A Few Soup Reviews
Campbell’s is now making soup that comes in bags, and calling them ‘Go Soups’. It’s a strange concept. I’ve read other ‘blogs and reviews online about these new soups, and they’ve largely been referred to as ‘Hipster Soups’, which makes me giggle a little. However, the ridiculous pictures of surprised or vacuous-looking teens on the bags prove that that is the exact image they were hoping for.
So far, I’ve tried Coconut Curry with Chicken and Shiitake Mushrooms, Roasted Red Pepper and Smoked Gouda, Golden Lentil with Madras Curry, and Spicy Chorizo and Pulled Chicken with Black Beans.
* * * * * The Roasted Red Pepper soup was excellent. I loved it, and will most definitely buy it again. It had good flavor and wasn’t overly creamy. Here it is, in its bag. I ate it too quickly to take any photos of the soup itself. This one gets 5 stars. If you just cover the overly-surprised woman who is shouting the name of the soup at you with your hand, you can appreciate the soup more. I promise.
* * * * Coconut Curry with Chicken and Shiitake Mushrooms also gets my approval. I suspect that I could make better Coconut Curry soup at home, but as I have never tried it, I can’t say for sure. I CAN say, however, that this one is good, and it had chunks of actual vegetables included, though I didn’t really detect much chicken, OR many shiitakes. It was good, and I’d be willing to buy it again. I’d also be willing to look for a recipe for soup like this to make myself. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
* * Golden Lentil with Madras Curry. Well, no. I make spectacular Curried Lentil soup at home (*yes, I’m patting myself on the back right now*), and this was NOT up to par. I am still giving it 2 out of 5 stars because it wasn’t terrible. Just wasn’t very good.
* * Spicy Chorizo and Pulled Chicken with Black Beans – Meh. I was disappointed in this one. I like everything in it. However, there was some flavor that Campbell’s added that makes it not all that great. Maybe it’s just because it comes in a bag. Who knows?
Has anyone else tried these?