Alpen Light bars no longer a Healthy Extra B choice #SlimmingWorld

Alpen Light bars have been enjoyed by many slimming world members as part of their Heathy Extra B allowance under the Extra Easy plan, however, it has been announced that Weetabix has made alterations to the recipe making them no longer a Heathy Extra B choice.

The full statement released by Slimming World:

You may have heard via Facebook, or in a group, about a recent change to Alpen Light bars. We became aware of the changes earlier this week and we know that any change to a Healthy Extra choice is a hot topic for members and Consultants alike. So our Food Co-ordination team here at Head Office have been in touch with Weetabix, the company that makes the bars, to find out the facts.

Weetabix has confirmed that Alpen Light bars have been revamped – they’re using a new recipe which contains more calories than the previous version, and considerably less fibre. As a result of the changes, Alpen Light bars can no longer be counted as a Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice. The 2 Healthy Extra choices for this product which appear on page 28 of the Food Optimising book will not appear in future Food Optimising books or other directories.

The new bars are rolling out into Asda first, followed by other supermarkets. It will take some time for the new recipe Alpen Light bars to make it into supermarkets so members may still be able to get hold of the old bars for a while yet, but we wanted to make you aware of the change as soon as possible.

As a guide, the new style bars say ‘Now… even more delicious!’ on the front of the pack and the higher calorie figure is also displayed on the packaging.

April 2014

Here are the latest nutrition details for the new Alpen Light bars:

Summer Fruit 21g, 79 kcal, 1.8g fibre = 4 Syns per bar
Cherry Bakewell 23g, 88 kcal, 2.0g fibre = 4 ½ Syns per bar
Apple Sultana 23g, 86 kcal, 1.9g fibre = 4 ½ Syns per bar
Lemon Drizzle 23g, 85 kcal, 2.0g fibre = 4 ½ Syns per bar
Chocolate & Fudge 23g, 89 kcal, 2.0g fibre = 4 ½ Syns per bar
Double Chocolate 21g, 81 kcal, 1.8g fibre = 4 Syns per

Update from Weetabix – May 2014

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4 Comments

  1. Michelle Kinsey
    April 18, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    Gutted about this! Summer Fruits and Lemon Drizzle were my favourite but I’m so sad that they’re no longer going to be a HEB choice. The SW salted caramel Hifis are a different story though………..mmmmmmmmmx

  2. Boo
    Author
    April 19, 2014 / 9:53 am

    I’ve yet to try the salted caramel bars as they had sold out at group this week, I can’t wait to try them.

  3. gaye holden
    February 26, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    I’ve looked at your website for Alpen light cherry Bakewell you quote 88 calories and 4and a half sins, the ones I have bought are only 65Kcal can you update your website as it is pretty misleading also this new bar how many sins are they. Gaye

  4. Boo
    Author
    February 27, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Gaye, This post was originally published in 2014 when Weetabix took the decision to alter its ingredients with Alpen bars. Since this post, they have reverted back to the original recipe on many of the bars. Current Slimming World advice is that as long as the bar is from the 88 calorie range you are able to consume up to two as your healthy extra B choice.

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