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I was shopping in Pondstretcher earlier in the week, looking for a duvet cover. They didn't have what I wanted and so I moved to the aisle that sells food to see if their were any bargains that I could fill my basket with. Of course, I managed to find a few items, includindg a couple of tins of Baxter's soups for the bargain (or so I thought!) price of fifty four pence. The usual price, as stated on the tin, is eighty nine pence. One of the flavours I chose was a cream of mushroom soup, from Baxter's 'favourites' range.
I like many flavours of soups, although I don't eat any which contain meat. As I like mushroom soup I thought this was a safe buy, but I was wrong.
I opened the tin on Wednesday for my lunch. I heated it in a saucepan, on the oven hob, stirring and heating gradually, for a few minutes, as directed. (an alternative method is to microwave) and then I transferred the soup to a soup bowl. There I was setted and ready to consume my soup. I was very disappointed.
I found the soup rather thin and not particularly creamy but, mainly, I just ddin't like the taste or rather the lack of taste. I added salt and a sprinkling of pepper, but still found this soup very bland. I carried on eating and ate about half of the soup before giving up. It's very unusual for me to finish my lunchtime snack.
Others may like this but I wouldn't personally purchase this or even eat it for free. It wasn't inedible or anything but I would choose Heinz, Sainsbury's or Teso's own brands of Mushroom soup over this. When it comes to mushroom flavour soup then Heinz is my favourite.
Baxter's has a good reputation, yet I have found recently, that I've been disappointed with a few of their soup varities. I feel that perhaps they don't deserve this reputation if I prefer Heinz and even Sainsbury's to Baxters. Or am I in the minority here, maybe?
Water, Mushrooms (8%), Double Cream (5%), Modified Cornflour, Wheatflour, Onions, Skimmed Milk Powder, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Butter, Salt, Stabiliser (Polyphosphates), Yeast Extract, Potato Maltodextrin, Vegetable Extracts (with celery), Dried Tomato, Concentrated Mushroom, Dried Mushroom, Glucose Syrup, White Wine Vinegar, Dried Onion, Herbs and Spices.
Contains: Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Celery
*No Artificial Colours
*No Artificial Flavours
*No Artificial Preservatives
*Suitable for Vegetarians
We created & tasted over 50 different recipes to ensure we delivered a really tasty mushroom soup! Made from fresh double cream, butter, finely chopped mushrooms & onions, it's a classic, everyday favourite!