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Tesco Light Choices Spicy Lentil Soup in a Mug

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      25.11.2009 18:52
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      Be aware - This product is marketed as a spicy lentil soup, and they aren't lying; it is very spicy! I definately wouldn't recommend this to anyone who can't handle their spices! However, if you can, I would recommed this product to you. Although it is a tesco 'light choices' brand, the soup has a really good taste to it (one you don't normally get with the healthier products).

      As with most 'soup in a mug' products, all you have to do is add hot water, so as well as a good taste, the product is extremely easy to make (especially if you haven't got time to make a big meal); although I wouldn't recommend this as a meal replacement as it definately wouldn't be filling enough.

      Each packet comes with four sachets of soup, and are in the standard tesco 'light choices' packaging.

      Overall, I would recommend this to people who cannot face a big meal, are in a rush, or simply looking to cut down on bad foods (as this is a healthy product). A tasty, healthy meal, perfect for a cold night!

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        09.05.2009 22:38
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        Well worth a try!

        I recently bought a selection of cup-a-soup's to take to work with me to drink instead of buying chocolate or crisps from the vending machine. One of those I went for was the Tesco Light Choices Spicy Lentil flavour. I always tend to think 'low fat, low taste' and so thought because this one was described as being spicy that it may have more flavour than some of the other varieties available.

        The soups come in sachets, and you get four sachets in a box. The packaging of the box is nice, showing a picture of a mug of soup and giving the nutritional information on the front, set out in a clear and easy to read way.

        The soups are very easy to make, simply pour the contents of the sachet into a mug, add boiling water and stir. The contents of the sachet was an orangey coloured powder which had a smell of lentils. I added water as directed, but when I came to stirring it, I found that a lot of the powder didn't dissolve and stayed at the bottom of the mug, no matter how long I stirred for, which was a bit annoying.

        The finished soup didn't look much like the picture on the box either. The picture shows an orangey soup with pieces of vegetables and herbs floating on the surface. Mine was simply a thin orange water, no sign of any herbs or vegetables.

        The made up soup had a nice aroma, a very homely and comforting smell I thought. From the appearance of the soup, I was a little bit apprehensive when it came to tasting it, but I found myself pleasantly surprised.

        Rather than just a plain and boring lentil taste, this had a very warming, spicy flavour. It actually contains tomato, onion and carrot and garlic as well as lentils, and the tomato and carrot flavours really come out, but are given a real kick by the spices. I don't know exactly what the spices in this are, but the soup is surprisingly hot, and if you're not a fan of spicy things, I'd advise giving this a miss.

        Nutritional Info (Per mug):
        62 calories
        2.9g sugar
        Trace of Fat
        Salt 1g

        A box of four sachets of this soup costs 62p and is only available from Tesco.

        Overall I was very surprised at how nice this soup was. It's packed full of flavour and you really don't feel like you're eating (or should that be drinking? I never know with soup!) a diet product. I'll certainly be putting a few more of these in my basket next time I shop!

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