“ Manufacturer: Aldi / Type: Soup „
My Mother of late has been doing a little 'top up' shopping in our local Aldi store and with my big love of soup I have tried many of their soupy offerings recently. I was excited when this one turned up last week as my favourite flavour has to be mushroom and I didn't know they did this!
400g can with a grey label around it with a photograph of the soup on it. I'm also told it is 'Soupreme' Cream Of Mushroom Soup and that it is suitable for Vegetarians, is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. Other information on the back of the can tells me a bit about the product, ingredients and nutritional information (in full) is given as are heating instructions and contact details for Aldi are given. It's a nice enough can and it's informative enough.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Can:
Making soups has always been our passion, tasty ingredients combined to create delicious recipes. Enjoy a quality soup that uses the finest ingredients enriched with herbs and seasoning for a fuller and richer flavour.
The Soup Itself:
Well I had to use a can opener on this and I was greeted with a creamy coloured soup of reasonable consistency with a few dark cubes of what looked like mushroom. It had a slight creamy smell and smelt of mushroom in the main and very pleasant that was too. Now you can heat this in a saucepan on a hob till it's heated for a few minutes or do as I did and put it in a dish and in the microwave for about 4 minutes.
As I say I heated mine in the microwave and when it was cooked it was bubbling away and ready to eat. Simple!
Taste wise this was ok really but didn't blow my socks off. If your expecting this to be like a premium soup such as Heinz well at about 59p a can your going to suffer huge disappointment though.
The consistency is rather runny but it does have a taste of mushroom and the mushroom pieces are great and not rubbery or soggy but it isn't really very creamy at all. It's well seasoned and tasty, just for me was rich enough in flavour and in places felt a bit watery (though I did give it a jolly good stir before eating it).
It was basically all a bit bland but it isn't vile either, just if your a fan of mushroom soup this is probably going to lack in the taste stakes for you!
Nutritional Information Per Half A Can:
Saturated Fat: 1.6g