is an instant soup
product sold under various brands worldwide. In the United States
, the product is manufactured and marketed by Unilever's Lipton
brand. In the United Kingdom
the product is sold as Batchelors
Cup-a-Soup, a brand which is now owned by Premier Foods
The soup is made by pouring the soup sachet into a mug or cup, and then pouring 3/4 cup (6 fluid ounces) of hot water into the mug and stirring the mixture.
Recently, there has been a new release of a jar featuring approximately 12 servings.
Some flavors include minestrone, chicken noodle, tomato soup and chicken & vegetable.
Low-calorie versions also exist in the UK, under the name slim-a-soup, and include slightly different flavours, such as mediterranean tomato.
2007 has also seen the introduction of 'Cup-a-Soup Extra', which are individual sachets of soup and pasta sold in a variety of flavours, including Cheese & Broccoli (with tagliatelle), chicken & mushroom (with pasta), Minestrone, and Tangy Salsa Tomato.