“ Brand: Heinz / Type: Soups „
I have been with WW for many years on their online site and attended meeting on and off. The do a massive range of foods, all mainly convenience foods such as ready meals, soups, desserts, sandwiches but they also do breads, cheeses, creams, sauces to be added to cooking. Ive tried a fair bit of the range over the years, some of the items are quite good and some not so great.
This is available is most large supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys. The soup range from WW has about 10 or so different flavours and is made by Heinz for WW. The stock will vary from shop to shop but I have seen this is most large stores and even on occasions the poundshop. Price varies store to store my local Asda sometimes has these on offer 4 for £2 or similar or if not on offer they usually retail around 60p - 80p range, again this will vary store to store.
The packaging is in the distinctive purple packaging as used on most weight watcher items, it clearly states the nutritional values as well as the points per tin, for those who are on WW it is 3 pro points per tin. The tin itself is 295g which is smaller to a usual tin of soup but enough for one person. The top is ring pull which is great to have at work as no tin opener needed. Heating it up can be done on the hob or in a microwave and takes a few minutes.
Ive tried some "diet" soups before and a problem I found was lack of flavour, that was not an issue with this soup! is was a lovely thick soup bursting with vegetables and flavour, if I had been given this soup as a blind test I never would have guessed it was a diet soup as it so tasty. The pasta and vegetables are cooked well and blend together in the soup sauce. Ive tried most of the WW soups as I like to have soup at lunch but this for me is the best one they do, if I buy WW soups I always tend to get this one over the others. I enjoy this with a slice of bread and on its own and it really does fill me up unlike some which leave me still hungry.
I would definitely recommend this soup to those on a low fat/calorie diet or on the WW programme, as soups go its one of my favourite, as a WW item its definitely one of their best products and I have recommended it to those doing WW.
After joining Weight Watchers online a couple of weeks ago I have been trying out lots of the food they sell.
Having been less than impressed by some of the soups by weight watchers I have tried in the past I was not expecting to rate this soup too much but I really enjoyed it!
The soup comes is a small 295g can in the purple themed Weight Watchers packaging. The tin has a ring pull on the top so this would be nice and handy to take to work for lunch like my husband has done this week as he loved it too!
I was impressed with the thickness of the soup when I poured it out... it was a nice thick consistency with mini pasta shells and cubed vegetables. I microwaved my soup for 2 mins and served it with a nice bit of crusty bread, the soup smelled absolutley delicious and I couldn't wait to get stuck in!
Taste wise I was really impressed with this soup, it really did taste as good as it smelt! The soup was lovely and tangy with a bit of a spicy kick to it and is made up from tomato, carrot, potato, onion, haricot beans, red peppers, celery, peas and garlic. It was full of lovely soft, chunky bits of vegetable and also had a good amount of nice soft pasta shells in it.
At just 2 points a can (not 1.5 as above picture shows) it is a nice and low for the Weight Watchers diet and you could have a couple of bits of bread with it too if needed.
The Weight Watchers Tuscan Minestrone soup is 3.2g of fat and only 122 calories per 295g can. The can is small at 295g but hey you are most likely to be on a diet if you are eating this and it may be small but it is still very filling!
This soup contains no artifical colours or preservitives and is suitable for vegetarians.
I purchased this soup from my local co-op on a 3 for £1 offer. A great deal as they 89p a can seperatley!
Nutritional Information (per can):
Energy kJ: 516kJ
of which sugars: 8.2g
(of which saturates): 0.2g
Salt equivalent: 1.7g