“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Sweets „
Weight Watchers Mexican Spicy Bean Soup is a delicious thick and tasty soup made by Heinz.
I originally tried this soup when I joined Weight Watchers a couple of years ago and I found I really liked the taste, so even after finishing Weight Watchers (still a little over weight I should add) I still occasionally buy a tin, I don't get it all the time because for 71 pence per tin I think it is a little on the expensive side.
Each tin has a weight of 295g, it comes in the traditional weight watchers colour of purple with a picture of what the soup looks like on the front.
The soup has quite a thick consistency due to the different types of vegetables added, it also contains haricot and red kidney beans which also adds to the delicious flavour, finished off with a little cumin to make it slightly spicy.
The soup can be heated up on the hob or in the microwave whichever is easier I tend to microwave it as it tends to be quicker.
Each tin has a Weight Watchers value of 1 ½ points for those of you on the weight watchers diet or 107 calories for those who aren't.
I just really enjoy this soup as I think the spicy flavour and the different beans make it a little more unusual to other soups and the fact that its low in fat makes it all the more better.
According to the tin the soup is suitable for vegetarians.
Nutritional Value as stated on the tin (per can 295g)
20.1g carbohydrate of which
7.9g is sugars
1.3g Fat of which
1.5g Salt equivalent.
I have to say I am very surprised I am even writing this review! As well to be honest...I don't find soup that exciting! Especially!! Weight watchers soup! It never seems to taste as good...however that was until I tried this!
I always take soup and such things to work as they are handy and even if I don't eat them that day I can stash them under my desk. Someone else did my shopping and bought me this ( I'm assuming it wasn't a hint....).
Not great! I'm not the biggest Weight Watchers fan. Some stuff is very tasty but with soups I'd tried before you could tell it was less fat than the rest!
I also really dislike how the bottom of the tin seems to be hollowed out to give an illusion of more food than is really there...and the tin rattles because of this.
I didn't really look at any of the info on the tin sorry, as come lunch I am just starving!
But I do have a description 'Tender vegetables with haricot and red kidney beans, finished with a touch of cumin make this tasty soup.'
It does sound good but I never get my hopes up with 'good for you' type foods!
Empty Contents into a bowl
3 minutes ( it seems to take longer than normal to heat this soup)
Removed from the microwave...be careful it may be hot!
Grab a nice bread roll and your set!
Obviously you could cook it in a pot and all that jazz but for me at work this is the easiest and quickest way to have it ready.
*How does it taste I hear you say!*
It tastes pretty damn good!
I really love this soup now! It may be because I wasn't expecting much, but it's a really nice spicey, tomatoey flavour. It's got great lumps of vegetable in the form of kidney beans! And they were nice and soft but too mushy.
It has that sort of texture you get from homemade tomato soups, where it's almost quite lumpy but in a good way. Not like Heinz pretty much! There are lots of bits herbs, bits of other things I couldn't quite distinguish but all in all really delicious! So much so I had it 3 days in a row!
I enjoy it most with a nice seeded brown roll..or two(argh carbs!) as I think it goes well with the flavour.
A tin of this will set you back 72 p for a 295g tin, which seems enough for lunch with a roll. I haven't seen it in bigger tins, but I think they must exist I just haven't been looking for them.
Very very scrumptious and I will be buying this again! I can also kid myself that this is good for me as it is Weight Watchers so low in fat and kidney beans go towards my five a day! So if your bored of regular soups give this one a try!
I tend to buy tinned soup to take to work because it is convenient and nice to have something warm to fill my belly in the winter!
Weight Watcher's soups aren't the biggest tins in the world, the mexican Spicy Bean Soup that I am reviewing comes in a 295g tin. Although not considered to be a huge amount of soup, it does fill an average size bowl nicely, and keeps my hunger at bay for a few hours. My husband occasionally has the soup for lunch, but he does need a couple of slices of bread with it in order to fill him.
It's convenient for a few reasons, the tin has a ring pull so there is no need to carry a can opener and is warmed in the microwave in 2 1/2 mins (category E-850w). Just pour it into a bowl and it's ready in just over 2mins.
Weight Watchers products are made by Heinz, and designed fore those following the weight Watchers diet. All WW foods contain the number of WW points on the packaging. A tin of Mexican Spicy Bean Soup contains 1 1/2 points (very low).
A 295g tin contains 107 calories and 1.3g of fat, priced at 67p in Tesco. I think larger tins are available to buy.
