Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 645,000 members it keeps going up each week!) one of the hot topics of each week is spotting new products that are Slimming World friendly, for our New Slimming World Shopping Essentials list!
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We check the supermarkets and food websites every week to find a selection of new products and special offers to help you stay on plan with Slimming World.
Slimming World recommend having 1/3 Speed Food with every meal where appropriate as part of the Extra Easy plan. If you’re not sure whether your fruit and vegetable choices are Speed Foods, you can check our Speed Foods list.
Lidl Pick of the Week
Both Lidl and Aldi are a great place to start when you want to fill up your trolley with Speed foods.
They offer a good range and always have a selection of fruit and vegetables on special offer.
This week in Lidl, the Pick of the Week includes;
- Fresh spinach – a quick & easy way to add 1/3 speed food to your plate
- British radishes – for added crunch in salad, slice thinly and add balsamic vinegar
- Organic cucumber – delicious for our Low Syn Hoisin Turkey Cucumber Cups
- Jersey Royal potatoes – great for making Syn Free Pea, Bacon & Potato salad
Prices range from 39p to 69p per pack.
This Lidl Pick of the Week selection is available from 12.7.18 and the offer runs until 18.7.18.
Supersweet Gold Kiwi
You will all be familiar with the traditional green kiwi fruit, but here’s something different for you! Supersweet Gold Kiwi are much sweeter than the green variety, and the skin is smooth, not fuzzy.
The flesh is softer in texture and bright yellow in colour, with a smaller core and fewer seeds.
Some people describe the taste as a cross between a mango and a strawberry. Both varieties are free foods, but sadly they’re not on the Speed food list.
M&S Savoury Snacks
The world of savoury snacks is booming. There’s a constantly expanding range of snacks, many of them made from alternatives to potato.
With the emphasis on healthier eating, they’re often baked rather than fried.
An M&S Food Hall has opened on a new retail park very close to where I live, so I felt duty-bound to go and have a browse!
It’s a great place, and it’ll be super handy to have virtually on my doorstep.
My top tip would be not to wander around an M&S Food Hall when you’re hungry, as there are lots of temptations that are not really SW friendly!
These savoury snacks caught my eye and are pretty good, Syns-wise.
- Sweet & Smoky Chick Pea Puffs – 4.5 Syns per bag
- Salt & Vinegar Pea Snaps – 4.5 Syns per bag
- Smoky Bacon Lentil Tubes – 4.5 Syns per bag
All Syn values were worked out using the Syns calculator on the Slimming World website.
The snacks come in a multi-pack of 5 bags and they’re priced at £2.00 to £2.50 per pack.
Carbzone Low Carb Small Tortilla
The subject of Tortilla wraps is always under discussion in our Facebook group.
There are some tortillas that can be used as your HEB choice for the day.
These Carbzone Low Carb Small Tortillas are not included on the Healthy Extras list, but work out at 5.5 Syns using the Syns calculator.
They’re an online exclusive, so you won’t find them in store.
You can order from the Morrisons website, priced at £3.95 for a pack of 8 low carb wraps.
Sainsbury’s Cold Brew Infusion Bags
One of the most popular items from a recent Shopping Essentials list were the Cold In’fuse bags from Twinings.
When we discovered these, you could only get them from the Twinings website.
The Twinings Cold In’fuse bags are now on sale in Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, so I called in to get some and found these instead!
Sainsbury’s have launched their own Cold Brew Infusion bags, in three tempting flavours;
- Mint & Lemon
- Watermelon & Lime
- Summer Berry & Basil
To prepare, just add one infusion bag to 500ml of fresh, cold drinking water. Allow to infuse for 10 minutes and you’re good to go!
They’re a great way to help you increase your water intake.
The Sainsbury’s Cold brew Infusion bags are great value, priced at £2.50 for 15 bags.
Muller Light Turkish Delight Yogurt
We know that Muller Light are a popular choice when you’re following Slimming World. There are regular flavours which you can buy week in, week out, and there are limited edition flavours too.
The Turkish Delight flavour Muller Light yogurt has been out before, so it’s not completely new, but it’s out again in supermarkets at the moment as a limited edition, so if you like them, you’ll find them in the chiller cabinets right now.
