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Posted: 18:45 Sun 04-Jul-2010. Price: £2. Location: Sainsbury's, Swiss Cottage. Sub-flavours: Normal tomato Gazpacho. Nutritional unusualness: "Honeydew and Cantaloupe melons blended with cucumber and tomatoes".
reports: People still go on about the refreshing properties of a hot cup of tea on a summer's day, but no-one's successfully extended that claim to a steaming bowl of soup. Anyway, New Covent Garden Food Co haven't been daunted by the lukewarm reception to their previous fruit soups, and have added this "Enjoy hot or cold" concoction to their range. Despite - or because - it resembles a liquidised salad with ranch dressing, I actually quite liked it, though going from the reactions in this podcast (10:40 onwards), it may be an acquired taste - even by comparison to these Neuro Sonic and Neuro Bliss shampoo-lookalikes, and Sappe's Aloe Vera drink with Aloe Vera cubes increasingly imported into bits of West London.
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Posted: 20:19 Thu 08-Jul-2010 by "sandworm"
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Comment: weirdest soup ever
Posted: 20:48 Thu 08-Jul-2010 by Zeddy
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Comment: Apparently, if you like cucumber you will like melon and vice versa. An old wife's tale or is there some merit in it?
I know I hate both and wouldn't touch the soup with a barge pole.
Posted: 08:33 Tue 13-Jul-2010 by "robertster"
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Comment: The Neuro range are quite funny. In their tube adverts they claim they're sold in Harrods, Selfridges and Waitrose - but I've only seen them in newsagents.
And while they might feature "modern science's greatest blend if natural performance enhancers" (including Siberian Ginseng!) they taste rather more like sherbet dissolved in lemonade and warn off "peopole [sic] sensitive to caffeine".
Oh, and one of their range is called Neuro Gasm.
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