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      10.06.2012 04:24
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      Good quality cup a soup to keep you warm

      Okay it's Saturday night or very very early Sunday morning and I got my soup in a cup cos I know how to party. Batchelors golden vegetable soup to be precise.

      When I am getting my soup on I normally reach for Batchelors chicken but the golden vegetable is a tasty alternative. I picked up both packs in co-op a while back. Gladly cup a soups will last a long time in your cupboard and are handy for a quick fix to stave away the hunger pangs when you don't feel like cooking or eating a meal. They are also good along with a sandwich if your feeling a little more peckish.

      - what's in the box?

      My Golden veg cup a soups came in a cardboard box of 4 sachets. They cost £1.09 (you can buy two packs just now from tesco for £1.50). I would say this price is reasonable for four soups. The box displays a kettle that looks a bit like an alarm clock shape no doubt making reference to the speedy time it takes to prepare your cupa. On the box your eyes can feast on chunky tasty looking veggies onion, carrot and peas. These are in the soup but they are in no way as tasty as they appear on the front!

      The box contains four individual sachet's of soup great for taking to work with you or wherever else you might feel the need for a soup fest.

      The back of the pack contains instructions on how to make this complicated concoction of goodness i.e put the contents of the sachet in a cup, pour over boiling hot water and give it a good mix.

      - What's it taste like?

      It tastes pretty good for a cup a soup. I personally feel that cup a soups sachet's just don't contain enough soup. If I fill a mug with water to the top I find them far too watery. To remedy this I tend to put in a little less water. This soup needs a good stir as the powder can take a while to dissolve fully.

      With less water added this product is surprisingly creamy, rich in taste with a pleasant aroma. The colour is indeed a lovely golden hue. The flavour of the vegies does come through particularly the onion but not in an overpowering way.

      The vegetable chunks however, are not that appealing. The carrots float around ominously in the soup daring you to eat them. When you do get a mouth full they are hard and chewy with a texture not resembling any carrot I have every known.

      The scary carrots aside, this is one of the best cup a soups I have tasted on the market. I devoured mine before I had even written my first paragraph so I cant knock it. If you like to get your soup on give it a go.

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        21.02.2011 14:44
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        A great snack or starter at a great price!

        While I wouldn't say I am a huge soup fan, I do like it now and again. If I am buying soup to eat at home then I will most of the time stick to 'Brocoli and Stilton' or 'Leek and Potato'. Although when I go to a restaurant, I will most of the time try any soup as long as it's 'meat/fish free'. During these cold Winter months, I have been buying lots of soup (mainly chilled), although I was recently introduced to 'Batchelors' Cup a Soup'.

        The first flavour of soup which I tried from this range, was the 'Cream of Vegetable' one, which I absolutely loved. It was really creamy, and tasted like a homemade soup (not at all like a packet one). It was really luxurious and had mini croutons which were delicious.

        The other night, I was at my local convenience store and happened to see that the Cup a Soups were on offer. Seeing 'vegetable', I quickly grabbed it. When I got home and tried the soup I was suprised to see that this soup was very different compared to the one I had had a couple of weeks ago. It turns out that I had picked up the 'Golden Vegetable' flavoured one rather than the 'Cream of Vegetable' , and so today I will be reviewing the 'Golden Vegetable Cup a Soup'.

        The box is very attractive and has quite a 'busy' cover with lots of different images and fonts. It is very eye catching.

        The soup comes in a sachets. In this box there are five sachets. Each sachets equals one portion of soup.

        The soup is very easy to make, and there are only three steps. First of all you need to empty the sachet into a mug, add 230ml of water and stir, and TA-DA there you have it!
        In my experience, it is very important that you stir the soup really well, otherwise the powder will gather at the bottom of the mug.

        The soup is yellow in colour and has bits of carrot on the top, as well as a few green herbs floating.The soup has a very thin consistency, and whilst it is tasy, I could tell that it was a soup that had been made using 'powder' and 'water'.

