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Marks & Spencer Cream of Asparagus Soup

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Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Soups

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      03.08.2010 21:35
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      Don't judge an asparagus by its cover

      **Background**

      Unbeknown to dooyoo readers, I work for a company whose headquarters are in Germany's asparagus capital, the picturesque town of Schwetzingen. Whenever I'm reminded of this fact, I always feel a little guilty that I'd never to my knowledge eaten an asparagus, certainly not on purpose anyway. As I was browsing the shelves for cheap soups to eat and review, I thought that I'd kill two birds with one stone and get rid of my inner asparagus trauma.

      **Packaging**

      Obviously it's an own brand soup we're talking about, so you can't expect too much, asparagus is quite an expensive vegetable and they've obviously saved all of the money on the design which is basically identical to the rest of the range, it looks sort of 50sish and doesn't really jump off the shelf at you.

      **Consistency**

      Guessing by the name of the product it's supposed to be creamy, so I expected a smooth and thick texture to it. I was disappointed, no honest cow could stand up and moo about the merits of this cream, it resembled more like something from Ginger Baker's underpants. Watery but strangely gluey, the asparagus kind of clung on to the liquid as if it didn't want to be eaten. The asparagus was chopped into small stringy pieces and made me feel like I was chomping on a bowl of tadpoles in green liquid. The asparagus seems to retain the majority of the heat too, so some parts of the soup can be piping whilst the rest might be luke warm.

      **Taste**

      Despite the less than appealing texture, the soup was actually pretty delicious. The soup was creamy in flavour and the asparagus added a reminder that vegetables are delicious and nutritious, tasting like a pea, green bean, onion hybrid.

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