New Slimming World Shopping Essentials – 16/6/17

Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 211,000 members 😱 it keeps going up each week!), one of the hot topics of each week is spotting new products that are Slimming World friendly!

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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.

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

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Protein Food Shop NOM! BBQ Hamper

We do love a good BBQ, and it finally looks like we’re going to get some nice weather!

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Our friends at Protein Food Shop, have put together an extra special hamper at an extra special price! If you’re wondering what the sausage are like, you should really check out our review!

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6 x Pork & Leek Sausages – 1.5 Syns each
16 x Traditional Pork Chipolatas – 0.5 Syns each
16 x Cumberland Pork Chipolatas – 0.5 Syns each
8 x Classic Grill Burgers
2 x Smokey BBQ Chicken Breasts – Syn free
2 x Piri Piri Chicken Breasts – Syn free
1KG of Premium Rump Steak – Syn free
2.5kg Prime Chicken Breasts – Syn free

You can grab this very special offer over on the Protein Food Shop website!

Tesco Butternut Squash Sheets

Sainsbury’s brought these out a while ago, but now Tesco have brought put their own version.

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They’re a perfect alternative to pasta, and as they’re a speed food they’ll be great for our Syn Free Butternut Squash Lasagne!

Tesco are currently selling these 400g packs for £1.50, which is 50p less than you’ll pay for the same amount at Sainsbury’s.

Tesco Limited Edition Melons – Speed

Tesco are bringing us a new Spanish variety of melon.

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The Gwanipa Tangy Twist melon which has a zingy citrus taste, while still tasting like a melon.

The melons will cost £1.40, and they will be available exclusively at Tesco until August.

Why not try one for our Syn Free Melon & Berry Bowl for a super speedy breakfast, dessert or snack?

Fresh and Naked Spicy Mixed Leaves

These Spicy Mixed Leaves contain Wasabi Rocket, Mustard Rocket and Bulls Blood leaves for a punchy & powerful salad.

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As with all the Fresh and Naked leaves this is unwashed, so it will need washing before you use it.

You can grab a 90g bag from Tesco. Usually they are £0.95, but they are currently on offer for just 50p.

Linda McCartney Vegetarian Pulled Chicken

New to the Linda McCartney range this seasoned vegetarian pulled chicken would be a good alternative to chicken in a number of our recipes.

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Sadly, as with all of the Linda McCartney range (apart from the Vegemince and the Red Onion & Rosemary Sausages) it’s not Syn Free, but at 3.5 Syns per 150g (half a pack) it’s not too bad.

You can pick a bag up from Asda, Morrisons or Sainsbury’s for between £2.00 to £2.50.

You could put it in our Syn Free Dirty Rice as a vegetarian alternative!

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Skinny Brands Cocktails

Cosmo

This ready to drink Cosmo cocktail is fresh and fruity with a vodka kick.

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Made with vodka, cranberry and triple sec, it contains only 90 calories per 250ml can, which means this works out at 4.5 Syns (when using the Syns calculator)
You can pick this up from Tesco for £1.60.

Margarita

This classic Margarita is made with tequila, triple sec and lime, giving you all the taste and kick of it’s higher calorie counterparts, but with considerably less calories.

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Only 90 for the 250ml can. This is available from Tesco for £1.60.

M&S Strawberry Sorbet

This refreshing, smooth, silky sorbet is made with 45% British strawberries.

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At 4 Syns per 100ml (calculated using the online calculator) it would be a pretty good Slimming World friendly alternative to those full fat ice cream alternatives.

Haagen Dazs Sorbet Collection Minicups

Would doesn’t love Haagen Dazs? If you’re anything like us you’ll struggle to stop yourself from eating your way through a whole tub in one sitting!

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This collection pack made up of 4 mini-cups of Sorbets is ideal for helping you with portion control!

Each pack contains 2 different flavoured sorbets Mango and Raspberry, and at 5 Syns per 100ml tub (confirmed on the Syns database) they won’t break the Syn bank!

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At the moment they’re only available at Tesco, for around £4.00 a pack.

Asda Flavoured Tea Bags

Rhubarb and Custard

A blend of Hibiscus Apple Pomace, Sweet Blackberry Leaves, Rosehips, Rhubarb and Vanilla Powder gives this naturally caffeine free tea a tangy and creamy flavour.

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A box of 20 tea bags will cost you £0.74 from Asda.

Apple Crumble

This infusion of Apple Pomace, Apple Pieces, White Hibiscus, Sweet Blackberry Leaves, Roasted Chicory Root, Rosehips and Orange Peel gives us a sweet and fruity addition to the dessert-inspired teas from Asda.

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As with the Rhubarb and Custard this will cost you £0.74 for a box of 20 tea bags.

Light & Free Coconut Craze

Oooo we do love Light & Free, they’re a pretty good alternative to Muller Lights. Some would say that the fact that there’s no gelatine in there, makes them superior!

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These new Coconut flavoured Light &Free yogurt pots, are exclusive to Asda and you’ll have to be quick to get some.

Every time we’ve been in to try and pick some up they’ve been sold out.

Frylight Avocado & Garlic – Now In Asda!

Following the launch of the new topless Frylight bottles, there’s good news on where you can find the new flavours!

