The perfect summer sparkler - B Secco White and Rosé - 3 syns per glass

Breaking the pattern

I have to admit, this end of week sabotage has been a bit of a cycle for me - and I think I’ve finally found a way to break it. I recently had the opportunity to try Black Tower’s new offering - B Secco White and B Secco Rosé. At just 65 calories - this is a tiny 3 SYNS per glass. I’m thinking to myself — this has the potential to be a game changer.

As summer gets into a groove many of us feel the seasonal shift toward refreshing, fruity, fancy fizzy drinks of a Saturday evening. Typically this has us reaching for cider, wine or prosecco. Make one wrong move with our choices however, and our syns for the week are thrown off -- undoing all of the good work for the week. To put this into perspective, here are a couple of summer faves and their syn values:

  • Pint bottle of Original Bulmers: 12.5 syns (up to 16 for a flavoured version.)

  • Kopparberg Original / Pear (12/15 syns respectively)

  • Small glass of white wine: 6 syns

  • Glass of Rosé wine: 4.5 syns

The Taste Test

I fancy myself as a bit of a Connoisseur de Booze, sure I’ve been at this game for almost 20 years! So, quality is important - a sparkling drink needs a bit of complexity. I’ve tried other “low-calorie” offerings and this is where they fall short - there is often something lacking.

Myself and my pal Maria found the perfect occassion to try a glass of the B Secco Rosé. I had just “proposed” to her to be my bridesmaid, and we were having a little celebration with a few tines in my sunny back garden. We both enjoyed it immensely - it has that celebratory sparkling zing, gorgeous fruit flavour and it even tasted… expensive. We polished off the bottle happily-- by then I had only used 9 of my daily syns!

Availability / Cost

The clincher here is that at the time of writing, they are on sale in Tesco Ireland for a mere €5 for a bottle - normally €6.99. A little birdie told me that there are also two more offerings to be released soon in Tesco Ireland - B Fruitiful Strawberry and B Fruitiful Passionfruit - which will be only 55 calories (only 2.5 syns per glass)

So find an occasion and round up your pals, and enjoy this summery delight guilt free!

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Aldi's new super-cheap low syn wine range!

Credit: Aldi  

Credit: Aldi 

Aldi have been serving up the good stuff for us slimming worlders for a while now, with a long list of items that suit the plan to a T. This, however has to be one of their most interesting offerings so far. A range of wines called "Featherweight" that, at a mere 55 calories for a small glass  (150mls) makes this a very low syn wine -  3 syns per glass. 

At about half the ABV of a regular wine (5.5%) you will be ever-so-gracefully buzzed on this low syn wine. Whats more  - it is very cheap at just £2.99 a bottle. The range is only available in selected stores around the UK currently. Have you come across it? Please share the love with your fellow slimming worlders by commenting below if you have seen it in your local.

Cheers to Aldi!