How Many Calories in Medium Sliced White Bread

There are 98 calories in a slice of Warburtons medium sliced white bread; other white sliced brands popular in the UK range from 83 to 96 calories.

We've highlighted Warburtons because that is the biggest bread brand in the UK. Calories for other sliced white brands are given below.

Differences in calories per slice between different brands are largely down to the weight of the slice.

Nutrition profiles are very similar, all the mainstream sliced white bread brands are low in fat and sugar.

The full calorie and nutrition breakdown including, protein, carbs, sugar, fat and fibre is given here for Warburtons bread. Calories for other brands, and for adding butter, are given in the last two tables.

Calorie and Nutrition Info for Warburtons Medium Sliced White Bread

1 Slice weighs 40g

  1 Slice 2 Slices
Calories 98 197
Grams of Protein 3.7 7.3
Grams of Carbohydrate 18.7 37.4
Grams of Sugar 1.2 2.4
Grams of Fat 0.8 1.6
Grams of Saturates 0.2 0.4
Grams of Fibre 0.9 1.9
Grams of Salt 0.4 0.8

Last Updated: 9 November 2019 | Source: WLR Food Database

Percentage of Calories from Each Macronutrient


Syn Value

Since white bread is not a 'free' food, or a 'healthy extra', using the calories divided by 20 formula gives a value of 5 syns per slice.

Traffic Light Info for White Bread


Low Fat | Low Saturates | Low Sugar | Medium Salt

Calorie and Nutrition Values per 100g of Warburtons Medium Sliced White Bread

Calories 244
Protein 9.1g
Carbohydrate 46.4g
of which Sugars 3g
Fat 2g
of which Saturates 0.5g
Fibre 2.3g
Salt 1g

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Calories in Other Popular White Sliced Bread Brands

(All medium sliced)

Brand 1 Slice 2 Slices
Kingsmill Soft White 93 186
Hovis Soft White 94 188
Tesco White Medium 96 191
Lidl Connell Bakery 89 177
Aldi Village Bakery 83 167
Asda Square Cut 96 191
Sainsbury's Soft White 95 190
Average of Popular Brands 92 185

Calories from Adding Butter or Margarine to Your Slice of Bread

bread and butter 165 calories per slice

An average slice of white bread with a medium spread of butter has 165 calories.

Depending on how generous you are with your spreading, and how hard your butter or margarine is, choose the appropriate number of grams for your spread. It's worth noting that a thick spread of butter has almost as many calories a slice of bread.

(Whether it's butter or marge doesn't make any significant difference to calories unless you are using a reduced fat variety.)

Butter or Margarine for 1 Slice for 2 Slices
Thin Spread (7g) 51 103
Medium Spread (10g) 73 147
Thick Spread (12g) 88 176

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