Chipsticks are as close as you’re going to get to being chips without actually being chips. They’re shaped like them and taste a bit like them but boy are they salty. A binge on bags of Chipsticks is a one way ticket to mount ulcer city but are they worth it? Some people love them!
Chipsticks are made by Smiths who specialise in pub snack and small bags of niche flavoured snacks, chipsticks being one of them. Chipsticks are not complicated at all, with salt being the only flavouring and the thin potato holding all that salt together. We know they’re not healthy but considering the lack of ingredients complicating things do they perform well in terms of their syns? Let’s find out.
Chipsticks Syn Values
Chipsticks come in two different bag sizes – 37g which are bigger bags you might find in a meal deal and the much smaller 17g multipack bag which are most common. Let’s look at both.
- A 17g multipack bag of Chipsticks contains 83 calories. Therefore, a 17g bag of Chipsticks are worth 4.15 syns.
These are very small bags so the syn values was always going to be low, this is a similar value to French Fries (also chips) and Pom Bears.
- The bigger 37g bag of Chipsticks contains 180 calories. This means that the 37g bag of Chipsticks is worth 9 syns.
This is a similar value to Squares, Quavers and Skips.
We hope this has been helpful but want to state that how many syns are in a bag of crisps is meaningless on its own due to the differences in weights between brands and even between the same crisp. So, what we’ve done is standardise all syn values and compared them all as if they all weighed the same. The results and how Chipsticks compares are below.
Are Chipsticks worth the syns?
Chipsticks are plain potato based and overloaded with salt, they are not nutritious in the slightest. But, we know that because that’;s what syns are for in the first place. If you have syns to spare and fancy some Chipsticks then why not have them? A syn is worth the same no matter what food it comes from.
But, if you’re just after crisps and not specifically chipsticks then its worth knowing that they are average to good in terms of their syns per gram which is 0.24. This is similar to Sunbites, Scampi Fries and Sensations. Pretty good company.
This syns per gram ratio means its syn score is 48% which is as average as it gets. Its position in the league table is 11th out of 31.
So, Chipsticks are not too bad when compared with all crisps and in fact there are more crisps which are worse than there are better.
Chipsticks Nutrition and Ingredients
Maize, Rapeseed Oil, Potato Granules (Preservative (Sodium Hydrogen Sulphite)), Salt and Vinegar Flavour [Flavouring, Salt, Acid (Citric Acid), Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5’Ribonucleotide), Potassium Chloride]