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Low Fat Cup Soups – Tried and Tasted

With Fireworks Night upon us the T 'n' T team are looking for some dynamite cups of soup to keep them warm.

Table 1: Low Fat Cup Soups Compared
Product Sainsburys BGTY Leek & Potato Soup in a Cup Tesco Healthy Living Soup in a Mug Leek & Potato Asda Good For You! Leek & Potato Cup Soup
  Sainsbury's, BGTY Leek and Potato Cup Soup Tesco, Healthy Living Cup Soup Asda, Good for You Cup Soup
Ranking 1 2 3
Summary The best in the display; tasty and creamy. Bursting with flavour and reassuring to see more leek bits in a world of flavourings. A shining example. A very close second and lower in fat than the BGTY. Lots of leek bits and and a slightly sweet, almost minty, taste that really sparkles. Not a bad flavour but then there's not enough of it to really tell. Some tasters detected a slight buttery taste but none were really buttered up the right way. Average.
Serving Size 1 Sachet 1 Sachet 1 Sachet
Calories (kcal) per serving 55 54 55
Fat (g) per serving 1.5 0.9 0.9
Table 2: Low Fat Cup Soups Compared
Product Waitrose Soup in a Cup Less Than 60 Calories Leek & Potato Weight Watchers Leek & Potato Soup Batchelors Slim a Soup Leek & Potato
  Waitrose Soup in a Cup Weight Watchers, Cup Soup Batchelors, Slim a Soup
Ranking 4 5 6
Summary The tasters were keeping a safe distance from this good looking soup, thanks to an unusual smell. When it was tasting time they were hit with a very salty taste. Low in calories but the high sodium figure is more evident. Failing to light the taste team's touch paper, Weight Watchers' soup seemed creamy but was ultimately tasteless and disappointing. Not as flashy as the pack suggests. Carries the highest fat content. An enticing smell but a flavour that seems to fizzle out without a trace is a real let down.
Serving Size 1 Sachet 1 Sachet 1 Sachet
Calories (kcal) per serving 47 58 57
Fat (g) per serving 1.0 1.2 1.7

Conclusion

Batchelors and Weight Watchers failed to shine here and dropped well below the supermarket own brands. Meanwhile, Tesco and Sainsburys blew away the competition with some dazzling efforts.

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