Hart & Soul broth soups
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Product review: Hart & Soul broth soups

Hart & Soul broth soups are a great source of nourishment for the colder months of the year. They are low in calories and shelf-stable.

Hart & Soul broth soups

The million dollar question is: are these broths or soups? Well, they are soups made with broth. Don’t think about them as your typical minestrone or chicken soup, though. They contain vegetables but are mostly broth.

These soups come in 350g pouches containing 1 serve per pouch. They are available in major supermarkets and come in 3 flavours: beef, chicken and vegetable.

Hart & Soul broth soups are low in energy, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-fat and relatively low-carb.

Ingredients

As you can see from the ingredients lists below, these soups are free of preservatives and other additives. They do contain coconut sugar, so keep this in mind if you are looking for an entirely sugar-free product.

  • Beef: Beef bone broth (86%) (water, beef bones, tomato, chicken bones & meat, herb (galangal, garlic), spices (clove, star anise, cinnamon, ground pepper), carrot (7%), onion (4%), coconut sugar, spring onion, coriander (0.6%), salt
  • Chicken: Chicken bone broth (84%) (water, chicken meat, chicken bones, milk vetch root, polygonatum, Chinese yam, goji berry, coriander, ground pepper, shiitake mushroom), carrot (5%), onion (5%), celery (3%), coconut sugar, parsley (0.6%), salt
  • Vegetable: Vegetable broth (83%) (water, onion, carrot, cauliflower, ground pepper, rosemary), carrot (7%), onion (7%), shiitake mushroom (1.7%), salt, parsley (0.3%), coconut sugar

Nutrition information

The table below shows the nutrient comparison between the current flavours. Note that the collagen and protein content vary significantly between the beef/chicken and vegetable flavours.

Nutrient Beef
Per serve (350g)
Chicken
Per serve (350g)
Vegetable
Per serve (350g)
Energy (kJ) 301 238 140
Energy (kcal) 74 56 35
Protein (g) 5.0 5.0 1.1
Fat, total (g) 1.0 1.0 < 0.1
– Saturated (g) < 0.1 < 0.1 < 0.1
Carbohydrate, total (g) 10.5 7.0 7.0
– Sugars (g) 4.6 3.9 4.2
Dietary fibre (g) 1.8 11.0 1.8
Sodium (mg) 644.0 630.0 469.0
Collagen (mg) 1.8 3.0 N/A

Taste test

We have tried the beef and chicken flavours liked both of them. I wouldn’t mind no coconut sugar in them, especially because the carrots add enough sweetness to the soups.

Summary and recommendations

Hart & Soul broth soups are a convenient, shelf-stable nourishing meal, especially for the colder months of the year. They are great for those following a gluten-free and/or dairy-free diet. In addition, they are low in calories and fat. Make sure you add extra protein to call it a meal.

More information

To learn more about Hart & Soul bone broth soups and other products, including their recipe bases and cup soups, head to Hart & Soul’s website.

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