It’s a Turkish Delight flavour yogurt sprinkled with dark chocolate and available in the standard 165g pots. Muller Light Syn values have been re-evaluated by Slimming World Head Office. These now have a value of 1 Syn per pot.
Why not try them in our Low Syn Turkish Delight Baked Oats?
Single pots of Muller light are priced at 68p each, and Tesco have an 8 for £4.00 offer on until 17.7.18.
Lidl Gelatelli Frozen Skyr
Skyr is an Icelandic-style yogurt that’s high in protein and low in fat and sugar. It’s not a specific brand, but a type of yogurt, just like Greek style.
It’s thicker and creamier, even though it’s made with skimmed milk.
This Lidl Gelatelli Frozen Skyr is sold as a pack of two 150ml servings. I
found two flavours in stock at my local branch, Natural and Cherry. A blueberry flavour is also available, but it wasn’t in stock.
The natural flavour is listed on Syns Online at 5.5 Syns for a 150ml pot.
The cherry flavour isn’t on the app but works out at 6 Syns per pot using the Syns calculator.
Gelatelli Frozen Skyr is on offer in Lidl for £1.99 at the moment.
The usual selling price for 2 x 150ml pots is £2.49, so grab them while you can!
Lidl Gelatelli Neo Ice Cream Sandwich
The next item on our Slimming World Shopping Essentials round up this week is another frozen dessert option from Lidl.
Ice cream sandwiches have been a popular choice, we even featured them as one of our Shopping Essentials Top Picks recently.
Gelatelli Neo Ice Cream Sandwiches are available in 2 varieties, vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream.
Both flavours work out at 6.5 Syns per sandwich using the Snackulator on the Slimming World website.
A box of 4 x 70ml ice cream sandwiches costs £1.69 from Lidl, while stocks last.
Rowntrees Fruit Blaster lollies
If ice cream is not your thing and you prefer lollies to help you stay cool, take a look at these Rowntrees Fruit Blaster lollies.
This new lolly is a twisted pole of tropical fruit flavour water ice, made using fruit purées and juices, including passionfruit, mango, peach and pineapple.
Rowntrees have created several new lolly choices this summer, which we have covered in the Slimming World Shopping Essentials articles over the past few weeks.
Each Rowntrees Fruit Blaster Lolly works out at 2.5 Syns using the Syns calculator. You can buy a box of 4 for £2.20 from Asda.
Rowntrees Randoms mini lollies
One of our Facebook group members, Sarah, posted a photo of these Rowntrees Randoms mini ice lollies this week.
The mini lollies have a blackcurrant centre with marshmallow ice cream, coated in a fruity shell. All flavours, lemon/lime, strawberry and orange are listed on Syns online at 2 Syns each.
Lidl are selling a box of 12 Rowntrees Randoms mini ice lollies for £1.99 while stocks last.
ASDA Chocolate Frozen Yogurt
Asda have launched a new frozen yogurt dessert and we think it looks pretty good! Creamy frozen yogurt mixed with moreish milk chocolate to create a dreamy iced dessert.
According to the online reviews, it actually tastes like a much more indulgent chocolate ice cream, even though it’s made with yogurt and contains less than 3% fat.
We’ve used the Snackulator to work out that a 57g serving is 4 Syns.
There are no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat and it’s suitable for vegetarians. A 500ml pot costs £2.00 from Asda.
This product is included in a multi-buy promotion of 2 for £3.00.
Propercorn Chocolate Popcorn Multipack
Back in May, we featured Propercorn Chocolate Popcorn in our Shopping Essentials round up. At the time, the popcorn was sold in 26g bags, which worked out at 6.5 Syns each. Not bad at all, really.
When you’ve got the urge to munch, or you’re looking for a treat that won’t mean falling off the wagon completely, these snack-sized bags could be the answer.
The Propercorn Chocolate Popcorn is now available in handy 15g snack packs which work out at 3.5 Syns per bag using the Syns calculator.
Aldi Grape Soda/Root Beer/Cream Soda
It’s fabulous to see so many of our Facebook group members sharing their discoveries with everyone. At Pinch of Nom we’re all about ideas, inspiration and support, so sharing the products you have all found is a great help.
Jenny from our Facebook group posted about these drinks from Aldi this week, so we’re sharing them here, too.
These soft drinks from Aldi have an American theme, with Grape Soda, Root Beer and Cream Soda to choose from. All are free on the Syns Online database.
