“ Brand: Oaktree / Type: Soups „
When it comes to soup there is usually only one brand I buy and thats Heinz, cos I've been brought up with it. However when I spotted this in Tesco costing 43p a can and far cheaper than Heinz I decided that it had to be worth a go!
The can holds 400g of the soup and has a red label that goes around it with a photograph of a bowl of soup on the front of it and we are told that it is Oaktree Estate Cream Of Tomato Soup and there is an at a glance nutritional chart displayed. On the back of the can other information listed includes ingredients, allergy advice and a full nutritional chart, the weight is stated (as I've listed already), we are told that it is suitable for Vegetarians, heating instructions are given and contact details for Tesco are stated too. Nice enough, informative can this is though I would have appreciated a ring pull but hey ho never mind!
The Soup Itself:
Well the soup when opened is a bright orange colour and gives off a natural but sweet aroma of tomatoes. The first thing I noticed is that it wasn't as thick in constincency as I am used to, still though to be fair it isn't what I'd refer to as thin either.
To heat this through you can either pop it in a saucepan and on a hob for around 3-4 minutes or in the microwave for between 3 1/2 - 4 minutes its up to you of course.
Once heated through it does thicken up slightly and gives off a slightly creamy colour along with the orange and isn't one bit a greasy soup but very smooth in texture. It is naturally sweet, nicely seasoned and for me.....and I can't believe I'm saying this by the way.....I prefer it to my usual Heinz as it isn't so harsh flavour wise but is still very tangy and flavoursome.
All in all I love this plain tomato soup! Hearty and warming and not too unhealthy it is what it is and for even double the price I'd still buy it. Sure I think it could do with being a little thicker but hey ho I can't fault the flavour!
Nutritional Information Per 1/2 A Can:
Only available in Tesco stores.