GLORIOUS! Foods SkinnyLicious Soup
GLORIOUS! Foods make colourful soups with fresh ingredients in carefully composed (and evocatively named) flavours – and their "SkinnyLicious" range is suitable for vegetarians: some are dairy free and suitable for vegans, and some are gluten free. The SkinnyLicious soups contain less than 2% fat and under 150 calories per portion (one portion being 300g or half a pot), so are perfect if you are on a restricted diet and avoiding full fat meals.
GLORIOUS! (Adventure Through Food) have made a big effort with the gorgeous pictures and the descriptions of their soups to bring the flavours of the globe to you in a 600g soup carton, and our Taste Team all feel that their charming designs really do go a way to capturing the smells, sights and sounds of far-off places.
Thai Tuk-Tuks & Turmeric, 'a fragrant carrot soup fused with coconut, lime leaves, lemongrass, noisy markets and crazy tuk-tuks' is a lovely smooth soup with strong turmeric, ginger and lemongrass flavours, a perfectly pleasant soup, although we'd like more "noise" please! The coconut gives it a sumptuous creamy texture and taste, and the ginger gives a delightful little catch in the throat.
Ingredients - Thai Tuk Tuks and Turmeric: Vegetable stock (Contains celery), Carrot (28%), Potato (7%), Butternut Squash, Coconut (2.7%), Onion, Ginger Puree, Cornflour, Coriander, Sugar, Salt, Lime Leaves, Red Chilli, Garlic Puree, Lemon grass, Turmeric. Vegetable stock contains Water, Concentrated Vegetable Juices (Onion, Carrot, Leek, Celery, Garlic), Sugar, Salt, Corn Starch, Sunflower Oil, Spice Oils.
Singapore Fling, 'a crushed tomato and coconut soup with basmati rice, lemongrass and a stirring of sipping cocktails in famous bars' is a lovely, deep, rich tomato soup, given a chunkier texture by the addition of basmati rice. Not too thick, wholesome flavours with a chipotle kick - a real winner!
Ingredients - Singapore Fling: Vegetable stock (Contains Celery), Tomato (9%), Tomato Puree, Red Pepper (5%), Coconut (2.7%), Basmati Rice (1.8%), Sugar, Onion, Potato, Carrot, Ginger Puree, Celery, Coriander, Sundried Tomato Paste, Salt, Lemongrass, Fennel, Garlic puree, Thai Basil, Chipotle Chilli Paste (Contains acidifier Malic Acid), Red Chilli, Lime Leaves, Galangal, Concentrated Lemon Juice.
Sundried Tomato Paste contains Sundried Tomatoes (Sundried Tomatoes, Water, Salt) Rapeseed Oil, Wine vinegar, Sugar, Salt.
Vegetable stock contains Water, Concentrated Vegetable Juices (Onion, Carrot, Leek, Celery, Garlic), Sugar, Salt, Corn Starch, Sunflower Oil, Spice Oils.
Chipotle Chilli Paste contains Rapeseed Oil, Water, Chipotle Chilli Powder, White Wine Vinegar , Malic Acid.
San Antonio Fiesta, 'a hearty chilli sin carne soup with tomato, four bean mix, basmati rice and a pinch of peering at colourful floats parading past' looks very hearty indeed, and has a very strong smoky aroma with a super-hot chilli and cumin kick, but we felt it lacked a depth of flavour. Even though it includes plenty of tasty ingredients like coriander, chocolate, tomatoes and onions, the mouth-flavours rather need a fuller body.
Ingredients - San Antonio Fiesta: Vegetable Stock, Tomato (14%), Onion, Carrot (3%), Haricot Beans (2.5%), Red Kidney Beans (2.5%), Black Eye Beans (2.5%), Tomato Paste, Red Pepper, Black Turtle Beans (1.4%), Basmati Rice (1%), Cornflour, Sugar, Colour (Plain Caramel), Red Lentils, Cumin, Salt, Chocolate (Soya), Coriander, Ancho Chilli Paste, Cinnamon, Chilli Powder, Oregano, Smoke Flavouring, Paprika.
Vegetable Stock contains (Water, Concentrated Vegetable Juices (Water, Onion, Carrot, Leek, Garlic), Sugar, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Corn Starch, Spice Oil (Nutmeg)).
Chocolate contains (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier, Soya lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavouring)
Ancho Chilli Paste contains (Rapeseed Oil, Ancho chilli, Paprika , Water, Garlic, Ginger, Acetic acid)
NB. There is no added Milk in the Chocolate, unfortunately our supplier handles dairy products and cannot 100% guarantee that Chocolate will not contain Milk.
Stockists include most supermarkets where prices average £2.20 for a 600g tub.