New Slimming World Shopping Essentials – 23/6/17

Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 215,000 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! Nearly 500 of you have ordered, and if you want one you best be quick!

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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!

Skinny Syrups

You may remember a while back, we mentioned that Protein Food Shop had started stocking Skinny Syrups.

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Well, they’ve added more and now stock 13 different flavours. So why not grab a few when you place your next meat order?

Tesco 100% Watermelon Ice Lolly

Watermelon is one of the most thirst quenching things to have during those hot Summer months, so what could be more refreshing than a piece of watermelon frozen onto a lolly ice stick?

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Tesco have just launched these 100% Watermelon Lollies, and they should be available 500 stores across the UK soon.

It’s thought to be the first time a 100% fruit lolly has been sold in supermarkets here in the UK.

They should be appearing in the Ice Lolly section of the Tesco website soon! They will probably be Syn free but we’ll need to make sure when they appear!

They’ll cost £2.00 for a pack of 4.

Tesco Grated Beetroot

There’s not much to say about this other than it’s grated beetroot, a great speed food and a perfect addition to for salads and slaws.

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You could try adding some to our Asian Slaw which you will find in our Syn Free Asian Pulled Pork recipe.

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It’s around £2 for a 200g bag.

Morrisons Red Slaw

It looks like Summer is finally here (for now!) so we’re seeing quite a lot of Summery products hitting the shelves.

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This mix of red cabbage, carrot, broccoli stem and red onion in a sweet vinegar dressing would be an ideal accompaniment to your BBQ, or salad.

We are huge fans of slaws, and at only half a Syn for the whole 140g tub there’s nothing to stop you eating the entire tub. As an added bonus it’s all speed!

This isn’t on the SW database yet, but running it through the calculator it works out at 0.5 Syns, but as always please do check yourself as it may change when it is added.

Syn Free Mexican Slaw | Slimming World

Of course if you prefer to make your own slaws then why not try our Syn Free Mexican Slaw.

Encona Limited Edition Carolina Reaper Chilli Hot Sauce

First thing we need to mention here is Encona Limited Edition Carolina Reaper Chilli Sauce is not for the faint hearted.

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It’s HOT!

The Carolina Reaper Chilli is the world’s hottest chilli, in fact it’s as hot as weapons-grade pepper spray!

The description from the makers states ‘This scorching blend of the world’s hottest chilli pepper, tomatoes and spices will challenge even the bravest of chilli lovers!’ so be warned!!!!

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It’s not on the database yet, but it works out at half a Syn per tablespoon using the calculator.

Having said that… it’s so hot that we can’t imagine anyone using more than a drop or two at a time, and if you work out the Syns per teaspoon it comes out as Syn Free.

Sadly, this a Limited Edition chilli sauce and it’s only available in Tesco (for £1.59 a bottle), so if you’re a lover extra hot chilli sauces stock up while you can.

Head here for our full review of the Encona Limited Edition Carolina Reaper Chilli Sauce.

Flava-it Marinades

Have you ever bought a minted lamb steak or a peppered steak from the supermarket or butchers and thought ‘I wonder if I can make that myself?’ and failed miserably?

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I know we have…. Well now you can make your own with these 10 minute marinades from Flava-it.

They come in 11 (yes 11!) different varieties, which I’ll list a bit further down the page. Each marinade comes in a 45g sachet, which is enough for 4 servings. At the moment there are only 5 of the range on the Slimming World database, and they vary from 7 to 7.5 Syns for the whole pack.

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They’re extremely versatile as you can use them to flavour a  wide variety of foods. Meat and poultry, fish and seafood, potato wedges and chips, vegetables…..there are so many possibilities.

You can get them from Asda, Morrisons, Tesco or your local butcher may stock them for less than £1.00.

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Currently Tesco are stocking the most, they have 7 different varieties, followed by Morrisons, then Asda.

Here’s the list of Flava-it marinades that are currently available (including the Syn value of those that are on the database):

  • Flava-it Hot & Spicy Marinade- 7.5 Syns per sachet
  • Flava-it Piri Piri Marinade – 7 Syns per sachet
  • Flava-it Garden Mint Marinade – 7 Syns per sachet
  • Flava-it Chinese Marinade – 7.5 Syns per sachet
  • Flava-it Barbecue Marinade – 7.5 Syns per sachet
  • Flava-it Buffalo Marinade
  • Flava-it Garlic, Herb & Butter Marinade
  • Flava-it Ghost Chilli
  • Flava-it Louisiana BBQ
  • Flava-it Pepper Steak Coater
  • Flava-it Sweet Chilli

Chick Pea Dahl

Those of you that are fans of the Slimming World Curry Loaf may remember the disappointment when Asda discontinued their chick pea dahl.

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This new Chick Pea Dahl from Morrisons is a blend of Chick peas and lentils in a mildly spiced tomato and onion sauce, which means they would be a great substitute for the Asda one.

It’s not on the SW database yet, but we’re sure they’ll add it asap as we think this may be pretty popular.

