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When it comes to soup there is no debate, home made is best. Normally we make our own but things have been a bit difficult lately due to the chief soup maker dropping a marble table top on his hand and breaking three fingers! I was quite glad to see that Heinz had a special offer on in my local Morrisons in Gibraltar and with a sigh of relief quickly chucked a few cans including two Spring Vegetable in my trolley whilst he of the broken fingers waited in the car.
Home again we decided on a quick lunch and were quite looking forward to a tasty soup. Certainly the traditional red Heinz can looked appetising with a bowl of steaming soup on the front along with some nice fresh bread. It was when we put it in the pan that the doubts crept in
First of all the liquid part is an odd beige colour, there were vegetables but they didn't look very spry and certainly not spring like. The ingredients were listed on the tin and contained in descending order,
Water, Carrots, Potatoes, Peas, Rice, Swedes, cornflour,Flavouring (contains Celery and Mustard) Sugar, Red Peppers, Vegetable Oil,salt , Garlic Salt, Herb Extract Spice Extract, Herb colour- Beta Carotene. The veg content is 27%.
We heated it up in the pan, as opposed to the microwave until it was good and hot and then tucked in. It tasted about as good as it looked, beige and boring. There were vegetables but they were small and sad and overall the whole thing was a disappointment. Unfortunately I had bought two of these but Captain Springtide bravely made a soup with a plastic bag tied over one hand and we disguised the contents of can number two in amongst this.
Don't bother even if it's on special offer! I expected better from Heinz.
2 out 5 stars from us.
Available in supermarkets at around 89pence for 400g. Asda have an offer on for 5 for 3 pounds.
Thanks for reading my review and normal soup making will resume shortly!
Heinz Spring Vegetable Soup 400g