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      14.03.2012 16:49
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      Delicious with crusty bread, Mmmm....

      Product: Vegetable Soup

      Brand: Heinz

      Size: 400g

      Price: 60p-77p

      From: Most supermarkets and local shops, prices can differ.


      I've been eating this particular brand of soup for as long as i can remember, it's definitely a favourite of mine. Heinz Vegetable Soup comes in a can of 400g and i can pay anything from 60p - 77p depending on where i buy the soup from, places such as Tesco are normally that little bit cheaper. Sometimes they have the soups on offer for 5 tins for £2.00 which makes them amazing value so i always try to stock up when they have these particular offers.

      The soup comes packaged in a metal tin, with the familiar Heinz logo on a red label stuck around the tin. A image of the soup is at the front and all other relevant information such as ingredients etc are printed on the back of the label. The tin comes with a ring pull top which is very easy to open, a must for me as i hate opening tins with tin openers, plus this makes a quick and easy meal for me at lunch time at work when i know that i can open the tin with ease.

      When reading reviews i always like to know the ingredients of what's in the products, especially food based products, afterall i like to know what kind of items are in the foods i'm eating. These are listed below:

      Water, Tomatoes (24%), Carrots, Potatoes, Pasta Tubes (Water, Durum Wheat Semolina), Peas, Onions, Swede, Modified Cornflour, Sugar, Haricot Beans, Vegetable Oil, Wheat Flour, Cornflour, Salt, Yeast Extracts, Herb Extracts, Flavouring

      VEGETABLES: 29%

      As you can see from the above, quite a lot of vegetables are included in the tin, for a vegetable soup this is what i would expect; for my soup to contain mainly vegetables, so i admit that i do find it a little worrying that they state just 29% of vegetables after the nutritional text, although i guess this is the price you pay for with pre-packaged foods.

      On the tin it also states that the tin of soup serving counts as 1 of your 5 a day which makes me feel a little bit more confident in what i'm eating is somewhat a good food.

      The allergy and nutrition information is as follows:

      Allergy advice
      Contains: Gluten, Wheat
      Free From: Artificial Colours and Artificial Preservatives
      Nutrient Per 100g
      Energy - kJ 198kJ
      (Calories) 47kcal
      Protein 1.1g
      Carbohydrates 8.3g
      (Of which sugars) (3.2g)
      Fat 0.8g
      (Of which saturates) (0.1g)
      Fibre 0.9g
      Sodium 0.3g
      Salt Equivalent 0.7g

      The above information is based on a 100g serving, but as the whole tin serving is 400g and i often eat a whole tin then you need to multiply the above nutritional information by 4. You haven't got to be a mathematician to figure out that the sugar and salt content is very high in a serving, something which i certainly wouldn't expect in such a small tin of soup.

      The soups have quite a long use by date and i simply store these in my cupboard. If opening the tin and you want to store the remaining soup then you must store the soup in a covered container, keep refrigerated and use within two days.

      I normally cook my soup on the hob, to do this you simply pour the soup into a saucepan and stir gently whilst heating. I do not boil mine or overcook as i find that this impacts the flavour and then makes it not taste so good. At other times, especially at work when i don't get too much time to eat, i heat up my soup in the microwave. To do this i empty my soup into a microwaveable friendly bowl and heat on full power for 2 minutes. I stir my soup and then heat on full power for a further minute to ensure that it the soup is heated thoroughly.

      Heinz also do a variety of soups in many different flavours; Cream of Tomato, Cream of Chicken & Mushroom Soup, Oxtail Soup, Lentil Soup and Spring Vegetable soup are just to name a few.

      Overall i love the taste of Heinz soups, the Vegetable is by far my favourite and no other soup can compare. It tastes delicious with a slice of crusty bread and is very filling. Extremely convenient for those quick lunch meals. Definitely a 5/5 star rating for me.

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        12.03.2012 20:50
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        Great for when I want something warm for lunch

        When it comes to tinned soups I have yet to come across a brand that is as tasty as Heinz. Pretty much everyone has come across these tins of soup at some point, and vegetable soup is one of their most common flavours. There are other varieties of the classic vegetable soup out there - winter vegetable, and spring vegetable - and although these are also yummy, you can't beat an old classic!

