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      02.02.2010 21:30
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      A top meal in a tin.

      Another soup/broth that I have stocked up on whilst Asda are running their five tins of Heinz soup for £2 is the Classic Scotch Broth. This has long been one of my favourites due to the variety of flavours within the one tin.

      The soup comes in a 400g tin with the handy ring pull top for easy and quick access. The image on the front displays an accurate appealing picture of the broth steaming away in a bowl, accompanied by some hearty chunks of bread. The label also highlights that the soup only contains 84 calories per serving (deemed to be half of the tin) and that it is low fat, containing 2.7g of which 1.2g saturates. This is low fat but Heinz produces plenty of other soups that have even less than this!

      The other nutritional information that is detailed on the label states that per serving there is 3g protein, 12g carbohydrates of which 2g sugars, 1.6g fibre, 0.5g sodium with the salt equivalent being 1.4g.

      On opening the tin I was not particularly impressed with what I saw having been met with what looked like a gloopy mess. I've had this broth many times but have never noticed this before - I'm putting it down to me being more analytical this time as I planned to review it! The appearance improves once poured into a bowl and you can now see an attractive thick broth that looks full of a variety of ingredients, most notably large looking chunks of mutton (accounts for only 4% of the ingredients but looked like more) and healthy looking pearl barley which, after water, is the second most predominant ingredient with 7% (other ingredients include onions, carrots, celery, cabbage, peas, Swedes, potatoes and lamb fat). Whilst cold there was no real aroma after being heated there is a very appealing "meaty" aroma.

      As with most tinned soups this product can be heated gently on the hob in approximately five minutes or nuked in the microwave in about 3 minutes (dependant upon wattage). I personally prefer to use a hob but tend to have soup at work where there is only a microwave available. I think there is a slight difference in the taste but nothing that really detracts from the product.

      When eating the soup I find the predominant flavour to be that from the mutton but the wide range of vegetables are also clearly distinguishable and there is a very pleasant aftertaste for a while after finishing.

      I find having a whole tin of this soup for lunch more than keeps me going until I have my dinner in the evening but would think that there would be plenty of people that would actually be content with having half a tin as a serving.

      Having tried most of the Heinz soup products this remains one of my favourites. It can usually be purchased for approximately 70-80p but if Asda are still running their promotion you can get 5 tins for £2 so a bargain at 40p each (you can mix and match as well if you prefer!).

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      31.10.2009 13:28
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      Well worth trying

      Heinz Scotch Broth Soup

      Description: Manufacturer: Heinz / Type: Soups

      Tesco have an offer on Heinz soups right now and are selling 2 for £1. I bought a few to put in my locker at work and use for lunches.

      This Scotch Broth is really thick so that makes it very filling. It is loaded with chunky vegetables and is seasoned well so doesn't need salt or pepper adding to it.

      Nutritional info as follows;

      Size 400g
      Energy kJ/100g : 177
      Energy kcal/100g : 42
      Protein g/100g : 1.5
      Carbohydrate g/100g : 6.0
      of which Sugars g/100g : 1.0
      Fat g/100g : 1.3
      of which Saturates g/100g : 0.6
      Fibre g/100g : 0.8
      Sodium g/100g : 0.3

      Ingredients as follows;

      Water, Pearl Barley (7%), Onions, Carrots, Mutton (4%), Celery, Cabbage, Peas, Modified Cornflour, Swedes, Potatoes, Cornflour, Lamb Fat, Flavouring, Salt, Wheat Flour, Black Pepper. VEGETABLES: 22%

      This soup goes in the microwave and heats up in less than 3 minutes, be careful not to over heat it though and be sure to stir it half way through.

      I found this soup so filling that half a tin with 1 piece of bread was enough for lunch, so it will do for the next day too. It tases decent enough, you can taste the mutton but it isn't overpowering. Not as good as home made but that is to be expected. As far as tinned soups go, this is worth buying, and stashing for a fast and tasty lunch.

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      14.05.2009 22:29
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      worth a shot but expensive if feeding a lot of people.

      This is your standard heinz red can, nothing fancy decoration wise with "Scotch Broth" in white writing on the front. It cost me 66p for the 400g can from Morrisons (I think!).

      Firstly this is not what you would traditionally call a soup in the sense that it is not thick, its a thin watery stock like liquid with your vegetable etc in it. It has a ring pull so easy to open and hence one of the reasons I took it to work. Its very easy to heat up, I just put it in a big mug and microwaved it for a couple of minutes (our microwave is odd so can't define a time as it works when it feels like it!).

      For the taste its ok, nothing to rave about but then again nothing to really whinge about either. There is plenty of pearl barley and vegetables although the carrots were a bit few and far between. It is flavoursome if you can get a bit of everything on your spoon however this is a task in itself. It makes a fairly satisfying and quite warming lunch for a drizzly afternoon although if you are a big eater you would probably need a hunk of bread to go alongside.

