“ Brand: Baxter's / Soups „
It's normally heinz Soups that we have in the house. Baxters is nice as well, but not often on offer. But a while ago the range was on a 2 for £1 offer, so we got some tins. The tins normally cost around 82p, so a good saving here.
Scotch Broth isn't my favourite Soup, but I like it now and again.
The tin looked like any other tin of soup. A tin with a ring pull on the top and had a paper wrapper around it. It looked colourful enough and a nice picture of a bowl of this Soup on the front. Looked like there was plenty of Vegetables in this.
The Liquid was slightly cloudy and thin, but it had a nice stock taste to it. I think the Liquid tasted meaty and flavoursome with a dash of seasoning. The Veg in here is swede, leek, cabbage, carrots, peas and potatoes.
Per tin of this there is 200 calories, so the wife often has a tin of this for her lunch, as it's healthy enough and at least you are getting some veggies as well.
The bits of ceg were quite small, but there was plenty of them dotted through the Soup. The whole thing was tasty, and although much like the Heinz version, then this just seemed a bit more rustic, but i'm not sure why.
A nice Soup that tastes sort of home made.
I love food and eating in general but lately been eating too much so after my fruit breakfast I thought I'd continue behaving and have a tin of soup for lunch, with a loaf of bread (joking) and today I dug out of the cupboard Baxter's Favourites 'Scotch Broth'.
Apparently from an old home recipe the soup contains Beef, mutton, potatoes, carrots, peas, onions, swede, leeks and cabbage.
With the following nutritional values;
and contains gluten
It's a great soup which is very tasty and is full of lots of vegetables so it's healthy too, and it did a great job of warming me up on this freezing cold afternoon. Soup though has hardly any meat, 2% Beef and 1.3% Mutton! and wasnt salty enough for me but I'm quite bad in that regard.
The soup is also low in calories and fat which is ideal if you're on a diet or are planning to have a treat after wards.
A very good comforting soup which is great for warming your bones and at 85p not expensive either (so thanks Audrey Baxter).
Baxters Soup ~ Scotch Broth
I am a huge fan of soups especially at lunch time as they are quick and easy to prepare and very filling. I have reviewed one or two on here too to give my opinion on them, and as much as I love many of them I am often finding that once tasted I do tend to have to a add a little more seasoning as they can sometimes be just a little bland. One soup company that never lets me down or fails to impress is Baxters and as the Scotch Broth variety is my favourite of all I will tell you my opinion on this.
This soup comes in a tin containing 415g, with a ring pull lid and has a red and white label showing a lovely bowl of steaming hot soup and beside it a small bowl of croutons. Baxters Favourites Scotch Broth is written in big bold lettering across the front of the tin and at the right hand base of the front of the label it tells us that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
On the reverse of the tin we are given the heating guidelines, the nutritional information, the ingredients and the storage information. We are also told:-
Scotch Broth "Tasting our Scotch Broth always makes me proud to be Scottish! A real meal of a soup - beef, mutton, potatoes and barley combine to create such a rich and warming soup, it makes me tingle inside." Audrey Baxter
I prefer to warm my soup through on the hob as it makes for a better flavour in my opinion, to do this you just warm it through without boiling and gently stirring until piping hot. However you can, if preferred, microwave it and to do this you need to add the contents into a microwavable dish, cover and heat through on full power for a full 2 minutes then stop and stir and continue then for another 2 minutes. This is based on an 850W microwave.
This soup is actually quite good for you too with only 100 calories for half of the tin and only 2.1g of fat it is fairly healthy though the salt content is a little high at 1.2g, far better than some other soups on the market.
It is full of little potatoes and carrots, and barley and small bits of meat. The flavour isn't too salty or not salty enough and it has a real meaty flavour. The thickness is just right also, not too thick or thin and full to the brim with the ingredients.
My opinion :- Well I really do enjoy this soup and it is one that I would recommend to anyone who is quite partial to soups. It is quick and easy to prepare and is very filling with all its vegetables and beef in and along side a thick chunky piece of bread makes a tasty and filling meal.
Cost :- This is widely available in most supermarkets at a cost of around 85p per tin.
Thank you for reading !
As a soup lover, it is my opinion that you have got to go a long way to beat Baxters for a range of soups in terms of quality, taste and value for money. Scotch Broth is my favourite flavour of soup and Baxters is my favourite brand so it stands to reason that I am about to tell you how nice this soup is.
Firstly lets start with the packaging because this is crucial for me. You can see from the image here that Baxters have got the packaging for this and all of their soups just right. It looks warm, filling and really inviting. This can put you in the right frame of mind with the product before even starting. I am a big believer in not buying things that don't look appealing on the packaging, even if I know that I will still like it.
You may have to pay a little more for this brand of soup than you would like in this economic climate, but you get a real meal in a bowl here instead of something that will fill you for about an hour. Baxters throw mutton, beef, potatoes and other little chunks of goodness into their Scotch Broth and what results is a taste sensation that few soups can match. Each mouthful becomes a joy and gets better and better as you eat more and more. The only downside is that they are yet to invent a bottomless bowl.
I would highly recommend cooking this soup on the hob. Sure you can do it much faster in the microwave but it becomes a little chunky for me and I much prefer the tried and trusted stir and taste method for cooking it. It seems to taste better this way too.