        Soup for me is a comfort food as well as being a reasonably healthy meal. A nice hot steaming bowl of soup on a freezing cold day, especially when partnered with a piece of fresh crusty bread - heavenly. What with us just having a pretty cold winter I got through several tins of soup for my lunches in the winter months.

        Heinz tins are instantly recognisable on the supermarket shelves. With their classic red label and green logo, the words 'classic vegetable soup' and a picture of a steaming bowl of yummy looking soup on the front. There is also a little green 'box' stating that this soup also counts as 1 of your 5 a day. The tin also clearly states that there are no artificial colours or preservatives used in the soup. All sounds good so far.

        I'm not one for listing ingredients, but in a tin of vegetable soup you may be interested in what vegetables are present. There is quite a variety in this tin - tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, peas, onion and swede. There is also some pasta in the soup. The combination of these vegetables makes a very yummy soup indeed. The liquid base of the soup definitely has a tomato-ness to it whereas all the other vegetables are identifiable in the soup.

        As well as being a yummy combination of flavours, this soup is very easy to prepare. You can cook it on the hob or in the microwave. I tend to have these for my lunch when I'm in work, so with no hob, but access to a microwave, this tends to be how I heat this soup up. When heated in the microwave you simply transfer the contents of the tin into a microwaveable dish, and cover (I recommend you DO cover the soup whilst heating or you end up with a messy microwave!) Heat on full power for two minutes, give the soup a stir, and heat again for another minute. It's as simple as that. Quick and easy (so doesn't eat too much into my break, always a plus point). The other option of heating this soup in on the hob - simply pour contents into a pan and heat, without boiling. If you boil the soup it may lead to some of the flavours being lost.

        Another plus point with these Heinz tins is that they have a ring pull lid. This is a definite plus point for me as I do have these in work, where although we have a microwave we don't seem to have a tin opener. With a ring pull lid that's one less thing to worry about. The tin is also recyclable. We do have recyclable points in work so my tins all find their way in there.

        These Heinz tins of soup retail about 60-70p in most supermarkets. Quite often though there are offers on where you can get a selection of 5 tins for £2. I always tend to get a mixture of 5 tins when this offer is on.

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          07.06.2010 18:47
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          A very tasty high quality soup with plenty of vegetable chunks.

          Now the Great British summer has turned to rain I thought you may be interested in reading about this delicious soup. I typed up this review in Word a few weeks ago, but then we had the glorious weather, so I didn't think you'd want to read about boiling hot soup!!

          Heinz soups come in a variety of sizes and the product I am reviewing today is their 400g tin of Classic Vegetable Soup, which has been around for years.

          Heinz soups stand out on the supermarket shelf due to their unique shaped labels and the large gold lettering of the Heinz logo. The tin I have is somewhat different to dooyoo's image as it has clearly been updated to look more appealling.

          The label looks particularly appealing as it shows the image of a dish of boiling hot soup with steam rising from the bowl and a piece of delicious looking crusty bread located next to it.

          The labels of Heinz products are always deep red in colour and in my opinion, look comforting and warming, which is obviously what they want to achieve, particularly with their soup products.

          The can has an easy to open ring pull and what is great about Heinz products is that it doesn't snap when you're half way through opening the tin. I always find the lids are removed with minimum effort. The soup looks rich in appearance and is a rust/dark orange colour. As for the smell - even though the soup is cold it smells simply delicious!

          As I poured the soup into my microwaveable bowl, I could clearly see there were plenty of pieces of vegetables such as peas, pasta tubes and carrots. To heat (based on a 850w microwave), you cook on full power for two minutes, stir then heat for a further one minute. Make sure you cover the dish as otherwise you'll end up with the vegetables splattered all over the inside of your microwave!

          You can also heat this product on the stove and should keep stirring to avoid burning. Ensure your soup is piping hot before serving and enjoy.

          As for the taste - the soup is extremely flavoured and whilst tinned soups are not as pleasurable as freshly made soups, I really enjoy the majority of Heinz varieties. The vegetables are always tasty and the soup is seasoned well with plenty of herbs. The consistency of the sauce is fairly thick, as I cannot bear runny soups that simply run off your spoon. I tend to accompany the soup with either crusty or garlic bread which is perfect for dipping.

          I always associate soups with cold winter evenings, as soup is a warming, nourishing and comforting food. I always find half a 400g tin is perfect for one person and extremely filling.