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      16.01.2009 14:06
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      A big bowl of broth and a few slices of bread...... Yummy!!

      When I was a young girl (many years ago), my dad taught me to make broth, now many people think broth is a type of soup but broth and soup are actually different due to the thickness or consistency of the stock, a thick stock makes broth and a thin makes soup.

      So when Heinz Scotch Broth is spoken of it should really be referred to as a Broth and not a soup. Anyway all that aside Heinz Scotch Broth is a fantastic broth and this to me is actually quite surprising because getting a good broth from a tin is never something I would have thought could happen.

      Scotch broth you will find is full of meat and vegetables, well the Heinz variety is and that is where it differs from lesser brands. Lesser brands tend to be very lacking in the meat content as well as being far too watery to be a proper broth.

      The meat used in Scotch broth is mutton and it is very finely diced, along with the mutton comes a very generous helping of various vegetables such as onions, carrots, potatoes and peas. The main stock of this broth is barley which is what gives the soup its consistency or thickness.

      This Heinz broth is very good for you as it is crammed full of veg and it only has 177 calories per 400g tin and is low in fat.

      A 400g tin will cost somewhere around 60p but Asda regularly have a great offer on Heinz soup`s which is five tins for £2. I would recommend this to anyone as it is a very nice tasting and very satisfying broth.

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      07.01.2009 16:12
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      A quality soup that rates highly in my books

      While Henry Heinz was aboard the New York railway his eye caught a poster that was advertising a shoe company that made 21 different styles of shoe. Henry was taken by the advert and he decided to count up how many products his own factory produced, he arrived at 57 and that was how Heinz 57 varieties began...of course there are many more than that now.



      Heinz love to tell you that they use the freshest ingredients possible for their soups, any soup that contains meat will have only high-quality meat. Heinz use no GM ingredients, artificial colours or preservatives. An incredible 289 million cans of Heinz soup are sold in the UK every year.



      Scotch Broth always seems appealing during the colder months when we sometimes struggle to keep ourselves warm and comfortable. A home made broth is magnificent but with the pace of life as it is today many take the easier option and buy a can of broth. Heinz do have the edge when it comes to creating their soup recipes, in fact apart from Mulligatawny soup (Ughhh) i`m sure that I love all of their soups.
      A bowl of Scotch Broth served with a hunk of crusty bread is almost meal in itself.



      Scotch broth uses a selection of tender mutton, along with onions, carrots, celery, peas, swede, cabbage, potatoes, pearl barley and a little lamb fat. Once the broth is cooked it is then thickened with cornflour and seasoned well.
      Pearl barley is a pulse, like lentils and split peas, it swells during the cooking process and soaks up the flavours contained in the broth, it also helps the thickening process.
      Although the broth is free from artificial colours and preservatives you still need to be aware that it contains wheat, gluten, celery and barley.
      A half a can has eighty calories, 2.7 fat, 12g carbs and 3g protein.
      From my point of view I would feel a bit cheated if I only ate half a can, it would be a pretty small portion.
      You can heat your Scotch broth in the microwave, take care not to overheat it though.
      If you put it into a saucepan on the hob then stir it all of the time ,again make sure that the soup doesn't come to the boil, it spoils the flavour if it boils.



      Scotch broth makes a tasty snack meal, I enjoy to make a neck of lamb stew and Scotch broth has a very similar taste.
      A 400g tin of Heinz Scotch Broth costs around 68p.
      Heinz excel at soup making and have many different varieties of soup.
      Hubby very much enjoys the Heinz Big Soup, this soup has chunks of vegetables and meat and would easily pass as a meal served with plenty of crusty bread.
      If you are going to eat a can of soup then it might as well be one that you can really enjoy, Heinz and Baxter's both rate very highly in my books.

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      21.11.2008 22:00
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      One of Heinz better soups.

      I normally make my own soups and casseroles but i will keep a tin or two of soup in my cupboard for emergencies as a quick and convenient meal. I tried Heinz Scotch Broth for the first time and was pleasantly surprised.

      The tin is covered with a red label with the Heinz logo in a goldish coloured writing. Underneath there is a picture with a bowl of the broth and a chunk of bread next to it. The can is opened with a ring pull, like the ones on cans of pop, this pulls the lid right off so there is no need for a tin opener. This particular flavour is part of the Heinz classic range.

      With this being a broth i expected it to be quite watery but i found that it was quite thick in consistency. The aroma when i opened the tin was a very pleasant one. I was surprised that it smelt very similar to a pot of soup that i would cook at home myself, it smelt fresh and very good. I expected it to have more of a processed look and aroma to it.

      I tipped the soup into a saucepan and started to heat it gently, stirring it regularly. Just before it started to boil i took it off the stove and poured it into a bowl. It states on the tin that you should not boil or overcook the soup as it can impair the taste. It can be heated in the microwave as well.

