Iceland Slimming World Pea & Mint Soup
Iceland’s exclusive Slimming World have added microwaveable soups to their range and we decided to test 1 of them to see what its like. First you have to open the top and “loosely” put the cover back on and blast for 8 minutes before opening it , stirring it , put the lid lossely back and blast for another 4 ,minutes before “Oh know, its gone everywhere”. It seems the term “loosely” needs to be revised because at least 1/5 of the soup was lost when it must have erupted like Pompeii inside the microwave on its last stint. So beware.
Anyways, although we lost some what was left still filled our familiar bowl. Just to let you know, that the soup remains scorching hot for almost 10+ minutes after leaving the microwave so dive in blindly or your tongue and pallet will feel it. The initial taste of this thinish soup is of course pea, not overwhelmingly strong but just right with an added little sweetness to it before you get a slight sense of the mint flavour followed by a nice onion background and once again the mint is not overwhelming either. Although its not a chucky soup, there are whole peas in there but to be honest they are there for style more than taste.
But I don’t want you to think thats its a weak soup, because its not, all the flavours are there especially the pea flavour and you can taste them all, they just dont come across too vividly which is good because some farm soups are sometimes filled with too much, this would has a beautiful pea taste so the mushy pe fan will like it and the don’t like peas person might like it.
Do I like it? I do like it, if it was like a strong mushy peas type flavour I dont think I could knock down a bowl, but because its more subtle yet still carrying good flavour I would enjoy eating a bowl or two and so would I buy it again? Yes I would just I’d keep a closer eye on it in the microwave next time.
Water, Peas(33%), Potatoes, Onions, Maize Starch, Salt, Garlic Puree, Mint, Parsley, Black Ground Pepper
|Typical values||Per 100g Microwaved|
|Energy||176 kJ / 42 kcal|
|(of which saturates)||0.1g|
|(of which sugars)||2.0g|
*Prices correct at time of publishing
GOOD SUBTLE PEA TASTE