          The soup contains gluten and wheat and is suitable for vegetarians. Once opened, the contents of the tin should be stored in a suitable covered container and placed in the fridge for a maximum of two days.

          The nutritional information per half a can is, as follows:-

          Energy 378kj, 89kcal
          Protein 2.2g
          Carbohydrates 17.4g
          Of which sugars 6.4g
          Fat 1.7g
          Of which saturates 0.1g
          Fibre 1.8g
          Sodium 0.5g
          Salt 1.3g

          The can is recyclable once empty.

          Whilst I haven't purchased soup for quite a while as my cupboard is well stocked, I've checked on Tesco website for up to date prices. As of 7 June 2010 you can purchase:

          · 300g tin for 59p
          · 400g tin for 82p
          · 800g tin for £1.14
          · 4-tin pack for £2.60

          Due to its' extremely high quality and fantastic taste, Heinz Classic Vegetable soup receives 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me

          I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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            15.05.2010 11:06
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            Great tasting soup

            Heinz soups have been around for many years, one of my favourite being this vegetable one. I like most soups in the Heinz range, but this one has got to be the most filling out of them all. This soup is a bright orange colour which is quite runny when you first pour it into your pan, but it has big pieces vegetables in it so its not like eating a liquid soup, which to me sometimes doesn't really feel like you have had a meal. With this soup as you have chunks of veg in it, it feels more like you have eaten food, not just a liquid dinner.

            All you need to do to cook this soup is heat in a pan on the hob for about 5 minutes, or you can put it in the microwave for a few minutes, but I always find it is so much nicer if you heat it gently on the hob. It thickens a bit as you cook it.

            The vegetables in the soup are all really nice and soft. It has so much taste in this soup. They have added carrots, potatoes, peas, pasta, tomato puree and onions.

            Per half a can there is 89 calories, so this would be ok if you were sharing it with somebody maybe as a starter, but most people would have the full can for a meal which would mean you would be consuming 178 calories, which is not bad at all for a meal. The can states it is low in fat, so this is great if you are on a diet.

            I love having this soup with some homemade bread or with croutons in it. It is nice on a winters day as it really warms you up, but most of the time I have this soup at work, as there is no messing around making your dinner the night before, you just throw a tin of this soup in your bag and your dinners sorted!

            Heinz soup apparently comes in 57 varieties! It is ok for vegetarians, and you just need to store the soup in a cool dry place. They always have a few years date on them so I always stock up on this soup when it is on offer. Asda a few months ago were doing them 5 cans of £2 but now it is only 3 cans for £2. If you buy them separately they are about 80p a can so this is quite expensive soup, but I don't like supermarkets brands I have tried them and always end up going back to heinz!

            This soup is free from artificial colours and preservatives.

            I highly recommend this tasty soup, it is quick and easy, filling and low in calories!

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            22.03.2010 11:16
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            Yummy But Other Soups Are Better!

            If you ask someone to name the first Heinz soup that comes into their heads they will probably say Vegetable, it's been going FOREVER and even though it's not brill quality it tastes nice and is filling for lunch.

            The soup is quite thick and is a bright orange colour, you can see loads of bits of vegetable floating about in the soup but it all looks a bit too processed. There are carrots, potatoes, pasta and peas in the soup and they are all about the same size so they all heat through good.

            You can either nuke this soup or do it in the saucepan, I always do mine in the microwave because it's quicker and as long as you don't let it cook for too long you'll get a nice flavoured soup. It doesn't smell much like vegetables as it's warming up and that's a bit of a shame because I LOVE the smell of the Baxters vegetable soup while that's being nuked.

            The soup is a bit salty tasting but that's ok because it helps bring the taste of the vegetables out, it's not majorly salty that it makes you feel thirsty or anything like that but you can deffo taste the salt in it.

            The vegetables themselves don't taste of much, they are proper soft as well and it's not like eating real vegetables. You can tell the difference between a cube of potato and a cube of carrot but only because the carrot pieces are softer, it's not like they actually TASTE of carrot or potato! lol

            There are little tubes of pasta in the soup as well and they're nice for a change, I sometimes think they feel a bit slimey but when I have other brands of soup that haven't got pasta in I always miss it.

