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I have discovered a great tasty way of filling up on these cold winter nights when I get back to my flat. I never have the time to cook for myself and to be honest I don't really know where to start but I love soup and Heinz makes a great one called Big Soup and the one I have been having lately s their beef and vegetable one. They do other flavours but so far this one is my firm favourite.
My soups come in a 400g can and I pay 79p for one can though sometimes they are on special offer where I buy one and get the other one half price. I heat these soups up in my little microwave in a glass bowl and I cover the top with a plate or large bowl so it doesn't splat as it heats up. I like the ring pulls on these cans because I'm also pretty hopeless at using can openers.
This soup is different from ordinary soups because it has such large chucks of vegetables. The taste is really lovely. It's very well-seasoned though it's not too salty like some tinned soups can be and though it contains a lot of beef chunks, it's also not greasy tasting as you might think it would be. The size of the carrots and potatoes in the bowl I ate last night were massive and it's really filling and satisfying. Normally with sops, I would also eat a couple of slices of bread to fill me up but with this one I don't need to because it's very filling and it tastes a little bit like those cans of Irish Stew I also buy though this is not quite as thick because it is meant to be a soup, rather than a stew.
I would definitely recommend this soup to anyone. It's much more than a soup, I think you could call it a really satisfying meal.
I highly recommended it to all hungry students out there.
I make no secret of my eating issues. I have suffered with an eating disorder for many years now and at the moment I am going treatment having help for that. Having the troubles that I do I tend to be able to eat more if food seems healthy and isn't too complex.
I love soup, in fact I could live on the stuff and I have it most days for my lunch as a result of this and I do get to try allsorts of brands and allsorts of interesting flavours. This appealed to me, being chunky I thought that it could be more filling and I wouldn't need to eat bread with it (bread gives me problems with the disorder that I have!) and a quid for a lunch like this seemed a small price to pay!
I was in my local shop when I came across this. I know they have been on the market a long time cos I had them growing up but I had forgotten all about them. There was a couple of different flavours on offer but I bought chicken and vegetable cos quite frankly I fancied it!
This came in a can with dark green labeling and on the front of it I am clearly told that it is Heinz Big Soup, Chicken & Veg and there is a nice photograph shown of the soup and then on the back of the can other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, the ingredients are given as is a full nutritional chart and heating instructions, we are told the size of the can is 400g and contact details for the manufacturer are stated and the whole thing is finished off by a handy ring-pull to open it with!
The Soup Itself:
Delicious, hearty and filling it reminds me a bit of a stew though slightly thinner! You get plenty of liquid though its packed out with slices of chunky carrots and potatoes, small chunks of light pink coloured chicken and peas and small slithers of onions. Its well seasoned and seems to me to have a bit of parsley in there in flavour and you can either heat this in the microwave (as I do) or simmer it on the hob, either way only takes a few minutes and its pretty fuss free in the microwave which I greatly appreciate.
This is really nice. The chicken isn't as chunky as the majority of the vegetables within it but its tasty and has a slightly chewy but not gristly texture to it. The veg is all well cooked through, the potatoes are not one bit mushy and you can taste all of the ingredients too. Its not too salty but seasoned well enough, has a nice natural sweetness and only gives us 100kcal per half a can and 0.4 of saturated fat so healthy and filling is brilliant for me!
Not a greasy soup, this is very tasty and fills up my belly in a guilt free way!
This is readily available in several different varieties of flavours and I made about a pound for my can and its widely available!
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I often bring soup to work because it is quick and easy to make, it is cheap to buy and it is usually low in calories. However sometimes I find that soap leaves me hungry after a few hours, so I decided to try the Heinz big soups, because being a little more substantial I thought they would fill me up for longer.
I spotted these on offer in Morrisons, I bought three tins for £2, which is quite a good deal considering each can usually retails for around 80p.
There are lots of flavours available, that all contain around 300 calories and they come in a 400g tin. I think the range of flavours is great - there is a lot of variety and unusual flavours on offer. I decided to buy the Chunky Vegetable, Chicken and Vegetable and Chunky Lamb Hotpot soups. However Beef and Vegetable, Beef Broth, Lamb and Vegetable, Chicken Leek and Mushroom and Smokey Bacon, Leek and Potato are also available.
