Heinz’s Christmas dinner in a TIN is BACK: After selling out in just three hours, the brand is releasing a second helping of its can with turkey, roast potatoes and pigs in blankets
- Heinz UK announced a limited edition Christmas dinner canned soup in November
- Due to high demand, the brand is releasing a second portion of the festive can
- The £1.50 tin contains turkey, roast potatoes, pigs-in-blankets in a festive sauce
- A FEMAIL reporter tested a canned meal to see if it could really save the day
It sold out in just three hours, and now Heinz’s canned Christmas dinner soup is back, as the much-loved British brand releases a second helping in support of the cause.
Due to unprecedented demand, Heinz has announced that a second drop of their Christmas Dinner Big Soup will land at www.heinztohome.co.uk today at 12 noon.
This time around, Heinz is producing even more cans after 500 of their £1.50 cans – containing turkey, roast potatoes and pigs-in-blankets in a festive sauce – sold out within just three hours of initial release.
All proceeds will be donated to The Soup Kitchen on Tottenham Court Road in London, a resource for the homeless, elderly, lonely and vulnerable in the city, providing free nutritious meals, clothing and toiletries.
FEMAIL had tried the soup before, but was disappointed – the dish looked much less appetizing at home than in promotional photos.
The canned soup consists of roasted pieces, including brussels sprouts and large chunks of turkey, as well as pork in blanket and cranberry sauce
The soup (pictured when put to the test by FEMAIL) is brown and thick in consistency, with lots of vegetables, meat and sausages all thrown together
The soup — which claimed to be the answer to families’ alternative Christmas dinner following concerns about turkey shortages before December 25 — is said to have all the flavor and bells and whistles of a Christmas meal inside.
It has ‘large chunks’ of turkey as well as sprouts and stuffing and the ? Big Soup Christmas Dinner also has roasties, pigs in blankets, and a gravy and cranberry sauce.
Journalist Claire Toureille previously put the can to the – taste – test and said: ‘Heinz keeps his promise and the soup contains a generous amount of turkey and vegetables, and two pigs in blankets.
‘The soup is easy to prepare and can be heated on the stovetop or in the microwave.
The mix is salty and rich in flavor, but aside from the turkey and Brussels sprouts, which are easy to spot, the rest of the soup can be described as salty mush and some ingredients are harder to distinguish from others.
Not quite photo ready yet! The Heinz canned Christmas dinner doesn’t look nearly as appetizing in real life (right) as it does in promotional photos shared by the company (left)
The soup is a funny novelty, but it’s nothing like a typical British Christmas meal, and if it were a Christmas character it wouldn’t be Scrooge, but it certainly would be the Grinch.’
Anke von Hanstein, Brand Manager, Heinz Soups said: ‘It was absolutely amazing to see the response from the country to our Heinz Christmas Dinner Big Soup. To sell out in three hours exceeded our wildest expectations – Brits really love Christmas dinner, even in soup form!
‘Here at Heinz we want to make sure that as many people as possible can enjoy a Christmas dinner, in whatever form it takes.
“That’s why we’ve ramped up production and are thrilled to be bringing a second drop of this amazing product to our very own virtual supermarket shelf heinztohome.co.uk.
“It’s great to be able to bring some extra festive magic to the nation this Christmas with our Big Soup Christmas dinner and the resulting donation to The Soup Kitchen, a resource for the homeless, the elderly, the lonely and the vulnerable based on London’s Tottenham Court Road. ‘
Due to high demand, orders are limited to 1 per person – orders above this amount will be automatically canceled and refunded.
Claire Toureille from FEMAIL tries Heinz’s Christmas dinner in a can – with VERY surprising results
Claire admitted the soup was tasty, but she said it could never compete with a Christmas meal
Heinz claims their soup is the perfect antidote to long cooks and promises to bring all the flavors of a perfectly executed Christmas dinner in just one can.
But how does it work on the taste buds? FEMAIL journalist Claire Toureille puts the can to the – taste – test!
It’s hard to imagine that a canned meal could ever be compared to a home-cooked Christmas dinner, and Heinz’s offerings aren’t likely to dethrone your parents’ cooking.
The soup itself is delicious.
Although it looks wrong, it doesn’t taste as bad as you can imagine.
The soup is brown and thick in consistency, with lots of vegetables, meat, and sausages all thrown together.
Heinz keeps his promise and the soup contains a generous amount of turkey and vegetables, and two pigs in blankets.
The soup is easy to prepare and can be heated on the stovetop or in the microwave.
The mix is salty and rich in flavor, although aside from the turkey and brussels sprouts, which are easy to spot, the rest of the soup can be described as salty mush and some ingredients are hard to distinguish from others.
The soup is a funny new meal, but it can’t be compared to a typical British Christmas meal, and if it were a Christmas character it wouldn’t be Scrooge, but it certainly would be the Grinch.
The soup, pictured, is easy to prepare and can be heated on the stovetop or in the microwave. It has a big portion of potatoes, lots of veggies and some generous chunks of turkey