            This soup is mega filling with bread, my dad has it on a plate with fresh mashed potato in the middle because he used to have that when he was a kid. I've tried it and it's ok but not the kind of food I like to eat, I reckon it would be wicked for little kids though but I'd still watch out because I bet there is a load of salt in this vegetable soup.

            A 400g tin costs about 80p but you can usually get them on offer where you buy extra tins for a bit of a discount.

            Recommended!!!

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            01.01.2010 17:02
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            not bad

            What do you expect when you buy a vegetable soup? A multitude of fine vegetation in a lovely frothy broth, that will warm the winter cockles and leave you feeling rested? Heinz are pretty dependable when it comes to soups. Usually I play it safe with chicken or tomato but occasionally I push the boat. A recent offer at Tesco allowed me to explore some different flavours and this was one of them.

            You get a selection of veg in this soup, including peas, potatoes, carrots and curiously broad beans. I was very pleased to see the latter make an appearance, this is a vegetable which is all too often neglected in cooking. The broad beans are a fine choice as they help provide texture and also a nourishing stapleness which I feel enhances the flavour.

            It is a little disappointing that other less discussed vegetables don't make the final cut. Courgettes or swede would have brightened up my day, but alas!

            To heat, simply empty into a saucepan and cook on the hob for several minutes until it starts to come to the boil. Take care not to overheat it though or you will lose some flavours. Is the taste decent enough though? Well, yes and no. You can taste the veg, but the overriding flavour seems to be potato, which doesn't really cut it for me. The soup would benefit from a wider range of veg, what about some radish chucked in there? This would have thrown up some more tart-like flavours and put some zing into the mixture. As it stands it is a very safe vegetable soup.

            The texture is good though, a pleasing viscosity and satisfying pieces of veg help to bulk it out, so it isn't all watery and weak. A tin will cost about sixty pence and should be served with warm crusty bread! Recommended for winter nights and snuggles by a fire.

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              02.12.2009 00:24
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              So near and yet so far. Please, Heinz, less salt. I'd give it the fifth star if it were healthy.

              With the cold weather, we seem to have a lot of wintery foods being reviewed here. I too, am stocking up on warming, nourishing foods to keep me going through the long and dark winter working hours. In my supermarket, the Heinz soups were on special offer - usually 80p per 400g tin, but these were 3 for £2. This was still more expensive than shop's own version, but the Heinz brand is rather posher and unlike so many of the cheap generics, the Heinz "classic" vegetable soup version came without any dairy and the ingredients didn't have any hidden nasties, other than the standard apparently mandatory absurdly large amounts of salt.
               
              ===Preparation===
              The soup came in an easy to open tin, which didn't need a tin opener (unlike the own brand versions!). It heated up in 2 minutes in the microwave, without splattering everywhere nor sloshing as I tried to move it. The smell was a lot more appetising than most tins of soup I have had recently - rich and like root vegetables (swedes and carrots).

              ===The soup===
              The soup was fairly thick and rich looking and had lots of chunky vegetables in it. On tasting it, it seemed very rich in tomatoes, though the swede taste also came through strongly. Although it was very savoury tasting, it seemed to be less powerfully salty than most tins of soup that I've had recently - I suppose it must have a better stock.

              I particularly liked the thick texture of it - so many soups are just watery with bits of vegetables floating in. The vegetables in it were pretty small, so didn't require very much chewing, but they hadn't mushed up too much, so it felt fairly substantial. The recommended portion was half a tin, but I didn't really think that half a tin made much of a meal though - it's fine for a starter, but really needed some toast to go with it at the very least.

              I probably wouldn't want to serve this to small children because of the salt content, but I think it would go down quite well with most of the family - it is tasty, but not too strongly flavoured, nor do any of the less child-friendly ingredients (who among us liked more than three vegetables as a small child after all!) seem too strong and overpowering.

              ===The nutrition===
              Each half can contains 89kcal, 2.2g protein, 16.4g carbohydrates, 1.7g fat and 0.5g sodium. Like all the other soups around, this is a huge amount of sodium (a full tin contains nearly half of my daily limit)- I really wish they wouldn't put so much in because it puts me off buying it again - it isn't nice enough to justify as an occasional treat.
               
              The ingredients of this are carrots, potatoes, tomato puree, peas, pasta, onions, swede, corn flour, sugar, haricot beans, vegetable oil, wheat flour, salt, yeast and unnamed herbs. So other than the unhealthily large amounts of salt, those are exactly the sorts of things I put in my own vegetable soups. It is suitable for vegetarians, has no artificial colours or preservatives, and the only allergens listed are gluten and wheat.
               
