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I'm not very good in these winter months. The sooner summer arrives, the better quite frankly. I hate the cold and the long dark nights, so I am always in search for products to warm me up. So what better way to warm the cockles of your heart by having a bowl of Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup?
***PRICE AND PACKAGING***
A 400g tin of this soup is currently priced in Tesco's at 75p, which I think isn't too bad for the price. The tin is predominantly red with the ingredients/nutritional information on the back. It states on the front of the tin that this is 1 of your 5 a day.
It is easy to open as well as it has one of those things you pull on the top of the can and just peel the lid back. I do prefer them kind of tins personally.
So, now I have opened the tin and poured the contents into a bowl. It's terribly easy to heat up - just put it in the microwave and it will heat up in 2 minutes, stir, and heat up for a further 1 minute. Or if you don't have a microwave, you can heat it on the hob while stirring.
I like to have a slice of buttered bread with my soup to dunk in. What I like about this soup is the thick and creamy texture. Is is nice and smooth and no bits in it. I like the fact that it doesn't taste too strong of tomatoes, and not spicy either. I do like spicy food, but this soup is just a nice simple and easy flavour. It is light red in colour.
Per half a can there is 118 calories, is low in fat and sugar and is suitable for vegetarians.
***WHAT I THINK***
Personally, I like this soup. It is a great winter warmer and is a perfect treat for an in-between meal or supper in the evenings. Heinz are renowned for making top quality food and soups. I would recommend this soup, and for 75p a tin, you can't grumble at that, can you?
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I think that Heinz tomato soup is much underrated! I have to say it I the nicest soup I have ever eaten and is partially nice to enjoy in the winter when it is cold. It's a perfect soup and all the family enjoy it for lunch and tea or even for supper and a warm treat after cold days.
Heinz tomato soup is very reasonably priced. On average it usually costs around £0.60 for one can of soup although it can be purchased in sets of 4 cans for around £2.60 which I think is brilliant because the soup is so thick and creamy! The price can sometimes very in different supermarkets and food shops but it is normally around those prices in places such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's.
The taste of Heinz tomato soups is simply the best thing about it. It is very creamy and smooth and has no lumps in it at all. Another brilliant thing about it is that it counts as one of your five a day which is amazing because the taste would make you think it needs lots of flavorings to make it so nice. It great knowing I can have my favorite food and I'm getting one of my five a day at the same time.
I would definitely recommend Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup. It is a brilliant product that comes very reasonably priced in most supermarkets and food store. It is my favorite soup that I love to enjoy mostly in the winter.
The soup comes in a red tin can, and the Heinz logo can be found at the front. It tells us that it is the cream of tomato variety. The contents of the can are 400g a decent amount I would say. Heinz has been around for many years and as most of you will know it has 57 different verities on offer.
With winter here like a lot of you I have been buying a lot of soup just lately to warm up my insides. For the past five weeks I have had a very bad chest infection and hence appetite has been zilch;therefore I was on the hunt for something easy to digest and came across this fabulous soup. I had been bought up on the Heinz brand and knew I couldn't go wrong by purchasing a few cans of this at the bargain price of just 50 p a can from my local Asda store. The can has a ring pull that you pull to get to the contents.
The soup has a orange red colour to it, with a strong spell of tomatoes to it. Taste wise it tastes of tomatoes just as it should although having a tangy creamy taste to it.
I simply adore this and could eat it what ever time of the year. Each can has enough to fill a bowl to the top. I usually have crusty bread with mine; however personal preference may suggest otherwise.
Simply heat either on the hob or in the microwave; for instructions please see below.
Heat a sauce pan of this soup on the hob on a medium heat and cook for about ten minutes, don't boil as it will impair the flavour.
Microwave on full power and heat for two minutes then stir and cook for a further minute.
Can be found at all super markets for around 80p a tin, however I bought mine for 50 p a tin.
I have brought Heinz tomato soup for many many years now, and always go back to it, especially as Winter approaches and the typical English weather returns! Heinz tomato soup, is well, tomato soup. On Heinz's website the soup is described as: 'Our famous, much loved Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup is made to our own special recipe...packed with tomatoes to create a delicious soup that's bursting with flavour.'