You can each soup on the hob for 4-5 minutes or it can be microwaved for three minutes.
I found that all three soups chunky and rich. The vegetables are really tasty - they are juicy, without being soggy and you can taste the chicken and the lamb in the meaty varieties. My one complaint is that the base of each soup had an almost plastic texture and tasted artificial. However I did enjoy eating them and I found them much more filling than ordinary soup.
I would purchase Heinz Big Soup again, but I would try and buy them on offer, because I could easily make up a similar homemade broth at a low price.
As I have been trying both to loose a little weight, and save a little money, all part of my new years resolutions, I decided to swap my daily trip to the local cafe for a sandwich at lunch time, to bringing in some soup which I could heat up easily. As a child, I always loved big soup, so I decided to give it a try.
This product is available in a number of different flavors, which are Beef and Vegetable, Chicken and Vegetable, Beef Broth, Chunky Vegetable, Lamb and Vegetable, Beef Broth, Chunky Lamb Hotpot and Chicken Leek and Mushroom. All varieties come in a 400g tin. As I am a vegetarian, this review will focus on the Chunky Vegetable soup.
This product is available in all major supermarkets as well as some corner shops and is priced generally between 70p-80p per tin. Look out for special offers as I managed to pick some up in Morrison's at 3 tins for £2 - good idea to look out for such offers as I feel that 80p for a tin of vegetable soup is a bit steep.
The soup can either be microwaved for three minutes or heated on the hob for approx 4-5 minutes.
The base of this soup is a rich tomato and herb base with hints at a slightly peppery tone. It contains large pieces of potato, carrot and peas which reflects the title 'big soup'. While this product is very tasty I have noticed that it tends to satisfy the appetite in the short term, ie once you eat it you feel full up, but an hour or so later, I was hungry again. For this reason, I have started eating it with a cracker accompaniment.
The Nutritional Values are as follows per 200 grams (half a tin):
- 467 calories
- 3.4g protein
- 18.6g carbohydrates (5.7g sugars)
- 2.5g fat (0.3g saturated)
- 2.9g fibre
- 0.5g salt (impressive for a tinned soup)
- 1.2g salt equivalent
Overall, I would recommend this soup, as the chunky vegetables are a lot more satisfying than those in normal branded soup.
Strolling around the aisles of Morrison`s last week I noticed a deal on Heinz Big Soup (something like 3 for a pound if I recall rightly). I like Heinz soups and decided to try the beef and vegetable variety. I have always enjoyed the taste of the standard vegetable soup and scotch broth so I thought this would be on a par.
I thought a tin of soup might be a good meal to have at work with a crusty roll at only around 300 calories (new year`s resolutions and all that).
After dealing with the trials and tribulations of road transport for 4 hours last Monday I allowed myself 10 minutes respite to grab the tin of soup in question and transferred it upstairs to the canteen. I plucked the ring -pull and poured the contents into a bowl, then bunged it in the micro-wave for 2 minutes followed by a stir and a further 1 minute. It looked rather chunky and smelled very nice.
When I started to eat it I was surprised by how rich and tasty the soup was, chunky but soft carrot and potato, peas and soft beef. The only complaint I had was that one tin did not seem to be enough (but that`s just because I`m a pig!).
Unconvinced, the next day I tried the same lunch. But no difference, I found myself eating lovely chunks of vegetable again.
I ate the third tin on day three! I think this soup is lovely. It is an excellent alternative to home-made soup which is obviously unbeatable.
I recommend that you all try it.
For those people who feel that a watery bowl of soup is never enough, why not plump for one of the Heinz Big Soups. Like their normal soups, only crammed to the hilt with extra ingredients. It is thus not so much a soup, but more of a casserole. I guess it is billed as a soup though, as the idea of buying a tinned casserole is not quite so alluring!
I have been on a soup drive in the last few weeks, with all the cold weather and illness lurking, my diet has forced me into choosing homely and comforting foods while zooming around Tesco. The Big Soup impressed me recently and I had a feeling it would, as the illustration showed a chunky bowl of vegetables floating in a broth.
