Heinz's Christmas dinner in a TIN is BACK after selling out in 3 hours

Heinz’s Christmas dinner in a TIN is BACK: After selling out in just three hours, brand will release a second helping of its can containing turkey, roast potatoes and pigs in blankets at midday

  • Heinz UK announced limited edition Christmas Dinner tinned soup in November
  • Due to high demand, the brand is releasing a second helping of the festive can 
  • The £1.50 tin contains turkey, roast potatoes, pigs-in-blankets in a festive sauce 
  • One FEMAIL reporter put tinned meal to the test to see if it can really save day

It sold out in just three hours, and now Heinz’s Christmas dinner tinned soup is back as the British-loved brand releases a second helping in aid of charity.

Due to the unprecedented demand, Heinz has announced that a second drop of their Christmas Dinner Big Soup will land on www.heinztohome.co.uk at midday today.

This time around, Heinz is producing even more cans after 500 of their £1.50 tins – which contain turkey, roast potatoes and pigs-in-blankets in a festive sauce – sold out in just three hours after first being released.

All proceeds will be donated to The Soup Kitchen on Tottenham Court Road in London, which is a resource for the homeless, elderly, lonely and vulnerable in the city and provides free nutritious meals, clothing, toiletries. 

FEMAIL previously put the soup to the test but was left disappointed – with the dish looking far less appetising at home than it does in promotional shots.    

The tinned soup boasts roasties including Brussels sprouts, and large chunks of Turkey as well as pigs in blanket and cranberry sauce

The soup (pictured when put to the test by FEMAIL) is brown and thick in consistency, with lots of veggies, meat and sausages all thrown in together

The soup – which claimed to be the answer to families’ alternative Christmas dinner following concerns of turkey shortages ahead of December 25 – is said to have all the flavour and trimmings of a Christmas meal inside.

It boasts ‘big 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 tin to the – taste – test and said: ‘Heinz delivers on its promise and the soup does include a generous amount of turkey as well as veggies, and two pigs in blanket. 

‘The soup is easy to prep,  and can be heated on the hob or in the microwave. 

‘The mix is salty and rich in flavour, although apart from the turkey and Brussels sprouts, which are easily recognisable, the rest of the soup could be described as salty mush and some ingredients are harder to distinguish from others. 


Not quite photo ready! The Heinz Christmas dinner in a tin doesn’t look nearly as appetising in real life (right) as it does in promotional shots shared by the company (left)

The soup is a funny novelty meal, but it doesn’t stack up against a quintessentially British Christmas meal, and if it were a Christmas character, it wouldn’t be Scrooge, but it’d definitely be the Grinch.’

Anke von Hanstein, Brand Manager, Heinz Soups said: ‘It’s been absolutely amazing to see the nation’s response to our Heinz Christmas Dinner Big Soup. To have sold out in three hours was beyond our wildest expectations – Brits really do love a Christmas Dinner, even in soup form!

‘Here at Heinz, we’re keen to make sure that as many people as possible enjoy a Christmas dinner, regardless of what form that may come in. 

‘Which is why we’ve ramped up production and are very happy to be able to bring a second drop of this amazing product to our own virtual supermarket shelf heinztohome.co.uk.

‘It’s wonderful to be able to bring some additional festive magic to the nation this Christmas with our Christmas Dinner Big Soup, and the resulting donation to The Soup Kitchen, a resource for the homeless, elderly, lonely and vulnerable based on Tottenham Court Road in London.’ 

Due to high demand, orders are limited to 1 per person – any orders over this amount will be automatically cancelled and refunded. 

FEMAIL’s Claire Toureille tries Heinz Christmas dinner in a can – with VERY surprising results

Claire admitted the soup was flavoursome, but she said it could never compete with a Christmas meal 

Heinz claims their soup is the perfect antidote to long cooking times and promises to bring all the flavours 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 tin to the – taste – test!

Rating:

Verdict:

It is hard to imagine that a tinned meal would ever compare with a homemade Christmas dinner, and the Heinz offer won’t dethrone your parents’ cooking any time soon. 

The soup is pleasant on its own. 

While it looks wrong, it doesn’t taste as bad as one could imagine. 

The soup is brown and thick in consistency, with lots of veggies, meat and sausages all thrown in together. 

Heinz delivers on its promise and the soup does include a generous amount of turkey as well as veggies, and two pigs in blanket. 

The soup is easy to prep,  and can be heated on the hob or in the microwave. 

The mix is salty and rich in flavour, although apart from the turkey and Brussels sprouts, which are easily recognisable, the rest of the soup could be described as salty mush and some ingredients are hard to distinguish from others. 

The soup is a funny novelty meal, but it doesn’t stack up against a quintessentially British Christmas meal, and if it were a Christmas character, it wouldn’t be Scrooge, but it’d definitely be the Grinch. 

The soup, pictured, is easy to prep, and can be heated on the hob or in the microwave. It has a big potatoes serving, plenty of veggies and some generous chunks of Turkey

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