Hey there! Are you a fan of malted milk? If so, you’re in luck because I’m going to be talking all about the syns in this delicious treat, as well as discussing its nutritional value and how it can fit into a healthy diet. So grab a glass of your favorite malted milk (if you have the allowance to spare!) and let’s dive in!
What are malted milk biscuits?
Malted milk biscuits are a type of biscuit that are made with malted milk powder, which is a mixture of barley malt extract, wheat flour, and evaporated whole milk. The biscuits have a sweet and slightly malty flavor, and they are often used to make desserts such as cheesecake crusts or milk tart bases. They are also popularly enjoyed as a snack on their own. They are usually found in most grocery stores and supermarkets, and come in a variety of sizes and shapes. They can be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.
Malted Milk syns
Fox’s Malted Milk biscuits weigh 9g and are 43 calories, making each Malted Milk worth 2.15 syns which can be rounded down to 2, similar to Rich Tea. Malted milks are relatively low in syns per biscuit making them one of the lightest choice for a biscuit based snack!
How many syns are in a pack of Malted Milk biscuits?
Packs of malted milk vary in numbers, generally there are 22 in a pack which is 47.3 syns. If you find a pack of 25 then its 53.75 syns.
Tesco’s version has 22 and the same calories. Asda’s variants are identical which makes you think they are literally from the same factory which is highly likely.
Are Malted Milk biscuits worth the syns?
At 2.15 syns perm biscuit, they are on the lighter side but at 0.24 syns per gram they are bang average and no better than any other comparable biscuit.
That being said, if you just want one biscuit with a brew then this is one of the better choices.
What does malted and malty mean?
Malted refers to the process of allowing a grain, such as barley, to germinate and begin to sprout. This process activates enzymes within the grain that change the starch into sugar. The sprouted grain is then dried, roasted, and ground into a powder, which is called malted barley, malt extract or malt powder. This powder is used to make malt syrup, which is a sweetener, as well as malt extract, which is used to make malted milk powder and other malt-flavored products such as malted milk biscuits.
Malty refers to the flavor or aroma of malt, which is a characteristic of malt-based products such as beer, whiskey, and malted milk powder. The flavor is often described as sweet, nutty and slightly toasty, with a hint of caramel. It comes from the malted barley that is used to make the malt extract and malted milk powder.
Malted Milk typical ingredients
Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Palm Oil, Sugar, Barley Malt Extract, Glucose Syrup, Dried Whole Milk, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Flavouring.
Malted milk powder does contain some nutritional benefits, although it is not a significant source of essential nutrients. Malted milk powder is a good source of vitamin B, particularly vitamin B12, which helps to maintain healthy red blood cells and nerves. It also contains small amounts of other B vitamins, such as vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and vitamin B3.
Additionally, malted milk powder is a source of minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. Calcium is essential for healthy bones and teeth, and iron is important for the production of red blood cells. Magnesium helps to maintain a healthy heart and nerve function.
Malted milk powder also contains carbohydrates, and proteins, which can provide energy and help build and repair body tissue.
It’s important to keep in mind that many malted milk products like malted milk biscuits, contain added sugar and fat, which can contribute to weight gain and other health issues if consumed in excess. It is always important to check the nutrition label before consuming any food or beverage.