With the cold weather we have been havingg lately I have been out and stocked up on various soups for me and my boyfriend to have in the evenings. One of my favourite brands of soup is Heinz and its a brand that I have grown up with and trust.
Oxtail soup was never a favourite of mine growing up, I always found it too rich for my tastebuds so I haven't indulged in it in years however when I was recently in Asda and spotted cans of it for 74p a can I bought a few various flavours and decided to give this a go again and to see if if suited my now more grown up taste!
My 290g can of the soup came with a bright red label around it and to the top it, it has a handy ring-pull and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and there is a picture of the soup shown and then on the back of the can we are told a bit about the product and the heating instructions are given along with ingredients and allergy advice plus a nutritional chart, the size is stated (which I have listed already and incidentally this is also available to purchase in a larger 400g size) and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Nice enough, informative can this is and I always appreciate a ring-pull given for ease of access purposes!
The Soup Itself:
To heat this is up is really, really simple. You can either microwave it for a few minutes or heat this on the hob and in a saucepan either way is fine, I microwaved mine cos I'm a lazy so and so! The soup is dark brown in its colour with a hint of an orange tone to it and reasonably thick even before its heated through and it thickens further through cooking and it smells really, really meaty. It is made with Beef (4% of that) and 1% Oxtails which is what the little meaty pieces in this are and its well seasoned and there is even red wine and herbs and spices in there. It is lovely and its filling and a very tasty, heart warming soup this one and I think its lovely! Its great with bread and butter and because of its thickness it makes me feel fuller for longer.
This has 497Kcal and 0.6g of saturated fat per can which isn't bad considering I have this as a meal with a slice of bread and feel full and for ages afterwards too so I will be buying this in the future without a shadow of a doubt!
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Heinz Oxtail Soup.
Cold days are nearly upon us, I say at the mere change in the weather. Time to stock my cupboards with some of the winter favourites, Heinz being just one of those makes of food that we all know and love.
Having shopped today in Asda's Supermarkets I happened to notice that they were selling soups 4 for the price of £3.00 which I considered to be a really good price.
I picked a different selection of my four soups, as I prefer to vary the tastes of the soups that I try as I tend to get bore3d with having the same soup day in day out. These come in a metal can and I have notice3d that there is a pull ring on the top of the can which makes it easy to open them, saves using a can opener.
The can is red in colour and has Heinz in gold lettering across the top of the can and underneath it has the word classic, because this is a real classic in my opinion, and then it says Oxtail Soup. It shows a picture of a bowl of steaming hot soup with a little chunk of crispy french bread on the side of the plate.
This can contains 78 calories per serving which is really good.
It is low in fat.
The can contains 400grams. I find this is enough for two people.
It states on the back of the can "We keep to our own special, trusted receipe and a blend of the finest ingredients to make sure that this rich Heinz Oxtail Soup remains a family favourite....perfect with warm crusted bread".
Cooking Instructions :-
Empty the contents of this can into a saucepan and stir gently whilst heating. Do not boil or overcook this soup because it will impair the taste.
You can stick it into a bowl and shove it into the mircrowave for a few minutes, stir in between heating.
Water, Concentrated tomato puree, beef 4percent, wheat flour, cornflour, carrots, modified cornflour, oxtail 1percent, sugar, onion powder, yeast extract, flavourings, colour, salt, herbs, spices and garlic salt.
I really like the taste of this soup, it tastes beefy and spicy with little pieces of oxtail in it, this has a really unique taste and I havn't as yet found another brand of oxtail soup that tastes as good as this one does.
I love it so much, its a great food to keep in the cupboard, it has a really long use by date 2013 on the ones that I purchased today, so it will keep for ages in the cupboard, I think that this soup is also great to add to any beef cassorole too.
I would recommend this soup.
Thanks for reading and rating my review.
Every time I go to the supernarket I am always faced with which brand of soup to get, should it be Baxters or even a home make but I always seem to go back to Heinz because I know the quality is very good and also Oxtail is my favourite and has always been.
The best thing about Heinz is that the soups are always improving with the company being around for 100 odd years which has given it plenty of time to flourish. The only disadvantage I have noticed with Oxtail is that there seems to be less meat in it and more carrot as a filler produce.
One of the major things that hasnt changed over the years is the packaging of the standard 400g tin which is in red and has Heinz proudly showing at the top of the tin, it is very eye catching and in all fairness to Heinz its eye catching when entering the soup sections of a store.
Most of the Oxtail tins are very easy to open with the standard twist and turn tin openers or some have the ring pull which can be very efficient if you are eating out for example at work.