        The soup smells like vegetables! Yet, it has quite a sweet smell to it too.

        I did enjoy this soup as it is tasty, and actually does taste of vegetables, especially carrots. The vegetables in this soup are: swede, onion, carrot and peas. Although, the small chunks of carrots in the soup, aren't that great. I eat them, but they're like if they are under-cooked and artificial.

        I was really disappointed that there wasn't any croutons in this soup, as they are really tasty (from the ones that I have had in some of the other Cup a Soups).

        This soup is great for a snack. I have quite a large appetite and so I sometimes have a cup of this soup before a meal to fill me up, as it is very filling and very low in calories. There is a 'suggestion' on the back of the box, which suggests using this soup as a 'sauce' for a pasta bake; making the soup as normal and adding bits of vegetables, pasta and grated cheese to make the bake. I will most definately be trying this recipe.

        This soup is great for people who are on low fat diets as it only contains 81 calories and 1.3g of saturated fat per portion. On the box, it boasts how there are no artificial colourings or preservatives which make you think that the soup is great for you. However, looking at the ingredients list, and it is a long list of 'ingredients' with very long names, and names which I cannot pronounce. I once read in a magazine that if you cannot pronounce an ingredient, then take it that is 'artificial' and 'bad for you'. Such ingredients in this soup include: ribonucleotides and diglycerides. So, I take it that this soup is bad for you!

        This soup is suitable for vegetarians. This soup is NOT suitable for people who are allergiv to milk, celery, barley and gluten.

        I did enjoy this soup, and I think that it is ok if you have it occasionally, and not all the time. However, I do prefer the 'Cream of Vegetable' more than this one.

        I can't remember how much exactly I paid for this product, although it was on offer, and I think it was less than a pound, and so I think that it is excellent value for money.

        Thanks for reading!
        February 21st 2011
        xd-o-n-z-x (also posted under xdonzx on ciao)

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          15.02.2010 16:16
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          Ideal soup and can compliment others

          Batchelors Cup of soup and more
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          This soup made from powder in a sachet, is a most convenient way to get a bit of warmth and nourishment inside you on a cold day and for less than a pound for a pack of four is good value for money.

          As I work outside most of the year gardening and some handyman work, it is great to stop to warm myself without any long drawn out methods of preparing. Just pour contents into a mug and add a little water and stir into a paste and then add the rest until you have a smooth liquid as thick as you like.

          I do however feel that it can be improved by adding a bit of extra flavour because realistically I do find it a bit tame on the flavour side despite all the ingredients mentioned on the side of the packet. I add either a bit of Colman's Mustard or Marmite (you either love or hate it). Black pepper corns or a bit of chilli sauce will also add that extra bite; it all goes down to one's own individual taste.

          The Calories are quite low between 34 and 84 depending on servings and mixes, so there is not much concern for dieters.
          The other advantage of these cup a soups is that you can also add it to sauce mixes to thicken and add texture if you by chance make your soup too thin (Yes I do cheat!), but with so many flavours to choose from they can also complement each other.

          So weighing it up; it is a handy product to have in the cupboard with the use by dates normally about 2 years or more.

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            27.10.2009 15:46
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            Not quite a hug, more of a light embrace

            Like dark mornings and darker nights you know it gets to this time of the year when you start looking at soup in the supermarkets. Theres something warm and comforting about having a serving of soup on a cold night or day that you dont get during the summer so this review is going to be about that store cupboard favourite - "Batchelors Cup a Soup"

            Promoted as "A great big hug in a mug" Batchelors Cup a Soup come in a square shaped cardboard box, brightly coloured with a picture of a mug of soup on the font surrounded by vegetables the box makes your mouth water even before you have taken one of the sachets out.

            5 of the sachets are included in the box and incase you have forgotten which soup they are, they remind you that you are about to open a Batchelors Golden Vegetable sachet.