I am a fairly picky eater, I don't like bits or any very unusual flavours, I don't even like tomatoes! But somehow I do love this tomato soup. It's so creamy and has a lovely flavour to it, it somehow doesn't taste like tomatoes to me. I especially love this soup with a bit of french bread to dip in. This soup is especially nice in winter, when you get home all cold you can just pop it in the microwave and have a nice warm bowl of tomato soup, yum!
Heinz tomato soup is so quick and easy to prepare, you just open the can, pour it into a bowl, and pop it into the microwave for 2 minutes! Now being a student I am not the most experienced in the kitchen, and often don't have a lot of time, and so this is perfect for me. Alternatively you can prepare it on a hob by pouring it into a pan and stirring, however I have never tried this method.
Where to buy:
You can buy Heinz Tomato Soup, in practically every supermarket. In ASDA a single 400g can will cost you 50p (it's currently on sale), or you can buy a multipack of 4 cans for £3.
The soup is fairly healthy, with it being 1 of your 5 a day. It also contains no artificial colours, no artificial flavours and no artificial preservatives. Per half a can contains 118 calories - which isn't a lot at all!
The ingredients include: Tomatoes (84%), Water, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Modified Cornflour, Salt, Dried Skimmed Milk, Milk Proteins, Cream, Spice Extracts, Herb Extract and Citric Acid.
I love nothing more in winter than curling up with the fire and a nice bowl of hot soup - and like the advert says - it has to be Heinz - to me it truly is the best Tomato soup on the market that I have tried,
The soup comes in a tin, which can vary from 300g to 400g. I find 400g is perfect and fits just lovely in a bowl - or a large mug, as there isn't much difference between the two sizes I always go for the bigger one. The packaging is very obvious, with a red wrap and the Heinz logo on the front with the flavour underneath in big letters. The cost varies between 60p-89p but there are always offers on in different supermarkets - I know Tesco have it on offer as a three for two at the moment. It is not the cheapest soup available but for me it is well worth paying the difference.
The soup itself is smooth, which I really like as I don't like bits in my soups, and this is better for me for when I use a mug rather than a bowl. (Depending if I'm roughing it). It pours well out of the can and can be cooked either on a hob in a pan or in the microwave. I'm impatient so as the hob takes longer I use the microwave. I usually put it on for a minute and then stir it - this is for two reasons. Otherwise it explodes and my microwave looks like a crime scene and also it can develop a film on the top.
I know alot of people add things to the soup but I find it perfect as it is, although I do eat it with some buttered bread ready to dunk. The taste is rich and a little sweeter than most others but I like this. You can also taste the tomatoes and it is seasoned well. Some of the other soups I have tried may have well just been mushed tinned tomatoes for I found no difference in taste - the Heinz by comparison has lots of flavour.
I know the Heinz Tomato soups also have different varieties, such as with a hint of basil but for me you just cannot beat the original. When it's cold I find that there truly is nothing nicer than a lovely bowl of tomato soup - and of course its nice and healthy with one tin being classed as one of your five a day. At only 115 calories a bowl of filling soup is less calories than your average snack bag of crisps.
1 OF YOUR 5 A DAY
For me this is the most important thing about this product that is need to know, other than the basics. This product is 1 of your 5 a day and I think it is fantastic.
Heinz Tomato Soup is probably the only soup I have ever had. My mom tried feeding me the chicken one as a baby but apparently I wouldn't have it. I still have this product up to two times a week and I never get bored of it. The product tastes lovely and it isn't a fake taste. The tomato flavour really comes through and it tastes fresh. Heinz is a brand in my family that is loved by all and always has been. I can guarantee that when I got to my nans or aunties they are stocked up with this product.
I usually heat this on the hob on a very low heat, the lowest you can get and within two to three minutes it is steaming. I then pour it into a bowl and serve. I never see the point in heating the bowl before hand because the soup does that for you. I have only heated the bowl beforehand a handful of time in winter in the past when our heating broke and well you can imagine.
On occasion I also like to cook some pasta separately and add it into the product before serving just to give this soup a little more filling.