Once open the aroma of the oxtail is very strong which is a medium thickness of soupe. The colour is brown and you can see the small lumps of carrot and meat, make sure you get them all out as they can sometimes appear at the bottom of the can in big clumpy bits.
The taste of the soup is nice and meaty with a hint of pepper almost a very subtle spice can be tasted. For me Oxtail will alays be a product I turn too, very nutritious and low in calories. You can expect to pay up to £1 for a can - but its worth it.
I love Heinz soups, most of them taste really good, and of the flavours they do, I haven't found a brand that is quite as good. My favourite is Tomato, but my second favourite is Oxtail.
It's a deep brown colour, and has a delicious, warm, meaty smell. The soup is thick and smooth with pieces of beef in it - they aren't huge but there's lots of them, and they add a good texture to the soup. It's not too chewy, and they add to the strong and pleasant flavour of the soup.
It's really nice with thick buttered bread, I find white sliced or a french stick works the best. It makes a good lunch or snack, and I find it's good if I'm trying to cut down and lose weight (provided I don't eat masses of bread with it!).
I also find it's really handy to keep a few cans in the cupboard (you have a 'spare' lunch waiting in the cupboard that will keep for ages), and it's easy to carry around, so it makes a good work lunch. It's one of the more expensive tinned soups, but comparable to other 'branded' soups. It's a lot better than own brand versions, and worth paying extra for.
Heinz Oxtail Soup:
This is actually one of my favourite flavours of soups but I always forget it exists when I go to buy them but when I actually have this it always goes down a treat because I love it! I think Heinz make the best soups on the market and I love to have a whole tin full with some lovely crusty bread- my idea of heaven!
Oxtail soup is made using tomatoes, beef, carrots, onion, red wine and oxtails. The soup is quite thick and it is deep red in colour which is more than likely caused by the tomatoes! This is a classic recipe and I love how it never fails to surprise me!
This comes in a 400g tin which is more or less the same as the one in the above image. The newer version has the same red theme but on the front there is an image of a bowl of this soup with a lovely piece of crusty bread.
The reasons why I like this soup so much is the fact that it tastes so nice, it is low in fat and it is thick so it definately fills you up which is always good! I like how even when this is cold it still tastes lovely. You cannot taste the red wine in this but you can taste the vegetables, tomatoes and beef!
Per half a can there is :
This is not too bad but I am a little bit worried about how many carbohydrates are in this!
* This tastes really great and the fact that it is thick is wonderful because it really fills you up!
* Low in fat and calories!
* Around £1.00 to buy which is great
THERE ARE NO DISADVANTAGES!
Hob: Empty contents into a saucepan and stir whilst on heat, do not let it boil.
Microwave: Heat on full power for 2 minutes, take out then stir and return for another 1 minute.
Personally, I think this soup is great and it does taste lovely.
Heinz Oxtail Soup
This soup is easy to spot on the shelves as it comes in a bright red tin. It has the Heinz label on the front. You can expect to pay around £0.68 for a 400g tin, but I bought several tins recently when Tesco were doing a buy 2 for £1 offer so it is worth keeping your eyes open for deals.
The tin comes with a pull off lid which is great as it means that you don't have to look for a tin opener.
You can cook this soup gently on the hob in a pan or in the microwave. I microwaved it for two and a half minutes (stir half way through cooking and be careful not to overheat) and it was ready to enjoy.
It is difficult to describe the taste of oxtail soup, it is quite rich and has a beefy and tomato taste. It seems to be a bit of a Marmite taste, because people tend to love it or hate it. I really like it and having tried a few varieties, believe that this one is the best.
Nutritional information is as follows;
Energy kJ/100g : 165
Energy kcal/100g : 39
Protein g/100g : 1.9
Carbohydrate g/100g : 6.7
of which Sugars g/100g : 1.8
Fat g/100g : 0.5
of which Saturates g/100g : 0.2
Ingredients are as follows;
Water, Concentrated Tomato Puree, Beef (4%), Wheat Flour, Cornflour, Carrots, Modified Cornflour, Oxtails (1%), Sugar, Onion Powder, Yeast Extracts (contain Barley), Flavouring, Colour -Plain Caramel, Salt, Red Wine, Herb Extracts, Spice Extracts, Garlic Salt
There are plenty of little pieces of meat in the soup and it is extremely filling. I find that half a can along with a chunk of crusty bread is a fulfilling lunch that doesn't leave me hungry until dinner time.
If you haven't tried this flavour but like rich and meaty soups, then give this a try and see what you think. It is a fast and convenient way to have a hot meal in minutes and well worth the money.
Heinz Oxtail Soup is one of those soups you either love or hate. I however fall into the former category hence the review. Heinz has been going for years and is one of; in not the top; favourite soups in this country (well I'm guessing that selling Heinz managing to sell 289 million cans a year makes them popular!).