              ===In summary===
              I live in hope of finding a low-effort healthy soup which I haven't made myself. Sadly, this is not it. Please Heinz, make these healthier, then I'd buy them more often! It is easy to prepare, ideal for taking camping or to the office.

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                25.11.2009 20:44
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                Well worth trying

                Heinz Classic Vegetable Soup

                Description - tinned soup


                Heinz soups tend to be my favourite, they are usually all pretty decent, not as good as home made of course, but a tasty and convenient way to have a hot meal in minutes.

                They come in bright red tins and have the Heinz logo on the front. The tins have a pull off lid which is really handy as it means that you don't have to look for a tin opener.

                Expect to pay around £0.65 per 400g tin, though I bought these a couple of weeks agon on a special offer in Tesco where I got 2 400g tins for just £1.

                All you need to do is warm this soup gently in a saucepan or pop it into the microwave for around two and half minutes (check and stir half way through cooking) then serve.

                This is quite a thick soup, packed with loads of vegetables and pasta tubes. It is a deep orange colour and smells quite appetising.

                This is quite a tasty soup though I found the pasta a bit weird, because it seemed to be in the wrong soup! It did taste nice but I wouldn't expect to find it in a vegetable soup. The vegatables are a great texture and this soup is well seasoned, so you don't need to add anything.

                Ingredients are as follows;

                Water, Carrots, Potatoes, Concentrated Tomato Puree, Peas, Pasta Tubes (Water, Durum Wheat Semolina), Onions, Swedes, Modified Cornflour, Sugar, Haricot Beans, Vegetable Oil, Wheat Flour, Cornflour, Salt, Yeast Extracts, Herb Extracts. VEGETABLES: 29%

                Nutritional values are as follows;
                Size 400g
                Energy kJ/100g : 189
                Energy kcal/100g : 45
                Protein g/100g : 1.1
                Carbohydrate g/100g : 8.2
                of which Sugars g/100g : 3.2
                Fat g/100g : 0.8
                of which Saturates g/100g : 0.1
                Fibre g/100g : 0.9
                Sodium g/100g : 0.3

                This was a tasty enough soup, though I didn't like it as much as some of the Heinz flavours so may choose them over this one next time. Once you get over the fact that there is pasta in your vegetable soup, it is quite nice! I found it very filling too, and it went well with a chunk of french bread. I would eat it again, but only if there were no other flavours to select.

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                19.11.2009 17:01
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                Heinz Classic Vegetable Soup

                As with all of the Heinz classic soups, this one comes in a bright red tin with the Heinz label on the front. You can buy this soup from most supermarkets and shops and a 400g tin costs around £0.65. It is often available on special offer too.

                This soup comes with a pull ring top, so that you don't need a tin opener, which is handy. You simply pour into a pan or microwavable dish and then heat gently. If you are using the microwave, it takes around 2 and a half minutes and should be stirred half way through cooking.

                This soup is quite thick and an appetising browny red colour with plenty of chunks of vegetables in it. It smells pretty good too and has a decent creamy texture, which goes really well with bread. It tastes okay but isn't the most tasty of these soups, slightly bland and artificial.


                The ingredients are as follows;

                Water, Carrots, Potatoes, Concentrated Tomato Puree, Peas, Pasta Tubes (Water, Durum Wheat Semolina), Onions, Swedes, Modified Cornflour, Sugar, Haricot Beans, Vegetable Oil, Wheat Flour, Cornflour, Salt, Yeast Extracts, Herb Extracts. VEGETABLES: 29%

                Nutritional info as follows;

                Size 400g
                Energy kJ/100g : 189
                Energy kcal/100g : 45
                Protein g/100g : 1.1
                Carbohydrate g/100g : 8.2
                of which Sugars g/100g : 3.2
                Fat g/100g : 0.8
                of which Saturates g/100g : 0.1
                Fibre g/100g : 0.9


                All in all, this probably isn't one of the best Heinz soups because it does seem to have a slightly artificial aftertaste. It is certainly thick and filling but you can tell it comes from a can and there are much nicer flavours available so I probably wouldn't bother with this one again.

