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When I went shopping the normal country vegetable soup I buy was not in stock so I decided to try out the Heinz Weight Watchers version.
I have enjoyed Heinz Weight Watches Soup in different flavours before.
This soup comes in a 295g can. With a purple colour label that is in line with the normal weight watchers brand from Heinz, the picture of the soup on the label is actually very similar to what the product looks like. Soup with loads of country vegetable's in. The label says that the vegetable content is 26%.
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The label says the soup needs 2 minutes 30 seconds in a 850W microwave. I followed the instructons closely heat soup in microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds, stir and then another minute heating in microwave. At which point the liquid was bubbling, I thought that the soup was very hot - and needed to allow it to cool before trying it.
The soup can also be heated on a hob in a saucepan until hot enough.
Once cooled a bit... I really enjoyed the taste of this soup. There is truly a lot of vegetables such as peas carrots, peas, sweetcorn, potatoes, celery, green beans, leeks and beans. The liquid is a bit on the thin side which at first put me off a little. Perhaps not the most filling of soups but it is a Weight Watchers brand.
This is a Weight Watchers soup - so it is thin - the calorie count is low. For 60P expensive but I enjoyed it. Care should be taken when heating not to make the soup too hot.
Today is the day I started my Weight Watchers diet. I did a big massive shop with all the items coming from the Weight Watchers range to get me in the Weight Watchers frame of mind. One item from the range which I bought and ate for my lunch today was the Weight Watchers Country Vegetable soup. A 295g tin of this soup cost me 60p which I thought was good value for money.
The tin is smaller than most tins of soup and comes with a 'pull ring' which is great as it means that you can eat this on the go. Each tin contains one portion of soup. For those of you who know how Weight Watcher's works; a tin of this contains 2 points. Now when I saw the '2 points' symbol on this tin, I thought that I would probably have to split the tin into 2 portions or something. So imagine my delight when I discovered the whole tin was 2 points - which means that it is very good (especially as I am currently allowed 30 points a day). So I was impressed with the portion size and found the soup to be very filling.
The soup is very quick and easy to make. Simply open the tin and add the contents to a saucepan and heat. Quick and easy. The soup has a very thin consistency. There are also small pieces of various vegetables (carrots etc) present in the soup which give it a nice texture.
The taste of the soup is quite hard to describe because in some ways I would say that it is flavoursome, whilst parts of me would also say that it was slightly bland - which seems like a silly thing to say (I mean how can it be both flavoursome and bland at the same time....but it just is).
I ate the soup with one slice of Weight Watchers bread and some Weight Watchers Corn Bites - so my lunch in total was just 5 points which I thought was good. So I would definitely recommend this soup if you are on the Weight Watchers diet as it does make a filling meal.
Being 'diet food' I thought that the soup would be horrible and thought I probably wouldn't like the soup. Now I wouldn't say that I didn't like to soup as it was actually ok. I mean I wouldn't say 'oh my god I love it' but I did find that it was edible and enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
I would recommend this soup.
Thanks for reading!
Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
Another soup break, therefore another review of another Weight Watchers soup from the stock in my cupboard. The Weight Watchers Country Vegetable is the only flavour from my stock that I have not tried yet. This was because I'm not the biggest fan of vegetable soup and after trying Weight Watchers Country Vegetable I'm still not a fan, in particular of this soup.
The Weight Watchers Country Vegetable soup comes in a 295g can. The can has a ring pull rather than having to open with a tin opener so is a very handy tin if you like your food on the go. The tin has a purple logo which is consistent with the Weight Watchers branding and colours. There is an image of the soup on the front of can. This image shows the soup is a brown colour with lots of chunky vegetable pieces inside of the
The heating instructions on the can says the soup takes 2 minutes 30 seconds in a 700W microwave. I give the soup 1 minute 30 seconds, stirred and then another minute. This soup is pretty watery and thin therefore probably only needs around 2 minutes 15 in total. If you leave it for longer than you are likely to come back to an explosion in the microwave.
A standard 295g tin of this soup costs 54p from Asda which is quite expensive for such a small tin of soup. Mr Lools bought this tin as part of a 3 cans for £1 offer therefore this is a much more reasonable price to pay for the soup at 33p per can, especially if you like the Weight Watchers range of soups.
***Country Vegetable Soup***
Once heated the soup has a warm hearty vegetable scent which is very appealing when you are hungry.
The soup does contain a lot of vegetables inside of it which includes carrots, peas, sweetcorn, celery, green beans, potatoes, leeks and lima beans. The soup doesn't look very appealing as although it is chunky and contains a variety of vegetable pieces, these are floating in a watery brown liquid. This in fact looks a bit like vegetable stock rather than soup.
The taste of the soup is pretty average. You can taste the vegetables individually but because the chunky vegetable pieces are soggy they are slightly lacking in taste therefore the soup is quite bland. The main taste of the soup is of the leeks and the brown stock like liquid has quite a salty taste. After a few mouthfuls of the soup I felt it had a slight garlic taste to it and when I checked the tin it was because the soup contains garlic salt.
The soup is not the most filling of soups despite it being chunky and having a fair amount of vegetables pieces in it, the soup liquid is very thin and water in its consistency.
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I wasn't particularly impressed with this soup, but vegetable soup would probably not be my first choice of soup anyway (unless its carrot and lentil which I am addicted to). This particular soup does have chunks of vegetables in however the vegetables are just far too soggy AND the soup overall is just very watery and almost just vegetables swimming in a brown stock liquid. being added. Not the worst soup you could eat but is my idea of a typical "diet soup". A poor example from the Weight Watchers range.
Well another of my new year resolutions along with saving up and being an Eco warrior was to lose some weight, I didn't want to join a club as I have been there and got the t shirt for all of them and at £5 a week it wasn't in line with resolution number one.
I thought I would try it my own way and so I stocked up on some Weight watcher soups to take to work. I needed something that was quick to prepare as I only have 30 mins break and so the soups seemed perfect just 2 and a half minutes in the microwave and it is ready piping hot. It cost 68p for a smaller than average tin of soup 295g, so I am not sure if I bought a normal sized tin of vegetable soup but only had 295g would it work out to be the same Kcals etc???. Anyway the soup is very runny, there were small pieces of vegetables in it like sweet corn and carrot but the consistency of the soup was quite watery and thin. In fact it kept spilling off my spoon.
The flavour is quite bland, the actual vegetables taste nice and juicy but the soup as a whole was quite plain and I needed to add a lot of pepper to make it flavorsome.
For followers of WW there are 1.5 points per tin which is hardly anything but then I felt like I had eaten hardly anything and if I was at home eating it I would have needed some bread to go with it.
Ingredients are Water, carrots, peas, celery, sweetcorn, lima beans, modified corn flour, green beans, potatoes, wheat flour, leeks, yeast extract, flavourings, spice extract, herb extract, garlic salt, salt.
I think that it is a bit of a con really, very watery and double the price of a normal tin of vegetable soup not to mention half the size.