I believe WW soups are better now than they have been in the past. They have always been tasty, but sometimes on the thin side. When I tasted the Mexican Bean I was pleasantly surprised. The soup wasn't thin at all, a nice consistency with plenty of texture. It contains tender vegetables, carrots, tomatoes, onions, red peppers, green peppers with haricot and kidney beans which bulks it out a bit and cumin and garlic to spice it up a bit. It does have a mild spice, but not too much even for those who don't like spicy food. it has a brown / red colour to it, looks appetising and smells delicious.
The soup is suitable for vegetarians and doesn't contain artificial colours or preservatives.
When opened, unused contents needs to be kept in a covered container in the fridge for up to 2 days - although saying that, I don't think anybody would be satisfied on half a can of WW soup!
Worth a try. thank you for reading.
Weight Watchers Mexican Spicy Bean Soup
Description: Manufacturer: Weight Watchers / Type: tinned soup
It is always going to be nicer to make your own soup, and I prefer to when I have the opportunity. Unfortunately, working shifts means that I am often short of time so I find that tinned soups can be a useful stand by. They are really handy to keep in a cupboard at work and provide a quick and convenient hot lunch.
Like so many of us, I ate a drank a lot over the festive season and am now trying to cut back on calories and eat things which are better for me. My local Poundland sells these cans of Weight Watchers soups on special offer right now, 3 tins for just £1.
The tins have a predominantly purple label with the Weight Watchers logo on the front. There is also a picture of the soup. The 400g tin has a pull off lid which saves you having to find a tin opener.
The tin contains 1 Weight Watchers point, and 79 calories.
To heat, you can either warm gently in a saucepan or do what I did and pop it into the microwave (stir half way through cooking) for around two and a half minutes.
The soup is a rich red colour and much thicker than some of the Weight Watchers soups. It also contains heaps of vegetables including onions, kidney beans, tomatoes, peppers, carrots and haricot beans. It is spicy without being too strong, and as I had expected it to be quite bland, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it does have a nice warming spicy aftertaste.
If you are looking for a quick and tasty tinned soup which will help weight control as part of a healthy diet, then you should certainly try this flavour. Eating these soups are a good way to ensure that you feel full (and less likely to snack) and satisfied, without loading up on loads of calories.
Weight Watchers Mexican Spicy Bean Soup
Description: Manufacturer: Weight Watchers
I must confess that I probably wouldn't have bought this soup myself, but Mrs Assasin is on a bit of a pre Christmas health kick and as such, is trying to ensure that we eat things that are reasonably good for us. So on that basis, I was sent to work with a tin of Weight Watchers Mexican Spicy Bean Soup today, along with a chunk of brown bread (with seeds, which actually went very well with this soup!).
A 400g tin cost her £0.74 from our local supermarket, there are quite a few different flavours available in the range too, so it is worth having a look to see if there is something that appeals to you.
It comes in a purple tin with the logo on the front and a picture of the soup on the label. Half a tin of this soup contains one Weight Watchers point.
It simply warms up in a saucepan or pops into the microwave for around 2 and a half minutes (times vary according to microwave and check and stir half way through cooking) before being ready to serve.
This soup is a great colour, a deep spicy red shade which does look quite appetising. It is jam packed full of beans too, so is pretty filling. I was actually surprised by the flavour, I had expected it to be a bit bland but it wasn't at all. It wasn't overly spicy but had a nice warming kick to it which was quite tasty and was well seasoned too.
It didn't actually feel like this was a Weight Watchers product, which has to be a good thing and it has a spicier taste than some other so called spicy soups that I have tried. Of course it wasn't as good as home made soup, but that is to be expected. On the whole though, as a quick, healthy and tasty lunch, it certainly hit the spot and I would happily have it again!
WeightWatchers (WW) branded foods are popular amongst people who are following the WW discover plan as they come armed with the points value they contain and this soup is no exception, stating on the lable that it contains 1 point per half a can.
I would say that one immediate downside to the soup is that you can pick it up and think that it is 1 point per can as the 'half a can' is not really that clear on first viewing, however, the downsides end there!
The soup comes in a 400g can and is the perfect size for lunch, without the additional need for bread. It is very easy to cook, just pull back the ring pull, pour into a bowl and bung in the microwave for 3 minutes and voila, your soup is ready to be devoured.
A lot of diet foods get accused of being bland and tasteless, however, this breaks the mould. Its called spicy bean soup, and it really is spicy bean soup! It is thick, contains loads of beans, and has a real kick to it. I was expecting a watery mush and got much more than I bargained for! The soup contains kidney beans, haricot beans, tomatoes, peppers, carrots and onions, so it really is filling.
For those that are watching what they eat and want a quick and convienient lunch, I would certainly recommend this soup, it is even suitable for those who aren't so bothered about calories due to its wholesome taste!
* Suitable for vegitarians and found in most large supermarkets, retailing at around 70p-80p *