The ‘classic’ line of Walkers crisps are the original and most popular group of crisps in the United Kingdom. They come in many flavours over the years but the classic line up is ready salted, cheese & onion, salt & vinegar and prawn cocktail – these are flavours we’re going to focus on to find out their syn values, however we have covered Walkers’ other line of crisps separately.
Ready salted was the very first flavour when they were founded in 1948, before cheese and onion came in 1954 and salt and vinegar in 1967. And of now, Walkers as a whole hold over 50% of the UK crisp market with the classic line leading most of that domination. With how popular they are it seems obvious that searches for their syn values would be quite high. So, without further ado let’s get to it.
Walkers Crisps Syn Values
Walkers Classic crisps come in three common bag weights – 32.5g single which is what you’d find in a corner shop or supermarket, 45g grab bags which you might find in a meal deal and 25g which you would find in a multipack. We’re going to cover the syn values of all three.
- A 32.5g bag of Walkers crisps contains 169 calories. This means Walkers 32.5g are worth 8.45 syns.
- A 25g bag of Walkers crisps contains 130 calories. This means a multipack bag of Walkers are worth 6.5 syns.
- A 45g grab bag of Walkers crisps contains 234 calories. This means Walkers 45g grab bags are worth 11.7 syns.
Regardless of bag size, Walkers classic crisps have a syns per gram ratio of 0.26 (more on this later).
There is no difference between the three core flavours of Walkers classic crisps (cheese and onion, ready salted, salt and vinegar) or even the meaty flavours such as roast chicken, smoky bacon and prawn cocktail.
Walkers Classics are similar in syns per bag as Hoola Hoops, Golden Wonder and Quinoa chips.
Are Walkers Classic Crisps worth the syns?
Walkers crisps are consistent in terms of flavour and quality meaning they are a solid brand of crisps everyone’s familiar with and a flavour everyone knows. Simply put, they are the nation’s favourite. However, when we break down their stats in terms of syns they become very average.
With a syns per gram ratio of 0.26 they are mid to low table in our crisps list. Comparable crisps are Seabrook, Pringles and McCoy’s.
They have a SynScore of 80%, which is poor and sit 24th out of 32 in terms of syn density. One place above Pringles, one place below Seabrook.
You don’t get a lot of bang for your buck with these which means you need to spend more syns on these crisps than another even if the bag weight was exactly the same.
But, if they are your favourite and you have some syns to spare then just enjoy what you like! Just make sure to leave some room for a chocolate bar!
Walkers Classic Nutrition and Ingredients
Potatoes, Vegetable Oils (Sunflower, Rapeseed, in varying proportions), Cheese & Onion Seasoning [Dried Onion, Salt, Dried Milk Whey, Lactose (from Milk), Sugar, Flavouring (contains Milk), Cheese Powder (from Milk), Dried Yeast, Dried Garlic, Acids (Citric Acid, Malic Acid), Colours (Annatto Bixin, Paprika Extract)], Antioxidants (Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol Rich Extract, Citric Acid).