Soup mixes can be convenient when you do not have time to whip up your own homemade soup. But is Tomato Based Alphabet Pasta Soup Mix by Knorr® worth a try?
I love the taste of homemade soup and enjoy tucking into a bowl of steaming hot soup that I have made during any time during the year, but especially on a cold winter’s day or when I am feeling under the weather. My husband and I recently bought a 100g sachet of Tomato Based Alphabet Pasta Soup Mix by Knorr®, a product of Mexico, as it looked like an interesting product that we might enjoy. The front of the packet looked appealing with a bowl of alphabet shapes surrounded by a tomato-based broth, but would the soup be a tasty product? That’s what I was interested in finding out.
Each 25g serving size contains 90 calories, 10 of which are from fat, no saturated fat or cholesterol, 920mg sodium, 17g carbohydrates, less than 1g dietary fibre, 1g sugar, and 2g protein. Although this soup was fairly low in calories and did not contain any saturated fat or cholesterol, it was very high in sodium and low in dietary fibre.
The cooking directions are easy to follow. Simply boil 4 cups of water, stir in the Soup Mix, return to the boil and simmer for a further 10 minutes. Then garnish it with Mexican condiments such as chopped coriander, spring onions, diced avocado, or shredded cheese.
While my husband was simmering the soup for a quick meal, I could smell the rich aroma. It smelled really good and I was curious to see if it would taste as good as it smelled. Unfortunately, I soon discovered that the soup was not as good as I hoped it would be. I tasted one spoonful of the soup and immediately disliked it. The soup was very salty and it had an oily, slick taste, as if I was sampling oil rather than soup. That was very off-putting to me.
Tomato Based Alphabet Pasta Soup Mix by Knorr® is relatively low in calories and quick and easy to prepare. However, it tastes far too salty and does not pack a punch. I would not recommend this product.