“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Soups „
I bought this soup with much trepidation, but considering the price I thought it worth a try. I wasn't disappointed; far from it - I think this is the best tomato soup I've ever had.
It's quite a creamy consistency, not as thick as some tomato soups but still nice and gloopy enough to have a good texture. It's smooth and creamy, but more of a drinking soup than an eating soup. I like it in a mug, you can just pop it in the microwave and it's much nicer than the cup-a-soup style things. It also goes well with buttered toast or thick bread, of course!
The flavour is nice and tomatoey, but not overpowering. It's not bitter or strong like some soups, although some people may prefer a stronger flavour. It's also mildly sweeter than some tomato soups, which could put people off. However, in my opinion the flavour is perfect, and it's worth a try.
The reason I love it so much is that most tomato soups I've tried make my throat hurt slightly, possibly because they are too vinegary. This soup doesn't have that at all, it's nice and smooth and easy to drink. Don't be put off by the low price and basics name - this is really good soup and I highly recommend it.
** Sainsbury's Basics Creamed Tomato Soup **
On our weekly shopping trips we tend to lean heavily on cheap supermarket home brands as they help stretch out our shopping budget to include more choice than if we'd spent all our money on the bigger brands.
A few shopping trips back we went to Sainsbury's and dipped into their basics range of home brand food. Among the the items we bought two tins of Sainsbury's Basics Creamed Tomato Soup.
Everyone in the house loves soup though we do have a few differing opinions on which flavour is best. But with rock solid choices like tomato soup you can be sure of not upsetting anyone at the table.
Most of the time meals are very fragmented as not everyone is around at the same time. 9 times out of 10 I dine with my girlfriend but once or twice a week much lie the planets of the solar system lining up the whole family are actually in the house and hungry at the same time.
It was at one of these get-togethers that we opted for soup and toast for supper. To be sure there was enough Sainsbury's Basics Creamed Tomato Soup to go round we opened both tins at once and poured them into a saucepan. At 17 pence a tin it still didn't cost as much as buying a single can of branded soup.
The soup had a healthy red tomato colour and smelt lovely while it was warming up. I was next to the cooker doing the toast while the soup was simmering and I must say the aroma was mouthwatering.
My mom was cooking it and she gave it a stir every once in a while but I could see no hit on an unpleasant skin forming over the soup, it just looked really nice.
Pouring it out into the dishes we all sat down with trays in the living room to eat the soup while watching a film on TV. I know everyone enjoyed the soup as much as me because there was a lack of the usual sarcastic film scene commentary that accompanies any family film watching in my house :o)
I found the Sainsbury's Basics Creamed Tomato Soup very tasty. It lacked the thickness of some more expensive soups I've tried but I couldn't fault the taste. It was full of tomato flavour and a delight to dip my toast into.
** in conclusion **
Any soup that can shut my noisy family up for five minutes has got to be pretty good. I can't believe how good Sainsbury's Basics Creamed Tomato Soup is for the money.
Thanks for reading my review.
Throughout the winter I am a big eater of soup. It's warm and filling and leaves you feeling nice and satisfied.
Nothing will ever beat the leading brand Heinz for their tomato soup but a very close contender is the Sainsbury's basic tomato soup.
Being on such a tight budget around Christmas and I was due to have a new baby we were in need to saving pennies where ever we could. So when it came to our weekly shop we decided that it was time to switch from the more expensive brands and save by purchasing the cheaper Sainsbury's basics products.
This is where we found the Sainsbury's basic creamed tomato soup. Priced at only 17 pence compared to the leading brand this is extremely cheap.
At first I wasn't too sure as being only 17 pence I wasn't expecting anything special. And to be honest it wasn't. I need to add a small amount of milk to make it have more of a creamer taste. But the soup was full of a lovely tomato taste and with some bread and butter it's a satisfying meal.
I would recommend this soup to anyone who is on a budget as it does the job and fills your tummy.
Half a can contains 79 calories and only 3.4 grams of fat, also half a can counts toward one of your 5 a day. Also only natural colours and flavours are used.
It's very easy to warm up. You can either pop in on the hob for 4 to 5 minutes, or pop it in a mug and into the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.
You can also recycle the tin can just don't forget to rinse the tin out and remove the label.
Overall this is an excellent product from the basic's range. I was not expecting the quality to be as high as it is. An excellent soup.