            Upon opening you are met with what only can be described as "dust with bits in", not the most appealing of sights granted, but its not until you empty the sachet into a mug and fill with boiling water that the soup becomes alive.

            You must remember to thoroughly stir your soup with a spoon otherwise it will congeal at the bottom of your mug so take time to make sure all the granules have dissolved, then you are ready to drink it.

            Depending on the size of your mug and how much boiling water you have inside will alter the taste of the soup itself. Too much water and the soup is very thin and as you can imagine; it will taste watery. The instructions on the back of the box recommend that you add 230ml of water and its well worth following that advice.

            With just the right amount of water the soup tastes delicious, and the added benefit is that because you are holding the mug in your hands they warm up too. It is an extremely low calorie way to enjoy a mid-morning break or light lunch with each serving only giving you 83 calories.

            There are no warnings on the pack for allergen sufferers so it would appear that anyone can enjoy, although looking at the list of ingredients Wheat flour is included so anyone with a Wheat intolerance should bear this in mind.

            You know what you are getting with a Batchelors Cup a Soup, its a quick, easy way to warm yourself up and at the same time having a snack. It obviously isnt a main meal and there are many more robust soups on the market that would make a more suitable hearty meal, but for what it is you cant really go wrong with Batchelors.

            An average 3/5 from me, nice as a snack or if you want a quick soupy fix. A kitchen cupboard staple, especially at this time of the year.

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              15.04.2009 16:06
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              A tasty winter warmer.

              `A hug in a mug` this is a phrase that Batchelor's have adopted to describe their cup a soups.
              So what have we got? A cardboard box that bears the Batchelor logo and sitting in the middle of the colourful box is a mug full of steaming hot veggie soup.
              Inside of the box there are five sachets, all filled with the instant soup powder.
              A pack of five sachets costs around 88p, so at just slightly over 17p a sachet they are not what you could call expensive.

              The contents of the sachet make a normal sized mug full of soup, tear the corner off of the sachet and tip the contents into the mug.
              Batchelor's have managed to cram quite a few ingredients into the creamy powder, ensuring that we are going to get a tasty mug of soup.
              All of the vegetables are dried and plump up as the boiling water covers them, so there are bits of dried swede, carrot, leek, onion and shrivelled up pea floating about in the bottom of the mug.
              Batchelor's have added some chopped dried parsley which I am reckoning is there to add some colour.

              Cup a soups always seem to make an appearance in our larder as winter starts to set in. The Other Half loves a mug full of hot soup with a slice of crusty bread to dip into it.
              These types of soup are quick and very convenient, they will store away in the cupboards for a good length of time and make a handy stand by snack.
              Maybe they don't have quite as much taste and the texture isn't quite as thick as a can of Heinz soup but they certainly have a place in the market.

              When you have emptied the contents of the sachet into your mug then get your spoon ready to stir as you pour the boiling water onto the top of the soup powder.
              As the hot steamy water hits the bottom of the mug the powder suddenly starts to come to life, all of those shrivelled up veggies start to take on a very different look. The shards of dried onion, swede, carrot and leek start to soften in the hot water and the dried peas begin to look like `real` peas.
              If you want the soup to be creamy and not contain a million lumps than you need to keep on stirring briskly as the boiling water is poured into the mug.
              When you have finished stirring then leave the soup to settle for a moment, as it settles it will thicken a bit more making the soup much richer.

              The soup powder dissolves well, leaving no trace of dry powdery taste as you start to drink the mixture. Every now and again you may notice that one or other of the pieces of vegetable seems to be a little bit crunchy, but that's no big deal. Overall the soup is creamy and it contains enough salt without adding anymore.
              I have noticed that the ingredients list turmeric and I would think that this contributes to the overall golden colour of the soup.
              If you want to dip some bread into the mug it is great, the trouble is that you have to know when to stop!
              Cup of soups always make me think of the Royal family Christmas special, I don't know how many of you managed to see it but it was hilarious!
              Denise served cup of soup in a bowl to the family to start off their Christmas lunch!!...So brilliantly funny!