When I am ill I also add a tiny dab of real butter, even though it is cream of tomato and already sweet. I also add a teaspoon of pepper and stir it all in until it disappears. I find that it helps to unblock my nose and the butter helps to take away the burn of the pepper.
You can also just serve it up on its own for the original taste of course, but I thought I'd give you a couple of my ways. The back of the tin also suggests that you use it for a pasta bake sauce.
The tin is silver like any other with a red label. The front has the well known branding design of Heinz on the front and the logo. There are also small images of tomato's to help reinforce the fact it is tomato soup. The back of the tin has a serving suggestion, nutritional information and contact information.
I have found this product in two sizes. I like to buy the large tin because it is more value for money. I buy the 400g tin which is quite large. There is also a 300g tin which doesn't sound much different but when looking at the tin sizes at the same time look remarkably different.
The 300g is around 60p to 70p depending on where you get it from and the 400g tin also varies between 80p to 90p. However, this is supermarket prices and a new shop opened in my town and it currently sells the 400g tin for 67p which I think is brilliant.
I would highly recommend this product as it is suitable for all ages and everyone within the family. I have been drinking this since a baby and now I eat it as a balanced meal. The price isn't too steep and its value for money.
Soup is something most of us have grown up with. Its a great cupboard staple and there are many different brands and varieties out there and some better than others. For me Heinz cream of tomato soup is the best one you can buy.
The soup is available in tins in 800g (family tin) 400g and 300g and 400g x 4 multipack, you can also get it as a stir and serve sachet which is good for people at work. Heinz is almost always on offer in supermarkets, I know Tesco has at times done the 4 pack for half price which makes its it under 50p per tin which is of great value. Now I love soup and 400g is the right size for me for lunch but if you were having it as a light starter 400g between 2 people should be a good size but its down to individual needs.
The soup pours well into a bowl or pan for heating. I usually heat on the hob at home but it is just as good to heat in the microwave. The soup is a lovely tomato red colour, its smooth and has no bumps in it. Most cream of tomato soups I've tried have been quite bland and watery but this is not the case with Heinz, it has a lovely rich flavour, the tomatoes taste fresh and its seasoned well. This for me is definitely the best cream of tomato soup on the shelf. I would also recommend trying the "hint of" range they do which has included chilli and basil, these are also very nice and rich but these are not always in store. Its also not as bas as some expect calorie wise 200ml has 115 calories in it, meaning a 400g tin is less than 250 calories, which for a lunch is good and it really does fill you up, I would recommend getting this one over the low fat ones as they tend to mean less flavour, ok it might be slightly more in calories but its worth it for the flavour. I recommend it to all
Heinz cream of tomato is the one and only soup in my opinion. Other soups may try to be as delicious, but all will fail! It is one of Heinz's classic soups along with other flavours like cream of mushroom, oxtail and vegetable.
I grew up having this soup for dinner and I have never got sick of it. I always have a couple of tins of it in the cupboard because they last a long time and are great for a quick meal before work if I'm in a rush. I find it way more filling than I expect from soup and after a tin I am really quite full even if I don't have any bread with it.
The taste is just amazing. The consistency is really thick and not at all watery and it has no lumps or bits - it's completely smooth. One of my friends dislikes this soup because she thinks it tastes like ragu pasta sauce and I can see where she's coming from, but I don't see it as a bad thing - I love pasta sauce! The flavours pretty much only come from tomatoes and cream with a few herbs and spices and Heinz claim that the secret to the soup's success is from selecting only the finest tomatoes.
I heat mine up in the microwave because it saves washing up a pan, but sometimes this creates a bit of a skin layer on top. Unlike some soups, I can have this on its own without any bread, but it does taste great with some fresh white bread or even some garlic bread if you're feeling adventurous. I like to add a splash of balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze to mix it up a bit!
The soup comes in a variety of sizes including a mug size (300g) which is perfect for a winter snack and also an 800g large size if you're sharing with somebody else!
