Product Type: Tesco Sauces / Soups
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Tomato soup on the cheap
Tesco Tomato Soup
Member Name: CPTDANIELS
Tesco Tomato Soup
Advantages: Great Tomato taste
Disadvantages: Packaging looks ordinary
As part of my new list of cut backs I have been experimenting with cheaper non branded products. I have always loved Tomato Soup, so when I noticed Tesco do a Value tin I thought it was well worth a try.
The price for a 400-gram tin is currently just 17p. This compares very favourably to the usual branded tin, which cost 85p.
The tin's design is simple but effective. Admittedly not as stylish and eye catching as the branded ones but still perfectly presentable without looking cheap.
On the rear of the tin, there is advice on how to serve the soup. It also tells you that the product is suitable for vegetarians, it lists the ingredients, nutrition values and allergic advice.
How to serve:
There are two ways to cook the Tomato Soup. The first is in a microwave, where it takes between one minute and two minutes depending on the power of your microwave.
The second way is more traditional, to cook it on your hob. For this method you heat gently for 3-4 minutes and stir frequently.
Serve piping hot throughout
The product to my mind looked exactly as I would expect it. Maybe a little more orange than red but it looked fine.
I found the smell to be very appealing. It certainly smelt of tomatoes, and got my taste buds watering.
When I tried the Soup the first thing I noticed was it was thicker than I expected. It had a tomato taste, but seemed to lack quality and a creamy taste I have experienced before with more expansive soups. Had I just been served this product and may well not have realised that it was a Value Item. It tasted very good especially with bread and butter. I found I could dunk the bread in the soup and it tasted wonderful.
This product is not only good value but is surprisingly filling. I found after having this for Lunch I did not need any other snacks in the afternoon. It made a lovely change from sandwiches or jacket potato.
One tin serves two generous helpings.
I am sure I will purchase this product again. The quality of the soup was surprising good; it was rich and thick in texture with a wonderful tomato taste. The only thing that worried me was the slightly brighter than normal orange colour, maybe that was the added ingredients that produce this.
Soup is always enjoyable but especially in these cold winter days. It warms you up as well as providing you with a great and tasty meal.
You do not have to eat the whole tin either, you can warm the product up again later as long as you consume it within 2 days of opening.
Tomato Puree 49%, Water, Modified Maize Starch, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Acidity Regulator (citric acid), Paprika, Flavouring and Mustard Flour.
Nutrition info: 100g contains
Energy: 55 calories
Of which sugars 3.1g
A very tasty soup, that if you didn't make it yourself you would assume it was an original branded product. The quality is great and I will be purchasing this again. It has a great tomato taste and ideal for these cold winter days.
Thanks for reading.
@CPTDANIELS February 2009
Summary: Super tasting inexpensive soup.
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