Slimming World continues to be very diligent about syn values and what constitutes as "free" when following the plan. The latest favourites affected by this are the Batchelors Pasta 'n Sauce range, and the ever popular Mugshot range. Both would previously would have had many free options to choose from, but have now been reviewed and assigned a syn value. The syns range from 1-3 syns depending on the type.
Slimming World have spoken out on this on their website:
"The team at our Head Office who look after our food databases are always busy making sure that the guidance you get gives you the very best chance of slimming success.
Knowing how much the pasta and noodle ‘landscape’ has changed over recent years, they’ve taken a closer look at how they evaluate the different types of pasta and noodles in snack pots and sachets.
“These extra checks have highlighted that these products are not as bulky, filling or satisfying as we thought (in fact the amount of pasta and noodles in some of them is really very low).
And as a result some that were previously free now have a small syn value ranging from ½ syn to three syns. Plain dried pasta and noodles are still free.”
The Mugshot team are in talks with Slimming world regarding the change, as those following the plan likely were a significant segment of their customer base.
This news comes with mixed reactions from those on plan -- we have those who found them a tasty time saver, ideal for a quick snack or lunch. On the flipside, there are others who are happy that Slimming World have done the research and re-categorised the pasta snacks. How do you feel about this change?