The Heinz tin is in the classic and unmistakeable red can with a picture of a steaming hot bowl of soup on the front and is in a 400 gram recyclable tin. Now for the nutritional info (all based on a 400 gram tin):-
7.6 grams Carbohydrates
2 grams of fat (of which 0.8 grams is saturates)
1.2 grams of fibre
1 gram of sodium (of which salt equivalent is 2.6 grams)
Now as a general soup dish this is relatively healthy, however watch the salt intake as this whole can works out as over two thirds of your daily salt recommendation.
As for taste I think this a lovely rich meaty soup that is quite filling and quite strong.. I tend to eat it with a nice crusty roll that I have stuck in the oven for a few minutes with butter (kind of takes away the health bit...). I tend to cook my soup in a pan on the hob but if I'm at work or in a rush I just microwave it.
Now although I love Heinz I think I may in the future try the Baxters brand ( a bit pricier though), or maybe some of the Supermarkets own brands to see is their salt content is lower. I think a can is around 80 pence in my local Asda but at the moment they are doing a special offer of 4 tins for £2 which is really cheap, working out at 50 pence a can. I am still undecided if Heinz is the best I need to test a few others which is why I have only given it 4 out of 5.
I'm off to heat the bread now....yum!
I don't eat soup very often but when I do it is usually either Heinz Vegetable or Oxtail soup because I like the taste of these and I think they are good with a cob to dip.
Oxtail soup is meaty and as filling as eating a full meal, you can cook it on the hob or in the microwave. I microwave mine because it only takes 1 minute and 30 seconds and this is just enough time to butter my cob and get the dish ready! I love the smell of Oxtail soup when it is heating through because it smells so meaty and it's one of those smells that I cannot wait for the microwave to go ping so I can tuck in.
The soup is quite thick and there are little bits of Oxtail in it, I wish there were more Oxtail pieces because even though the soup has a meaty flavour I think it would be more nutritious to have more proper meat in the tin. My favourite part of eating Oxtail soup is dipping the cob, a piece of bread will do if that's all you have but it's not the same as a fresh crusty cob!
Sometimes in the winter I will have a tin of Oxtail soup with a big pile of mashed potato on the plate with it and this fills me up all night and warms me up after the long walk home from school.
The flavour of the soup is definately meaty but it is quite salty as well and this is why my mum doesn't buy many tins each week. It is one of the tastiest Heinz soups and I don't know anyone who doesn't like it. We buy the little single serving tins for about 50p each but Oxtail can also be bought in the normal Heinz tins and also bigger family sized tins.
Its debatable what is the best brand of soup available today. There are many popular brands, Heinz, Baxters and Bachelors, however more often than not I always purchase Heinz soups, Oxtail being my all time favourite ever since I was a kid.
The Heinz brand has been producing soup since 1910, tomato being the first flavour that was made, and over the years they have continued to add new flavours to the varieties.
The Heinz soup packagaing hasn't changed much over the years as far as I can remember. In a 400g tin, with a red label wrapped around the can. On the oxtail can it shows a bowl of the specific flavoured soup at the bottom of the label and in the centre it specifies what the actual flavour is with the Heinz logo above it. The packaging is pretty bland really, not very exciting, however they make the flavour bold in the centre of the tin, so its easy to spot what flavour you are looking for when shopping.
When you open the tin, Heinz soups have ring pulls on them for easy access, the smell of the soup hits you instantly, a meaty smell that makes it very appetising. The colour is brown, however a slight orange tinge to it and when pouring into a saucepan, it is quite thick in consistency.
YOu can either simmer or microwave soup. I prefer to cook it on the hob as I find that it tastes slightly better when warmed that way. As it simmers, the consistency does go slightly thinner, as it gets hotter.
I love the taste of Oxtail soup, its a meaty flavour, with little bits of meat in it which are very similar to minced beef, and you can also find smaller pieces of carrot within Oxtail soup. Best served with a crusty roll and butter, so when you dip it in, the butter begins to melt and the taste of the soup mixed with the butter is very tasty. I have always got a couple of tins of this flavour in my cupboard.
Henry John Heinz founded his legendary food company in 1868 with, of all things, horseradish sauce. In 1910, Heinz Tomato Soup made its debut and twenty years later, Oxtail Soup was launched. Nowaday, Heinz sell 289 million cans of soup a year in the UK alone.
Heinz Oxtail Soup comes in their trademark red label tins with a handy ring pull lid. It is available in two sizes - 300g and 400g.
In appearance, Oxtail Soup looks a lot like gravy. Nice gravy, the sort your mum makes with all the crusty bits from the bottom of the roasting tin, but gravy nonetheless. It has a slight oily sheen to it and is medium brown in colour.
