Product Type: Heinz Sauces / Soups
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Mmmmm Chicken Soup
Heinz Weight Watchers Chicken Soup
Member Name: Lools_24
Heinz Weight Watchers Chicken Soup
Advantages: Low in calories, handy sized can
Disadvantages: Thin consistency and quite salty
I was tidying up my cupboards in preparation for when Mr Lools and I eventually do move house and was quite shocked to find over 20 tins of Weight Watchers soup hiding in one of the kitchen cupboards. Then it came back to me I had stockpiled after a mass "bargain" purchase from Asda when the soups were on special offer back in May.
Since falling pregnant my usually small appetite has got smaller. I have never been able to eat a large meal but now I get full extremely quickly. I'm aware I really do need to eat, so have started grazing rather than the traditional three meals a day routine. My large supply of Weight Watchers Soups are a perfect "snack" which usually I will have as a pre "lunch" warm up or a mid afternoon snack. Chicken soup is one of those which I am always in the mood to have morning, afternoon or even on an evening.
***Packaging and Cooking Instructions ***
The Chicken Soup comes in a 295g can. The can has a ring pull so these are handy to take to work etc as you do not need to have a can opener to hand. The label on the soup stands out with the bright purple Weight Watchers branding. There is also an image of the Chicken Soup in a bowl which looks quite appealing.
Once removed from the can the soup takes 2 minutes 30 seconds in a 700W microwave. So a quick and easy snack or light lunch.
A 295g of Weight Watchers Chicken soup costs 57p from Asda. Compared with the own brand equivalents you do pay slightly more for the soup as this is from Weight Watchers. But Asda on a number of occasions have offered 3 tins for £1, therefore take my advice and stock up as these are very handy to have in your cupboards.
The colour of the soup is not the most appealing. It is a light creamy yellow colour and reminds me slightly of custard. There are some very small pieces of chicken in the soup but not a lot, therefore if you like quite a chunky soup then this one from Weight Watchers probably isn't for you, especially as the consistency of the soup is not very thick. All of the soups from the Weight Watchers range are quite thin however the Chicken Soup is one of the thicker consistency soups in my opinion and not watery like some of the soups are.
Once warmed the soup has quite a strong scent of chicken but not as strong as the cream of chicken soup from Heinz or the chicken soup from Baxters. The scent of the soup is quite meaty and hearty.
The soup has a definite chicken taste to it. As soon as you put the soup in your mouth you taste chicken. I did find that this soup from Weight Watchers is not at all creamy like some chicken soups are and is more salty than many chicken soups. The benefit of the soup not being so creamy is that it does not get sickly or too rich but the more you eat the salty taste is emphasised.
A 295g of Weigh Watchers Chicken Soup contains
Calories and fat wise this soup is very good and for those on the Weight Watchers diet it only contains 1.5 points which is reasonable as a filling snack or light meal like lunch. Previously I had never checked the salt content of these soups because I assumed as they were Weight Watchers the soup would be healthy. But after eating this for my lunch (well part of), I did feel that the soup was very salty and I felt thirsty all afternoon I was surprised that the salt content was quite high in comparison to the size of the tin of soup.
Personally I quite like the soups from Weight Watchers as they are a decent size and are not extremely heavy and make you feel too full after eating. However, especially for those with larger appetites you would definitely need to eat this with a bread roll or something quite filling as the soup is not the thickest and not the most filling as a standalone meal. I love chicken soup and this Weight Watchers chicken soup is a good example of chicken soup. My only criticism is that it does taste slightly salty and leaves you thirsty after eating.
Summary: Low calorie, low fat chicken soup