Diet & Recipes

Bad news Slimming World fans: Porky Lights are NOT half a syn!

Slimming World slimmers, you might want to sit down. Because it turns out that Porky Lights sausages are NOT half a syn!

Low-fat sausages Porky Lights have long been one of the tastiest low-syn treats on the Slimming World diet.

In fact, there were times when Slimming World converts thought they were too good to be true... and it turns out they were.

Concerned about their "fatty texture" the team at Slimming World HQ sent a batch of Porky Lights sausages off for testing and discovered, much to their dismay, that the piggy delights were "much higher in fat" than advertised!

Porky Lights are off the menu we're afraid (Credit: Porky Whites)

So, exactly how bad is the situation?

Well, it turns out that instead of being half of syn each, Porky Lights saugsages are actually 4.5 syns each!

Shocking, we know!

READ MORE: Porky Lights hit back: "Our sausages ARE only half a syn!"

In an official statement released on their website, Allison Brentnall, Head of Food at Slimming World, explained: “We sent a batch of the Porky Lights sausages away for nutritional analysis as we felt concerned about the fatty texture. This is something we do routinely with products that we worry may affect our members’ weight losses.

“The analysis of this batch suggests that the sausages are indeed much higher in fat than the nutritional information on the product’s packaging had indicated – and this would affect their Syn value significantly.

“We’ve let Porky Lights know about our findings and, in order to protect our members’ weight losses, which is always our priority, we have temporarily removed the sausages from our Syns database.”

Understandably, many Slimming World slimmers are devastated by this news, and have taken to social media to express their shock and disbelief...

While some people were angry

Others were just plain sad

For some, it explained everything

While others clearly saw the funny side

And this clever dieter found a creative way to get rid of her Porky Lights stash

But all is not lost. If you're on the Slimming World plan and wondering how you'll survive without your Porky Lights fix, this Slimming World expert has found a porky replacement...

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