Golden Wonder used to the biggest crisp brand in the UK but were unable to keep up with the times and narrowly avoided going bust before their takeover by Tayto. I know the brand well and still enjoy a pack from time to time, their flavour being quite punchy and sweet when compared to others.
They offer 25g multipack bags and a rarer 32.5g grab bag and all the core flavours you’d expect such as salt and vinegar, cheese and onion and ready salted.
But, we’re here to find out the syn values for Golden Wonder and not wax lyrical about the flavour. How do they fare after all these years and how do they compare to the new boys who have been and taken their crown? Let’s dive in.
Golden Wonder Syn Values
- The 25g multipack bag contains 135 calories. This means a 25g bag of Golden Wonder is worth 6.75 syns.
This is a similar value to Sunbites, Scampi Fries and Space Raiders.
- The 32.5g grab bag contains 175 calories. This means a 32.5g bag of Golden Wonder is worth 8.8 syns.
This is a similar value to Squares and Hoola Hoops.
These numbers alone can help you decide if you want to go for that bag, but we have more numbers to help you decide if you want to keep buying Golden Wonder or perhaps jump ship to another. Read on to find out more.
Are Golden Wonder worth the syns?
Golden Wonder have a cult following, including me, even if they have lost their position at the top table a bit. There’s just something about the flavour. If you feel the same way then they are worth the syns! A syn is 20 calories no matter what food you eat!
But, if you aren’t that bothered and more concerned about bang for your buck then sadly Golden Wonder aren’t that great. Their syns per gram is 0.27 and among the worst, comparable to Snackrite, Quavers and Skips.
The SynScore is 82% and overall rank is 29th out of 32. Only 3 other brands are more calorie dense than Golden Wonder.
Looks like that delicious taste does come at a cost!
Golden Wonder Nutrition and Ingredients
Potatoes,Sunflower Oil,Cheese & Onion Seasoning [Onion Powder, Dextrose, Flavour Enhancers: Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5′-Ribonucleotide; Yeast Extract, Salt, Whey Powder (Milk), Cheese Powder (Milk), Processed Cheese Powder (Cheese & Dairy Solids (Milk), Salt, Palm Oil), Flavourings, Acid: Citric Acid; Spice Extracts (Paprika, Black Pepper)]