I also like some of the variations on the cream of tomato soup which include 'with a hint of basil' and 'with a hint of chilli'. The chili one is fairly new and is currently my favourite; it's got a great kick while maintaining the nice consistency and flavour of the original. You can also get an organic version in some larger supermarkets as well as reduced salt and sugar. There's also a squeeze and stir version which is a bit like cup-a-soup but in a gel form rather than powder. You simply pour the gel into a mug and add boiling water. It's not quite as creamy as the tinned version and it's a bit more watery, but it's great for on the go!
When it comes to supermarket own brands of this soup, I can never decide if it's worth the savings. The flavour and texture are usually very similar, but just not quite right. As far as own brand things go, this is one of the better copies usually (coke and bread being some of the worst!), but I tend to always stick with Heinz because it is just that little bit better.
The soup is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Per 100g there is 59 calories and 3g of fat so in one 400g tin there's 236 calories and 12g of fat which is quite high for a soup in my opinion, but for how filling it is I think it's acceptable.
Just what is so brilliant about Heinz tomato soup?
Well, I'm not sure exactly but at 85p it is a brilliant quick and easy meal for if you're not feeling too hungry, for if you need a little comfort food or for if you are having a light lunch. Couple with crusty bread and butter for a great and simple budget meal.
--Price and availability--
At 85p for a standard tin, this soup is available at practically every supermarket. Heinz have been a household brand for years and as a result have a large following of brand loyal customers including myself! Often on deals in large supermarkets like Tescos for four tins for £2 or in Poundland in snack size pots, you can always get a good value deal on this soup.
I have tried many different kinds of tomato soup, including those large "gourmet" plastic tubs you get in the chilled section of supermarkets and I can honestly say that I don't like any of them as much as the Heinz cream of tomato soup. Perhaps it is the creamy texture, as creamy textures often appeal to the majority of us due to the general nutritional values of products with creamy textures. In other words, its natures instinct to enjoy creamy products!
I have had this soup for many years and it is best enjoyed in colder weather as a winter warmer or as a hot lunchtime treat when I'm bored of sandwiches and crave something hot.
--How to make--
Soup from a tin is simple! Simply pour the can into a microwaveable vessel, preferably a bowl! Heat for 2 minutes (depending on the wattage of your microwave - check the instructions for more info on this) then take it out, give it a good stir then pop it back in for a minute. If you have stored your soup in the fridge for freshness, then it will need longer than this to be heated through. However, it is storable for a very long time in any cupboard at room temperature.
--How does the tomato compare to others in the range--
I have only tried the cream of mushroom soup which I liked the first time I tried it, however the most recent time I tried it, I found it bland and watery and it tasted a bit like milk! Which wasn't that nice! I can only blame this on having mushroom soup of superior quality.
Absolutely brilliant tomato soup, best tomato soup ever in my humble opinion! Prefer it to Heinz mushroom soup, they are great at tomatoey products it seems! I wouldn't choose any other brand for tomato soup unless someone can recommend me a really nice one. I doubt I could make tomato soup better myself so this wins. Easy to make and cheap, a real winner - 5 stars!
Well I just have to say, whilst trying to be objective, this is just simply THE best brand and sub-product offered by a brand ever.
This soup just melts on the tongue and takes you to another place, perfect if you have a gap you need to fill, and even more so if the weather out side has been attrocious, like it often is in the uk and you need something to warm you and lift your spirits. I have tried many different brands of soup, baxters being the main one but none have came close to this.
The only other product that even comes close is one of Heinz newer tomato soup brands that comes in a tall thin can can't quite remember the name of it just now! Which tells you yet more about this product that it is so good and well used that you never forget the name of it.
It just works. Now some people have often told me they find it to creamy and others that they don't like tomatoes or that they like tomatoes but not in soup form.... And whilst these are all valid opinions they are all strange opinions! Because they are held by a small minority of people relative to the wider population.
We sadly can't all like the same things and some may even call me strange for not liking mayonnaise or coleslaw for example and in some ways they would also be right. If you like rich and distinct tasting tomato soup with a strong creamy presence this soup is just up your allaway, if you don't like overly creamy soup, tomatoes, tomatoes in soup form or just soup in general this product is something you should avoid because tomatoey it is most definitely and cream hater friendly it most definitely is not.
