My Carb Guess Challenge!

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mum2westiesGill 502 posts

Can you guess the carbs for this?

Batchelor's oxtail cup a soup (1 sachet)
Warburtons toastie (orange wrapper) (2 rounds)
Clover (small scraping)
Princes Beef Spread (small scraping)

michaelj DAFNE Graduate
South East Kent PCT
35 posts

Bachelors put the carb value on the side of the boxes, usually about 18 gms or 1.8 portions. I have these quite often and don't have any probs.
The toastie I would allow 4 portions or 88 gms of carbohydrate. It would be the value of bread before toasting.
I would call the lot 6 portions..
Clover and beef spread have no carb value so no need to worry about them.

mum2westiesGill 502 posts

Hi michaelj,

Thank you for your reply.

I've just checked and the Batchelor's oxtail cup a soup (1 sachet) = 12.8g cho per sachet.

The toastie is not actually toasted - Warburtons Toastie is the actual name of it's and = 20.8g cho per slice.

Total = 54.4g so maybe call it 50g/60g.

michaelj DAFNE Graduate
South East Kent PCT
35 posts

Glad you are sorted, be a bit careful with the soup as they give 2 values and you want the one for per portipon as prepared. I've never had a toastie so a bit over valued but that where guessing can catch you out. I would have probably called it 5 portions in all so I did''t overdo the insulin. .Good luck

landylara DAFNE Graduate
Nottingham University Hospital & QMC
14 posts

I have a 1/2 unit pen so i would take 5.5 units Very Happy