A while ago I was sent a few products to try out for the blog.
Some CandiasOil olive oil from Crete
Some tomato soup (from the Sainsbury’s blogger network)
And some Slendier low calorie pasta/ rice.
The olive oil is lovely although I am not really a connoisseur of oils and I tend to only cook vegetables with a little oil. The bottle that it came in was really pretty, but it is very hard to pour from and we have ended up decanting it into another bottle.
The soup was good too- I am afraid I would often choose tinned tomato soup over fresh soup- there is something very comforting about it. Alongside some toasted (not very toasted!) sourdough it makes a lovely lunch.
Now, the pasta, I was not a fan of. It is made from konjac, which is some kind of vegetable (extremely low calorie, in that it was 8 calories per 100g)- that is not too bad, But apparently it is really high in fibre (5g/100g) and swells in your stomach. I didn’t like the sound of that. It was very simple to cook- you had to cook it in boiling water for one minute, and then serve. I was going to have it with avocado and tomatoes, but as it was cooking I was changing my mind. In the end I tried one piece, but I didn’t like the texture, and had avocado and tomato on toast instead.
But the good news is if you want to try it then you can, as I have a packet of Rice style Slendier which I will happily post to anyone (in the UK)- just mention it in the comments and if anyone wants it then I will send it off (and if more than one person comments I will take names out of a hat on Sunday).
Soup- fresh or tinned? I often prefer tinned as they tend to be thicker and less lumpy- I don’t like watery soups or soups with too many bits in! (And yes home made is better, and I did make some pumpkin and tomato soup the other week, but sometimes it is much easier to buy some!)