An easy to open can allows you to pour the contents into a saucepan with relative ease, so no problems there. You will notice as you dispense the soup that it has loads of bits in it. There is a good balance of vegetables to liquid.
It is best to heat this for several minutes, it takes a little longer than a conventional Heinz soup due to the amount of goodies which are in. I heated mine for just five minutes on a medium heat on the stove. It is important not to let it boil or this can impair the flavour.
The taste is pretty good actually, I had the beef and vegetable variety and the beef flavour managed to push through with vigour. In terms of pieces of beef, this could have been better. I would have liked some decent shreds of beef, like you get when you order shredded beef from a Chinese. The vegetables were better, with fresh and clean flavours coming through on the potatoes and carrots. Despite being tinned, the flavour retention was actually pretty good. This is something I have noticed across the entire Heinz range of late.
More filling than a standard soup, it is best complimented by a piece of chunky bread and would suffice for a filling lunchtime snack. The price will vary depending on which store you buy it from, so you could pay between seventy pence and one pound. A fine winter warmer though!
Heinz Big Soup
Description: Manufacturer: Heinz / Type: Soup
For those who haven't had Heinz Big Soup before, it is like Heinz others soups, only bigger! In fact, it is so thick and chunky that it resembles a stew instead of a soup. It is really filling and each tin is packed with tasty ingredients.
I had smokey bacon, leek and potato this time, but will certainly be trying (and reviewing - watch this space!) some of the other flavours, especially now winter is here as they make a great, quick lunch which is quite healthy and delicious.
The tin has a green background with the Heinz logo and a picture of the soup on the front. A 400g tin costs round £1 from supermarkets and they have a handy pull ring lid, meaning that you don't have to find a tin opener.
I find that half a tin of this soup is filling enough, especially served with a chunk of good bread. I had brown wholemeal bread with sunflowers seeds (from my local Morrison's bakery) with it, and it went perfectly..
Just pop into the microwave (or warm in a saucepan) for around 3 minutes (don't overheat) and stir half way through cooking, then serve and enjoy
Ingredients are as follows;
Water, Potatoes (20%), Carrots, Smoked Bacon (4%, Pork (85%), Water, Salt, Preservative - Sodium Nitrite), Onions, Celery, Leeks (2%), Modified Cornflour, Sweetcorn, Vegetable Oil, Yeast Extracts, Salt, Cream, Dried Skimmed Milk.
Nutritional info is as follows;
Energy kJ/100g : 225
Energy kcal/100g : 54
Protein g/100g : 1.9
Carbohydrate g/100g : 6.6
of which Sugars g/100g : 1.1
Fat g/100g : 2.1
This soup is pretty tasty. You can really taste the bacon though it doesn't overpower the rest of the flavours. It is so thick that you have to chew each mouthful, and yet despite being packed with ingredients, is still quite good for you. This soup is also well seasoned, but manages not to be too salty. I will definitely be buying this flavour again, and also trying some new ones - not quite as good as home made, but as good as you are going to find in a tin!
I love my food and one of the foods I love is a great 'BIG' filling soup so luckily Heinz made one for me, lol!
Soup is so tasty and satisfying especially when you are tired and hungry and need a good meal inside you without any effort...
This product is perfect for me as Heinz do a whole range of flavours, several of which I like and some of the vegetables that are in the liquid I wouldn't normally eat like carrots, but in these Big soups the veggies are really soft and nice :)
The variety I am reviewing today is Beef Broth as it's one of my favourites. It is described on the label as 'A delicious and wholesome Beef Broth soup made with tender pieces of beef, chunk potatoes, carrots, Swedes and pearl barley. Perfect for healthy appetites!'
For allergists there is gluten and barley but there is no artificial colours or preservatives in my meal.
The tin comes with a dark green label and there is 400g inside, this consists of 31% vegetables so I feel this is a great way to get kids to eat stuff they normally wouldn't...
The can itself has a ring pull top and the whole lot is recyclable steel.