There are only 84 calories in a tin of Baxters Scotch Broth so, even though it is not marketed as a diet soup, it is not going to impact on anyone looking for a low calorie soup. The pros far out way the cons with this soup. I wouldn't consider this soup a luxury, but it certainly tastes like one. The only problem I have with it is stopping myself going straight back for another one after finishing, it really is that nice.
Well I am a huge fan of soup, I always eat soup when I go out to restaurants for my started and also for most lunches. Tinned soup are especially useful for taking to work as they take two minutes to warm up the microwave and then they are ready. This Baxters Scotch Broth is one of my favourite tinned soup as it is full of lovely subtle flavours, its great for the winter months as it is very homely and warming. I make alot of my own soups and would never attempt to make Scoth Broth because this one is so tasty and so convinient. I know for a fact that professional sports men and women eat alot of soup and especially ones filled with vegetables and some carbohydrates as a good source of healthy energy. I would deffinely recommend this soup to people who do not have enough time to spend ages cooking, good wholesome food quickly and cheaply!
A soup worth coming home for
If I had to choose between tinned soup or homemade soup, the homemade stuff would win hands down every time. However, there are times when youre tired, or its cold in the kitchen, or you need a wee bit of instant comfort, when the tinned soup calls and you dutifully answer. There are three types of tinned soup that I love above all other tinned varieties and these are:
The Co-ops own Lentil and Bacon (Mmmmm)
Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup (Devine with cheese)
Baxters Favourites Scotch Broth.
Having already sung the praises of Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup, now comes the turn of the best soup Audrey Baxter has ever created!
The soup is housed in a 415g tin. The tin is made of steel so can be recycled easily. It has a can-pull style top, for easy opening, or you can use a traditional can opener by turning the tin upside down to open. The famous red Baxters logo is emblazoned on the front, along with a photograph of the soup itself, steaming away, in a lovely simple white bowl placed on a tartan rug. Audrey Baxters signature is to the right, and to left, and to the right of the picture is a blue sign stating that the tin contains less than 2% fat. The overall colour of the tin is a rich orange/red, and reminds me of autumn colours in the trees. The imagery is very clever in that it conveys the simplicity and good honest quality of the product, which I think is very appealing.
*****How to Cook*****
Using a heavy bottomed saucepan, carefully empty the soup into it and warm through till piping hot on a low heat. Dont boil, and make sure the larger pieces of vegetable are warm all the way through before serving. Serve with fresh crusty bread and butter for a really filling, wholesome and tasty meal.
This is where we get to the important bit. What it tastes like. Looking down at my bowl of soup, it is full of all sorts of different shapes and colours. Its very much a patchwork quilt of a soup. The next thing that you notice is the overwhelmingly Sunday-dinnerish aroma. The lamb stock sends wafts of juicy flavoursome stream up into your nostrils and its so warming and comforting. Running my spoon through the soup, there are large chunks of potato, carrot, swede and round punctuation marks in the form of pale green marrowfat peas. Not the bright, coloured versions you can buy in tins, but good, home-grown, un-coloured pale ones that look full of flavour, and as I taste one, they are just that. The taste of lamb and soft, sweet carrot explodes in my mouth, and the next mouthful does the same creamy potato, soft flavoursome onions and bits of lamb, tender and melt in the mouth. Everything in the soup is cooked to perfection, no hard bits to chew on, no squidgy bits to swallow fast. With pearl barley and leeks and cabbage to add texture and yet more flavour, this is surely a soup to be reckoned with! It has a country aroma that brings to your mind a long, harsh winter in the Highlands, with snow up to the letter box, a patchwork quilt about your knees, a gale roaring over the rooftops and a fire crackling bright and warm in the grate. What left to perfect the scene? A bowl of Baxters Scotch Broth, thats all!
Water, Pearl Barley, Carrots, Potatoes, Onions, Marrowfat Peas, Swede, Beef, Modified Cornflour, Leeks, Cabbage, Mutton, Salt, Yeast Extract, Lactose from milk, Flavourings with Celery, Dried Mutton, Mutton fat, Beef extract, Vegetable oil, dried onion, herbs and herb extract, white pepper, vegetables.
Contains Milk, Gluten, Celery
Per ½ can:
0.8g saturated fat
This is a low calorie meal in a tin, and depending on what you eat with it, it can be a very good choice as a lunch or supper if you are watching your weight. It has all the nutrition of good vegetable content, as well as protein in the lamb and beef. Plus it is really filling and wholesome.
*****How much and Where to buy*****
I usually pay around about 70p for a 415g can of this soup. Depending where you buy it, you might pay a little more, or a little less. Tesco, the Co-op and many corner shops stock it, as it is quite a popular little tin of soup!
*****What I think of this soup*****
I really enjoy this soup when I have it. It is so warm and comforting, and the aroma when it is warming up is just something else! Out of this world! It is such a wintry tasting soup, you can imagine the snow outside and the wind howling and you inside with your big bowl of hot, filling soup, and it just makes me smile when I eat it!
Thank you for reading, Kate x
Tasting our Scotch Broth always makes me proud to be Scottish! A real meal of a soup - beef, mutton, potatoes & barley combine to create such a rich & warming soup, it makes me tingle inside!