              A mug of Batchelor's cup of soup contains 83 calories, 3.4g sugar, 2.4g fat, 1.3g saturates and 1.8g of salt.
              They are free from artificial colours and flavourings and are fine for vegetarians.
              They come in quite a few flavours too including chicken and vegetable, asparagus, chicken and leek, beef and tomato, chicken noodle, cauliflower and broccoli and oxtail.
              There are a range of slimmers cup of soups too.

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                16.10.2008 13:40
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                Everyone should have a cup of this on their desk!

                I love soup, especially now it's getting colder. There is something very satisfying about a lovely cup of soup to warm you up on a winters day. I've tried probably every brand of cup a soup going and normally they are really thin and watery and don't really taste anything like they should!

                Batchelors cup a soup are advertised as 'A Great Big Hug in a Mug' this isn't far from the truth as they are so rich and creamy and bursting with delicious flavours that it is almost as good as a hug!

                Cup a soups are traditionally sold in boxes containing 5 or 10 sachets of the same flavour. Each sachet contains enough for a standard mug size of cup a soup, which is handy if you are using them at work as you simply empty the contents of the sachet into the mug, add hot water and you are ready to enjoy! If you are concerned about the environment and want to minimise your waste you can also now buy Batchelors Cup a Soups in a 12 serving jar, you simply spoon the desired amount into a mug instead and each jar should have enough for 12 cups. Personally I prefer the sachets as they are easier.

                Although this review is about the Golden Vegetable flavour (only because there were no other flavours available to write about) it is worth noting that Cup a Soups are available in a variety of flavours, my particular favourites are the creamy broccoli and cauliflower or the chicken flavour. The only flavour I'm not a fan of is the Minestrone, but that is probably because I don't like normal Minestrone soup!

                The soup itself is a lovely thick creamy golden colour and you can see chunks of carrot floating in the top. I can't really describe the smell, except to say that it smells delicious and just want you would expect a high quality soup to smell like. The flavour is very satisfying and tastes rich and creamy with the the small pieces of carrot still crunchy.

                The soups actually leave you feeling satisfied, I wouldn't say they leave you full up but they do make you comfortable and are perfect for a snack or worktime lunch. With less than 100 calories per soup they are also low in fat and sugar and have no artificial colours or preservatives.

                I'm not entirely convinced that one of these soups count as one of your 5 a day, but I like to pretend to myself that they do!

                I buy my box from the local corner shop and it costs me £1.20 for a sachet containing 5 soups. I have one every day at work (except for full fat fridays!) so this is even cheaper than if I were to make sandwiches at home!

                All in all a great quality soup at bargain basement prices. If you haven't tried a Cup a Soup before then definately give these a go now the days are getting colder and wetter.... everyone deserves a hug on their lunch break!

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                  10.10.2008 14:56
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                  A nice soup for when you are in a hurry.

                  As the evenings begin to draw in, the mornigns get darker, the nights get colder and a chill sets in, I always feel that it has become the season for soup. Much like the hot sun (remember that?) is a signal that it is time to drinking a nice tall glass of Pimms, the first signs of a morning where the grass is laden with dew, where the windows are thick with condensation, where the first moment out of bed sends a shiver of cold down your spine indicate to me that the time is right for some nice warming soup.

                  Both my girlfriend and I are big fans of soup and often make our own using whatever vegetables we have in the fridge along with our flavours and seasoning from our always well stocked herb/spice rack. We make a big batch and have it for a few days. Sometimes we even make a batch to go in the freezer, which works very well indeed.

