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Tesco Thick and Creamy Tomato Soup in a Mug

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      01.01.2010 17:28
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      Definitely wouldn't buy this again

      I love soup, and although I'm not a massive fan of soups in a mug, I have tried a few I really enjoyed, and I thought this could be one. It is described as "Thick and Creamy Tomato Soup" - hmm, it didn't really live up to any of that! I often find that they seem too watery - so thick and creamy I chose. Upon adding the water to the mug, it actually looked quite nice - and it smelt slightly like tomato. I believe the box recommends stirring for 5 minutes - however after this it was still very grainy and the vegetables it in were still rather hard. When it was all finally done (I'm not sure how long this took - maybe closer to 15 minutes!) I was very unimpressed. The vegetables, although now soft, didn't taste like expected - and I even found a large piece of tomato in there. Now, I know this is tomato soup - but I wasn't expecting half a tomato! The soup really didn't live up to what it said - it wasn't thick and definitely not creamy. It didn't taste like tomato either - I can't really describe what it tasted like, but it was rather bland and definitely not how I expected it to be. For around 60 pence a box for four sachets I think they are good value and were cheaper than tins of soup. I also like that you can pour a powder into a mug, pour some water and stir - and it's done! But I don't want the flavour to be so compromised - and I would describe this more of a watery, slightly vegetable tasting drink. It definitely wasn't enjoyable - and I have to say I didn't make it to the bottom of the mug. (I used a smaller mug and therefore a smaller amount of water than in recommended - but it was still watery... I dread to think if I used the amount it said!) I think I'll have to go back to tins of soup in the future, or at least a better brand of soup in a mug. Although I do say I liked the sound of only 95 calories per mug! 95 Calories Protein: 1.3g Carbohydrate: 17.3g Sugars: 7.4g Fat: 2.3g Saturates: 1.3g Mono unsaturates: 0.7g Poly unsaturates: trace Fibre: 1.4g Sodium: 0.7g Salt equivalent: 1.9g Ingredients: Modified Potato Starch, Tomato Powder (16%), Dried Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Flavourings (contain Celeriac), Salt, Dried Vegetables (4%), Modified Maize Starch, Colours (Beetroot Red, Paprika Extract), Thickener (Guar Gum), Milk Proteins, Emulsifiers (Dipotassium Phosphate, Trisodium Citrate), Onion Powder, Acidity regulator (Citric Acid), Dried Herbs, Flavour Enhancer (Disodium 5'-ribonucleotides).Dried Vegetables in varying proportions: Carrot, Peas, Leek. Allergy Info: Contains milk and celeriac. Recipe contains no nuts, factory uses no nuts

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      05.05.2008 12:58
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      save your pennies or buy tins of soup

      I brought this when I was on my usual shopping trip to tesco, as I thought it would it would be a nice, quick and convenient snack/lunch during exam period. I chose the thick and creamy packet because in the past I have cup a soups to be fairly watery. For (I think) about 58 pence you get 4 sachets in a packet, and the picture on the front looks quite appealing. The packaging is green around the outside, with the usual colour coded allergy info, nutritional info and the picture and 'claims' that most products contain. The box has individual sachets inside, which are individually dated and labelled with the product. This packet claims to be "easy mix granules". Yeah ok. When I made this, despite stirring it for about 10 minutes (I can't stand lumps), when I got to the bottom, lo and behold, plenty of lumps. Easy mix granules were nothing of the sort. The texture was slightly thick, I'll give tescos that, but only when you compare it to other cup a soup products. The soup however tasted nothing like tomato soup! There just wasn't much of a taste in my opinion. The vegetables are freeze dried and remain hard ish. I had one the day I brought them, and wasn't impressed. A few days ago, I wanted something hot for lunch and pulled them from the back of the cupboard and thought "they can't have been that bad", but it still was... The other 2 sachets are going in the bin. Next time I'm going to buy the tins of soup and steer clear of these. 95 calories per serving and: Protein: 1.3g Carbohydrate: 17.3g Sugars: 7.4g Fat: 2.3g Saturates: 1.3g Mono unsaturates: 0.7g Poly unsaturates: trace Fibre: 1.4g Sodium: 0.7g Salt equivalent: 1.9g Ingredients: Modified Potato Starch, Tomato Powder (16%), Dried Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Flavourings (contain Celeriac), Salt, Dried Vegetables (4%), Modified Maize Starch, Colours (Beetroot Red, Paprika Extract), Thickener (Guar Gum), Milk Proteins, Emulsifiers (Dipotassium Phosphate, Trisodium Citrate), Onion Powder, Acidity regulator (Citric Acid), Dried Herbs, Flavour Enhancer (Disodium 5'-ribonucleotides).Dried Vegetables in varying proportions: Carrot, Peas, Leek. Allergy Info: Contains milk and celeriac. Recipe contains no nuts, factory uses no nuts

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