Monday, September 19, 2011

Product Review - La Zuppa Soup

Written by Kate Bullen, APD
I know that Spring is upon us, but soups can still be enjoyed on the odd cooler day that we have. This  soup is by La Zuppa and the flavour is moroccan pumpkin with chickpea.  I tried this soup after being recommended it by a friend. I bought it a few months ago and it just sat in my pantry – until last week when I had nothing of any great interest to take for my lunch to work. So this got a guernsey. And can I just say that I was pleasantly surprised. I am not a big fan of packaged soups – usually they just taste a bit average and bland and salty and boring. But this was really enjoyable! It was tasty and a bit chunky (in a good way!) with the chickpeas and quite hearty. It was enough to keep me going until late in the afternoon.

One of the huge advantages of this soup was that I could easily understand each of the ingredients: water, pumpkin, lentil, chickpea, potato, onion, sweet potato, cabbage, carrot, white bean, tomato paste, salt, green pea, ginger, herbs and spices.  Yep it has a bit of salt (256mg/100g) but you can’t really expect a packaged product to be without any preservatives, so I think this amount of salt is ok every now and then.

And if you are looking for any other reasons to try the soup – it is gluten free and vegetarian. And reheats very well in the microwave.

Has anyone else tried the La Zuppa range of soups?

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