                  However, there are times when you don't have much in stock in the fridge not the time to create a master piece of soupiness. At times like these we resort to an old favourite which has been around for years...the cup-a-soup! One of my favourite flavours as a child was Golden Vegetable. Having recently started having soup again as the days have chilled, I purchased a pack of Golden Vegetable to see if I enjoyed it as much I used to.

                  I tore open the sachet, emptied the contents into the mug and poured on the hot water. Remembering back to my childhood when a lack of thorough stirring lead to lumps of undissolved powder at the bottom of the mug, I stirred vigorously and ensured that I reached deep into the mug to the very bottom, bringing the spoon back to the surface frequently to check for signs of undissolved residue. Before very long, there were no more signs and I was happy it was fully mixed.

                  The soup itself was a nice creamy yellowy colour, with nice looking bits of green and red floating to the surface, bits which I assume at some point in time have been parts of vegetables. All in all, it's looks welcoming and comforting.

                  I always think a large part of the pleasure from soup is derived from the aroma and this soup does not disappoint. It has a creamy savoury scent with a hint of buttery sweetness.

                  The first sip with soup tends to be quite tentative as you are unsure of exactly how hot it is and you want to take care not to burn your lips or tongue. I generally let my soup cool down for a few minutes to so I can swig it down and get nice mouthfuls of it. I approached this soup in this manner. My first mouthful reminded my mouth of exactly the flavour I had experienced as a child, quite creamy savoury vegetable flavour with a hint of sweetness, almost exactly as it smells. When I was a
                  child I loved this soup, did I still find it as tasty? Well, the answer is this. I did enjoy it, it is still a pleasant flavour, however as I have got older and more aware of flavours and my palete has improved, I found I was able to taste more in the soup, including a slight unnaturalness to the after taste but overall it is still a nice soup.

                  When compared to homemade soup, I don't think any instant soup can really be expected to be an equal because really although they go by the name of soup they are two very different items. Instant soups like this will never take the place of a nice home made soup but they come in very handy for something hot, fast and yummy! I would recommend this product for this very reason, it's very fast to prepare, reasonably priced (though own brand versions are cheaper and some are
                  actually very good) and pretty darn good.

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                  23.08.2008 13:41
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                  I great quick soup that's low in fat and calories.

                  I normally go for the minestrone, which is my favourite but I tried the golden vegetable for a change and I was pleasantly surprised. It had a lovely creamy flavour to it and just as a good soup should it felt warming all the way down into my tummy. The consistency isn't as good as a home made soup as it's a bit thin and it has obvious thickeners to give it some substance but you have to appreciate what you are getting instantly.

                  I think it's important to know just how to make a cup a soup as this may sound obvious but I know plenty of people to get it wrong including me.
                  So you pour your sachet into a normal sized mug and then ready armed with your fork you whisk as you pour the boiling water. If you don't do this you can end up with powdery lumps that haven't dissolved. Also you need to be ready to eat it right away otherwise your croutons will go soggy.

                  Each sachet contains
                  Calories - 83
                  Fat - 2g
                  Carbohydrates - 14g
                  Sodium - 1mg

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                    07.08.2008 21:34
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                    A great and tasty hot drink!

                    Soups are one of my favourite foods (and drinks). I am not that keen on Tea and Coffee so until recently I didn't have many hot drinks in front of the TV. Since trying Batchelors Cup a Soups I have been having one a night ever since.

                    The soup comes in a powdered form. It is packaged in sachets which are then packaged in a cardboard box. You get 5 sachets in a box. The box is simple and easy to open, this is a funny thing to bring up but I often end up tearing boxes to shreds.

                    The preparation of the soup is easy peasy. Set the kettle boiling, tear and empty the sachet into a mug, and water, stir and then wait for it to cool a bit. The sachet is dead easy to open but you need to tap the contents down to the bottom or you end up losing some when you tear. I have also experienced clumps of powder in other flavours but Golden Vegetable barely needs stirring.

