Who there never had Transform A Snack at some point in their childhood? Who out there isn’t away that you can make a car or a robot out of the pieces of crisps inside? And they’re still around so even if you haven’t you can still make up for lost time with them now!
Golden Wonder‘s Transformers as they’re sometimes called are baked potato snacks with a tasty saucy BBQ, spicy, beef and cheese and onion powder. They are usually found in single 30g packs in corner shops and small convenience stores but you can get them in 16g multipack bags from supermarkets as well.
They’re aimed at children, clearly, but can be enjoyed by anyone – so does this mean they’re healthier and a low syn crisp? Or are they calorie and syn dense and perhaps shouldn’t be given to kids and strictly for those with syns to burn?
Let’s find out.
Transform a snack Syn Values
- A 30g bag of Transform a snack contains 152 calories. This means a 30g bag of Transform a Snack is worth 7.6 syns.
- A 16g multipack bag of Transform a Snack contains 81 calories. This means a 16g multipack bag of Transformer a Snack is worth 4.05 syns.
Both of these are small bags so the syn values were always going to be low. What we’ve dug into is comparing all crisps as if they all weighed the same to get the syns per gram, synscore and synrank. Read on to find out if Transformers are worth your hard earned syns.
Are Transform A Snacks worth the syns?
Transform a snacks have a syns per gram of 0.25 which is similar to Doritos, Pom Bears, Tyrrell’s and Hoola Hoops. So if you are eating some of these then you’re more or less getting the same calories as those. 0.25 isn’t fantastic, it’s about average to bottom table. Specifically, Transformers have a SynScore of 61% which is low. This places Transformer A Snacks ranked 19th out of 32.
There are better crisps out there which are not so calorie dense (there are also worse) but syns are there to have a naughty snack and if you love the flavour then go for it. But, if you just want crisps and it doesn’t matter which then check out our league table to find a better alternative.
Transform A Snacks Nutrition and Ingredients
Maize, Sunflower Oil, Saucy BBQ Flavour [Sugar, Maltodextrin, Salt, Ground Paprika, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Flavour Enhancers: Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5’-ribonucleotide; Flavourings, Garlic Powder, Potassium Chloride, Tomato Powder, Lactose (Milk), Acid: Citric Acid; Colour: Paprika Extract; Smoke Flavouring, Sweetener: Saccharin (Milk)], Dried Potato.