There is a certain chill in the air this week and thoughts move towards the impending autumn and winter. Soup is a great warmer on a autumn or winter backpack, but the dehydrated versions are usually not that good and I find them rather watery. Ainsley Harriott’s soups are quite tasty, but none are the same as tinned or homemade. Hauling tins of soup around the hills is hardly lightweight backpacking. So I was interested when Mary came home with a new Heinz product – Squeeze & Stir soups in handy 75g sachets. (She always looks after me!)
These are concentrated pastes, that you add boiling water to. Rather like Campbell’s condensed soups without the can! I tried the Cream of Tomato and it was pretty good, slightly sweeter than the canned version but a hell of a lot better than packet soup. There are four varieties to choose from, details are here Each sachet costs 56 pence.