Monster Munch started life with Smiths before being bought by Walkers in 1995. They are a completely different crisp from the takeover being made with totally different ingredients (maize) and even their shape. Nowadays, they are still very popular being aimed at kids but still enjoyed by adults. They offer a larger crisp which usually needs to be eaten on by one with a powdery finish and a sharp taste. Pickled onion is the most popular flavour but roast beef and flamin’ hot are still around.
Monster Munch come in two different bag sizes – 40g loose bags you’ll find in meal deals and a 22g bag you get in multipacks. We’re going to cover both.
No crisp is healthy, but there are certainly some which are healthier than others – considering Monster Munch are aimed at kids do they fare better in terms of how many syns and calories are in them? Let’s find out.
Monster Munch syn values
- A 40g meal deal bag of Monster Munch contains 197 calories. This means that the 40g bag of Monster Munch is worth 9.9 syns.
The multipack bag of Monster Munch which weighs 22gs contains 98 calories. This means a 22g bag of Monster Munch is worth 4.9 syns.
There is no difference between flavours.
This value can be helpful for a spontaneous snack but we’ve got some insight into the most efficient syns per gram crisps in the UK – read on to find out more.
Are Monster Munch worth the syns?
A syn is worth the same no matter what food you eat, so if you have the syn allowance to spare and Monster Munch is your favourite then just have them! 1 syn is 20 calories at the end of the day so if you have 10 to spare then a 40g bag will keep you in your limit.
But, if you compared Monster Munch with other crisps in terms of their syns as if they all weighed the same how do they fare?
The answer is “not bad”. With a syns per gram of 0.25 they are ranked 12th out of 32, which isn’t bad but not spectacular. Other crisps with a similar ratio are Chipsticks, Burton’s Fish and Chips, Space Raiders and Sensations.
This ratio gives Monster Munch a SynScore of 52% which is right in the middle, meaning they are about average in terms of bang for your back in the syn world.
Monster Munch Nutrition and Calories
Maize, Rapeseed Oil, Flamin’ Hot Flavour [Flavourings (contains Soya, Milk), Lactose (from Milk), Hydrolysed SoyaProtein, Fructose, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5′-Ribonucleotide), Sugar, Onion Powder, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Acids (Citric Acid, Malic Acid), Spice, Colours (Sulphite Ammonia Caramel, Paprika Extract, Curcumin), Wheat Rusk].