                    The soup itself is a pale green with tiny bits of carrot etc floating in it. Compared to other flavours the golden vegetable is quite thin. It obviously depends on how much water you add but I find Batchelors recommended 200ml is about right for the best flavour and consistency.

                    The soup is very tasty and you can certainly tell it is golden vegetable. It is very addictive and once you have had one mug you are desperate for another. I suggest leaving a spoon in the mug as the soup thickens at the bottom so stirring throughout the drinking process is advisable. It is not overly salty as in some other instant soups. Although not as natural tasting as real soup it is still enjoyable.

                    The ingredients look all good with no dodgy sounding additives; however this product does contain Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil. This is a surprise considering all the fuss surrounding this. I can only guess but it is probably a tiny amount.

                    In conclusion Batchelors Golden Vegetable Cup a Soup is a great and tasty hot drink. It is easy to prepare and very cheap, a box of 5 sachets costs under £1.

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                      I have always been a great lover of soups and you will always find a wide variety of both tinned and packet soups in myself as I do tend to eat a lot of this. Question? Do you eat or drink soup? that is debate that came up today at work.

                      Bachelors Cup A soup have always been a favourite of mine, some flavours nicer than others, however my favourite has got to be the Golden Vegetable because of the flavour which is great

                      This product comes in a box with 5 single sachets within it, each one serving of the soup. For a quick and tasty drink, pour the contents of the sachet into a mug. The mug shouldn't be too large as I feel the more water that you add the weaker the taste and it is not as enjoyable if it weakened down by too much water and the consistency goes rather thin which is not as appetising. I recommend adding hot water, as boiling water tends to be too hot for the powdered contents and also too hot to consume when you have made it. These sachets need a thorough stir as if they are not stirred to well, you may find half the contents of the saceht stuck to the bottom of the mug.

                      The soup is cream in colour and looks pretty thick when it has been made. Although it is vegetable, there are not a great deal of vegetables within it, you will find a little bit of carrot and tomato and that seems to be it, however in the ingredients it does state that there is also swede, onion and peas within it but I dont seem to have ever come across any of these. There is also some form of herb in it which leaves little green bits floating on the top however I am not quite sure what this is.

                      If made properly this particular flavour tastes great. It does taste of vegetables in its own unique way, not in the style that you would expect tinned soup. I find this product moreish too, after you have finished one, it leaves you wanting another.

                      There are 83 calories in one serving of this soup. The nutrition information is not too bad. There is minimal protein within this product, only 0.9g and 14.4g of carbs of which 3.4g are sugars, however on a calorie controlled diet, this product would be fine and it is quite filling so is nice as a treat for a snack.

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                      A hug in a mug!

                      I love soup in any way shape or form particularly on cold winter nights. I particularly like making my own but quite frankly it can be a time consuming job and talk about expensive and oh the washing up afterwards, no way! I hate having to peel and chop vegetables (got no food processor!) and I quite simply can't be bothered with it!

                      I do find that alot of soups you can buy now can be just as tasty (if not more so in some cases) than home made. With the likes of Covent Garden soups and the ones in most supermarkets that are chilled there's a huge selection about to choose from, any flavour imaginable and you can buy mega healthy ones, added vitamins you name it, it's available! I'm not so keen on tins and I can't stand the thought of condensed soup!

                      Me being a lazy gal likes the ease of cup of soup. One packet stick it in a cup with boiling water and stir. Throw away the sachet and all you have left to do is wash a cup. Excellent that's my kind of meal!

                      Ok it's not a meal. Let me state that right here and right now lol! However I do find it helps prevent my hunger and I remember a study telling me that research had been carried out of this group of German people that were trying to lose weight. Half of them were fed on chicken stew and the other half were given a diet of chicken soup and the people who ate the soup lost weigh quicker and weren't so hungry lol Ever since I've enjoyed it!