      The soup is a very pale brown colour with lots of small chunks of vegetables and meat. Pearl barley bulks up this soup quite a bit but it also contains onions, carrots, mutton, celery, cabbage, peas, swede, potatoes and lamb fat. It states on the tin that the vegetable content is 22%. The soup tastes very good, it is full of flavour and doesn't taste processed like some cheaper brands of soup can. The chunks of veg are bite sized, they are not too small they are just right and are very soft as well. There are plenty of veg and meat in the soup, again i find that some cheaper brands of soup lack in veg and meat.

      This flavour is avaliable in a 400g tin and i paid 68p for it. Half a tin is classed as a serving. Half a tin is 84 calories and is low in fat, most people would probably have this as a snack. A whole tin is probably more substantial as a main meal and works out as 168 calories which is very good as it will fill you up and is a healthy option.

      It contains wheat, gluten, barley and celery and so should be avoided if you have any allergies or intolerances to these ingredients.

      This is a soup that i will definately keep stocked up in my cupboard as it was so delicious and very filling too.

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      02.09.2008 18:16
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      A great tasting soup thats very filling also

      I love soup, easy, filling and fine. Its great for lunch times and even a starter to your meal. Now I love all kinds of soups but my favourites are vegetable, tomato, mushroom and BROTH !! Broth is especially great at winter times (which were nearing again unfortunately) as its a real warmer up.

      Heinz Scotch Broth is gorgeous as it is a lot more filling than your other soups as it contains a whole lot more pieces of meat and veg in it. They are not too thick in texture nor too thin, they are very flavoursome and can be bought rather cheap (seen it in asda for 52p)

      The can is very appealing as it shows some of the ingredients it contains on the pictures and is dressed in Heinz famous red colour. Now i think Baxters have a lead on a lot of there soups over heinz including broth but this is still gorgeous and i could eat it at any time.

      Overall a fantastic flavour of soup that many enjoy, might not be your thing but try it before you judge :)

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        26.08.2008 18:07
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        A great soup!

        Soup is a great thing in my opinion and I can eat almost any kind, one of my favourites apart from my own or my mother's homemade soups is Heinz Scotch broth. I am sure everyone has had a Heinz product of one type or another and will appreciate that their products are always high quality and their Scotch broth soup is no different.

        Scotch broth contains many ingredients such as barley, onions, Carrots, mutton, peas, celery, cabbage and Swedes. Many of the vegetables in Scotch broth I would not choose to eat on their own but in the broth they are in such small amounts and mostly blended that they are delicious together.

        Many other brands of Scotch broth have a very watery base but the Heinz variety has a nice thick well stocked base and is great for dipping bread into. I regularly have this soup for lunch if I am home for lunch or sometimes just as a snack at various times of the day.

        It is a simple and quick snack to make, just empty the contents of the tin into a saucepan and heat on a mid heat whilst stirring (never let it boil)!

        It is also quite a nutritious snack and quite good for you with all the vegetables in it, a 400g tin has only 276 calories in it and lots of protein and very little fat. A tin of this soup is a bit high in salt containing more than a quarter of an adults recommended daily intake but I pay little attention to salt intakes to be honest!

        A tin of this soup will cost you 51p in Asda but will increase to as much as 65p if you purchase from convenience stores. Asda regularly have this and other Heinz soups on offer at five tins for £2 so keep your eyes peeled for that!

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          17.07.2008 19:49
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          Being added to my long list of soups that I have been indulging in just lately is Heinz Scotch Broth, a soup that I haven't had for years and to be honest can't remember the last time that I did have it, however will be one that I will now continue to pop in my trolley from now on.

          Although we call it soup, it does have a slight difference, its a broth purely because of the consistency of it. It is very thin and watery and more like a stock as opposed to a soup. Originating from Scotland, as thats where it acquired it name, across the country we find ourselves making soups of this liking to our own particular tastes, however for a quick fix then buying a couple of tins is the easier option but not always the most cost effective.

          Scotch Broth is best to be served piping hot. When you look at the product it looks like an off coloured water with vegetables in it and is really tasty with a crusty roll with a little bit of butter on it.

          In a Heinz tin of Scotch Broth you will find it full of meat and vegetables. The meat is hard to decide what it actually is as it is very finely diced however as you start to chew away on it and because of its actual colour, you soon realise that it is Lamb. This soup has plenty of vegetables in it, including onions, carrots, cabbage, celery, peas and potatoes, however I find that the main content and what you see most of within the Scotch Broth is Barley, something that you either like or you dislike and has its own unique taste.

          Although it is really thin, the amount of vegetables that are within this make it really filling, more so than a normal basic soup. The calorie content is 177 calories for a 400g tin, however it lacks in protein but is quite low on carbohydrate and fat.

          WE haven't really had a summer this year, so this is good to eat all year round and is extremely tasty, would be a favourite for a winter meal when it is really cold. A little bit different but in a nice way.

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