“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Soups „
I am a tomato soup addict, I absolutely love the stuff and as boring a flavour as it may seem, it's my favourite!
I never thought I would be converted away from Heinz but on a recent trip to Sainsburys they did not have any!!! I could not possibly go without altogether so I stocked up with the Sainsburys own brand tomato and red pepper variety.
Costing just 52p per 400g can, I was delighted with the 30p saving compared to my usual Heinz.
Apparantly the tin serves 2 but I always eat the whole lot to myself :)
Like all soup its very easy to prepare- either microwave or on the hob, both options are for 3.5 mins.
Unfortunately this soup is not suitable for those who suffer with an allergy against milk, but nor are most of the 'cream of' varieties.
It is suitable for vegetarians and it only contains natural colours and flavours, which are DELICIOUS!!!
The consistency is thick and creamy and it has chunks of peppers in it, although the texture is still very smooth.
As it is cooking you can smell the aroma and its mouth watering!
The soup is packed with flavour and each spoonful sends your taste buds into a frenzy as they are hit with the pepper and tomato taste.
This soup is very filling (although thats probably because I ate the whole tin to myself!) which is great if you are on health kick as it reduces snacking. The nutritional wheel shows all green except for sugars which is amber.
Per 1/2 tin provides: 125 calories, 6g fat, 0.8g saturated fat, 0.5g salt, 10.8g sugars.
This works out as only 2 weight watcher points, or 4 for the whole tin.
As it comes in a tin the shelf life is massive at approx 2 years!!
All the packaging is recyclable and its made in the UK so its not only tasty but eco friendly too!
** Sainsbury's Cream of Tomato & Red Pepper Soup **
Often during the weeks shopping unless we are well on budget we try to buy items from the basics range when shopping in Sainsbury's supermarket.
But for a change instead of our usual Sainsbury's home brand basics Tomato soup we went upmarket just a notch and opted instead for a tin of Sainsbury's Cream of Tomato & Red Pepper Soup.
The Sainsbury's Cream of Tomato & Red Pepper Soup comes in a normal tin can with a red paper around it. The paper had written on it nutritional information and pie charts though I don't take much notice of such things. More enticing was the picture on the paper of a white dish with the tomato and pepper soup in it!
In common with most of the men I know when cooking soup we opt for the microwave but since the soup was going to be shared out by my girlfriend and me I thought I'd do it properly and use a saucepan over gas.
Opening the can I was expecting to be greeted by more of an aroma. This was not the case however. The situation improved once I'd poured the soup into the saucepan and heated it for a few moments though. Gradually the smell of the red pepper just started to reach my nostrils and just before the soup was ready to be poured finally the tomato smell became noticeable.
The colour of the soup was a slightly deeper red sharper red than I would expect from tomato soup. I put this down to the addition of the red pepper.
When poured into the two dishes with a slight amount of steam coming from the surface the Sainsbury's Cream of Tomato & Red Pepper Soup really did look appetising.
I like to dip toast in my soup so that was the first experience I had of tasting it. There was an added tang and hotness to the tomato that made the soup really zing.
After I'd finished my toast I finished the rest of my soup off with a spoon. It was a little to hot still to eat quickly but that was good because I got to savour the flavour. The pepper and tomato combination work well together. This is the sort of soup I know I'd enjoy if I was getting over a cold as there is enough bite to the flavour to impact on the taste buds.
A couple of the red pepper bits got stuck in my teeth so they needed a good brushing after the meal but over all I we enjoyed the Sainsbury's Cream of Tomato & Red Pepper Soup . It's a good soup to chose in winter or if you have a cold.
Thanks for reading this review.
I absolutely love soup. Of late here in Coventry it's been miserably cold at night and me I've been tucking into several cans of soup and warming myself up a bit and when I saw this flavour available in Sainsbury's it sounded a bit different and tempted me into buying it!
400g size can with a red label around it's middle. On the front of it I'm told it is Sainsbury's Cream Of Tomato & Red Pepper Soup and there is a picture of the soup in a bowl. There is also a nutritional at a glance chart on there and I'm told that it only contains natural colours & flavours and that half a can counts as 1 serving of my recommended vegetable/fruit intake. On the back of the can other information includes tells me it is Vegetarian and is meant to serve two people (if your not a pig like me lol), a full nutritional chart is listed as are ingredients and allergy advice (it does contains milk), cooking instructions are given and there are contact details for Sainsbury's listed. Nice enough can although I would like a ring pull on top of it for ease of opening!
Me And The Soup:
Well opening up the can was easy enough and I was met with a thick looking bright orange soup with a few lumpy bits in it. I tipped it in a bowl and heated it in the microwave for the recommended time 4 minutes but you can also if preferred heat this on the hob in a saucepan for about 3-4 minutes.
I only had to stir it halfway through cooking and when I got it out it smelt really nice of tomatoes and peppers and was bubbling away nicely.
Taste wise, well I really enjoyed this. The consistency was very good. Nicely thick but not too much so and the lumps I had first spotted were pieces of what tasted and looked like red pepper. Basically what this soup is, is tomato soup. Well blended, nicely seasoned and really tasted of ripened tomatoes. The small chunks of red peppers are what gives the peppery flavouring and overall I found this to be of excellent quality. It looked good, tasted great and needed no seasoning at all. Very nice and it tasted very fresh! I recommend this!
Nutritional Information Per Half Can:
Saturated Fat: 0.08g
Total Sugars: 10.8g
Only available in Sainsburys stores priced at about 35p a can.