Real Soup Co. Do The Double at Q Awards
The Real Soup Co. made it a clean sweep at the most recent Foodservice Quality Food Awards (Q Awards), with its newly introduced 380g Indonesian Chickpea and Coconut Soup winning both Best Meal Solution and an outright Gold in the foodservice category.
The flavour, which has just been introduced into a new 380g grab and go format, due to its sheer popularity with customers, landed the double honour at the ceremony which recognises products created for independent retailers and foodservice outlets.
An authentic and warming blend of tomatoes, chickpeas, coconut, lemongrass and lime, the soup was chosen by an expert judging panel made up of chefs, chef-lecturers, home economists, food writers, consultants, restaurateurs, food technologists and representatives from regional food groups. The company’s French Onion soup also scooped best in class in 2016.
David Colwell, Foodservice Manager, Real Soup Co. comments: “We’re delighted to receive this honour for the second time running –testament not only to the quality of the soups but also to the weight of innovation that we’re bringing to market. To go one better than 2016 and win outright Gold is an incredible achievement for myself and the team and a rally against ‘same-same’ vegetarian options. This is a growing market and vegetarians deserve exciting menu options too. The great news is that they can now have our award-winning soup in a format to suit their busy lifestyles.”
Suitable for out of hours catering and vending, The Real Soup Co. 380g Grab-and-Go Range is made up of: Tomato & Basil, Carrot & Coriander, Thai Chicken, Lentil and Leek & Potato, alongside new Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato and Indonesian Chickpea and Coconut.
The range also benefits from a beautiful new sleeve design, which uses illustrations of the ingredients and rustic, natural tones. The highly unique sleeve remains cool to the touch even if the contents are at optimum temperature for consumption. The soups need just four minutes in a microwave.
The Real Soup Co. is a supplier of fresh soup, crafted in the heart of Wales in small batches (with a lot of love) exclusively for the out-of-home and convenience markets. The range adheres to the latest FSA salt guidelines and includes meaty, vegetarian, vegan and free-from flavours.