27/04/2017

BAXTERS SOUPER SWAP CHALLENGE


Making lunch exciting when you work from home can be quite the chore. I often switch my lunch up; going from sandwiches, soup, noodles and the infamous beans on toast dish. A brand of soup I had never tried before was Baxters. So, when they got in touch to ask me if I was up for a new lunch challenge, of course I said yes!

Baxters have four different ranges of soups, which I was so pleased to find out. There are 22 soups in their Favourites range. These include classics such as: Cream of Tomato, Chicken and Vegetable and Minestrone. Secondly, there's the Vegetarian range and the Hearty range; which are slightly more filling as they contain more wholesome ingredients. Lastly, there is the Chef Selections range; a slightly more distinctive and unique flavour range, but equally as yummy and nourishing.

I was sent over ten tins of soups; 5 from the Vegetarian range and 5 from the Hearty range. The idea of the challenge was to ditch sandwiches and warm up a soup in the microwave for lunch. The challenge lasted two weeks and I had one soup for every working day (Mon-Fri).

Vegetarian Range
Despite being a meat eater, I do actually eat quite a lot of vegetarian food. I love that Baxters have catered for people who don't eat meat. There are 13 different soups in this range:

  • Garden Pea & Mint
  • Green Lentil & Tomato
  • Spicy Tomato and Rice with Sweetcorn
  • Minestrone
  • Lentil & Vegetable
  • Carrot & Coriander
  • Spicy Parsnip
  • Country Garden
  • Mediterranean Tomato
  • Carrot & Butterbean
  • Italian Tomato & Basil
Carrot & Coriander

I tried out the ones in bold and they were all very delicious. I was surprised to see how full up I was after eating the soup. I didn't have bread to accompany with every soup I had, as the majority of the time I was too full up for any added extras. 

Hearty Range
I was very excited to try out some soups from this range. Sometimes it's nice to have a soup which has solid ingredients, which is what these have. The range is very extensive too and includes the following:
  • Tuscan Style Bean, Bacon and Pecorino
  • Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Chilli and Lime
  • Chicken, Pepper and Black Eyed Bean
  • Chicken and Sweetcorn Chowder
  • Beef, Bean and Vegetable
  • Tomato, Chorizo and Mixed Bean
  • Spiced Red Lentil & Smoked Bacon
  • Smoked Bacon and Three Bean
  • Country Vegetable
  • Chicken and Country Vegetable 
Tomato, Chorizo & Mixed Bean

Again, the ones in bold are the ones I tried and are without a doubt my favourite soups out of both ranges. I am a big fan of beans in food, so it is great to see so many soups with beans. 

I thoroughly enjoyed each soup and range between 75p and £1.48 at ASDA. They are also available in most supermarket retailers. For a cheap and cheerful lunch or dinner, you really can't go wrong. 

Don't forget to take the Souper Swap quiz to find out what your lunch says about you!

Disclaimer: In collaboration with Baxters. 
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17 comments

  1. I now want to go and buy soup for lunch lol. Yum. I often get stuck in a rut for lunch, which often means I go out to eat. I must stick up on some of these the next time I'm shopping, they sound delicious x

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  2. I like eating soup at lunch time, but haven't tried this range yet. Will have to give them a go as I like to ring the changes.

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  3. Soup is such a great lunch idea, so many varieties here! I like the sound of the tomato, chorizo and mixed bean.

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  4. Baxters have so many different varieties in their two ranges and many of them look delicious. Soup is often a go-to meal for me for lunch and I will have to give this brand a try.

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  5. I work from home and eat some sort of soup for lunch nearly every day. Can't wait to give Baxter's a try .. the Mediterranean Tomato and Carrot & Butterbean will be high on my wish list!

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  6. I absolutely love beans in soup... I don't know what it is but it's more a meal when they are there (to be fair I love beans in general...) Great review! x

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  7. I have tried some of these soups and they were quite nice I must say I must try and get my hands on some more of the range to try.

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  8. My days are so busy that lunch can sometimes be a challenge. Being able to have a nice bowl of soup oftentimes is a quick way to fit my lunch in. The Hearty range has some wonderful sounding soups and would be filling enough to carry me through to dinner.

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  9. Wow that's a really good selection of soups. I actually prefer veggie soups for some reason x

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  10. What a fab selection of soups, I do love a soup at lunchtime x

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  11. I love soup, but get bored quick, so a variety like this that is easy to do is great :) x

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  12. I have not had soup for lunch in ages. Need to try this.

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  13. That is so awesome that you got to test out their soups! They all sound delicious just by their name. Even though I'm not a vegetarian, I think it is great they cater to those that are. I would love to the butternut squash, sweet potato, chili and lime soup.

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  14. Ooh I really like the sound of the Hearty soups especially the Squash & Sweet Potato one. I'm all in favour of not having to top up with bread to beat my hunger.

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  15. The soups are so cheap and this might actually be the first soup range that has a wide variety of veggie soups which is perfect for me. The butternut squash one sounds divine x

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  16. I love a good soup, especially when it is so well priced!

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  17. These soups sound great and I like the fact tgat there are so many vegetarian options.

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