Frazzles are a niche crisp but with a die hard cult following. The flavour is intense and somewhat close to the actual flavour they describe which in this case is crispy bacon. They really do taste meaty (they are vegetarian) but they can make your mouth sore if you go in pack after pack. I digress.
They’re an old school pack of crisps which were introduced to the UK in 1975, they were primarily sold in pubs which makes sense as they have a strong taste which is a common trait of the kinds of foods pub goers go for.
Frazzles come in small bags, 18g in a multipack and 34g in a meal deal grab bag, below other crisps. The packs aren’t bursting out of the seams either. But, considering their history of being sold in ‘unhealthy’ places and being based on ‘unhealthy’ foods how does Frazzles fare when we look at the syns and calories? I think you will be very surprised.
Frazzles Syn Values
- A 34g pack of Frazzles has 159 calories. This means a 34g bag of Frazzles is worth 8 syns.
8 syns in a bag of Frazzles is about the same as Transform-a-snax, Seabrooks and Walkers Baked.
- The 18g multipack bag of Frazzles has 84 calories. This means that a 18g multipack of Frazzles is worth 4.2 syns.
4.2 syns is very low, even for 18g. This is comparable to Yushoi, French Fries and Pom Bears.
These are the syn values for Frazzles but the whole point of SimpleSyns is to help people understand if they’re worth it and how each crisps compare to each other if they all weighed the same. Let’s find out.
Are Frazzles worth the syns?
If you have the syns to spare and Frazzles are your favourite then just have them. A syn is worth the same no matter what food it comes from. But, Frazzles are actually above average in terms of bang for your buck, anyway. Here’s why.
Frazzles have a syn per gram ratio of 0.23 giving it a SynScore of 36%. They may not be the best but they are definitely up there with the best. A low syns per gram means they are lighter on calories for their weight, usually because they have less fat and sugar than who they’re being compared with.
0.23 is just above Scampi Fries (also Smiths), Sunbites and slightly worse than Squares, Walkers Pops and French Fries.
This is a bit of a surprise considering they taste like meat and they FEEL unhealthy. But, there are plenty of crisps on our list which are worse.
Frazzles Nutrition and Ingredients
Corn (Maize), Rapeseed Oil, Bacon Flavour Seasoning [Salt, Wheat Flour (contains Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (contains Soya), Dextrose, Yeast Powder, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5′-Ribonucleotides), Potassium Chloride, Flavourings (contains Soya), Lactose (from Milk), Sugar, Yeast Extract (contains Barley), Rusk (from Wheat), Whey Powder (from Milk), Colours (Paprika Extract, Sulphite Ammonia Caramel), Barley Malt Flour, Smoke Flavouring], Colour (Beetroot Red).