caramel (50%) (Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Invert Sugar Syrup, Palm Oil, Flavouring, Emulsifier [Soya Lecithin]), Milk Chocolate (33%) (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Standardised Whole Milk, Skimmed Milk Powder, Palm Oil, Shea Butter, Emulsifier [Soya Lecithin], Flavouring), Wafer (17%) (Fortified Wheat Flour [Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin], Sugar, Rapeseed Oil, Raising Agent [Sodium Bicarbonate], Salt, Emulsifier [Soya Lecithin]).