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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Beans, Beans, Good for the Heart!

Heinz have recently added some new products to their extensive range of kitchen essentials and I've been sent some to try out!


The new Squeeze and Stir Soups offer a great alternative to the powdered cup soups available on the market.  The nation's favourite soup is now available in handy, lightweight sachets containing a concentrated soup puree.  With Cream of Tomato, Minestrone, Mediterranean Vegetable and Tomato and Basil flavours, the exciting new range is ideal for a quick, healthy snack in an instant.  All you need is a kettle, a mug and a spoon.  You just tear pack and squeeze the puree into a cup, add boiling water to cover and stir, top up cup with boiling water and stir again.  Then you can enjoy the thick, velvety texture and delicious real soup goodness.

With no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, it is also low in fat and provides one of your five a day.  The sachets can be popped into a bag or briefcase for a healthy lunch on the go.

We tried some of the Squeeze and Stir soups.  They were quick, simple and made a good tasting cup of soup, far preferable to the powdered soups!


Available from major retailers the RRP is 59p per sachet.

The latest must have for your fridge is the Reduced Salt and Sugar Heinz Beanz Fridge Pack.  Bean lovers can now enjoy their favourite healthier baked beans with all the flexibility and advantages offered by being in a convenient re-sealable pack.

Each fridge pack holds the equivalent of two and a half cans of beans.  This is perfect for the bigger family, with a screw top lid that can be re-sealed, staying fresh in the fridge for up to five days.  You can eat as many beans as you like when you like.  A see-through measure on the side lets you keep track of how many are left.  The fridge packs ensures that no food is wasted.

Baked Beans contribute towards your five a day and now with the salt and sugar reduced, they are even better for you.  The Reduced Salt and Sugar version is the perfect comfort food for those wanting to reduce their salt and sugar intake.

The plastic jar is recyclable, which was a concern I had with the new packaging.  Environmentally however, the impact of producing and recycling plastic is not as friendly as with tin cans.  Personally, although the fridge pack is more convenient and may reduce food waste, I'll stick to my usual tin of beans!  RRP £1.93

2 comments:

  1. I started buying the new soups last week and think they are going to be a staple, they are so handy to take to work and take no space or weight in my bag!

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  2. What a great idea to have fridge packs of soup - and what a great array of flavours
    to choose from. The powdered varieties arn't a patch on the squeeze and stir types and I will definately be purchasing some next time I am in the Supermarket.

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