Running it through the Syn Calculator it comes out free, but as always this isn’t an official Syn value so please bear in mind it could change if and when it is added.

Asda Fishmonger’s Selection Ready to Eat Mussels in Vinegar

These ready to eat Mussels in Vinegar are great for snacking! They come in a 250g tub,  with a drained weight of 125g.

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Which is pretty good for £1.25.

These aren’t on the database yet, but as the only ingredients are cooked mussels, water, vinegar and salt it’s safe to say they will be Free if and when they are added.

Asda Fishmonger’s Selection Ready to Eat Cockles in Vinegar

As with the mussels, the only ingredients being cockles, vinegar, water and salt, they work out as Syn Free, so these are another great snacking option.

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The tub is slightly smaller than the mussels, at 180g with a drained weight of 100g.

Having said that you do get a decent amount of cockles for 100g. These are available in all Asda stores and you will find them in the fridge section along with the other fish.

Robinsons Fruit and Barley New Flavour Cranberry and Raspberry

There’s a new Robinsons Fruit Barley flavour heading your way….Cranberry and Raspberry.

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There’s no added sugar, so it’s Syn Free, unlike some other Fruit and Barley juices.

It’s available from Tesco and Sainsbury’s for between £1.30 and £1.70 a bottle, but it is on the 2 for £2.00 offer at Tesco.

Sweet Freedom Chocolate Pot

We first brought you news of the Sweet Freedom Choc Pots way back in February when they were first launched in Asda stores.

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It’s taken a while, but they are slowly becoming more widely available, with Sainsbury’s and this week Tesco adding them to their shelves.

It’s just 0.5 Syns per teaspoon.

They are currently £3.00 no matter where you buy them.

Tesco Savoury Flavoured Quark

Quark is a firm favourite in the Slimming World community.

Following on from Arla launching flavoured quark for savoury dishes last year, Tesco are following suit. You can now get their own brand Tomato And Basil Quark, and Pesto Quark!

Tesco Tomato And Basil Quark

It’s not on the SW database yet, but it works out at only 18 calories per 30 grams, and when it’s put through the calculator it is Syn Free.

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They are available in 225g tubs for £0.90.

Tesco Pesto Quark

Tesco have also brought out Pesto flavoured Quark, which is once again, Syn Free when worked out on the online calculator.

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As always these values may change if and when it’s added to the database.

Primula Light – HEA option

This has been around for quite a while now, but only in selected Asda stores. However, this week it’s launched in Morrisons too.

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Hopefully it will start to become more widely available as it’s pretty popular.

75g for your HEA or 2 Syns for 25g.

Why not try it on our Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos?

Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos | Slimming World-1

Lambrini Hey Blueberry

At just 75 calories per 125ml this new Lambrini Hey Blueberry works out at 4 Syns a glass.

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It’s also 5% ABV, so it’s definitely a Slimming World friendly tipple for the Summer months.

It’s exclusive to Tesco, and costs £3.00 for 75cl bottle.

Please bear in mind that this isn’t on the the database yet so we’ve worked out the Syn value using the online calculator which means it may be different if and when it’s given an official Syn value.

We’ll have a full review of this up on the website soon.

Lambrini Original Skinny

This one has been around for a while, but we thought it worth a mention, as it’s only 29 calories per 125ml.

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It’s a low calorie slightly sparkling perry, with the same great taste of Lambrini Original but with less calories and an ABV of 3.5.

It’s on the SW database at 1.5 Syns per 125ml, and is available at Morrisons for £2.00 a bottle.

Minus 33 Spirit

Described as ‘a botanical infused spirit that boasts notes of juniper, elderflower, lavender and angelica at just 46 calories per serving,’ this Minus 33 Spirit cannot be officially classed as a gin due to the lower alcohol content.

Minus 33 Spirit Review | Slimming World

Having said that, it is very similar to gin and you can use it the same way you would gin.

Minus 33 Spirit is available on their website for £29 a bottle, and you can also order it from other online drinks sellers.

For a more info about Minus 33 Spirit take a look at our product review which you can find here.

Minus 33 Spirit Review | Slimming World

Mars Bites

Just like a regular Mars bar, milk chocolate with a soft nougat and caramel centre, but in handy bite sized pieces.

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These aren’t on the database yet, but work out at 9 Syns for 1/3 of a bag (which is the recommended portion size of 39g)

There are available from most major supermarkets and seem to be around £1.50 a bag, although Asda are currently selling them for £1.00.

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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.


  1. Hiya, the mazadar chick pea dhal is deffo on the app (under mazadar) it’s free for sure and not new! 😊 Have it in my cupboard and have used it for the chick pea dhal loaf for years (2 yrs on SW) as I live near a Morrisons! X

  2. Loving your site, now that I have found out where the weekly emails are going – into my ‘bumph’ box! Just got to keep remembering to post to PON Facebook to be able to keep my membership. Not much of a technophobe here!

    1. Hi Rachel,

      You can post as much or as little as you like – it’s useful if you comment on our recipes on Facebook, and if you can rate our recipes on the website we really appreciate it!

      Thanks for getting in touch!

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