“ Brand: The Rain Tree / Type: Croutons „
I love a nice bowl of soup of an evening with some bread and butter dipped in as I go and recently I came across 'Rain Tree' soup croutons in a few flavours and these costing about 42p a bag in Asda really stood out to me in a flavour I thought I would really appreciate!
The packaging of these is simple. The croutons come in a dark green plastic bag with a photograph of the croutons on the front and we are told what they are and that of course they from Rain Tree and that they are garlic & herb flavour and that they are from France and weigh 60g a bag (and the only size I have ever seen these available to purchase in by the way). On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, there is a nutritional chart shown and contact details for the manufacturer are listed. Nice enough, informative and easy to open bag this is though it isn't easy to reseal it and they need to be eaten quite quickly once opened too!
The croutons are tiny, hard and rough and square in shape with flakes of green parsley that can be seen running though them. I did expect them to be bigger croutons but you get loads and they really are small.
Crunchy and bread like these taste of mainly of a garlic flavouring and are quite strong and have a slight greasy feel and taste to them. The herb flavouring is only the parsly which you can't taste as much as see but really these are tasty to be fair to them and not one bit bland or boring.
Once in a soup you need to eat them reasonably quickly before they go to slush as they do get saturated by liquid quite fast otherwise these are a very crunchy and tasty crouton and flavour wise I just can't fault them!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
Energy: 570 Kcals
of which saturates: 19.2g
Available in all good supermarkets etc and in a few different flavours to choose from too!