“ Brand: Aldi / Type: Soups „
When it comes to soup it's something in this weather I enjoy consuming most evenings. Its been cold, I've been busy all day and I want something somewhat filling in my tummy but not too heavy! My Mother has been doing a little shopping of late in Aldi just to save a few pennies and really it's just a few 'extra' bits and bobs and for the most part the food we've had has been very good. After enjoying another couple of 'Soupreme' soups from Aldi in the past I was pleased when this one turned up for me to try! The Packaging; The can is 400g in weight and has a ring pull to the top of it. Around the body of the can there is an orange and brown label and on the front of that there is a photograph of the soup and in white and yellow lettering I'm told it is Soupreme Chunky Chicken & Vegetable Soup and there is an at a glance nutritional chart to the bottom of it. Other information on the back of the can includes being told a little bit about the product and I'm told it contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, ingredients are listed and allergy advice is given, there is a full nutritional rundown there too, heating instructions are also there and contact details for Aldi are given. It's a nice enough informative can and I do like the ring pull opening to it for ease of use! A Bit About The Product: Producing delicious soups has always been our passion, tasty ingredients combined to create classic recipes,. A more satisfying soup packed with chunky meat and vegetables. Ideal for a hearty, warming meal. The Soup: Well to heat this up is simple. You can either simmer it in a saucepan for a few minutes or microwave it or about 3 1/2 minutes. Me being lazy I tipped my soup into a dish and bunged in in the microwave, stirring it once halfway through cooking it. When I first opened the soup I was met with plenty of golden, thickish liquid with lots of chunky vegetables in it and a good amount of dried green herbs. It smelt rich and really very tasty and I was impressed by the portion size. When cooked it was of course hot and bubbling away and then all that was left was to eat it...and eat it I did. This is actually a really tasty soup. The liquid tastes of chicken stock blended with parsley and it's nicely seasoned. The majority of vegetables in this is potatoes and carrots cut into very chunky oblong cubes with a few peas in there and some thin shards of onion and some flecks of red pepper. All the vegetables taste as you think they should and are well cooked through. The chicken however in this was a slight disappointment. I am told on the can that there is chunks of chicken in this. Well there wasn't, well not in mine anyway. There were small chunks of bright pink chicken in there that were a bit chewy and tasted sort of processed but no chunks to speak of! Overall: Actually even though I wasn't impressed with the lack of chicken and it not being chunky I was impressed with the overall quality. It tastes of chicken and vegetables and that's the main thing and this felt like I was eating a quality soup. It possesses a nice texture and it's filling without being heavy and I would personally be happy to eat this again! Allergy Advice: Contains: Gluten Wheat, Egg Warning: May contain traces of peanuts, nuts, milk, soya and celery. Nutritional Information Per 1/2 Can: Calories: 77 Sugar: 1.7g Fat: 2.2g Saturated Fat: 0.8g Salt: 1.35 Only available in Aldi stores priced at about 45p a can.