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Have a cuppa; a Cup a Soup

Cup a Soup is an instant soup product sold under various brands worldwide. The soup is sold in sachets of powder which can be poured into a mug or cup, which is then filled with near-boiling water and stirred.

In the United States and Canada the product is manufactured and marketed by Unilever’s Lipton brand, and in Australia under the Continental brand. In the United Kingdom the product is sold as Batchelors Cup a Soup, a brand which is now owned by Premier Foods. In the Netherlands it is sold under the Unox brand. In South Africa, Sweden, Denmark and Poland it is sold under the Knorr brand.

For centuries South Africans have been using the same method to preserve herbs and spices at home. The freshest ingredients are picked, dried and ground with care. With very little moisture left, they keep for ages so there’s no need for any preservatives.

Flavors include minestrone, chicken noodle, tomato soup and chicken and vegetable. Low-calorie versions also exist in the UK, under the name “Slim-a-Soup”, and include slightly different flavors, such as Mediterranean tomato. 2007 saw the introduction of “Cup a Soup Extra”, individual sachets of soup and pasta sold in a variety of flavors, including cheese and broccoli, chicken and mushroom, minestrone, and Tangy Salsa Tomato.

The nutritional information include (per serving) Energy 320 KJ, carbs 16 g, sugar 2 g and sodium 599 mg.

PROS:

Easy to make

Healthy snack alternative

No added preservatives, msg and less salt

Helps to hydrate body

CONS:

Too hot to eat instantly

Not to be used as a dieting alternative

To make this easy dish, simply empty the sachet contents into a mug and add 180 ml of rapidly boiling water to it. Stirr and enjoy!

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