Advantages very few calories
Disadvantages tastes absolutely revolting
I was quite excited when I saw the tv ad for new slimfast soup. I had tried the milkshakes and liked them, but the thought of something savoury available as well made the prospect of dieting much less daunting.
As soon as I went to do my weekly shopping at ASDA, I made a bee line for the "slimming" section - and sure enough they had begun to stock the new SLIMFAST soups.
They were being sold in cartons containing three sachets,unfortunately all of one flavour,but as they were only asking £1.80 for a carton I didn't mind. 60p for a complete meal cannot be bad...or so I thought!I opted for the yummy sounding wild mushroom and the creamy chicken variety.
I followed the instructions carefully and made myself the wild mushroom and crouton version. It certainly looked thick and creamy,and a beautifully dark brown mushroomy colour-unlike most packet or cup soups.
I put a large spoonful into my mouth and EUCCCHHHHHH!!! It was absolutely revolting. It had a kind of sweet sickly flavour and a really cloying texture that clung to the roof of your mouth. I ate as much as I could manage because I was really hungry and didn't have time to prepare anything else. The croutons were hard and tasted burnt,and as I got nearer to the end of the bowl,I started to find great big lumps of un-mixed powder. I had honestly followed their instructions to the letter and had stirred it really well!
A great idea though, a hearty soup that contains less than 250 calories per bowl and a good price too..shame their inedible. Stick to the milkshakes they really are lovely and satisfying.Although I didn't manage to eat the entire bowl of soup..I found that I felt hungry again in a hour..I find the milkshakes see me through for 4 hours plus.
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