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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Heinz Microwaveable Cup Soups
Posted: 17:20 Wed 18-06-2003. Price: 99p. Location: Tesco, Brent Cross. Sub-flavours: Cream of tomato, Sundried tomato and basil, Chicken and golden sweetcorn, Forest mushroom. Nutritional unusualness: As with many Heinz savoury foods, features the great taste of sugar.
Snackspot reports: bizarrely I'd seen the Tomato one in a Cambridge co-op months ago, but it's taken that long for the full range to reach the shelves of Tesco. The soups are tasty in that traditional sugary Heinz way, and the plastic cup seems sufficiently sturdy - which can only be a good thing because, after heating it, as instructed, for 90 seconds in an 850W microwave, then letting it "Stand for 1 minute", the contents are still so hot it's like trying to drink flaming napalm. Add a Starbucks-like drink-through lid (which makes it harder to slurp cooling air at the same time), and you have to wonder if Heinz are letting themselves in for Watchdog complaints and/or McDonald's coffee-style lawsuits of a most non-frivolous kind. In other temperature-modifying news: The Grocer magazine has recently carried stories on self-heating meals sold under the name of Quick Cuisine and, at the opposite end of the thermometer, the Fosters CoolKeg 35-pint self-cooling lager barrel due on sale this month for just 49.95.

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Posted: 22:39 Mon 30-06-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: all flavours are sold at the company shop for 39p
Posted: 14:57 Tue 01-07-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: Bob, Bob, wonderful Bob, would you like another Hob Nob?
Posted: 16:29 Tue 01-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: shut up neil
Posted: 15:49 Fri 04-07-2003 by "simon b" # permalink comment
Comment: not heinz's first attempt to shore up its soup sales in the face of the onslaught of instant versions. Does anyone else remember their 1980s experiment with something called soopercup (I think); each packet contained four small plastic cups of very, very thick gloop you would spoon into a mug and turn into proper soup with boiling water. The effect was like trying to make a refreshing drink from an especially dense McDonalds Ketchup portion. It didn't work, did it?
Posted: 21:57 Sun 13-07-2003 by "Jay" # permalink comment
Comment: Seems exactly the same as regular microwavable Hainzies soup. Why does it take 90 seconds instead of the usual 1 minute - stir - 1 minute process? 40955 6 38
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