Easy eating: 10 best ready-made soups

For a quick and warming lunch or simple supper, try one of these delicious soups

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When you need a tasty but lighter meal in a hurry, a bowl of soup is just the thing. And while we’re big fans of making our own, there are a huge variety of innovative and interesting flavour combos out there. 

From a new twist on an old favourite like Heinz Cream of Tomato with a Kick of Chilli to combinations we didn’t realise were missing from our lives, like Glorious! West African Chicken and Peanut, we’ve scoured the shelves for the tastiest.

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Verdict: The Pate Cawl Nain Soup from Patchwork is filling and very tasty but for decadence, go for Tideford’s Smoked Haddock Chowder with Organic Leeks & Peas. For a light lunch this spring, New Covent Garden’s Skinny Goan Chicken and Lentils makes a delicious, guilt-free bowl.

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1. Tideford Smoked Haddock Chowder with Organic Leeks & Peas, £3.49

2. New Covent Garden Soup Skinny Goan Chicken and Lentils, £2.20

3. Patchwork Pate Cawl Nain Soup, £2.25

4. Baxters Favourites Scotch Broth, £1.04

5. Yorkshire Provender Chicken and Butternut Soup with Lentil and Cumin, £2.49

6. Crosse & Blackwell Best of British Winter Vegetable Soup, £1.29

7. Glorious! West African Chicken and Peanut, £2.20

8. Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Chantenay Carrot & Honey Roast Parsnip Soup, £1.50

9. Heinz Cream of Tomato with a Kick of Chilli, £1.19

10. Tesco Finest Chestnut Mushroom & Madeira Soup, £2.35

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