New Slimming World Shopping Essentials – 1/6/17

Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 200,000 members 😱 it keeps going up each week!), one of the hot topics of each week is spotting new products that are Slimming World friendly!

New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Not all of you are in our Facebook group (you should be!), so I thought I’d add it to the website as a weekly feature.

This week we’ve got lots of new products that are perfect for the weather warming up, and Summer rolling in ☀️ Drinks, gin, sausages, new Philadelphia and MORE!

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Frozen Fruit – Free & Speed Foods

We’ve covered a LOT of frozen fruit recently, which is just so ideal as the weather starts to warm up! It keeps forever in the freezer, and doesn’t go off!

sainsburys frozen cherries New Slimming World Shopping Essentials
New in Sainsbury’s

The temperatures are in the mid-twenties, for those of us who deal in celcius, anyway! When the mercury rises, nobody wants to eat warm fruit, or spend hours in the kitchen preparing fresh fruit either.

asda frozen berry medley New Slimming World Shopping Essentials
New in Asda – 1kg packs

As we all know, when we are truly food optimising, we need to include 1/3 speed food with every meal. Frozen fruit is so ideal to do just this – just lift a handful out of the freezer and defrost in the fridge.

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There are so many different types of fruit available now too! Fruit salad, cherries, mango pieces, pineapple pieces and even Pomegranate seeds!

tesco frozen pomegranate seeds - New Slimming World Shopping Essentials - - March

You can also add them to salad or even drinks too! We love to add Pomegranate seeds to cous cous, or this Syn Sweet Chilli Duck Salad with oranges and pomegranate seeds.

Super low Syn sweet chilli duck salad with oranges and pomegranate seeds. Up on the site now! Really fresh, a little different and only 0.25 syns per portion #slimmingworld #slimmingworlduk #slimmingworldusa #slimmingworldfamily #slimmingworldmotivation #slimmingworldmafia #slimmingworldjourney #sw #swuk #swinstagram #healthyeating #weightloss #weightlossjourney #ww #weightwatchersuk #weightwatchers #foodblogger #pinchofnom

I’ll often add Tesco’s frozen lemon and lime slices to drinks too. Just soooooooo nice. I call them speedy ice cubes.

Tesco lemon and lime wedges - New Slimming World Shopping Essentials - - April

We used them in last weeks 4 Syn Elderflower Gin Fizz. The perfect Slimming World friendly cocktail!

4 Syn Elderflower Gin Fizz | Slimming World-2

Massive Asda Salad Bowl – 700g

Last week we added a LOT of new prepared salads to the list.

asda sharing salad New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

This week it’s Asda’s turn. They have these massive (and I mean massive!) Salad bowls for just £3.

They’re 700g in weight, and are huge. Lots and lots of shredded beetroot and carrot in there too.

Ideal if you’re in need of a quick fix, or taking something to a BBQ!

M&S Protein Pot – Egg & Smoked Salmon

I adore the M&S Protein Pots, and always pick one up on the odd occasion that I’m in there.

m&s egg and smoked salmon pot New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

This new protein pot joining the range is Egg & Smoked Salmon.

There’s a bed of spinach leaves on the bottom, and no dressing. Thus these are Syn free!

Ideal addition to any picnic or lunch on the go. You can pick them up from M&S Simply Food now.

New Topless Frylight Bottles – Syn Free

The new topless Frylight bottles are here, and did you know that they’ll save over 120 tonnes of plastic waste per year? Wow!

Frylight Find Out More

The new Frylight bottles are available in supermarkets now, including the new full sized Garlic Oil! Find out more on the Frylight website.

Good Little Sausage Company – Skinny Sausages

Another week, another new sausage!

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We’re actually in the middle of writing a review of these sausages, and it’ll be up very soon!

We’ve popped these through the calculator and they come out at 0.5 syns each.

This of course may change, so please check the app.

M&S Seasonal Tomato Medley – 2.5 Syns Per Pack

The M&S Spirit of Summer range has yet another Slimming World friendly addition!

m&s seasonal tomato medley New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

This seasonal tomato medley is pretty damn nice for the price!