If I have to criticise it in anyway it would be the price it regularly retails for higher than the competition such as baxters and own brand soups however one may say that that is merely a reflection in the high demand for it and the quality differential between it and its competitors.
However when you have something this good it seems a shame that it may price itself out of the range of lower income families or people who choose to spend a lot of their income on sporting or gaming pursuits as this is something that really does need to be enjoyed by more people. So if I had some suggesting for Heinz it would be find a way to lower you prices and return this great staple of Britain back to ALL the people of Britain.
I'm not a massive fan of tinned foods, but Heinz do make a good soup.
Quality wise you wont find anything better in a tin, and most people agree this is the one to go for as far as taste is concerned, however don't be boring and just eat it as it is, try adding a little dried chilli or a generous dash of black pepper to add a subtle heat which adds depth to the flavour and gives it that extra warming feel on a winters day.
The price of this soup is actually quite reasonable (85p) considering the amount of fresh tomatoes they use and with a nice slab of crusty bread its quite a tasty and filling meal, not to mention being souper quick to prepare (ha ha). I believe everyone should have a few tins of this in their cupboard, it wont compare to home made but its a great base to add your own flavours to if your feeling adventurous. I've made some really tasty bowls of soup using just a few extra ingredients, and i do still enjoy it on its own of course.
If its not already a staple in your cupboard....id highly recommend you try a tin.
Heinz Cream Of Tomato Soup is one of those traditional British products that I remember from my childhood and still remains something that is periodically in my cupboard. The 400g can of the soup currently costs 85p from Tesco - which I think is a decent price as it's enough for a light lunch or a starter for one to two people (depending on your appetite!). The soup comes in a traditional can that has a ring pull to open and so once opened it can't be resealed, but having said that in my household there wouldn't ever be any left over anyway. As it's in a can it has a long shelf life of at least a few years and so it's one of those things that are just good to have in the cupboard.
In order to prepare the soup for eating it is just a matter of heating it, either in a saucepan or in the microwave. Either method seems about to produce the same quality end result and both methods take about three minutes in total. As I said, it is only a matter of heating the soup - and I believe it is something that is best served piping steamy hot.
The soup has a nice sweet tomato smell to it - and this becomes stronger as it heats. The consistency is thick but not gloopy or gelatinous, but I do think it is slightly improved by pouring in a tiny bit of cream or creme fresche. There are no lumps in the soup, it's very smooth and rich and will coat a spoon when you put it in. The flavour is also deep and rich and definitely of tomato. There is something very warming and comforting about Heinz Cream Of Tomato Soup - and it's something that I still enjoy now and again - as do my kids.
As a busy mum of two daughters - 5 years old and almost 2 years old - we are always looking for ways to get some good nutritious food into the family, without spending an age in the kitchen. On busy midweek evenings or for a weekend lunch we love Heinz tomato soup.
This soup comes canned and ready cook, just needing to be heated through. This can either be done in the microwave (about 3 minutes for us) or in a saucepan on the hob (about 3 minutes as well) - which we prefer.
Heinz tomato soup is iconic - it is thick, creamy, packed full of tomato flavour, not too sweet or salty and is, in our opinion, the best caned tomato soup money can buy. You can usually pick a can up in Tesco for about £0.85 or a pack of four (as we buy) for £2.50, although sometime son offer for £2. This is a really reasonable price, in our opinion, to pay for such a good quality soup.
We like to serve it with fresh, preferably warm, crusty bread, steaming hot. We also like to pack it into flasks and take it on picnics with us in the colder months - nothing keeps us indoors at the weekend if we can help it!
The children can be brand snobs at times and tomato soup is one of the things they can definitely tell the difference with if I try and give them a cheaper brand. Cheaper brands can be rather acidic in nature, or too sweet, and are often runny in texture.
In summary, this is a great all round warming soup, perfect for the winter months - a big wholesome hug in a bowl!