At the moment they are 2 for £1.20 at Morrisons but they are pretty expensive normally which is a shame as I love them.
Made in England, the calories are only 184 for the entire tin, that's awesome!
These are really low fat with only 1,6g per half a can and 3.1g of sugars, although the salt is quite high at 1.1g...
To cook you can wither warm it through on the cooker of microwave it, the instructions are on the write up on the back of the label.
There is 8% beef included which makes it really tasty, there aren't a lot of chucks but what there are really tender and tasty. The flavours are really nice; the different textures go really well together to the firm meat to the solid pieces of potato the soft veggie chunks.
I love this simple and yet filling meal and it's a great buy at the moment, five stars from me, yum! ;-p
I've had a can of this sitting in my locker at work for the last eight months and today, as I'd forgotten the curry I'd made, I decided to give it a go for the first time.
The can thinks it is two servings but I'd strongly suggest this is a one person meal. The entire can is only 180 calories in the tin and 1.2g of saturated fat meaning it is only 3 points on Weight watchers for those who wanted to know....
The soup is very chunky with large pieces of potato and suede which make the soup very filling. The beef in the soup is in very small pieces so don't expect it to be like a sunday roast in soup format. The beef is quite tasty though and adds to the flavour of the soup. Due to the nature of the soup there is not much liquid so if you like dunking your bread this is not the soup for you. I had the tin with two pieces of bread and that was enough to dunk and then wipe the bowl out afterwards.
I thoroughly enjoyed this and would certainly have it again.
I had half a tin of Beef and Vegetable Big Soup for my lunch today and enjoyed it so much I thought I'd write about it.
It's made by Heinz and costs about 80p a tin, that is dear for a tin of soup but it's really more like a stew because it's so thick and has got so many big bits of veg in it.
You get quite a bit of beef in the soup and it's not tiny little bits like you get in other beef soups but good sized strips that are tender and not full of fat. You sometimes get a bit that's got some gristle on it but it's not very often and even then the meat is that tender that you can pull any gristle off with your spoon.
The vegetables in it are peas, carrots and potato and they are all cooked nice and are in big pieces not the tiny cubes in other soups from Heinz. This makes it more filling I reckon because of these vegetables that you have to chew instead of them being so small that you can just swallow them.
The liquid in the soup is quite thick and it tastes proper meaty like the broth from a stew. It has a salty taste that is very nice I think and the broth does bring all the tastes of the soup ingredients together.
I have this with a slice of bread or a cob and think it's the most filling tinned soup, my mum makes loads of soup and even though hers is brill there's nothing better than finding a soup like this that you can enjoy and not have to go to the stress of making your own.
Still suffereing from pneumonia & a persistent chest infection (7 weeks now!) I've not been in the mood to eat never mind cook so I was really pleased to find I'd bought a few tins of Big Soup when I saw them on offer a while ago. The normal RRP can be over £1 but at Qualitysave they were offering 2 cans for £1 so I bought a few including chicken & vegetable, minestrone, potato,leek & chicken & my favourite - chunky vegetable.
I usually make my own soups using the slow cooker making the most of seasonal veg & I know there's no comparison between canned & home-made soups but this is a good second-best in my opinion.
There's something comforting about the smell & taste of soup & as they're usually filling & comparatively low in calories I find them a good standby product to have in store as all you need to do is pull the ring on the lid & heat gently or microwave & serve with nice crusty fresh bread or baguette.
Each can of Heinz Big Soup is 400g & each flavour is clearly marked on the colourful label along with smaller print on the reverse which lists all the ingredients etc. I've just opened a can of chunky veg & the information tells me it's low in fat, 91 calories per serving & suitable for vegetarians.
The soup itself contains a substantial amount of good-sized chunks of carrots, potatoes, swedes, onion, lima beans, green beans & red peppers so you can have a good poke around & see exatly what you're eating! There's a mild but pleasant taste of mixed herbs & the soup isn't too salty. There's a subtle tomatoey base to the soup so all in all it's very colourful & appetising.
I've found, in the past, that by adding seasonal vegetables & extra potatoes that a can can (lol) go considerably further & feed more than 2 people. I've also found that the contents of the can are also useful for using as a cook-in-sauce for cottage pie/stews or casseroles as it's fairly thick & very tasty.
