Yushoi pea crisps are made by Calbee who are a Japanese snack maker and not an imitation from their culture. Their pea crisps are their most popular offering which are found in supermarkets and offer something very different to the usual potato, wheat, maize and corn which are vegan friendly and quite filling.
Being vegan and being made with 68% doesn’t always mean it’s going to be healthy or low on syns… or does it? We’ve crunched the numbers, compared them to their crisps competitors to give you the absolute lowdown on Yushoi Pea crisps syn values and much, much more.
Yushoi Pea Crisps Syn Values
Yushoi snapea sticks are only available as a 21g multipack. A 21g bag regardless of the flavour contains 90 calories. This means a bag of Yushoi Pea crisps are worth 4.5 syns. This is an excellent value and low enough for some people to have 2-3 using a daily allowance. This is a similar value to French Fries (4.6) and Pom Bears (4.8).
However, the bags are light which usually means low calories by default. But, with a syns per gram ratio of just 0.21 this just isn’t the case – they really are an excellent low syn crisp.
Are Yushoi Pea Crisps worth the syns?
If you like the flavour of Yushoi crisps or you’re looking for the lowest syns possible then Yushio is a big yes on both counts. They are the absolute lowest syns per bag of all 32 we looked at – the first is the ingredients are not fat and sugar heavy as their potato based cousins and the second is the small bag size.
If we compared Yushoi peas to other crisps as if they all weighed the same they would still come on top. At 0.21 syns per gram they are at the lowest by some distance and incredibly efficient – we wouldn’t go as far to say they are healthy crisps but they are certainly not calorie dense! Their syn rank is 2nd out of 32, only beaten by Wotsits.
Other comparable crisps are Walkers Baked and Squares.
Yushoi Snapea Stick Nutrition and Ingredients
Green Peas (68%), Rapeseed Oil, Sweet Chilli and Lemon Seasoning [Potato Maltodextrin, Sugar, Salt, Spices (Paprika, Cayenne, Ginger), Yeast Extract, Tomato Powder, Spirit Vinegar Powder, Onion Powder, Red Bell Pepper, Acid: Citric Acid; Garlic Powder, Lemon Juice Powder, Spice Extracts (Chilli, Ancho Chilli, Black Pepper, Fennel Seed, Aniseed, Capsicum), Colour: Paprika Extract; Sunflower Oil, Flavourings, Lemon Oil], Rice Flour, Firming Agent: Calcium Carbonate, Antioxidant: Extract of Rosemary.