“ Brand: Tesco „
There is something about buying soup in a sachet, that makes it infinitely more inviting than soup in a metal tin. That is probably the posh part of me coming out! I am still in the mindset that sacheted soups are a novelty, despite the fact that they have been around a good decade or so now.
Tesco appear to be challenging Covent Garden with their soup in a sachet. I am impressed with the cover of the packet which conjures up the right imagery for the product. There is a strong focus on natural organic produce which I think works well.
You can heat in the microwave for about five minutes, but I always like to do my soup on the hob with a wooden spoon and carefully stir it until it comes to the boil. Be careful not to boil the soup or this can impair the flavour. After about five minutes of simmering, it is ready to serve. The soup made do for a couple of generous sized bowls. So it would be a good lunchtime snack to share. I had mine with crusty bread, which is great for absorbing the remaining bits.
The texture is good, a strong deep viscosity which encourages you to wade through it with your spoon and search for the vegetable pieces, which I should mention are generous in size and fresh tasting too. The vegetables are plentiful and there is a good range on offer. I was particularly pleased to see the much underused swede sitting alongside such staples as potatoes and onion. The soup also benefits from black pepper and whipped cream which adds a subtle radiating spice and the cream which adds a much needed smoothness to the mixture.
Filling, pretty nutritious and more substantial than a Heinz tinned soup, I found this worth the price tag. At a little over a pound, this is a lunchtime meal sorted.
The Tesco Creamy Vegetable soup is part of the growing range of soups which Tesco sells. I think soups have been forgotten for some time and it seems that there is a revival now. It is not always available, and I do not know why. Some Tescos do not have it, or if they do it, it is not in the same section as the other soups.
It costs £1.17 and comes ina 600g tub. The one I bought myself is different from the one that Dooyoo pictures here, may be Dooyoo have an older version. The packaging itself is relatiely unassuming, but bear in mind that this is not part of their value range of products.
According to the infomation on the tub, the list of vegetables is quite impressive (potato, carrot, swede, onion, cream, green beans, cabbage and parsnips, and natural flavouringsan) and there is also whipped cream thrown in, which I think it is a nice touch. However, the combination of whipped cream and butter does not seem to have too much of an impact on the calories, which are 44 for 100 gramms only. May be it is redundant to say this, but this product is surely suitable for vegetarians.
Similarly to the other soups which Tesco sells, you can choose to warm (they say "cook") this on the hob or in the microwave. I prefer to cook it on the hob and I normally put the fire mark on number 4 and stir every couple of minutes. The soup is surely good on its own, but I also cracked a couple of eggs in it once to give me a stronger and fuller dinner.
The tub is enough for 2 people but possibly even 3. I had this soup on its own, I had it as I said with eggs and I also added croutons to it. The taste is good, the vegetables are there and you can feel it. In winter, this is an excellent warmer when I come back home in the evening. I also like soups in summer because allow me to take water and reidratate myself if I have been making sport outdoors.
If I am not too hungry, half of the tub may serve me as dinner, but otherwise I may want to have something after it.
I'm pretty sure my other half's mother thinks I don't feed him, as whenever she comes over she brings with her bags of food, including a couple of tubs of soup. Tesco's Creamy Vegetable soup is a favourite, and as much as I'd like to feel offended, it's far too delicious not 5to be grateful for!
You get 600g of soup in each tub, so well enough for a filling serving for two. The first thing to note about this soup is what sort of vegetable soup it is - it's a light, creamy soup of a yellowy colour - not tomato based like most canned vegetable soups are. The soup contains Potato, Carrot, Swede, Onion, Cream, Green beans, Cabbage and Parsnips, as well as cream, butter, water and natural flavourings. The salt content is reasonable, and despite the cream content does not have the astronomical calories you'd expect.
The soup is easy to cook - you either pour it out into the saucepan and heat, or you can even microwave it in the pot if you have one. When cooked, the soup retains it's creamy, thick consistency and heats through nicely.
On eating, the texture and taste are just gorgeous. The soup is so creamy, and tastes so indulgent. It's a very light vegetable taste, no one thing is overpowering like with some canned soups. Each vegetable is distinguishable as you bite into them, with the different tastes and textures retained. All the vegetables are soft, and I've only once had a hard bit - the end of a green bean.
This soup makes such a good warming treat lunch, and is best with plenty of butter on crusty white rolls - yum!
This is my favourite Soup from a supermarket.
I normally buy it when it is on special offer such as 2 for £2
I have 2 in my fridge right now waiting to be eaten.
It contains Potato (12%), Carrot (15%), Swede (10%), Onion (5%), Cream (4%), Grean breans, Cabbage, Parsnip (1.50%), Water, Vegetable Oil, Cornflour, Butter, Wheatflour, Salt, Parsley, Pepper.
So great for vegetarians and it tastes naughty. What I mean by that is, it taste as though you are eating lots of calories. Creamy soup. When it is actually healthy, nutrious and low in calories and fat. 44Cals per 100ml. I actually eat the whole tub for myself. But it could be shared between two and served with bread.
I actually cook this product on the hob. However you can actually put this in the microwave for two mins in the tub is comes in.
It is freezable, and the best thing is, it is in a air tight container so the sell by date is quite a while ahead if you wish to store it in your fridge
I saw this soup in the fridge section of my Tesco express and it was on an offer of two for £2 .
Since I had a busy week ahead I bought it and tried it yesterday and found it very very good indeed.
Ideally it contains most of the winter-vegetables like -
Water, Carrot (15%), Potato (12%), Swede (10%), Onion (5%), Cabbage, Whipping Cream (4%), Green Beans, Parsnip (1.5%), Vegetable Oil, Cornflour, Butter, Salt, Wheat Flour, Parsley, Black Pepper.
and has a mild creamy flavour with well balanced salt amounts.
Must have for vegetarians, non-vegetarians and people who try finding food without alcohol in it too.
It comes in a handy mocrowavable 600gm mug which can be reused for storing things.
With a calorie content of 44kcal per 100ml it is a good dieters choice as well . As it is a well sized portion serves adequate for a workers lunch too specially as it is filling too.
Would definitely buy some more and freeze up too as they are freezable too.