The Yorkshire Provender – ham, savoy cabbage and lentil soup review

Description: Ham, savoy cabbage and lentils in a crushed tomato soup base with plenty of other root vegetables in there – carrot, swede, celeriac etc. Full tasting notes from the manufacturers are here :-).

Health: 245 calories for the pot, with a pretty good amount of protein, relatively low on the carbs and fat, and a decent score on fibre. A fair amount of salt but not bad by Eat standards! In essence: pretty good! It’s also gluten, wheat and dairy free for people who care about those things, and organic too!

Taste: Impressive meatiness from the ham, great texture from the lentils and cabbage, satisfyingly fresh and crunchy. A really good flavour combination for savoury lovers. Only criticism, and its minor, is that the soup is a little brothy… could use a bit more thickening… but a very minor complaint!

Full-o-meter: Not bad. Whilst a relatively low calorie count and a slightly smaller pot than your typical supermarket soup pot (500 vs 600g) the decent amount of fibre and protein should keep you going.

Verdict: 4.5/5. Will look out for other tasty soups from the YP folk, although they do seem to be focussed on organic veg-only options which I’m not a huge fan of…





2 responses to “The Yorkshire Provender – ham, savoy cabbage and lentil soup review”

  1. Marian Commane Avatar
    Marian Commane

    I have not been able to buy this soup in recent weeks and this is very disappointing for me as I love it. I have been informed by Waitrose that this is a winter soup and will not be supplied for the summer, is this correct. if this is the case, then this company needs to reverse this decision for my sake
    Thanking you in anticipation
    Yours sincerely
    Marian Commane

  2. Armand Avatar

    Marian – I don’t know, I’m afraid. Doesn’t look like its made by the producers – suggest you contact them. Website is here.

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