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Heinz Cream Of Mushroom Soup
Member Name: lak11
Heinz Cream Of Mushroom Soup
Date: 29/04/10, updated on 08/06/13 (93 review reads)
Advantages: Thick and creamy
Disadvantages: None for me
I don't claim to have tried all brands of mushroom soup but, being a soup lover and also very fond of mushrooms, I have sampled quite a few. Of those I have tried this is my favourite and one that I consume on a fairly regular basis.
I expect everyone will know of Heinz and have eaten several foods from their vast range...but, although I knew this company had been launched years ago I didn't know much about it so had a look at the website before writing this. Just some very basic history of the company for you to digest, along with your soup!
In 1869 two United States businessmen, Henry J. Heinz, and L. Clarence Noble launched a company, Heinz & Noble. Their first product was a horseradish sauce made with horseradish grown on Henry Heinz' own garden patch. They decided to market the sauce in a clear glass bottle to show it's purity.
In 1876, tomato ketchup was launched by F & J Heinz. It was then launched in the United Kingdom in 1886. I was amused by this as I can't imagine people from that time, with the type of meals they ate, having much call for tomato ketchup. Also children, being seen but not heard, wouldn't have been allowed to say, "Pass the ketchup please!" would they? Whatever my thoughts, this ketchup obviously caught on.
The website: www.heinz.co.uk is an interesting site which you might like to peruse in between writing your reviews.
Heinz Classic Cream of Mushroom is a very tasty soup and, in my opinion, does the company justice. I enjoy it's thick and creamy texture. There are small pieces of mushroom in the soup. I thought I would warn you of this in case you like large pieces of mushroom as then you would be disappointed with this dish. This is fine for me as I just love the creamy mushroom taste, which is inviting without being overpowering. Because of this I consider the soup to be an ideal starter to a meal. Or have it as a snack or lunch with a slice or two of crusty bread. It makes a warm and satisfying lunch but also isn't too heavy to enjoy in the summertime.
It is easy to cook. You can cook gently in a saucepan on the hob, taking care not to boil or overcook. Alternatively, it can be heated in a microwave oven for three minutes ( 850w oven).
*This soup contains Gluten, Wheat and Milk.
It is free from artificial colours and artificial preservatives.
Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup is suitable for vegetarians.
It is available in tins of either 300g or 400g in size. I purchased the 300g tin at from Sainsburys supermarket for 74 pence, which can't be bad, can it?
Summary: I would recommend this soup
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