Cup a Soup Chronicles II (22.02.21)
Batchelor’s Mushroom – ASDA 75p for four sachets
Well, it’s another grey soup, but this time grey is acceptable. Mushroom soup is meant to be grey. It’s also meant to taste like mushrooms and this one did, though a lot of it seemed to sink to the bottom as I drank.
You need to gauge things just right with the croutons. It takes a few minutes to get them nicely soft. Depends whether you like your croutons crunchy or soft.
When I prepare this one I stir, leave it to stand for a few minutes to soften the croutons and then stir again before drinking.
I normally drink the mushroom, and have only branched out because I need variety for a series of reviews. It would be difficult to have a whole series based on Mushroom Cup a Soup of different makes. Who knows, I may even find a soup I prefer to mushroom. It’s unlikely but it’s possible. Mushroom is one of my favourites.
Somehow I seem to have come to the end of the review without using many words. I’ve already said it’s my favourite, that grey is acceptable as a colour for mushroom soup and that the croutons are better if allowed to soften a bit. That really sums it up.
I only had one this time because, although I like my readers, I don’t think it’s worth having a stroke just to test a second cup of high salt soup.
That’s the difference between testing soup and scones – I could eat scones all week and not bother about it, because they seem wholesome. Cup a Soup is just a sachet full of chemicals and strikes me of being a foodstuff that is nice once in a while – when you come in from a long cold walk for instance. It’s not something I’d want on regular basis.
Nutritionally it’s one step down from a Pot Noodle, and it’s over a year since I had a Pot Noodle. At least you get decent noodles in a Pot Noodle. It’s probably one step down from the box it comes in too, as that is lower in salt and, I assume, higher in fibre.
Ah well, next week it’s Oxtail. I used to like Oxtail soup when I was a kid. I’ve never had it as a Cup a Soup and it will be interesting to see what it’s like.
I loved oxtail soup as a kid, too. Was wondering if you can even get it now?
Anyway, great idea to do cup-a-soup chronicles. And who knows, you could have found a whole new range of flavours and ranges for us all to try 😊
Yes< I've seen it in cans recently. I have another flavour to do, then a recommendation from my sister. I'm just not sure I should b encouraging the consumption of all that salt.
Yes, there is the question of salt. I don’t personally add salt to food, so if I have one soup a week, say, I think at that level there is no issue.
I will look out oxtail soup in cans and see if I still like it 😊
I don’t add salt to anything, but I eat far too much Branston and brown sauce. 🙂
Drinking Cup a Soup is clearly an art form
It’s easy to do badly. 🙂
Some days you need something hot.
Oxtail soup is basically horrible in my experience. Oxtail cup a soup defies imagination. I await your review with interest.
I used to like the Heinz variety, though I never fancied making my own – took much bone.
Apart from ham in moderation, I am not a meat soup fancier. Give me veg every time.
I only make soup with meat when we have a poultry carcase, but I do sometimes have pea and ham or bacon and lentil.
I use a bit of bacon in the lentil soup if we have some and we are quite happy to make some stock with a ex roast chicken so perhaps I am not so anti meat in soup as I think.
I don’t generally make soup with meat in, so we are probably closer in this regard than we first thought. 😉
It sounds like hot chocolate made with real milk and dark chocolate might be a better alternative to the Cup a Soup series after a cold day. I have heard oxtail soup, at least the homemade kind, is quite restorative.
I haven’t had it for probably twenty or thirty years. With spicy parsnip soup and lentil soup, available, it never seemed necessary.