How many syns in a Custard Cream?

A Custard Cream is one the nation’s favourite biscuits with its sweet taste, crunchiness and baroque design on the front and back. Custard creams are not trademarked so you can see a few different variations of these in every supermarket but their size and calorie count (and therefore syns) are usually the same.

Custard Creams are good with a cup of tea as well as on their own as a snack. When people have guests coming round a cream is a snack that most people will have on a plate for them.

But, how many syns do you need to sacrifice to have one?

Custard Creams Syns

We’re going to us Tesco custard creams as the example. We’ve looked at the other variants and they differ from a single calorie in most cases so the syn value will be the same.

A single Custard Cream weighs 12.7 grams and has 59 calories, each. This means that a custard cream is worth 3 syns and a ratio of 0.23 syns per gram of weight. As a single biscuit it is comparable to a Ginger Nut in terms of syns. In terms of syns per gram they are comparable to a fruit shortcake.

How many syns in a pack of Custard Creams?

This is tricky so it’s best to look at the grams in the pack. Divide the grams of the pack and you’ll find the number of individual biscuits. A 400g pack of Tesco Custard Creams has 34 buscuits. 34 x 3 syns is 102.

Are Custard Creams worth the syns?

custard cream nutrition

Custard creams are high in everything. The outside is buttery biscuit and the inside is buttery sugar. They are not healthy in the slightest but they are very nice! Their individual syns at 3 is high for a single biscuit but the 0.23 syns per gram is average so it is not any more or any less unhealthy than the rest.

Milk, palm oil and syrup and the biggest culprits of this product getting high ratings for fat, sat fats and sugars.

That being said, if you love custard creams then who are we to tell you not to have them?

Custard Cream typical ingredients

Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Sugar, Palm Oil, Whey Powder (Milk), Glucose Syrup, Salt, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins), Colour (Beta-Carotene), Flavourings.

A short and simple ingredients list which is always useful. Notice the milk, palm oil and syrup.

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