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.