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Pret chorizo & butterbean soup review

Although today Eat has a favourite of mine on the menu, I decided to try something different in Pret’s Chorizo & Butterbean soup.

Description: A tomato-based soup with healthy amounts of tasty chorizo and the occasional butterbean. Pret’s ingredient list includes: chorizo, butterbean, garlic, celery, tomato, organic vegetable bouillon, smoked Spanish paprika, cracked black pepper, thyme, rosemary and sage.

Health:With roll, this is only just over 400 calories, (the soup itself just 180) so its a pretty low cal option. Lowish on sodium and fat too. Reasonable fibre owing to butterbeanishness.

Taste: I wish I could do a comixed strip to describe this, because… at first I was like “Meh, tomato soup with stuff in…” and then I was like “Not bad.” The chorizo is present in goodly amounts and is well flavoured (maybe its the smoked paprika?)… if I were to find some faults it would be that (a) there were only four butterbeans in it (seriously, they cost nothing, nothing!) and (b) its not that hearty as a consequence. But maybe I’m spoiled by Eat.

Full-o-meter: With roll, ample. With more than four beans, even better (maybe I just got a sucky draw).

Verdict: 4/5. Not bad at all. Would have again.