18 April 2012

Heinz Big Soup - Steak and Potato with HP Sauce (Asda) [By @SpectreUK]

April showers are never much fun and with the added misery of Britain’s inability to shake off the winter chills, I found myself in search of a warming soup one wet and dreary afternoon. At 410g, 286 calories, with 7.6g fat, and 9g sugar and with no artificial colours, I figured this soup would probably fill me up on its own, but the greedy devil on my shoulder suggested I have a roast chicken sandwich with lashings of grainy mustard and a packet of Royster’s T-Bone Steak flavoured bubble crisps, all washed down with a lovely dark pint of Murphy’s Stout. The soup’s ingredients included; HP Brown Sauce (5%), potatoes (20%), beef (9%), vegetables (33%), of which included peas, carrots, and onions, as well as black pepper and vegetable oil, amongst other things. A warning on the outside of the bowl stated that this soup contained gluten, wheat, barley, rye and sulphites. I heated the bowl for two and a half minutes in the microwave. The soup had a beefy gravy texture with a good hit from the HP Brown Sauce. There were numerous potatoes with plenty of vegetables mixed liberally in with the small chunks of succulent beef, which was all perfectly cooked and just melted in the mouth, whilst lovingly wrapped by the gravy type soup. The sauce mixed in with the “gravy” was an excellent treat, and I would definitely add HP Sauce to future roast beef and potato gravy meals. This was easily one of the best microwave pot meals I’ve tasted in recent years; filling, warming and most welcome against the chill rain outside.
By Spectre

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