New Slimming World Shopping Essentials – 1/9/17

Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 266,000 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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British Apples

Each week we try to bring you some different fruit or vegetable options. Sometimes it may be something new or a bit out of the ordinary, and sometimes it may be something that’s just coming into season.

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This week we have British apples.

There are many varieties coming into season between late August to mid-October, with some still available through to November and beyond.

We’re lucky enough to have an apple tree in our garden. It was actually grown from a pip by my grandmother around 35-40 years ago, and over the past five years we’ve had bumper crops.

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Don’t ask me what variety they are, because I haven’t got a clue!

With the British Apple season under way all of the supermarkets are stocking them, including Morrisons, who are continuing their ‘Wonky’ veg theme with packs of ‘Wonky’ apples.

They come in packs of 5 and they are a mixture of Pink Lady, Opal and Braeburn.

As with their other ‘Wonky’ offerings, the apples are the most attractive, but the taste and texture are exactly the same as their prettier counterparts, and at 80p a pack you can’t really complain.

Asda Extra Special Pomodorini Cherry Tomtoes in Rich Tomato Juice

There is something so indulgent about tinned cherry tomatoes, and these are no exception!

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Super tasty, in a thick tomato juice and so versatile. Best of all? They’re Syn free!!

Enjoy on a “grill” up, or stirred through pasta. They would make an excellent accompaniment to our Quick & Easy 1.5 Syn Cheesy Pasta

Available in Asda at £1 for a 400g can.

These would be AMAZING in our Syn Free Chicken Breast With Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic & Mozzarella!

Syn Free Chicken Breast With Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic & Mozzarella

Weetabix Organic

Whilst these aren’t new, Morrisons have just started stocking them so we thought we’d mention them.

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Weetabix Organic is made from agricultural ingredients certified organically grown according to standards set by the Soil Association.

As they’ve been around for a while they are on the database already, and they are an HEB option. 2 biscuits for 1 HEB (or 6 Syns).

You can check out our guide to Slimming World Breakfasts here!

Aldi Benefit Cereal Bars

Talking of HEBs, you may have heard the news that the Aldi Benefit Bars were being revamped with a new recipe.

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Whenever this happens SW tend to remove the product from the database until they are able to confirm whether or not the Syn value has changed.

As the Benefit bars were an HEB option there was some concern that maybe this would no longer be the case due to the change in the recipe.

However, the good news is they have now been re-added to database, and they are still 2 bars for an HEB!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxo stocks

Fresh stock is a great addition to any store cupboard – a great, flavoursome ingredient for loads of recipes and saves the hassle of making up stock from a cube!

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Oxo tasty vegetable stock

The Oxo Tasty Vegetable Stock would be delicious in our Syn Free Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup.

Syn Free Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup - New Slimming World Shopping Essentials - 1/9/17

Available in Asda, costing £1.50 for 320ml. It’s not on the syns database yet, but likely to be Syn free!

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Oxo rich farm bred beef stock

These new ready-made stocks from oxo come in several different flavours. Meat stocks typically take hours of simmering to make at home so these pouches have taken away all the hard work!

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Oxo Rich Farm Bred Beef Stock includes beef from British Farms and would be excellent in  our Low Syn Farfalloni Con Funghi.

Farfalloni Con Funghi - New Slimming World Shopping Essentials - 1/9/17

Available in Asda, costing £1.50 for 320ml. Not on the syns database yet, but likely to be Syn free!

Oxo succulent free-range chicken stock

The last of the new flavours of stock by Oxo is this versatile chicken flavour.

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Made using free-range chicken, sourced in the UK, this stock is an excellent addition to any slimming world followers store cupboard!

Why not try it in our Syn Free Gravy?

Syn Free Gravy - New Slimming World Shopping Essentials - 1/9/17

Available in Asda, costing £1.50 for 320ml. Not on the syns database yet, but likely to be Syn free!

Knorr Organic Stock Cubes

Continuing the stock theme we have these Knorr Organic cubes.

They are made with a blend of organic herbs and spices, using carefully selected ingredients from organic farming to enhance the natural flavour of dishes.

You can pick them up from Morrisons for £1.65 for a pack of 8 cubes.

