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Tesco Light Choices Chicken Noodle Soup in a Mug

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      09.04.2010 12:30
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      A Wicked Change From Thick Soup But Still Quite Filling

      I had one of these cup a soups for a snack today, they're Chicken Noodle flavour and I wasn't surprised that they was in the Light Choices packaging because Chicken Noodle soup is madly low fat ANYWAY and this is only powder a FEW noodles! lol

      It's dead tasty. I've always loved the dried chicken noodle soup and not the stuff out of a tin, this is no different to ANY of them. You just add boiling water and stir the soup, you have to stir it good because you'll get lumps in the bottom of your cup if you don't. This soup is quite bad for that actually and that does my head in because if you have a Bachelors cup a soup you only have to give that a quick stir.

      It's very thin but that's not a bad thing because chicken noodle soup is thin, you can see quite a few noodles floating in it for a bit but they sink to the bottom and if you don't keep giving it a quick stir you'll leave all the noodles until last. The noodles are nice and soft, they're cut thin but that's good because it means they soften all the way through in the boiling water. The soup is a bit salty tasting, it's not over done but is deffo saltier than most cup a soups I've had.

      You can taste the chicken in the soup and mixed with the salt it gives a proper nice flavour. It's dead meaty tasting and because of that I think it's more filling than it should be for just powder and water, I like it when the noodles sink to the bottom because I eat them with a teaspoon them and that last few bites of solid after the liquid soup makes it feel more filling I think.

      You get 4 sachets for 54p and that's a bit of a bargain as well because these are just as nice as Bachelors soup. They've got a wicked flavour and have only got 43 calories per mug!

      Recommended!!!

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      22.02.2010 12:47
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      delicious taste of the orient low in calories at an affordable price

      I don't usually write reviews on food, but have decided that there are a few certain foods I eat deserve to be reviewed.When I was a teenager I would go out to a youth club* ( I say youth club because that's where I told my parents I was going ,It was actually a pub ) every Thursday evening ,and at the end of the night would spend my hard earned cash in the Chinese takeaway.Always the same order a special fried rice and a pot of Chinese chicken Noodle soup. Oh How I loved Thursdays.

      That is I did ,until I grew up and had all the other boring things like bills to spend my hard earned cash on.By the time I was in my twenties with four Kids and a house to run , the chinese take away was relegated deep into the back of my priorities.

      I Have been 'trying' to lose some excess weight over the last few months and have found few products that aid the process without interfering with the overall taste.One of these products I fell upon completely by accident.

      All the cold weather over the last few months has had a strange effect on my husband.He demanded I go out and Buy cuppa soups.I was mortified at the thought.I've never had one before , the thought of drinking something that has been dehydrated turned my stomach, but being the ever obedient wife ( I am chuckling as I type this) I acquiesced to his demands.

      I firstly bought the well known bachelors soups, until one day in Tescos I saw Chinese Chicken Noodle soup.
      I decided to buy some , just to give it go , after all it was only £0.50p for the pack and I'd be no worse off if I didn't like it. I am so glad I did.

      The Packaging

      Tescos light choices chicken Noodle soup in a mug comes in a rather nice looking box, the picture on the front shows a hot steaming mug full to the brim with soup and the noodles floating on top.The box is white with an apricot colour text then you have all the usual product info . The most astonishing text to me ,on the front is that each cup of this soup is only 43 calories.When you open the box there are four individual sachets in plain white with just a product code and description on them .

      How to make the soup.

      No I don't think you are incompetent, there maybe someone out there who has never tried before .

      Tear open one sachet and empty it into a cup or mug ,At this point I'd suggest a mug because a cup would be too small. Tip.. I always do this in the sink as there is a LOT of powder..Boil the kettle and pour 200ml or 1/3 of a pint of water into the mug,See why I suggest the Mug !Stir the soup with a spoon, when you are satisfied that all the powder has been dissolved the soup is ready to be drunk.


      A bit of Technical stuff Taken from the box

      Dried Noodles (26%), Maltodextrin, Potato Starch, Natural Flavourings (contain Milk, Egg, Celery), Dried Chicken (2.5%), Salt, Sugar, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Dried Red Pepper, Colours (Curcumin, Paprika Extract), Dried Parsley.
      Dried Noodles contains: Durum Wheat Semolina, Salt.

      Allergy advice

      Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Egg & Celery

      Other allergens

      Recipe: No nuts.
      Ingredients: Cannot guarantee nut free.
      Factory: No nuts.
      Nutrition.Energy per serving 181kj (43 kcal), Protein 1.3 g, Carbohydrate 9.2g ,Sugars 0.9g ,Fat 0.1g ,Saturates trace ,Monounsaturates trace.

      The Flavour

      With just a hint of trepidation I tried a spoonful of this soup.My tastebuds were immediately dancing in my mouth ,It didn't taste at all powdery.It tasted like my childhood memories of the weekly chinese.It has a great tang to it with the peppers and herbs coming through, and you can really taste the chicken.

      Summary

      I have only one complaint about this soup.Once tasted it can become Extremely addictive, as my husband proved to me the other morning , when I came downstairs at 5.45 am and he was sitting in the kitchen eating one .( Honestly anyone would think I don't feed him ! ).Tesco also do other flavours in this range , but I'll be sticking to the Chinese Chicken Noodle.It is a quality product at what can only be described as a knockdown price.Thankfully I can eat as many as I want because it is the healthy option with only 43 calories.Definitely a Win Win situation .

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