Product Type: Ainsley Harriott Sauces / Soups
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Probaley the best darn cuppa soup in the world.
Ainsley Harriott Premium Cup a Soups
Member Name: voo7hees
Ainsley Harriott Premium Cup a Soups
Date: 25/07/12, updated on 26/07/12 (359 review reads)
Advantages: Taste fantastic , don't leave sludge at the bottom of Mug.
Disadvantages: Butternut is a required taste if you choose that flavour.
Ainsley Harriott - Aromatic Thai Chicken & Lemongrass Cup Soup
Well with a flavour like that your not going to get a store brand version are you so best get the pennies out and treat yourself because Aromatic Thai Chicken & Lemongrass is one of the very best if not THE best flavoured cup A soup around , it's bloody gorgeous.
Stumbled upon this by accident to be honest with you , always been a tight wad been a Yorkie and so I would never have dreamed of buying the Ainsley Harriott brand if Morrisons didn't have them on half price ( stop lifting your eyebrows youv'e all been there ) so decided to stock up on a few flavours , at the time Morrisons were doing the Chicken & Lemongrass from his ' World Kitchen ' range , the other flavours by the way been French Onion Soup , New England Style Vegetable Chowder , Indian Style Mild Curry & Lentil Cup Soup , Szechuan Hot & Sour which is as its title suggest very hot and East Indian Mulligatawny Soup. I have since tried a few flavours and found the Onion Soup to be 'Meh' whilst the Mulligatawny is very spicy indeed.
From his ' Classic Kitchen range ' Morrisons stocked the Broccholi & Stilton Soup which is lovely as well , very cheesy flavour and not as sickly as you may think , other flavours to get in this range are Spicy Butternut Squash ( bought some of these at Poundland and in my AH league Table they are in danger of relegation ) , Cauliflower Cheese , Scottish Style Chicken & Leek ( really pushing Chicken & Lemongrass for the title this one ) , Wild Mushroom which was just ' all right ' and Tomato & Grilled Pepper which was just a very slightly spiced tomato soup but not spicy enough to pay a lot extra for.
So basically that covers the Harriott range , for my review I have decided on one of my personal Favs the Chicken & Lemongrass soup.
The packaging is a very nice box , black in main colour which might not seem like much but it gives it a classy look , it never gives the impression you are buying something cheap or ordinary which i think is a good start for the product.
You get 4 sachets of each soup you buy , each sachet comes in a plain white bag holding the powdered soup. On pouring the powder you do notice you get a lot for your money.
On the back is a list of ingredients as long as your arm which slightly puts you off the moment if you decide to read them all , unless you have any allergies ( Also tells you that it contains Cow's Milk , Fish and Shellfish ) now I have absolutely no idea what Chicken and Lemongrass has to do with Fish or Shellfish but there you go.
On poring the boiling water into your mug the first thing that hits you is the lovely smell of Lemon , this is quite refreshing for two reasons , 1) It's the Lemon taste that sets it apart from the normal Chicken and what makes it so great and it's nice to know it's there and 2) A lot of flavours add extra to the title when they all taste the same , with this it really is a partnership to savour - think more Morecambe and Wise and less Cannon and Ball.
It stirs really easy as well , you never once think the sludge is still at the bottom and i need to remove the bottom part of my mug to dissolve all the powder which you do with cheaper versions.
That nicely leads me onto another huge PLUS with these soups, not just this one but all the flavours iv'e tried , when you come to the bottom of the mug there is never any sludge from undisolved powder , your mug is so clean you could make a cup of tea in it straight after without washing the Mug first ( only kidding Iv'e never ever done that before )
For the Health conscious amongst you each sachet contains only 96 calories , 2.9g of Fat and as little as 1.23g of salt.
Any complaints about any of his soups then know that they are put together in Leeds from local and imported ingredients.
Are they worth the price you pay? Well if i had to be honest with you I always wait till they are on offer then stock up so I never pay full price, useally get them when half price at something like 50 to 60p a packet.
As i mentioned before , a cup a soup is a cup a soup is a cup of soup to me BUT the Ainsley Harriott brand of soups really are something special and if you try both the Chicken & Lemongrass or the Chicken & Leek you can't go far wrong.
Summary: You can't go wrong , especially if on offer.
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