Yorkies used to be just for men but now even girls can have them. The marketing might have aged badly but the quality in a Yorkie bar hasn’t even if they really were deliberately marketing towards men with a chocolate bar ‘manlier’ than a Dairy Milk. Over the years, like many other chocolate bars the size of a Yorkie has gone smaller and smaller with the price more or less staying the same sadly.
It’s called a Yorkie because it originates from Yorkshire – it’s made purely with milk chocolate with a massive chunky design.
So, how does the Dairy Milk rival fare in terms of syns? Does the fact that it is chunkier than the rest affect its syns per gram and synscore? Read on to find out.
Yorkie syn values
A single bar of Yorkie weighs 46 grams and contains 249 calories. This means a Yorkie is worth 12.5 syns each. This is a high amount, one because it is a pure slab of milk chocolate and two it weighs 46 grams which is heavy. Made for men indeed.
The 12.5 syn value puts it in the same realm as a Boost, Starbar and Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut.
But, if all chocolate bars weighed the same how would the Yorkie stack up? Read on to find out.
Is a Yorkie worth the syns?
Its a big slab of milk chocolate at the end of the day.
When it comes to using syns, you have an allowance and if you stick to it then the amount of calories you consume is the same as 1 syn equals 20 calories. That being said, some chocolate bars have a better ratio of syns to weight, and here we analyse the Yorkie.
A Yorkie’s syns per gram ratio is 0.27 which is quite poor. This means its calorie dense and most of its weight comes from sugar and fat. 0.27 is the same as an Aero, Twirl and Daim.
Lastly, the SynScore takes the syns per gram ratio and applies standardises it so that every chocolate bar is compared as if they weighed the same, The Yorkie scored a dismal 19% which is marginally better than a Milky Bar (16%) and slightly worse than an Aero. There are a lot better chocolates out there and not much worse. But, like we said 1 syn = 20 calories no matter what you eat.
Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat (from Palm/Shea/Sal/Illipe/Kokum Gurgi/Mango Kernel), Lactose and Proteins from Whey (from Milk), Whey Powder (from Milk), Butterfat (from Milk), Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Contains Cocoa Solids 25% minimum, Milk Solids 14% minimum and Vegetable Fat in addition to Cocoa Butter.