Knorr organic chicken stock cubes

These gluten-free stock cube give a rich, full flavour to enhance any chicken dish.

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They would be fab for our Syn free Chicken Balti.

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Knorr organic vegetable stock cubes

These are also gluten free, and are perfect with dishes ranging from risottos to pies to soups and more.

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They would be perfect for our Syn Free Vegetable Stew With Orzo. 

Syn Free Vegetable Stew With Orzo - New Slimming World Shopping Essentials - 1/9/17

Tesco Cider Vinegar

There are so many different vinegars around, each with their own individual flavours and uses.

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My favourite vinegars are cider based – they’re slightly less acidic, but have a fruity sharpness with a hint of sweet; perfect in salad dressings, marinades and sauces, and a lighter alternative to balsamic.

Tesco Cider Vinegar is a new addition to their expanding range and is excellent value for money (80p for a 350ml bottle) compared to some other branded cider vinegars…Syn free too!

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Try it instead of balsamic vinegar in our Syn Free Tomato Bruschetta recipe.

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Asda Chickpea & Lentil Dahl

I used to be quite dismissive of the humble chickpea. That was before I realised how many things you can make with them.

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We use chickpeas in hummus and our fabulous accompaniment to a curry

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They are a great source of protein and they’re really filling. Great in vegetarian cooking.

Asda have launched this new Chickpea and Lentil Dahl – Chickpeas and brown lentils with onions in a curry sauce.

This has a chilli rating of 2, so although it’s spicy, it won’t blow your socks off! The other plus point is that it cooks in just 4 minutes.

No artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. Suitable for vegetarians.

Available from Asda for just £1 for a 400g tin. It’s 1 Syn per tin on the database.

Uncle Ben’s 3 Wholegrain Bean & Chilli

This is a combination of wholegrain Rice, Red Quinoa, Wild Rice, Aduki Beans and chilli.

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It comes in a 220g pack, which is enough for 2 portions.

The whole pack is on the database at 3 Syns, so it works out at 1.5 Syns per portion which isn’t too bad at all.

It would be great to have in as a quick accompaniment to something like our Syn Free Chilli.

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This one is available in Asda, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Tesco, Waitrose and Morrisons.

Uncle Ben’s Wholegrain & Quinoa Soy & Ginger

This 220g pouch contains steamed Wholegrain Rice and Quinoa, with a hint of soy and ginger.

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As with the Bean & Chilli one, there are 2 portions in the packet, and it’s also on the database at 3 Syns for the whole pouch.

You could try this to accompany our Syn Free Ginger, Garlic and Chilli Seabass instead of the noodles.

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This one is available in Asda, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.

Blend Bros Sugar Free Sauces

We first featured these a few weeks ago and at the time they weren’t on the database.

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They have now been added, so we thought we’d mention them again.

There was talk online about them being Syn Free, but we now know they are all half a Syn per tablespoon.

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A lot of people have been disappointed with the taste. The sweet chilli is pretty ok, but the others taste a little artificial.

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If you’re ok with the sweetener aftertaste then you might like there.

They’re all exclusive to Asda.

Echo Falls 0% Sparkling Tisane

This is an alcohol free alternative to sparkling wine made from a combination of sparkling grape juice and premium green tea infusion.

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It’s a medium dry sparkling drink with crisp fruit flavours, and it’s on the database at only 1.5 Syns per 100ml.

Sainsbury’s and Ocado are currently selling this for around £3.50 for a 750ml bottle.

Asda Diet Orange & Mango Blue Charge

The classic “Blue Charge” flavour isn’t to everyone’s taste, but there are occasions when everyone needs a little caffeine kick in the form of an energy drink.

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This new Diet Orange & Mango Blue Charge has the same pick-me-up effect but with a fruity flavour!

Being a diet drink, it is Syn free! Available exclusively Asda in 250ml cans for 30p a can!

San Pellegrino Limonata 200ml Bottles

San Pellegrino Limonata in cans has been around for a long time now, and now we have it in smaller 200ml bottles.

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It’s made from water, freshly squeezed sun-ripened Italian citrus fruits and sugar. It’s not a ‘diet’ drink, but at 4 Syns a bottle it’s not too bad Syn wise.

