“ Brand: Aldi / Type: Soups „
When it comes to eating soup I love the stuff, particularly in this colder weather and I'm lazy too so I like stuff I can simply and quickly heat up on demand.
Due to the above fact my Mother who does the weekly shop always gets me a few different cans to try a week and this was one of them!
400g can with a purple label around it's middle and on the front of that I'm told it's Supreme Chicken Noodle Soup and there is a photograph of it. There is also an at a glance nutritional chart on there and I'm told it contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. On the back of the can other information includes being told a little bit abut the soup, ingredients and allergy advice is given (Contains: Egg, gluten and wheat and may contain traces of peanuts, other nuts, soya, milk and celery), there is a full nutritional chart on there, heating instructions are given as are contact details for Aldi. Nice enough informative can this is and the only thing that's missing to me is a ring-pull but hey ho at about 35p a can you cant really complain about that lol.
Well to heat this up you can simmer it in a saucepan for a few minutes or do as I did and heat in the microwave for about 4 minutes, simply stirring halfway through.
So the soup when I first set eyes on it was a light golden colour, rather gloopy looking which was sort of transparent and odd looking really. It smelt very highly f ochicken and I could see lots of thin spaghetti looking pasta in it along with some flakes or red pepper and a few sweetcorn kernels.
When I had cooked it, it still had a lovely smell and the liquid was smoother and of course less gloopy looking. However....
This just wasn't very nice at all sadly! The sauce that made the soup up was thin and watery tasting apart from a hefty taste of salt. There were tiny pieces of what looked like processed pink chicken with a slight chewiness to it and not alot of it at that. The peppers were ok and tasted like peppers and there were about 6 pieces of crunchy sweetcorn. The pasta though was cream in colour, thin, watery, slimy and soggy with little taste to it at all! There was loads of it too which filled my belly to be fair to it but I got bored of the blandness of it all and even contemplated getting some chilli sauce or something to add flavour to it. The saltiness made me thirsty as hell and I ended up leaving half of my can (which is so unlike me cos I'm a right greedy guts lol).
It isn't awful soup. It's too bland and boring to be terrible, me though I won't be eating this again if I can help it. It's simply all of the above and sub standard quality in my opinion!
Nutritional Information Per 1/2 Can:
Saturated Fat: 1.2g
Only available in Aldi stores and different flavours are available.