A Twirl is pack of two small sticks of ‘swirly’ milk chocolate, similar to a Flake or a Ripple. The thin twirls mean that it melts quite easily and quickly making it tastier and more satisfying to eat. Twirls are quite heavy and super sweet making them a desirable bar after a long day at work.
If you have a penchant for Twirls and currently counting your syns then this page will help you find the syn values as well as some extras such as syns per gram and our exclusive metric the SynScore.
The questions are – how many syns do they have and are they worth it – are there better ones out there?
Twirl Syn Values
A Twirl weighs 43 grams and contains 228 calories. This means each Twirl is worth 11.4 syns for each. A single stick of Twirl is 5.4 syns. This means it is comparable to a Mars (11.4), Galaxy (11.5) and a Picnic (11.6).
11.4 for a single bar is a high value and would mean getting close to your allowance in one go, there are several others worth fewer syns per bar than this to consider, but if you really want a Twirl then it’ll cost you 11.4 syns.
But, you could always just have a single stick and stick the other in the fridge.
For deeper analysis on their efficiency with syns read on.
Is a Twirl worth the syns?
A Twirl is pure chocolate which never fares well with nutritional statistics. Because milk chocolate is so full of sugar and fat and brings its score up just as much as it does the flavour.
Regardless of how many sticks you’re going to have, a Twirl is worth 0.27 syns per gram which is on the heavy side. The extra calories, and therefore syns, come from the high fat, saturates (very high) and sugars. 0.27 is definitely in the lowest portion of the chocolate bar league.
Other chocolates in this range are a Milky Bar, Daim and Aero.
Lastly, a Twirl’s SynScore is 32% which is pretty dreadful, this means that when all chocolates have their weight normalised that it is 32% ‘as good’ as the best chocolates. There are plenty of chocolate bars out there which are worth fewer syns for gram of weight.
A Twirl is slightly worse than a Toblerone (35%) but better than a Dairy Milk (29%).
Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder (from Milk), Vegetable Fats (Palm, Shea), Emulsifiers (E442, E476), Flavourings, Milk Solids 14 % minimum, Cocoa Solids 25 % minimum, Contains Vegetable Fats in addition to Cocoa Butter.