The cans are on the database at 7.5 Syns but these smaller bottles aren’t, so we had to run them through the calculator.

Bear in mind it may be different if/when it’s given an official Syn value.

Currently these are available from Ocado and Tesco for £4.00 for a pack of 6.

Hippeas

We featured Hippeas in our shopping list in May but thought we’d include them again this week as they are now available in Tesco and Asda!

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These chickpea puffs have also had a packaging facelift and will be available in 2 flavours; Cheese & Love and Sweet & Smokin’.

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They will be in store for 99p a bag from 1st September 2017. The 22g bags work out at 4.5 syns, so not a bad “value for Syn” snack!

Milkybar & Smarties Sharing Block

Milkybar and Smarties. What’s not to like?! White chocolate and the crispy little milk chocolate morsels all combined to make this glorious sharing block, but you might find it’s too good to share!

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We’ve used the Snackulator and this comes out at 5.5 syns for 3 squares which isn’t bad!

Milkybar & Smarties Sharing Block is available in Asda for £1.

Asda Belgian Chocolate Curls

Asda have brought out 3 different varieties in the Belgian Chocolate Curls range. They all come in 125g packs, and are £1.50.

None of them are on the database yet so the Syns we state here have been worked out using the online calculator.

Belgian Milk Chocolate Curls

These are wafer thin curls of milk chocolate coated crispy rice puffs. They’re not on the SW database yet, but work out at 7 Syns for a 25g portion.

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Belgian Chocolate Orange Curls

If you like the chocolate orange combination then these might be right up your street.

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As with the milk chocolate ones, these curls of crispy rice puffs, but this time they’re coated in a wafer thin orange flavoured milk chocolate.

Again, these aren’t on the database yet, but they work out at 7 Syns for a 25g portion when using the Snackulator.

Belgian Chocolate Dark Mint

In my opinion mint and chocolate is the best combination ever!!

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As with the other varieties, these are thin curls of crispy rice puffs, but this time coated in a dark mint chocolate.

As well as being (in my opinion) the nicest one, they are also the best ones Syn-wise. They are only 6.5 Syns per 25g.

Green And Blacks Dark Chocolates

One of my guilty pleasures when I’ve saved a few Syns (and occasionally when I haven’t………shhhh! :wink:) is to indulge in some decent chocolate.

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Green and Blacks make delicious chocolates in a range of flavours, all of which are just out of this world.

So imagine how delighted I was to discover these! Green and Blacks individually wrapped chocolates.

‘Made from finest Ghanaian cocoa, balanced with sweet Madagascan Vanilla. Green & Black’s Velvet Edition is a 70 % dark chocolate that is rich in cocoa content, yet exceptionally smooth in flavour.’

They sound so good, can’t wait to get my hands on them! They work out at 3 Syns per chocolate using the Syns Calculator.

The box contains 12 chocolates and can be found in Tesco for £3.00

Green And Blacks Dark Assorted Chocolates

For a little more variety, Green and Blacks have also released a box of two assorted flavours, combining their Velvet Edition dark chocolate with delicate flakes of Anglesey sea salt and the finest Yorkshire Salted Caramel.

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Again, these work out at 3 Syns per chocolate using the Syns Calculator.
The box contains 12 chocolates and can be found in Tesco for £3.00

Absolute Lime Vodka

Vodka is one of the lowest Syn spirits on the Slimming World plan, and added to diet mixers, you’re onto a winner!

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This Absolute Lime Vodka is perfect for people who love a Vodka Lime and Lemonade without having to faff about finding a sugar free lime cordial!

Absolute Lime Vodka would also be perfect in one of our cocktails too – try replacing the raspberry vodka for the lime one in our 4 Syn Raspberry Vodka Fizz.

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This vodka is 3 syns per 25ml, is available online at Ocado for £20 per 70cl bottle.

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Disclaimer

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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6 Comments
    1. Hi Jennifer,

      All the New Slimming World Shopping Essentials are on the list – there is a new list every week with all the new products we could find!

    1. Hi Tina
      You’ll need to check the Slimming World website for Syns information, we can’t answer Syn queries here. 🙂

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