It’s a mixture of red onion, peppers and tomatoes in an foil tray with a sachet of salsa verde sauce.

We cooked ours on the BBQ, and it was very, very nice!!

All in all we calculated it at 2.5 Syns per pack!

Rio Light Bottle

Rio Light is my all time favourite soft drink, and we covered Rio Light’s new design a few weeks ago.

New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

New is today that they’re bringing out Rio Light in a bottle! The 500ml bottles will be available soon, and will retail at around £1.19 each.

New Nākd Cocoa Coconut Bar

Nākd have added yet another flavour to it’s range of bars – and this Cocoa Coconut bar is a permanent addition to it’s range.

nakd coconut bar New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Made with real flakes of fresh coconut and like all the other products in the Nākd range, Cocoa Coconut is made from just fruit & nuts ‘smooshed’ together with no added sugar or syrups.

It’s also vegan-friendly, counts towards one of your five-a-day, plus is gluten, wheat and dairy free.

Nākd Cocoa Coconut is available from May. RRP £0.75 per 35g bar or £2.49 for a pack of four.

Asda Garlic, Lemon and Herb Chicken Skewers

At 0.5 Syns these Lemon. Garlic & Herb Chicken Skewers would be a great Slimming World friendly addition to any BBQ or picnic.

asda chicken skewers New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

You can enjoy them hot or cold. They’re £2.00 from Asda or you can pick them up on their 3 for £5 offer.

Please note that this has been calculated using the online calculator so the Syn value may change if and when they are given an official Syn value.

Aldi Berry Fruit Stick Ice Lollies

These Gianni’s Berry Fruit Stick Ice Lollies are so like a Berry Solero it is untrue!

aldi berry fruit sticks New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

They’re a perfect to enjoy on a hot summer’s day in the garden, without using up all of your precious Syns.

They’re just 5 Syns each, are sold in boxes of three and available for £1.50 a box.

Orange, Lemon & Lime Mini Calippo

These come in packs of 6, and you get 3x orange flavour and 3x lemon & lime flavour.

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As the name suggests they’re a mini version of the original Calippo ice lolly.

At only 4 Syns each (confirmed on the SW database) they’re great to enjoy throughout the Summer months.

You can pick them up from most of the major supermarkets for around £2 a pack. Some even have them on offer at 2 for £3.00.

New Flavoured Smart Water – Syn free

Glacéau Smartwater has added its first flavoured flavours, unveiling a trio yesterday with a rollout in stages through the summer.

smart water - flavoured New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

There will be three flavours available in 600ml bottles;

  • Berry & Kiwi
  • Lemon
  • Green Apple

The retail price will be 95p, and they’ll be available in a shop near you soon!

Liverpool Gin

Liverpool now has it’s very own Gin! We live just across the water from Liverpool and with Gin being so Slimming World friendly we thought we ought to cover this!

liverpool gin New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

There’s been a fair bit about this Gin in the press over the last few days, and we hear that Asda stores in the North will be stocking it – hurrah!

It’s in Asda stores from the 27th of May and has a 43% abv. there’s also an extra special offer – whereby you will receive a special Liverpool Gin balloon glass with every purchase of a 70cl bottle.

It’s not cheap mind, it’s £45 a bottle. But I’ve been told by a little birdy that it is well worth the pennies!

Absolut Vodka – LGBT Edition

Absolut Vodka has to be my favourite vodka brand, and I’m pretty happy to see another Limited edition bottle.

absolut lgbt New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Absolut has launched a limited-edition bottle in support of the LGBTQ community, marking the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

The limited edition pack, which roll out from July, features the rainbow flag  brush strokes design, and will be accompanied by a statement on ‘taking pride in diversity’.

It’ll retail for around £20 a bottle, and be available from most of the major supermarkets.