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                  family favourite but try a cheaper version!

                  Heinz vegetable soup is just about as good as supermarket makes. It has a lovely range of vegatables in it that compliment each other and there is something satisfying about having soup on a cold day with a chunk of warm fresh bread.

                  Its a definite family favourite and ''helps'' you to acheive your 5 a day of vegetables, - 29 % of the tin contains vegetables so its not great I feel there could be more veg in there! It also contains pasta tubes in soup so this gives you something extra and helps to make the soup filling.

                  At my local supermarket it cost 62p per can of soup whereas their own brand is 39p per can and tastes pretty much the same with the smae nutritional values in it.

                  The soup is ideal for people on a diet as I mentioned before the pasta helps to fill you up and make sure you feel as though you have had a proper meal - but I have to have a whole tin! It has 178 calories, 3.4g of fat and 2.6g of Salt in. I feel as though the salt content is quite high but I guess this helps acheive the flavour. a whole tin contains over a 3rd of your RDA

                  Recommended for dieters (if you dont have bread) recommended for heinz fans but if your not fussed about brands then try your local supermarket ones as they are cheaper with the same taste!

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                  04.11.2009 09:45
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                  thanks for reading

                  Not really wanting a lot for tea last night I raided our kitchen cupboards for something quick, easy and tasty to cook and stumbled across a tin of Heinz Vegetable Soup.

                  Housed in a 300g tin the familiar Heinz red label tells you that this is a low fat soup which is suitable for vegetarians it is simply designed with the Heinz name and illustrations of the vegetables you can expect to find within the soup.

                  Nutritional information lists that in a 300g serving you can expect to intake:

                  128 kcals
                  2.9g protein
                  24.3g carbs
                  9.4g of which sugars
                  2.2g fat
                  0.2g of which saturates
                  2.7g fibre
                  0.8g sodium
                  2.0g salt

                  So as you can see quite a healthy choice.

                  Heating instructions suggest either warming up gently in a pan on an oven or nuking for a couple of minutes in the microwave. Preferring soup to be heated in a pan I chose this option.

                  The first thing you notice when you open the tin is a thick liquid consistency with plenty of chunks of vegetables, whole peas and cubes of potato and Swede can be seen as well as orange chunks of carrot.

                  The smell is quite non-descript when cold but as the soup heats up it lets of a warming, vegetable smell that gets your mouth watering. I always season with salt and pepper and like my soup to be very hot.

                  To me the taste is what sets Heinz apart from other soups; the flavour of the liquid combined with the chunkiness of the vegetables makes for a hearty, satisfying meal. Unlike some of the "big" soups the vegetable pieces cook through and you can taste the individual flavours. It is an excellent alternative to homemade soup in my opinion and I do rate it very highly.

                  The ingredients are listed as: Water, Carrots, Potatoes, Concentrated Tomato Puree, Pasta Tubes, Peas, Onions, Modified Corn flour, Swedes, Sugar, Haricot Beans, Wheat flour, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Flavourings, Herb Extracts, Yeast Extract. Vegetable content is listed at 29%

                  Allergen information warns that the product contains Gluten and Wheat.

                  There are not many Heinz soups that I don't like to be honest, but the vegetable variety is certainly one of my favourites. It's a healthy, filling meal that chases away the winter blues and I recommend this very highly.

                  Heinz Vegetable Soup costs around 66p for a 300g tin and can be found in supermarkets on the tinned goods/soup aisle.

                  5/5 for me.

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                    Another favourite from Heinz

                    Here's something we can all enjoy as the nights draw in and the winter looms ever larger...Heinz's Vegetable Soup. Yum!

                    From the Classic range, it comes in the familiar red tin just like other regular soups such as tomato and chicken soups do. But this has to be a personal favourite of mine. I'm not a particularly big fan of 'creamy' soups like the chicken one, and the tomato one is merely just that...whereas the vegetable one provides a banquet of flavours!

                    To prove that, here's the ingredients list...

                    Water, Carrots, Potatoes, Concentrated Tomato Puree, Peas, Pasta Tubes, Onions, Swedes, Modified Cornflour, Sugar, Haricot Beans, Vegetable Oil, Wheat Flour, Cornflour, Salt, Herb Extract, Flavouring, Yeast Extract.

