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Heinz cream of tomato soup is a true classic. A real comfort food which was just made for grey, rainy, autumn days. It's always been a favourite of mine. So when they released this new fangled version with added basil, I was a bit uncertain at first. Why mess with a classic? Why fix something which isn't broken?
I actually bought this soup by mistake as I picked it up by accident instead of the regular one. However, this was a blessing in disguise.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but the basil really does add something great to this store cupboard staple. It's subtle but it's a really nice addition - fresh and tasty. The basil soup is the same price as the normal one. It's available in fewer places but most bigger supermarkets do sell it.
It comes in 400g tins and the suggestion is that one portion is half a tin. I don't know what planet they live on when they make these assumptions. You need a whole tin. And some nice crusty bread. Stir in a teaspoon of creme fraiche, or add some cheese on top, or a squirt of sriracha sauce to really spice things up.
This soup is not gourmet (come on, it comes out of a tin). But it's still a tasty snack, cheap and quick dinner or a great lunch when you don't want to venture out of your office. I always keep a few tins at work just in case.
I know we Brits don't like change - but this addition to a classic is actually pretty good. Worth trying.
Heinz Cream of Tomato and Basil Soup 400g