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The new Avocado and Garlic Frylight is now available in ASDA! Find out more on the Frylight website.

Castello Bite Size Cheeses

We are huge cheese fans, and one of our favourite makes has always been Castello. Sadly, having a huge block of their cheese in the fridge isn’t ideal when you’re trying to stick to plan.

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These Castello Bite Size Speciality Cheeses are great if you want to satisfy those cheese cravings without having 4 200g blocks of cheese calling you every time you open the fridge!!

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The pack contains 4 different varieties (20g each) and the Syn values are as follows;

Creamy White – White mould full fat soft cheese – 5 Syns per 25g on the SW database so that’s 4 Syns for the 20g block.

Tickler® Extra Mature – Cheddar cheese – 5 Syns per 25g on the SW database so that would be 4 Syns for the 20g block.

Black Pepper – Full fat soft cheese with pepper – Not on the SW database yet but it works out at 3 Syns for the 20g piece using the Syns Calculator

Creamy Blue – Blue mould full fat soft cheese – 5.5 per 25g on the SW database which is 4.5 Syns for the 20g piece.

At the moment these only seem to be available at Tesco for £2.75.

Tesco Waffle Baskets – 2.5 Syns each

There’s not much to say about these really!

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If you want to add that little bit extra to your ice cream and don’t mind the extra couple of Syns then these make a great dessert or treat.

You can grab a pack of 6 from Tesco for £1.75.

These aren’t on the database yet, but they work out at 2.5 Syns using the online calculator.

Gu Mousse Fusions – Syns Vary

These new Gu Mousse Fusions are little pots of flavoured light mousse with an indulgent topping range from 5.5 Syns up to 10, so whilst they aren’t the lowest Syn option out there they would be great for a special treat!

Gu Mousse Fusions – Mango Mousse with Mango & Passionfruit Coulis

This luscious mango mousse, is topped with a fusion of mango & passionfruit coulis.

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This is the only one from the range that is currently on the SW database, so it is confirmed as 6.5 Syns for the 70g pot.

Gu Mousse Fusions – Chocolate & Toffee Mousses with a Silky Chocolate Crème

This Chocolate and Toffee Gu Mousse Fusion has the highest Syn value at 10.

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The chocolate and toffee mousse is topped with a thick layer of silky chocolate crème. Please note that the Syn value for this was worked out using the online calculator, so it may be different if and when it is given an official Syn value.

Gu Mousse Fusion Strawberry – 5.5 Syns

2 x 70g pots of light strawberry mousse, topped with a tangy strawberry and balsamic compote.

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This one has the lowest Syn value from the range, at 5.5 for the pot.

This one isn’t on the SW database yet, so it was worked out using the online calculator.

Sadly, this range is only available in Tesco at the moment.

Walkers Sensations Poppadoms Variety Pack

These Walkers Sensations Poppadoms have been around for a while, but now they come in multi packs, containing 3 bags of Mango & Red Chilli and 3 bags of Lime & Coriander Chutney.

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Up until now the individual bags have been twice the size at 25g which means they are 6 Syns a bag on the SW database.

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These multipack bags are 13g each, which works out at only 3 Syns.

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You can get them from Tesco, Ocado and Asda and they can cost between £1 and £1.89 depending on who has the best offers.

Eisberg Sparkling Alcohol Free Rosé

As we’re all becoming more health (and safety) conscious, more and more alcohol-free or very very low alcohol products (like the alcohol free Gin and Tonic we featured a couple of months ago!) are appearing on the shelves, and are on offer in your local pub or restaurant.

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Eisberg have been around for quite a while now, but quite recently they launched some new sparkling wines.

The tasting notes for this Rosé are as follows: ‘Our ripe and juicy alcohol-free Sparkling Rosé is bursting with fruity notes of red cherry and strawberry’.

If you prefer your fizz a little drier, then you could try their Sparkling Blanc.

You’ll find both varieties in Tesco and Ocado, for around £4.00 a bottle, and at only 1.5 Syns per 125ml it would be a perfect low Syn alternative for any special occasion (or just sitting out in the Summer sun!)

Maryland Thins

We covered these last week but we didn’t have an awful lot of info about them.

We knew they would be available in 2 varieties, Milk & Dark Choc Chip and Salted Caramel but that was about it!

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However, we’ve had some info from Maryland, and they have told us that both varieties will be 79 calories for 2 Thins.

That means they work out at 4 Syns for 2 biscuits using the online calculator.

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Don’t forget that this is not an official Syn value so it could change if and when it is added to the database.

Sadly, they are exclusive to Asda so you won’t find them anywhere else.

Freddo Faces

I do love Freddo’s. Who doesn’t like Freddo’s?! I saw these in Asda the other night, so decided to pick up a bag. My oh my they are awesome!

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They work out at 6.5 Syns for 25g (7 pieces) and they’re priced at £1.50 a bag in Asda.

Don’t forget that this is not an official Syn value so it could change if and when it is added to the database.

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Disclaimer

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.

4 Comments
  1. Hi, could you please confirm the syns on the alcohol free fizz? 1.5 for 125mls in the title, 1.5 for 175mls in the description… Thanks!

  2. Your weekly newsletter really helps with my SW journey. It’s nice to have valued information about branded products and inspiration to on SW meals.
    Thanks so much and keep up the good work 🙂

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