Product Type: Heinz Sauces / Soups
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Heinz Vegetable Soup
Heinz Classic Vegetable Soup
Member Name: butterflywings
Heinz Classic Vegetable Soup
Date: 14/03/12, updated on 14/03/12 (163 review reads)
Advantages: Tastes Good
Disadvantages: Quite a lot of salt content
Product: Vegetable Soup
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
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:
Contains: Gluten, Wheat
Free From: Artificial Colours and Artificial Preservatives
Nutrient Per 100g
Energy - kJ 198kJ
(Of which sugars) (3.2g)
(Of which saturates) (0.1g)
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.
Summary: Delicious with crusty bread, Mmmm....
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