Tideford Organics Soups Review: September 2017
Since 1996 in their Devon Kitchen, Tideford Organics have been creating an innovative range of scrummy soup recipes. Excitingly re-launching in 2016, as the UKs first organic vegan brand, crafting and creating soups that are gluten free, low fat, organic, vegan and with no added sugars. The Tideford Team sent me some super soups in celebration of Organic September. I was excited to review, not just for the obvious taste testing reason, but due to the brands commitment and dedication to support the wellbeing of our environment.
The brands core ethos is that, “a little change can make a big difference” which underpins their ‘Take the Pledge to Eat More Veg’ campaign. Eating less meat improves health and helps our environments health too. The statistics are eyewatering, “The meat + dairy industries use a third of our planet’s fresh water supply” “Animal agriculture is responsible for 91% of amazon destruction”, “51% of global greenhouse emissions are due to livestock + their by-products”, “A plant-based diet cuts your carbon footprint by 50%”, “If everyone had one meat-free day a week it’d be like taking 240 million cars off the road”, “If you skip just one burger you’ll have saved enough energy to charge your iPhone for 4.5 years!”
In celebration or Organic September 2017 and their first anniversary as a vegan company, Tideford launched some fabulous new soups. The Tantalising Tomato, Basil with Red Peppers and Miso is packed with vitamin C and is FODMAP accredited which is ideal for those following a low-FODMAP diet over a period of time, as this can help ease the symptoms of IBS. The soup made a perfect risotto style light starter, topped with cheese and Super Alfalfa Sprouts, Clover Sprouts, Broccoli Sprouts and Radish Sprouts, and served up with a wedge of bread. The High Protein Red Pepper, Coriander and Lime Coconut Soup made a perfectly lip-smackingly tasty sauce base for my vegetable Thai green curry.
The Superfood Smoky Tomato Black Rice and Chilli Soup, served up simply in a traditional terracotta pottery dish, topped off a dollop of dairy free crème fraiche and some red chilies, made for a wonderfully warming comfort lunch. Their classic Red Lentil, and Apricot and Chilli Soup served up in a clear glass mug paired up with some of my homemade fruity seeded bread was pure loveliness.
Celebrate Organic September in style with an ethical brand, that are committed to promoting environmental awareness and change, who have created an enviable innovative tasty vegan soup range.
Thank you for reading 😊