“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Soups „
As a soup lover I often peruse the supermarket shelves looking for a different variety to sample. I first tried Broccoli and Melton Mowbray Stilton soup, from the Sainsbury's British soup range, a few months ago. From first trying it it has become one of my favourite tinned soups, and now, I usually have one or two tins stored in my larder. It is thick and creamy and...different. I feel quite posh when I eat this soup for my lunch.
I've always liked soup and have tried many but, as I'm not an eater of meat, I find there isn't as great a choice as for the meat eaters among us. Well, for me, this soup is a great find. It's delicious. it is always good to find an 'interesting' soup that doesn't contain meat.
It is great as a starter or as on its own with perhaps a slice or two of buttered crusty bread.
It is very easy to heat, either for a few minutes (three to four) gently simmering on the hob or for the same amount of time heated in a microwave oven. I usually heat my soups on the hob. Perhaps, I should microwave to save on the washing up!
This soup is thick in texture and tastes quite creamy and rich. The taste of the Stilton is easily identifiable and gives it the unique and interesting flavour. The pieces of broccoli in the soup are generous enough for me. Although tasty in it's own right I often grind a little black pepper on top and this makes it even more interesting (and even more 'posh!')
I think you could easily pass this off as being home made, if you're that way inclined. It could earn you a few Brownie points, I suppose.
Sainsburys claim it contains only natural colours and flavours.
Half a can of this product provides:
cal-88, fat-4.0g, sat fat-2.0g, salt-1.15g, total sugars-1.0g.
It is suitable for vegetarians.
*Allergy advice- Contains milk, celery and wheat gluten.
The labelling claims that a 400g tin serves two. I would dispute this as I find it only gives one decent serving. If you were willing to share, then your soup bowls would have to be of a very small size indeed. I would rather not share this soup being rather greedy!
I paid 75 pence for this product on a recent shop at Sainsburys.
The tin is recyclable by most local councils and certainly is from mine.
Thank you for reading my review now I must go and heat up a tin of this lovely soup!