                    There you go, carrots, potatoes, onions, swedes, peas, beans...all included in this little number (29% of the content is made up of vegetables). The colouring is red thanks to the tomato puree, and although a little runny, it does give a thick, full flavour. The chunks of potato are perhaps slightly too big and ruin the consistency of the other veg. Comparing this to the 'chunky' version by Heinz, then the vegetables are smaller, except the potatoes.

                    It's well seasoned but some people may wish to add pepper to give it an extra 'kick', although that may distract from the flavour - the vegetables are very soft and will crumble in the mouth, so the texture is smooth which most people will prefer compared to a 'crunchy' vegetable soup.

                    The tins usually come in 400 gram ones, and 100 grams comes to approximately 44 calories...so seeing as one of these with a couple of slices of bread can constitute a meal then it's relatively healthy. At approximately 82p a tin, or a 4 tin pack for £2.60 in Tesco, then you can't complain. Yes, there was a time when it was cheaper...but in this world we will in, a decent flavoured vegetable soup is a crumb of comfort. There, who'd have thought a vegetable soup review could be philosophical!

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                      04.09.2009 14:42
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                      Nice with fresh bread!

                      I am not big on tinned soups, I feel they lack quality and certainly the goodness you get from a pot of homemade soup, but that said I do often turn to a tin of soup for a quick snack rather than a packet of crisps or some other type of junk food when hunger sets in.

                      I have tried other tinned soups but always come back to Heinz, even though they are very expensive unless on offer.

                      Heinz vegetable soup is one of my favourites and it is tasty even though not particularly good for you.

                      The soup is mainly tomato flavoured in that it is like tomato soup but with vegetables in it rather than having a meat stock.

                      The vegetables found in Heinz soup include potatoes, peas, carrots and butter beans, the liquid is very watery but there are a lot of vegetables even though they are small in size and this gives the soup a decent consistency and makes it quite filling.

                      The soup is quite high in salt and the sugar content per tin is over 12g so this is not to be seen as a healthy snack but it can make a nice afternoon hot snack from time to time and it's lovely to dip a bit fresh bread into.

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                        26.07.2009 00:15
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                        If you want soup Heinz is a winner, if you want something special buy stew instead!

                        Heinz seems to be a brand that we inherently trust, a company that has never stretched itself to any great culinary heights, nor produced the best version of the foods that it sells, but nevertheless there is always a decent standard which its products rarely fall beneath.

                        Its soups have healed the nation back to good health over many winters, but recently they have faced competition on all sides, from more inexpensive supermarket own-brands to several wonderful and exotic tins and packets from chefs, foreign countries and from delicatessens.

                        At 60p - 80p per can Heinz should be considered fairly good value, as the more inexpensive versions can sometimes disappoint with thin, transparent liquid and few vegetables, and for the price of the dearer version it becomes more sensible to buy ingredients to make your own.

                        This vegetable soup could never be called miserly with the generous pieces of carrot, potato, peas, pasta, onion and beans; and their combined taste is fairly good considering their modest individual attributes. When slowly heated this will provide a snack that feels health conscious and reassuringly warming, but as a meal it might disappoint those who have grown to see soup as being something equal to a restaurant's main course in terms of the exciting, unusual and hearty ingredients often used.

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                        06.07.2009 21:34

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                        Quick, easy , cheap meal.

                        Im a huge fan of all Heinz products and whenever I try one I am never dissapointed. I always find they beat the nearest brand name alternative considerably and are worth the extra pennies you pay for the name Heinz. Heinz vegetable soup is no different.

                        Heinz vegetable soup comes in the traditional red Heinz packaging, which I think makes it look quite classy. It has the Heinz logo on the front and some pictures of the vegetables it contains. The tin has a pull off lid which makes it so much easier than having to use the tin opener.

                        The soup itself is 'chunky' it has tasty lumps of vegetables in, which make it seem a bit fresher and less processed. The taset is very nice, a mixture of lots of vegetables yet it is not bland. Its quite exciting waiting for a chuink of your favorite vegetable to come up!

                        The soup is very low in calaories >300 so great as a tasty meal or snack if you are on a diet. The soup is easy to cook, it takes a couple of minutes in the microwave or on the hob. I find it tastes better cooked up slower on the hob than in the microwave, but either is acceptable.

                        Over all this is a great cheap and healthy meal that is quick and easy to cook, what more could you want.

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