Well just look what I found, thanks to ‘Look what we found’, who I met at the amazing Allergy and Gluten Free show this year. They sent me a packet of their Country Cured Ham and English Pea Soup to try and I have to say, it’s the nicest soup I’ve ever had that came out of a packet. Not only is this soup gluten and dairy free, it’s also tomato and celery free too, but it doesn’t stint on flavour.
Packed full of chunky peas and little hunks of ham this soup really hits the mark and it’s not too expensive either. I find that most soups contain one, if not four of these main ingredients, making buying tasty soup from the shops almost impossible.
The gammon is supplied by Colin Woodall of The Richard Woodall Company who were deeply committed to heritage food long before it was fashionable. Colin is the eighth generation of his family to produce acclaimed, traditionally cured hams, bacon and sausages in the sleepy Lakeland village of Waberthwaite. Sounds like a place out of an Enid Blyton story book.
The soup comes in a soft pouch and will last a few months in the cupboard and the ingredients list contains no allergens, except perhaps garlic, which I have heard of as being a cause of allergy for some.
Water, Peas (33%), Onion, Gammon (6%), Potato, Vegetable Stock, Olive Oil, Garlic, Sea Salt, Black Pepper.
I asked ‘Look what we found’ about the vegetable stock and they told me it contained the following: vegetable concentrates (carrot, onion, and leek), water, salt, spice.
It’s fairly reasonably priced too and means I now have a choice of a few tins of soup from Suma that I can eat and now this new one, currently my favourite. Home made soup is one of my favourite things to cook, in a big pan so I can freeze portions for lazy days. I’d say this soup comes pretty close to my home made vegetable lentil soup.
So give it a try. I’m just about to order a few more packs. Have you tried this soup? Are you tempted?