I've enjoyed all the Big Soups I've tried & haven't been disappointed with any but I'm not sure I'd pay over £1 a tin?
- obviously not as good as home-made soup but very nice indeed.
- substantial & filling.
- tasty & colourful.
- good combination of flavours.
- low in fat & calories.
- can be expensive.
I do like my soups, I have tried many different brands and flavours of all types of different soups recently as they are quick and easy to make, also they are the only thing I usually fancy to eat at lunchtimes. Well Heinz what can you say, a trusted and brilliant brand known by everyone. After reading a few reviews on this myself I thought I'd give it a go.
The name, Big Soup suggests there is going to be a lot of it and I have to say there is definitely enough there to fill me up, I don't know if this applies to everyone though.
They come in 400g tins, with a green background and the soup pictured on the front of the tin definitely does look "big" I have to say the picture does look very appealing and without it, I don't think I would have bought this product to be honest so it shows what these little things do!
I was really looking forward to trying this. There are many different flavours some including; Chicken and Vegetable, Giant Minestrone, Italian Chicken & Pasta, Chicken Potato & Leek, Lamb & Vegetable etc.
The soup definitely was "Big" like the name. The texture of the soup was very thick and not watery at all, something I'd had with many past soup brands. The chunks of vegetables were very large and there are generous helpings of it too. I have to say the chunks of meat were rather small though.
This soup is great to eat as a proper lunch, with bread, on its own or just as a quick snack as they can be done easily in the microwave. They are somewhat like a stew, with the thickness of it. This soup is also very comforting and warm to eat on a cold winter day :)
There are many different flavours to try so don't be put off if you just don't like one of them so get one to suit your tastebuds. I'm not usually fussy so I will eat any, but that might not apply to you.
I definitely enjoyed eating this soup, it filled me up better than expected. It is a soup after all, and it actually did fill me up more than past soup brands which is good as I don't like to eat a lot. So definitely try this!
I consider myself somewhat of an expert on the subject of soup as I love the stuff and buy different brands regularly. Heinz is a trusted brand name and buying anything in the range is usually a quality product for the price. Recently I have been buying Covent Garden soups so maybe my standard of soup has increased but I still found that these were not all I expected.
The tins (400g) come in chicken and vegetable, lamb hot pot, beef and vegetable, beef broth, chunky vegetable, lamb and vegetable, chicken and leek and mushroom, chicken and vegetable. Althoug I have found that lamb hot pot is not so different from lamb and vegetable and the same applies for all of the same meat flavours.
The soup pictured on the front of the tin looks really chunky and filling, almost stew-like and although there were lots of vegetables I was disappointed that the meat was such shreds. It is a thick soup so more filling than your regular soup but I felt the meaty flavour came more from the meat stock that was used rather than the meat itself. I realise for this price you can't expect a whole lamb leg in there but I would have preferred there to be larger chunks rather than lots of smaller shreds.
This is not to say that it wasn't tasty. As far as tinned soups go this was up there with the rest. They are hearty but eaten without bread they don't keep you going for long. My favourites are the lamb flavours and I often add a squeeze of mint sauce in there (but then again I add mint sauce to everything!). The vegetables are of a good size but they do take over from the meat. The good thing is that you can actually taste the different flavours of vegetables and they are not just chunks of the same tasting thing. The liquid part of the soup is thick and not in the least watery, which is good considering they are called "big" soups. There is also just the right amount in the tin but I have found myself scraping the last chunks out the bottom of the tin as it doesn't look a lot in the pan.
They can all be cooked in the microwave, which is useful if you are at work and they tend to cook through quite well. I actually think that they taste better in the microwave as they thicken up even more.
All in all this was a good soup for the price and perhaps I was expecting a little too much. It is not as chunky as on the picture (as with most things!) but it was satisfying for a while. I don't think I could eat it for dinner and then it would last me all night but for lunch if you are dieting or something to tide you over for a late dinner then it is ideal. As I previously mentioned you really should have an additional bit of bread if you are going to eat it as a meal. I would recommend them especially for students on a budget but I think I will stick to the Covent Garden from now on!
