Welcome back to Spotlight Sunday! This week we’re shining the light on the brand Cully & Sully whose origins were in Co.Cork. They provide pies and soups and today we’re trying out three of their soups. Two tubs (Smoked Haddock & Salmon Chowder and Chicken & Vegetable) and a family sized carton ( Creamy Tomato & Basil). So what did we think….
Microwave: Remove lid and place loosely on the top of the tub. Heat at 800W for 2 minutes. Remove and stir. Put back in for a further 2 minutes. Leave to stand for 1 minute.
Cooker: Pour into a pan, over a medium heat bring to the boil stirring occasionally
We chose to use the microwave and followed the instructions perfectly. The soup was definitely steaming hot so maybe give it more than a minute to cool down a little.
Rating – The DEMC Food Scale!
Appearance – Straight from the microwave or off of the hob, the soups look vibrant and nutritious! Flavours for all of the family, great for lunches and the bigger cartons are ideal for sharing. There are other flavours than the three we tried so look out in store to see full availability. 5/5
Taste –Good full flavours, not too spicy, intense or hot. You do have to stir them, especially the chowder with some good fish pieces. The Thai chicken was just like chicken soup with a kick, could be a little spicier! Tomato and Basil was the favourite! 4/5
Smell – No strong or overpowering aromas, although there was a lovely creamy smell from the chowder. 2.5/5
Easy to Use – Very easy to heat up in the microwave, great if you have ravenous children just home from school as it is so quick to prepare. Be careful when taking it out of the microwave as it can be extremely hot. 4/5
Overall DEMC Food Rating is…. 3.9 !!!
Have you tried any of the Cully & Sully soups?
Thanks for reading!
The DEMC FoodTeam
3 thoughts on “Spotlight Sunday | Cully & Sully”
I understood that C&S moved their production to the UK about 4 years ago. Have they moved back since?
Hi Conor, I checked this out with Cully and Sully and they told me
Thank you for your email.
Our roots are actually in East Cork, Cully grew up the Ballymaloe House and Sully’s mum owns an amazing little food store in Middleton called the Granary.
Our soups are made in Galway, we have always outsourced our manufacture, but we are in the factory every week tasting and approving product. We take product quality and seasonal changes very seriously”
Hope this answers your question! Delighted to see another great range of soups manufactured in Ireland. Thanks for your comment.
That’s great to hear. It’s the nature of our begrudger media that any outsourcing abroad is publicised and the stuff at home is ignored. I did a bit of digging and see that their pies (cooked sous vide, a cooking method I love to use in my home kitchen) are French conceived but cooked here in Ireland too. Good on the lads!