“ Brand: Aldi / Type: Soups „
Aldi Soupreme Vegetable Soup
Even though the weather is now warming up a little I am still inclined to have my soups for lunch. The main reason now being that I am trying to lose some of my winter fat, well that's what I like to call it anyway, I may have another name for it in the summer!!
Anyway I love Aldi's soups as I find them to be really good value for money and almost always very tasty, though I have to say I didn't like the smoked haddock and chowder one (see previous review).
~~~ Packaging ~~~
This vegetable soup is really no exception it comes in a 400g size can and has a dark green label on with a picture of the soup on the front of the label. The label also tells us that this soup is ideal for vegetarians and contains no artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. On the reverse of the can we are given the usual nutritional information, allergy advice, storage instructions and cooking details.
~~~ Contents ~~~
When you open the can the soup looks quite thick and appears to be packed with vegetables. It has a strange orangey brown colour though which seems a bit odd for a soup, however it does have a delicious smell and I couldn't wait to warm it up and tuck into it.
~~~ To Heat ~~~
Heating through this soup is simple - you can either pop it in a microwavable dish and into the microwave and heat gently through on full power for about 3 minutes, stopping halfway through to stir.
Or you can warm it up on the hob by pouring the contents into a saucepan and gently heating the soup through for a few minutes stirring occasionally and being careful not to let it boil. This is my favourite way to do soups as it retains its flavour better than microwaving as long as you don't let it boil on the hob.
~~~ Taste ~~~
This is a really tasty soup. The sauce is quite runny and thin but it is packed full of good sized chunks of potato, carrots, peas, red peppers, sweetcorn and green beans. The seasoning in this soup is just right. Often with soups I feel that they are sometimes lacking in flavour and I fell the need to add a little more seasoning, but with this soup I don't feel the need to do this as they have got it just right.
~~~ Nutrition: based on 1 serving (1/2 the can) ~~~
Energy ~ 89kcals
Sugar ~ 6.6g
Fat ~ 1.4g
Sats' Fat ~ 0.2g
Salt ~ 1.4g
This soup contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives but does contain wheat and gluten for those who suffer with intolerances and allergies.
~~~ Opinion ~~~
This is a very tasty and hearty soup. It is packed full of lovely fresh tasting vegetables and when eaten with a thick chunk of crusty bread and low fat spread makes a filling and a low calorie lunch or snack. I would recommend it and I would deffinatley buy it again.
~~~ Cost and Availability ~~~
This is only available from Aldi stores and costs 59p for a 400g tin.
Thank you for reading my review!
Loving soup the way I do last week my Mum stocked up on a few cans for me and this was one of them. Of late she has been doing a little of our weekly shop in Aldi to try cut down the cost of shopping and on the whole we rather like the stuff! I was pleased to see chunky vegetable soup cos in this weather (it's been cold here over the past few nights) I felt it would be really warming and comforting and me, well I love my vegetables!
Well it's 400g in weight and in can form and it has a dark green label around the main of it. On the front of it there is picture of the soup and I'm told it is Soupreme Chunky Vegetable Soup and I'm also told it is Vegetarian,and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. Other information on the back of the can includes ingredients being listed and allergy advice being given (this contains gluten and wheat), there is a full nutritional breakdown chart shown and cooking and storage instructions are given as are contact details for Aldi. It's a nice enough can and doesn't look cheap and it is informative enough could just do with a ring pull to open it with but hey ho small niggle there lol.
Well you can pop this in a saucepan or microwave it the choice is yours. Upon opening my can I was greeted with an orange sauce covering an abundance of very chunky looking vegetables. I was a little deterred by the look of it at first as I tipped it into a bowl ready to be heated up in my microwave to be honest. The sauce looked rich and reasonably thick but not loads of it and this looked more like stew though it smelt really pleasant of vegetables and parsley so I continued on.
It heated in my microwave in about 3 and half minutes and came out bubbling hot and ready to eat. The sauce, still orange looked a little more runny but still most visible was the vegetables. I attacked it with gusto with my spoon and this was really fabulous. Large chunks of potatoes and carrot were the main ingredients within this followed by small amounts of peas, red peppers, green beans, swede and sweetcorn. It was lovely and it all tasted so fresh and well seasoned,. There is a lovely blend of spices within this too which really bring out and add the to overall flavour, them being parsley,marjoram, basil, oregano and bay leaves all dried but giving a natural taste.
I found this soup to really nice tasting and of great quality and will definitely be eating it again without a doubt in the future!
Nutritional Information per 1/2 Can:
Saturated Fat: 0.2g
This soup can only be found in Aldi stores for about 59p a can and other varieties are available.