– Hey, everyone. It’s Barry here. Welcome to My Virgin Kitchen. I hope you are well. In today’s sponsored video from Heinz, we are taking part in the
Super Fresh Taste Test. Probably quite in itself
explanatory title, but it’s also a very cool food pun, which as you guys know, I love. These soups are supposed
to taste super fresh, as if you’ve just made them from scratch despite being stored in the cupboard rather than the fridge. And to test this out, the boffins at Heinz have given us the actual top secret recipe to cook and compare at the end. I recognise that guy from somewhere. Anyhow, the Heinz Soup of
the Day we’re tackling today is gonna be the Fragrant
Thai Carrot and Coconut Soup, which is handily in
this carton right here. But I’m making it from scratch
here in the barn kitchen, whereas Mrs. Barry is making it at home. (upbeat music) Alright, first step, prepare my vegetables. Let’s do it. (knife chopping) (upbeat music) With my stock and vegetables in there, it’s time to simmer this down for 20 minutes with the lid on. (upbeat music) It’s whizzin’ time. (blender running) (upbeat music) I was in a bit of a trance there, that white hitting the soup. It’s looking so, so good, and what I love about homemade soup, there’s no additives, no crazy colorings or preservatives or sugars or nasty bits. It’s all in there goodness. – So, this is basically
just like fresh soup out of your cupboard with no extra sugar or
artificial colorings. – Alrighty, here is my soup
all nice and protected. The smell is phenomenal. I really hope it’s worth the effort. Let’s go see how Mrs. Barry’s got on. Alright, I am back. It’s still warm, which is awesome because I’m only a short drive away. Oh, yours is looking good. – It is. Mine’s ready. – First thing that I’m looking
at is the colour difference. Look at that. It’s quite similar. – [Mrs. Barry] It’s quite similar. It is. – I’m proud of it. Both of them smell nice to be fair. Shall we have a little munch? A little taste?
– Yes, let’s taste them. – Let’s do it. (upbeat music) First up, not gonna lie. Mrs. Barry, are you boosted up there? – Yeah, I am. I’m sat on a couple of cushions to make me look at bit
taller than what I am. – It’s good. It feels good like this. We feel dominant, and we’ve got our soup to survey, but we’re not the only ones surveying it. – No, I think the dogs are
pretty interested as well. They want to try some. – They’re super ah, excited.
– Ah, funny. – I feel like I’m on some sort
of judging show or contest. Sit. Mrs. Barry had the Heinz Soup of the Day Fragrant Thai Carrot and Coconut Soup, and I did the top-secret Heinz recipe, and to be honest, it’s soup. I’m excited either way. Should we go for taste first? – Yes. – ‘Cause that’s the best bit, right? – Let’s try it. – Alright, here we go. – Let’s try the Heinz one first. – Okay. – Mmmmm. – Is that good? I don’t know why my
nose was fooling me now. I could just smell it. – It’s like a chilli, oh my gosh, my mouth’s on fire. – Mrs. Barry doesn’t like chilli. – No, no, I like that though. – Oh wow.
– I like that. It’s a good kick.
– Now that’s good. – A good kick. – A good kick. Actually, ladies first. (laughs)
– Oh, okay. Try yours now. – I put a lot of blood,
sweat, and tears into this. – Oh, is it gonna taste nice now? – I felt like I was like a proper boffin going for it.
– Did you? – I love making homemade soup anyway. What? – That does have a kick to it as well. (both laugh) – Oh, that is good, too. I’ve got to be honest, that is nice, but that’s good. – That’s good. – They’re both good. The only thing I would say about my one, it’s a teeny bit too watery for my liking. – Yeah, it is. – It doesn’t feel like a, I don’t know, maybe I didn’t cook it
as long or something. With that, it kind of feels
like a bit more like (grunts), I don’t know, a bit more texture to it. It’s a bit soupier. – It’s a thick, smooth soup. – Yes. You might not be able to hear it, but it’s so tasty, even the neighbor’s dog’s
getting excited about it. (both laugh) So, I apologise if you hear, I don’t even know his name. Is it a boy? – I don’t know. It’s a dog. – Imagine if his name is Heinz. Heinz! – Heinz! Heinz! – I’m gonna give you the taste on that. I think you just shade it. Although I really enjoyed, I mean, they’re both really nice recipes, but I think I prefer my
soup a little thicker, and there seemed to be a
little bit more depth to that. – Yeah. – This is like a marriage. – Like a marriage. Anyone would think we were married. Wow, this one literally
took me a couple of minutes. I just got the carton out of the cupboard, poured it in a saucepan, and there you go. Let it heat up, and it’s done. What about you? – About a half an hour. So, I guess from a
convenience point of view, if you’re at work having
something for lunch, that would be amazing, but there is something that that’s nice charm of
making your own homemade soup. – Yeah, yeah there is that. It’s quite satisfying, but it’s quite a long, timely process. – And if the criteria is time, it wins. – Then, the Heinz Soup of the Day wins. – (sings) No, I don’t want no faff (hums) nobody like me. Sorry. What do you think no faff means? I think it’s similar to time
in terms of like the effort. – The effort, yeah. So, this one was effortless. – (sings) I don’t want no faff. – So, this is no faff involved. You literally get the
carton out of the cupboard. – Put it in, yeah. – Put it in the saucepan just like– – I think people know how to make soup. – I think so, sorry. – That’s the point of no faff, right? No faff.
– Yeah, it was really simple to do. Really simple. – I just like faff. – No faff. – Faff. – So, if you’ve got your kids
running around screaming– – Faff. – And they’re hungry– – Faff. – You can just get it
out of the cupboard– – Faff. – And it tastes just as good
as fresh soup in the cupboard. – Faff. – You need a good amount of
time to make a homemade soup. – You do. – Like half a day. – Yeah. – Or a day. – And then normally,
you justify the flavour, but now I’m just thinking, “Oh, yeah.” – But they taste pretty similar, so– – They don’t, they. Now I’ve got a second taste, I’m like, “That’s the boss.” – Okay, this one’s the better one? – In conclusion then, Mrs. Barry, I just want to say I’ve always
wanted to sort of square up to like an actual recipe thing that you can get on the shelf like that that you can pick up and go, “Yeah, I want to make that from home.” The boffins at Heinz
have given me a recipe, and think it was a fair fight. – I do, too. – Thank you so much to Heinz
for sponsoring this video. If you want to go to Heinz.co.uk, you can find out much more about
the Heinz Soups of the Day, and I’m gonna just swap over there. Not that I don’t like that. I just prefer this one a little bit. Mmmmm. – Save some for me. – See you next time.
– A little.