It’ll be perfect in our 4 Syn Vodka Raspberry Fizz 💕

4 Syn Raspberry Vodka Fizz | Slimming World-14

M&S Frozen 3% Greek Yogurt – Honey

This Greek style frozen yogurt with swirls of honey sauce comes in a 100ml pot, so if you’re anything like us it’s great for portion control!

m&s frozen greek yogurt New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

There are other flavours in the 3% Frozen greek Yogurt range too!

marks and spencer frozen yogurt - New Slimming World Shopping Essentials - - April

It’s not on the SW database yet, but it works out at 5 Syns per pot using the snackulator.

Don’t forget this may be different if and when it’s given an official Syn value.

Asda Oak Smoked Burnt Ends

We’ve featured an insane about of BBQ stuff these last few weeks, and here’s another to add to the many!

asda burnt ends New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Asda have really outdone themselves with Slimming World friendly BBQ things this summer.

These Oak Smoked Beef Burnt Ends are just 1 Syn per 165g portion, or 2 Syns for the whole pack.

They’re available in Asda stores now for just £4.00 a pack.

Whilst you’re in Asda, keep an eye out for these other Slimming World friendly BBQ meats!

asda indian spiced citrus kebabs - New Slimming World Shopping Essentials - - April

These Indian Spiced Citrus Chicken skewers are pretty damn nice. There’s also Chicken Tikka Kebabs too.

asda chicken tikka kebabs - New Slimming World Shopping Essentials - - April

If you don’t fancy buying pre-made kebabs, you could always make our Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki Kebabs!

Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki | Slimming World


NEW Philadelphia Greek Style – 1.5 Syns per 25g

Slimming World Shopping Essentials

There is a new Philadelphia on the block!

We saw this whilst we were in Asda last night, and decided to pick up a pot.

It’s actually a blend of 50% cream cheese and 50% yogurt. It’s a little tangier than regular Philly, but I have to say I much prefer it.
It’s now on the app for 1.5 Syns per 25g. 


Low Syn Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries | Slimming World

I can see this working very well in our Low Syn Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries!

Asda Low Fat Strawberry Trifle

Is there any dessert nicer than a trifle?! I love them. Probably a little too much!

asda trifle New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

It’s pretty easy to make your own Slimming World friendly trifle.

But if you can’t be bothered, or if you’re looking for a treat on the go these new Low Fat Asda Strawberry trifles are ideal.

At just 6.5 Syns for the lot you won’t blow your daily allowance – and have plenty of Syns left over.

They’re just £1 each, and available in Asda stores now.

Aldi Lamb Rogan Josh – Packaging & Syn Change!

We featured this Aldi Lamb Rogan Josh a few weeks ago, and there has since been an update to both the Syn value & packaging.

aldi-lamb rogan josh New Slimming World Shopping Essentials

It’s gone up from 1 Syn a pack to 1.5 Syns a pack, and Aldi is using more substantial packaging. This will hopefully save any more leaky trays!

They are extremely popular, so you may find it difficult to find them.

They’re in the chiller section of Aldi, and you can find them next to the King Prawn Bhuna which are also pretty Slimming World friendly too!

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SPOTTED – 15p Fibre One Bars!

Some of you swear by Fibre One bars, but often the price of them is enough to put people off!

15p-fibre-one-bars New Slimming World Shopping EssentialsThese were spotted in Poundstretcher by a member of our Facebook group!

So far only the lemon drizzle flavour has been seen, but do let us know if you spot any others. At just 4 Syns each, they’re an absolute bargain.

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I must stress the following…

Syn values given are correct at time of writing but may not always be accurate.

Ideally, you should check with Slimming world for the most up to date Syn values using official resources such as; the Syns calculator, Syns Online on LifelineOnline or by calling the Syns Hotline on (0906) 851 8518.

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  1. Thank you for all the hard work you put into helping us slimmers. These posts are amazing but was wondering if you have or could do a shopping essentials just for the BBQ where all the syn free & low syn items are all on one page?
    Thanks again
    Sue x

  2. Do you know how many syns are in the Aldi specially selected chicken tikka curry, it’s the same ones as the lamb rogan josh and prawn Bhutan

  3. I do tend to struggle sometimes with medication. So looking forward to trying some new ideas out. Thanks for letting me look threw. Hope I get added to the group.😃

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