                      The Packaging:

                      The box is blue and green with a picture of the soup in a mug on the front. At the top I'm told this product is by Bachelors and I'm told In large white writing it is cup a soup 'original' and is golden vegetable and at the bottom I'm told it has no artificial colours and no preservatives and that it is suitable for Vegetarians and that there are 5 sachets in the box. On the top of the box where I open the box, again I'm told its cup a soup original, golden vegetable and the use by date is stated. On the back of the box I'm told again in large white writing that its 'a great big hug in a mug', directions for making the soup up with little diagrams just in case your a complete twerp!, advertising for the jar of cup of soups in flavours vegetable, tomato and chicken and apparently these make 12 drinks. Then I'm told the nutritional values, ingredients, contact details for Bachelors and I'm told the whole product weight (109g) and the box is indeed recyclable. The sachets are white and oblong. The inside is made of foil I guess to keep the powders fresh and to open you tear them open (they do this easy). On the front again I'm told they are Bachelors and in green there are pictures of mugs, steaming and on each one I'm told they are golden vegetable.

                      Directions For Making It:

                      Empty sachet into cup or mug
                      Add boiling water (230ml)
                      Stir well, wait a few moments and then enjoy

                      Verdict:

                      Well you have to be careful not to use too much water in the mix however it is incredibly easy to make it has to be said! What does impress me is the powder is very fine with little tiny coloured flecks of what appears to be vegetables. It doesn't take loads of stirring and on a couple of occasions I have added the powder to the water instead of the recommended way and it's been fine and had no lumps in it but you do always need to make sure it is boiling hot water straight from the kettle to kind of melt the powder otherwise you do get lumps and it tastes very sludgy.

                      Appearance wise it's beige in colour with small flecks of a red vegetable though I'm not sure what it is because I have looked on the list of ingredients and I can't work out what it could be. I did think it was red pepper at first but that isn't listed so I'm a bit lost to what it could be and can't guess! Consistency is only a week bit thicker than water but tastes a little thicker but not loads so, not like out of a tin!

                      Aroma wise it smells quite sweet almost like powdered skimmed milk and again checking against the ingredients as I have just written this powdered skimmed milk isn't listed as such but milk proteins are so again it could be what I think it is. It has a faint smell of celery and generally smells of vegetables and very nice indeed. Taste wise the first thing that hits the palette is the sweetness and a rather generous amount of sugar. Now personally I wouldn't be able to tell you what the vegetables are in this soup unless listed. I can't identify swede, onion, carrot, leek, or peas. Everything is very small and no whole peas are visible but it all does taste of vegetables none the less. All the dried vegetables do however absorb the water and spread out (I can't think of how else to say that lol) but the problem is some of the pieces do go rather soggy and some of the small pieces that end up in the dregs at the bottom of your mug do clump you if your not careful!

                      However this is really nice overall and they do take the edge of hunger! They are not too salty however they are a little on the sweet side though fine with me. They don't leave a nasty aftertaste and they don't leave a nasty dirty scummy look in the mug provide you've given it a stir!

                      Ingredients:

                      Water, Vegetables (8%) (Swede, Onion, Carot, Leeks, Peas), Glucose Syrup, Maize Starch, Vegetable Oil and Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Salt, Yeast Extract, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5' Ribonucleotides), Sugar, Milk Proteins, Parsley, Flavouring (contains celery), Emulsifier (Mono and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Acidity Regulator (Dipotassium Phosphate)< Natural Flavouring, Turmeric and Wheat Flour.

                      Nutritional Information Per Sachet:

                      Energy 83Kcal
                      Protein 0.9g
                      Carbohydrate 14.4g
                      of which is sugars 3.4g
                      Fat 2.4g
                      of which is saturates 1.3g
                      Fibre 1.1g
                      Sodium 1.1g
                      salt equivalent based on total sodium 1.75g

                      Price And Availability:

                      Widely available and expect to pay about 89p. I bought mine from Sainsbury's.

                      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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