Product Type: Heinz Sauces / Soups
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Watered down nonsense.
Heinz Weight Watchers Tomato Soup
Member Name: Mama-Q
Heinz Weight Watchers Tomato Soup
Date: 28/03/12, updated on 28/03/12 (81 review reads)
Advantages: Couldn't find any.
Disadvantages: pricey, taste-less, packed full of salt.
When I was a weight conscious teen I happened upon the Weight Watchers range in my local Co-Op. The WW's tins of soups were next to the 'normal' tinned soups, with the only difference in packaging being the WW logo. The front of the tin looked fairly nonthreatening and didn't scream DIET FOOD at you off the shelf ;). With a picture of a bowl of tasty looking soup with several tomatoes seemingly dancing round the river of red, luscious soup it certainly looked inviting.
With this soup being gluten free and suitable for vegetarians this also seems like another 'bonus.' But don't be fooled, read on to find out why you should avoid them like the plague ;).
In comparison to other tinned soups the WW's range didn't pack a lot of punch when it came to calories - which is the obvious selling point. However with 1.7g of salt and 8g of sugar per tin (surprisingly) this might not be the healthiest of the soups. To me calories aren't a big deal. As long as you're not munching your way to 19,000 calories (or even 4,000-5,000) and so long as you do enough physical activity to burn off the excess energy you consume then I don't think you need to cut corners when it comes to soups.
I think that Heinz are clever cookies. Their WW's range is targetted at women who are made to feel bad about everything they put into their cake holes, so they make absolutely everything they can into a Weight Watchers range, knowing that it will sell. Well they certainly got me on the end of their hook.
To me a 'diet' isn't just for Christmas, it's for life. Someone who is overweight, obese or morbidly obese needs a lifestyle change and a re-wiring about the way they see/think/feel about food. These Weight Watcher products and 'diets' don't seem long lasting at all, which is what people need. They need to learn to use their will power and stick to their guns when it comes to snacks and food. The equation of putting more in than you burn off is true so the same should be applied when trying to lose weight; do more, eat less and effectively these 'diets' teach that, but they don't teach you can be 'normal.' No, of course you have to eat all their branded foods.
Anyway, getting off my soap box, I was very disappointed with this product. For a start it wasn't cheap at all. I can't remember what I paid but my memory tells me around the 65p mark and on a quick Google I'm told per tin it's around 75p in Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Waitrose - to name but a few. I think you'd have to be off your head to buy it at that inflated price! Price aside the texture and taste of the soup was awful. Imagine drinking a warm, watered down virgin Mary - except remove any flavour you might get. It tasted like twice watered down tomato soup.
Overall I think these Weight Watcher's products are a con. They're just watered down or half a packet of what you'd normally get - if people exercised a little more will power and self restraint then there wouldn't be a market for these silly products in the first place. I will NEVER buy from this range again because I might be fooled once, but not twice ;).