When you take a sip, the texture is fairly smooth, slightly oily with a few small, grainy lumps of meat and carrot. The flavour, again, is of a good quality gravy - nice and beefy. There is also a hint of spicyness.
Oxtail Soup is simplicity itself to prepare. Simply open the tin, pour into a saucepan and heat gently until it starts to steam. Do not bring to the boil as this will change the flavour of the soup. It is best served with crusty buttered bread on a chilly day with rain lashing against the window. Lovely! A 400g can serves two chilren or one hungry adult (we're gluttons in our house!).
The soup has just 37 calories per 100 grams and contains less than 5% fat, so is a surprisingly healthy option. It is fairly high in salt, though and also contains gluten, so those with high blood pressure and delicate tummies should probably watch out.
Oxtail Soup is available in all supermarkets and most convenience shops and is priced at around 60p for a 400g tin.
Heinz are great, aren't they, especially their soup range. It just goes to show that *SOME* good things come out of America, as it was a 25-year-old American called Henry John Heinz who started up this now multi-national giant of a corporation way back in 1868.
I was reared on Heinz products, (amongst other things) and one of my favourites was always Heinz Oxtail Soup. (As well as their delicious baked beans) It has a really strong flavour of meat, or more specifically oxtail (surprise, surprise) and is just perfect for a confirmed carnivore like myself. In fact, when I'm sharing a tin of this soup with somebody else I always try to ensure I get the last portion out of the pot, as this always has all the lovely wee tasty bits of meat which have settled to the bottom. (Luvverly!)
But that isn't all the flavours you'll experience. There's also a flavouring of tomatoes and onions, a wee sensation of garlic, and a dash of red wine thrown in for good measure, which all blend together perfectly to literally explode onto your taste buds.
When I lived in my home country of Scotland, this was always a favourite soup to take out with me in a vacuum flask when I was playing a round of golf on one of these sub-zero temperature mornings during a typical Scottish winter. Crack open the oxtail soup after the first nine holes, and you were immediately refreshed, fortified, and warmed right down to your wee tootsies to cope with the second half of the round.
Unfortunately I don't get the chance to savour this lovely soup very much in my adopted country of Ireland. This soup is currently *BANNED* in the Republic of Ireland, and the only chance I get to purchase it is when I'm home on a trip to Scotland, or when we take a family trip over the border to the North of Ireland (the British bit) to Newry in County Down. This happened as a result of the outbreak of "mad cow disease" in the UK a few years back, when the Republic got all panicky and clamped a ban on British produced meat. (To this day all meat on sale in Ireland must have the farm of origin stamped on the packaging.) So I stock up whenever I get the chance, although it never seems to last very long. (Bah!!)
Heinz Oxtail Soup generally comes in a 400g can, with a ring pull on the top. You can heat it up either in a saucepan (my preferred method) or microwave oven if you want it faster and simply can't wait to titillate those old taste buds. A tin will serve two people comfortably, and even three if you water it down a wee bit. (Sacrilege!)
Cost, if memory serves me correctly, is around the 60 pence per tin mark. (Anyways, it isn't expensive)
Highly recommended if you love your meat. (As I do) If you're a vegetarian then obviously you'll hate it!
© KenJ January 2008
Now that summer has well and truly gone off to bed we can look forward to some pretty cold days ahead. Fortunately there are a few things we can do to help keep out the winter chill.
There are obviously the usual things like wrapping up well and turning up the heating a few degrees, but there is a better and tastier way to keep warm and help fight of Mr frost and co.
Heinz have been keeping Britain fed for quite a few years now and their product range in quite extensive especially in the soup department. Now I'm not a great lover of soup and in fact i usually prefer home made, but I'll make an exception in the case of Heinx Oxtail soup. It is both very tasty and filling.....................mind you i do tend to have a good few slices of thick bread with mine so that might at least partly be responsible for it filling me so much.
The soup which comes in Heinz's standard tin size which is 400g. It is emblazoned with heinz logo and is also the usual red colour. It has the words Oxtail Soup under a picture of a bowl of oxtail which does not really do justice to the contents.
The soup to me seems thicker than other varieties of heinz soup and is a nice soft brown colour. There are pieces of carrot and on ocassion deveral pieces of chunky meat which I am hoping is Ox tail. The soup has a rich meaty taste and also has quite a pleasant smell, although the smell does not impart the odour one would expect from a meat based product.
It is very reasonably priced at around 55p - 65p and is quite often on a special offer in ASDA. It is a very good buy and just what the doctor ordered on these bitter afternoons when the chill really starts to get it teeth in.