A one litre bottle costs just 37p from Aldi.
Ice Kitchen Mojito Poptail
Here we go! We’re talking grown up ice lollies now.
Fruity, refreshing and just a touch of white rum…who says lollies are just for kids?!
Ice Kitchen Mojito Poptails are available from Ocado.
They contain only fresh mint steeped overnight in sugar syrup, fresh lime juice, white rum, water and are frozen with a slice of fresh lime.
A box of 3 x 75g Mojito Poptails costs £3.39. They work out at 3.5 Syns each using the Syns Calculator.
Ice Kitchen Strawberries & Cream Ice Lolly
The Ice Kitchen range isn’t all about alcoholic lollies, but most of the range are definitely indulgent in one way or another!
These Strawberries and Cream lollies are made with 50% fresh strawberries and a splash of double cream.
The reviews for them are really positive, with many saying that they taste like homemade lollies as they have such a high fruit content and wonderful flavour.
Using the Syns calculator these Ice Kitchen Strawberries & Cream lollies work out as 5.5 Syns each. They are available from Ocado, priced at £3.39 for a box of 3 x 75g.
Aldi Sugar Free Sulá Sweets
Aldi have added some new flavours to their range of Sulá sugar free sweets.
The new lines all have a distinctly American theme and may be a limited edition, as we think they’re part of the Aldi US Independence Day promotion.
Amanda posted a photo of the new flavours to our Facebook group. They include Caramel Popcorn, Cherry Cola, Strawberry Cheesecake, Apple Caramel and Blueberry Muffin.
One thing to note with all sugar free sweets is that excessive consumption can have a laxative effect, so make sure you enjoy in moderation!
All Aldi sugar free packets of sweets in this range are listed on the app at 0.5 Syns per sweet. They cost 59p per box.
McVitie’s Club Orange Cake Crunchies
I’m sure you’re familiar with Club chocolate biscuits, they’ve been knocking around since the year dot! They’re a really traditional biscuit, with a thick chocolate coating.
These McVities Club Orange Cake Crunchies are made from orange flavour sponge cake, topped with chocolate flavour cream and biscuit pieces.
The whole lot is then covered in milk chocolate. Winning!
If you’d rather save yourself a few Syns, you could make our Low Syn Chocolate Orange Biscuits.
McVities Club Orange Cake Crunchies are sold in a pack of 10 cake bars and cost £2.50 from Asda.
Each cake bar is 6 Syns when calculated using the Snackulator on the Slimming World website.
Aldi ZeroPointZero White Sparkling wine
If you enjoy a glass of something cold and sparkling, but don’t like the high Syn values, this product should be of interest!
Aldi have just introduced this ZeroPointZero alcohol free sparkling wine. It’s 0% alcohol, which means it’s lower in calories too.
It’s the alcohol that increases the Syn value in drinks, so if you don’t mind going alcohol free this is a great option.
If you’re not sure about Syn values in wine, take a look at our guide to Wine Syn Values by the Glass.
Standard prosecco or cava type sparkling wine is 5 Syns per 125ml glass, but this ZeroPointZero sparkling wine is just 1.5 Syns per 125mls on the Syns Calculator.
A 750ml bottle of ZeroPointZero Alcohol free sparkling wine costs £2.49 in Aldi.
Aldi ZeroPointZero Rosé Sparkling Wine
Pink fizz is another popular choice, and this alcohol free version from Aldi is great value, Syns-wise.
This ZeroPoint Zero Rosé Sparkling wine from Aldi is a great way to stay on track and not feel too left out.
It’s also great if you’re a designated driver for a weekend get together.
This works out at 1.5 Syns per 125ml glass using the Syns Calculator on the Slimming World website. A 75cl bottle of ZeroPointZero Rosé costs £2.49 in Aldi.
Shopping Essentials Top Pick
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Our Facebook group is growing by the day. If you haven’t joined yet head over there and take a look. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun, would you?
You might just find the inspiration you need from our awesome members. If you’ve joined already why not invite any friends that may find it helpful?
I must stress the following…
Everything written here about the products is my own opinion. 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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We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available for pre-order!!
The book will feature 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing.
The book will be released on the 21st March 2019, and if you pre order now via Waterstones or Amazon, you won’t be charged until it’s released.Check out our cookbook page for more information!