Nutritional information is as follows:
Typical Values Typical values per 1/2 can -
Energy - kJ 475kJ -
- kcal (Calories) 113kcal -
Protein 1.8g -
Carbohydrate 13.3g -
(of which sugars) (9.8g) -
Fat 5.9g -
(of which saturates) (0.4g) -
Fibre 0.8g -
Sodium 0.6g -
Salt equivalent 1.4g -
My husband's favourite soup is Heinz Classic Cream of Tomato and when I first met him I had never even tried it. This was due to me having parents who do not really like tomato flavoured things so it was never purchased in our household. But since I have been living with my husband it has become a firm favourite with us both and there are normally always a couple of tins in our kitchen cupboard.
The current price for a standard size 400g tin of the Heinz Cream of Tomato soup is £0.85 or they are currently on offer, 5 tins for £3.00. I will admit that I do only buy this soup when it is on offer as I do find it quite expensive for a tinned soup.
The soup comes in a can that has a ring pull lid on the top, I find these so much easier to open but you can use a tin opener instead if you want. The can is made of steel and can be recycled. One advantage of this soup coming in a tin is the long shelf life, a can is usally in date for over a year from the purchase date.
The nutritional information for half a can of the tomato soup is:
Calories (kcal) - 118
Protein - 1.8g
Fat - 6.0g
Fibre - 0.8g
Sodium - 0.5g
The soup is also suitable for vegetarians and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
The tomato soup is really easy to cook, well heat really as it is not really cooking. Simply empty the soup into a saucepan and heat gently on the hob until warm, but not boiling as it states on the tin that this impairs the flavour. You can also make it in the microwave by placing in a microwavable container, cover and heat on full power for 2 minutes, stir then cook for a further 1 minute. I always heat my soup on the hob as you can make sure it does not overheat.
I do really love this Heinz tomato soup, it is made from a special recipe and I have yet to try a tinned tomato soup that tastes as good as this one. The taste is a very rich tomato flavour and I love the fact the soup is a cream one, as I like soups to be a nice thick consistency, they are much more comforting to eat especially in winter. I love to eat this soup with some nice fresh baked, buttered tiger bread when the hot soup melts the butter on the bread...delicious!!
I have been enjoying Heinz tomato soups as far back as I can remember. Its odd because there are some people who don't actually like it; it seems to be the sort of thing that you either love or hate; a bit like Marmite! Well, I am definitely a lover.
The size can I usually buy is a 400g one; This makes a very big serving; Heinz appear to suggest that half the can is one serving, but I find that half the can isn't quite enough! So I would unusually have almost the whole can. I especially enjoy this soup in the Autumn/Winter months with some hot buttered toast.
This soup is very creamy and thick; the flavour is great; its strange how it is a tomato soup yet has no similarity to fresh tomatoes for instance; whatever way it is made and with all the ingredients combined; Heinz have created a delicious tasting what I would call a winter soup. It is also very filling so if I have a can with 2 slices of toast; that is basically a lunch or a dinner for me.
Heinz describe the soup as being low fat; I am not quite sure I would call it low fat although if you do only feel that half a can is enough for you then that is only 113 kcals which would work out as being low in calories at least. It is also low in sugar, is suitable for Vegetarians and is Gluten free.
Tomatoes (84%), Water, Vegetable oil, Sugar, Modified Cornflour, Salt, Dried skimmed milk, Milk Proteins, Cream, Spice extracts, Herb Extract, Citric Acid
*Allergy Advice; This product contains milk*
There are 1.4g of salt per half 400g can (GDA of salt is 6g)
You can currently buy 4 cans for £3.00 at Asda which I think is fairly decent value for money.
Heinz have also now introduced tubes of Tomato and other flavoured soups; At Asda these are priced at £0.59 for a 70g tube. Admittedly these are very easy for carrying! However, in my view they are not good value for money.
This is a classic soup from Heinz; it has a great flavour to it and in my view is deserving of 5 Dooyoo stars
One of Britains all-time favourite, and most convenient, tasty meals Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup first appeared on UK shelves in 1910. Way back then, it was imported from Canada, but when the Second World War broke out, importing products became impossible. Rationing also made it difficult to produce soups in the UK. To solve this problem, Heinz came up with new products making soups out of local ingredients such as potato, lentil and carrot. Many of these varieties are still popular today.