Although I have a big appetite I am trying to lose weight and have been looking for something small to eat for lunch as my tea is my largest meal but filling at the same time. Soups are always convenient too which is handy for me as I struggle to cook from scratch - or you could say lazy.
Whilst in Iceland I came across Heinz Big Soups - Beef and vegetable and also Chicken and Vegetable so I bought them both. You can actually buy other flavours in larger supermarkets but these are the only flavours I've tried.
It was the BIG which caught my eye - being a big woman myself anything foody that comes across as BIG always delights me lol. I quite enjoy Heinz soups anyway as they tend to be creamy, filling and flavoursome but I figured seeing as these soups have veg in I would be eating extra goodness, and it may work out more filling as a lunch to keep me going for a good few hours.
The tins are a standard tin size, with a ringpull on top too which is handy. The tins are green with Heinz BIG soup written in white bubble writing to catch your beady eyes as you are scanning the shelves. Underneath that you are told the flavour and then you have a teaser picture of what the soup actually looks like.
You can either warm your soup up in a microwave or on the hob - I usually warm it up in the microwave and stir it throughout the time period to ensure that all of the soup is cooked rather than it steaming hot at the top and bottom and freezing cold in the middle.
Once cooked and poured into a cooler dish it looks like an appetising hearty dish - both the beef and chicken. Only difference in these two is the colouring - the beef soup is a darker brown whereas the chicken is a lighter creamy yellow colour. The soup itself isn't too thick nor too thin it is the vegetables though which give it it's oomph. There is hardly any 'liquid' soup to be honest so if you are hoping for a lot to slurp up or dip your bread into you may find youself facing a few problems. These soups are in fact very similar to stews - jampacked with veg and hardly any juice. It is full of generously chunky cubes of potatoes, thick squares of carrots, peas and last but not least pieces of beef. Exactly the same is packed into the chicken soup too but instead of beef you have chicken pieces - of course!
Overall the soup is very tasty, the carrots are quite soft but the chunks of potatoe are wholesome and firm. As it cooks you have a faint smell of chicken or beef and just a hint of veg. Both taste the way you would expect them too, of chicken and beef with the added extras from the veg.
Half a can of the Beef and Vegetable soup contains;
of which 0.8g sats
Half a can of the Chicken and Vegetable contains;
of which 0.5g sats
These soups would make a perfect comfort food - especially in the winter - with a chunk of french stick or pieces of bread to round it all off and dip in - even though there isn't that much juice you can still dip something in to 'clean the dish' as I say.
They are quite filling for such a small tin of soup and I have been buying them since as they left my extremely satisfied for at least 4 hours afterwards. To eat them is not like eating soft they provide something for you to really sink your teeth into and chew so it does feel like you are eating a decent meal which is a plus. I definitely reccomend anybody try them - they even make a decent meal for my twin boys who are 19months old.
Now with little time on our hands and needing to eat I popped out to get us something to eat which will be quick, easy and filling. I saw the Heinz big soups in the co-op for £1.07 each and decided to buy them.
The packaging is green with the flavour written on it and a picture of the soup with heinz big soup with the big soup written in quite large writing.
Heinz is a trusted brand in food terms, especially in soup, that was what made me pay a little bit more money for one of these, rather than a cheaper brand which I didn't know of. I went for the big soup, because the picture looked like it had lots of meat and vegetables in and looked filling.
These soups are very easy to cook, either 3 minutes in the microwave or warm up on the hob.
I had the chicken and vegetable soup, my girlfriend had the lamb and vegetable soup and we both loved it. We were both quite surprised how many vegetables were in them. Considering they came from a tin the vegetables tasted quite fresh aswell. We had a tin each and some bread and by the end of it where struggling to finish. I think we under estimated how filling these are. We ate them at around 7.30 last night, its now 11.30 the next morning and im still not hungry yet.
For a reliable, easy, very tasty filling lunch or t I would definitely consider again. They are quite pricey I find at £1.07 a tin, but I would definitely pay that again!