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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Soup Slop. Soupid.

Soup.

It's one letter away from 'slop', which just about says it all.

The average can of soup costs 89p-that's 89p for what is basically flavoured water. It is the food of the most foolish of wanton wastrels.

Dave, enjoying some delicious chicken soup.

Personally, I don't eat soup even if it's homemade, as it's ridiculous and serves no purpose, but I have often been tempted to make some from dead crows and grass cuttings and sell it to the people who carry wicker baskets and wear red trousers at my local 'Tosser's Market'
I would make the whole business even more farcical by serving it to them in a cabbage leaf-they'd lap it up.

So called 'New Covent Garden' soup currently retails for around £2 for 600g. That is so wrong I feel dirty just typing it.
Not only is it eye-wateringly expensive, every other flavour seems to revolve around the evil triplets of the vegetable world-butternut squash, sweet potato and pumpkins.

I used to work with someone who'd come in brandishing a carton of the pricey muck every morning. She'd place it in the fridge until lunchtime, whereupon the she used to heat it up in the microwave and eat it, like the mardy-faced bellend she was.
'Fair enough', you may think, but the person in question used to continually moan about how she never had any money and had to borrow money until pay-day yada, yada, yada...
I used to think 'yes, that's because you keep spending it all on 'Designer Soup', you gorp'. I told her this many times, but she took no notice.
Some people never learn.

Soup-what the manufacturers don't want you to see.

As well as canned and Tetra packed, soup comes in other guises - powdered, granulated, frozen, freeze dried and 'soup dough', which is a fairly new product.
It has the texture of bubble gum and you knead it with water until it has reached the desired consistency.
It's another one of those products that is designed to make you feel like you are cooking something, when in fact you are just kneading ready made soup dough.
Stupid really, but it seems to be what the consumer wants these days.

To summarise, and in the interests of getting it into a wider arena, I thought that I would compile a list of common commercial soups, and their principle ingredients...

Tomato soup-blood and battery acid.
Mushroom soup-snot and tag nuts.
Broccoli soup-snot and moss.
Chicken soup-phlegm and cotton buds.
Vegetable soup-vomit, moss and tag nuts.
Oxtail soup-diarrhoea and Marmite.
Pumpkin, butternut squash or sweet potato soup-nosebleeds, bog roll and baby sick.
Leek and potato soup-snot and cat skin.
Minestrone soup-bloody diarrhoea with parasitic worms in it.
Pea and ham soup-snot with scabs in.
Vichyssoise-cold snot with added polyps.
Miso soup-infected urine, dead goldfish and ear wax.
Celery soup-phlegm and pus.
Asparagus soup-snot infused with farts.
Any soup with cheese in-snot with double phlegm and bird plaps.

Bon appetite.