“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Soups „
I started buying Morrisons white tins as an experiment to see if they were just very poor imitations of the expensive brands but I was very surprised that there was little or no difference in taste or quality, especially the tomato soup and things like pineapple pieces custard etc. My only complaint is that they are now sneaking up the prices because of increased popularity due to the recession. I also see an increase in the numbers of snob buyers of these items who previously would not be seen without their M&S or SAINSBURYS carrier bags. Aye it`s true what they say "HUNGER MAKES GOOD KITCHEN". Nevertheless it takes nothing away from the surprising quality that can be found in the cheaper products. Unfortunately as they become increasingly popular they will inevitably become more expensive, shame really as many people today can`t afford the brands and rely on white tins. So SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
I love the new Morissons Savers range (previously known as Morissons value range), so I decided to buy this tomato soup because tinned soup is an essential in every students cupboard, and this one's pretty cheap at 24p, although not as cheap as Sainsburys which is 17p!
The packaging is your average tin. The label is white with a cartoon-style picture of tomato soup on the front. All the necessary information is on the label such as name, used-by date, allergy advice, ingredients etc. etc. Whilst in the store, I find that most of the tins are a bit battered so you've got to be careful which one you pick. If you get a dodgy one it's sometimes a bit of a struggle with the tin opener. A ring-pull device would be much easier.
To cook the product, you can either cook gently on a low heat in a saucepan or cook in the microwave (in a microwaveable bowl) for about two minutes; either way is fine.
The soup tastes really good. I can't tell the different between this and Heinz. It tastes creamy and of a high quality.
I would definitely recommend this soup to anyone on a budget or anyone wanting a nice tomato soup.
Before you put your head in your hands and groan at the thought of reading "yet another value product review", read on, because this is one Value product that I really felt I should share with you all.
Since I was a child, tomato soup has always been my comfort food, if I was feeling ill, feeling down or just needed warming up when I felt cold and miserable, then a tin of tomato soup is what I would reach for, and I still do to this day, although now-a-days, I save myself 65p and buy Morrisons Value soup instead of Heinz.
It was my parents that got me buying Morrisons Value instead of Heinz because they tricked me, ok, not tricked me as such, more withheld the truth somewhat until I'd finished it lol! Which only goes to prove that I couldn't tell a jot of difference from the original! We'd gone off on a trip one day and took some sandwiches and because it was cold some soup also, and my Mam knowing my love of Tomato soup put some in for me, when I'd finished eating it I declared how "I love Heinz Tomato Soup!" only to have my Mam tell me "That wasn't Heinz, it was Morrisons Value!" I'm sure I saw her smirk....She'd finally got me to realise that some Value products are ok and not to be so snobby about them, anyhow, the product itself....
Packaged in the usual value colours of yellow, white and green it certainly doesn't look very spectacular. Like on most if not all Value products there is no ring pull, so if you are taking it to work etc make sure you have a tin opener with you. Obviously the supermarkets want to sell the higher priced items first, so you'll find these tins on the bottom shelf.
Last time I bought a tin they were 17p, as opposed to 82p plus for more expensive brands. This is for a 400g tin.
~~~~The Product Itself~~~~
On opening the tin, you are greeted by the same yummy tomato smell and same orangey/reddy look as Heinz, if you put them both in a bowl side by side you really would be hard pressed to tell the difference, so far so good! The taste is also the same, seriously, that creamy comforting tomato tastes, in my opinion, near on as perfect to the original Heinz recipe as it can be. The only difference if I'm being picky, it maybe isn't as thick, maybe just a little bit thinner, but not much though, the only reason I think this is because I like to break my bread up into little pieces and throw them in, and I noticed with this soup that they tended to sink to the bottom/get soggier a little bit quicker. Go on laugh if you want to, everyone did when I did it when I was a bridesmaid at my Mam and Dad's friends wedding, I was only 6, but these things stick with you, scarred me for life it has lol!!
All in all it compares well to the bigger brand names that everyone knows and loves and there is a big saving to be made which is always handy in these credit crunch times. If there was a big noticeable difference then I would still buy the Heinz, 82p or not, but to my mind there isn't and so really, why would you want to pay 65p extra just for the brand name, when essentially it is more or less just the same product inside?