CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY -- Unsure if anyone else found the 40% Cream of Mushroom soup to taste off and burns the back of one's throat (similar to when one eats something overly salty). Bought several cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup 40% less sodium as we could not find the regular Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup in any grocery store of late. Did not think much would be different and also believed 40% less sodium would be a good healthy alternative to the original cream of mushroom soup.
As soon as we opened the 2 cans noticed that the color was very brownish instead of the usual white creamy texture found in the regular Cream of Mushroom Soups in the past. Checked the expiration date on the soups believing may be it was off but the best before date stamped on the can was May 15, 2019. So proceeded to use the soups to make our traditional vegetable casserole which always included adding two cans of Campbell's (regular) cream of mushroom soup until now.
After the casserole was done and it was served our family & guests after just the first mouthful commented something tasted off. Few more mouthfuls and no one could continue to eat it. WHY? We all noticed a bitter odd aftertaste and stinging on the tongue and back of our throats. (Similar if someone would take a drink of heavily saturated salt water - only worse!)
Also unsure why but soon after those with MSG sensitivities started to complain of a bad MSG headache even though the product label on the cans claim there is no MSG being used. In short had to throw the entire casserole dish out into the garbage which wasted a lot of our fresh vegetables, cooked noodles, etc... not to mention paying $1.97 per can was another waste of money. So in short - found this new product line sub par and will never buy it again and caution others to think twice!
Just look closely at the ingredients list - 300mg of Potassium and Sodium amount per can is 470mg. The product claim on Campbell's website also states that POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (the SALT SUBSTITUTE) is now being used to reduce Salt (Sodium Chloride).
Also doubt that using Potassium Chloride in such high concentration as we found it to be in these 2 cans it just CANNOT BE A SAFE ALTERNATIVE given that Potassium Chloride in high quantities can stop the heart!!! But enough said! On Monday will be returning the remaining cans of this product and also other Campbell products we have purchased back to the store for a full refund.
After this experience earlier today - trust in Campbell's products has been broken. We are just fortunate that we held the common sense not to eat the rest of the dish given if only a few mouthfuls made us feel ill can only imagine what we would have felt like if we ate the remainder. Sorry Campbell's but you lost loyal customers of over 40 years with this recent stunt you pulled presenting something as healthy when the opposite holds true.
I usually will buy a can of Campbell's Chunky New England Clam Chowder each time we go shopping. About a month ago I bought a can as usual and opening it up there was a yellowish hue to the soup, it's always been creamy white. I didn't eat it because it didn't look right, I took pictures, contacted Campbell's Soup, gave them the codes on the can, explained what happened and their response was a coupon for free soup. WTF? Not a concern? I replied that I didn't want a free coupon. I want to make sure it was safe to eat, the response was that's a different department. "I will have them get back to you."
Nothing, so I contacted the store where I bought it. They said, "Come in and fill out a form." In the meantime I purchased another can, this was the creamy white. Taste great. So I figured WTH, I didn't want to cause problems. So I just purchased another the following week, yellow! I went to the store and was talked out of filling out a form, no biggie. Tonight, I opened another can I purchased, white... whew! Sit down to eat and it tasted like nothing, whatever nothing taste like, no taste whatsoever, just bland, what the hell is going on? All cans were bought from the same store.
OREGON -- I am so sick of every company giving us less product for the same price. Campbell's family size soup cans are a joke and insulting to American families who now have to buy two to get the same amount they used to depend on from one can. Yeah, yeah, I get corporate profits, shareholder dividends, etc. However, was their strategy to seek out another profitable quarter to screw over families that actually depended on a large can of soup at least one or two nights a week? This is why I hate companies based in NJ. Goodbye Campbell's soup. Screw you.
I haven't tried Campbells' Soup in a while, but due to the cold weather, I bought a few cans. I love mushrooms and bought the Mushroom Swiss, looking forward to a real treat. There was 1 slice of mushroom in the entire can. Nothing tasted remotely like Swiss, but there were lots of potatoes! Next, I tried the Philly Cheese steak. It didn't taste remotely like Philly Cheese steak, and again there were lots of potatoes! Trying to give Campbells' the benefit of the doubt, I bought the Hearty Cheeseburger. It had 2 tiny burgers in an 18 oz can and again, lots and lots of potatoes!!!
I should have read the label first. The first ingredient is water and the 2nd is POTATOES! This is supposed to be Cheeseburger soup. What's with all the potatoes? From now on, I read the ingredients, not believe the picture on the front. I am really disappointed in Campbells'! You used to be a LOT better than this. What happened? I think it's time to give Progresso a try!
When I opened a can of Campbell's Soup I encountered a bug. Considering I rarely eat Campbell's soup I thought what are the chances? Apparently it is not that uncommon. Perhaps Campbell's could put a warning on the label "may contain traces of insect". That way others can be forewarned to keep an eye out for creepy critters before they eat.
MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON -- Having not had your Campbells Soup on the Go for a while, I thought since I had coupons for it I would give it a try again. Imagine my surprise it was the same as I had it a long time ago. A lot of broth, but no chicken and Star shaped pasta which was supposed to be in it. Now it would be nice if you put the items in the soup that it announces on the can that it has, but there was none and that was a waste of my money to say the least. I will not pick it up at the grocery store again.
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY -- The label on this can of Select Harvest Soup reads: "100% Natural" and "Whole Grain Pasta Fagioli". The label additionally pictures a bowl of soup chock-full of pasta and nice looking veggies. To my surprise, I discovered a horrible tasting, watery mess inside the can. The substance was unlike Pasta Fagioli in that it reeked of a meaty flavor. In dismay, I read the ingredients to find that this weird substance contains chicken stock, chicken fat, pork, and beef extract. This product contains a fully deceptive front label in the regard that Pasta Fagioli is a vegetarian dish (contains no meat).
ORANGE, NEW JERSEY -- I brought a dozen cans of Campbell's classic chicken noodle soup that was on sales. The expiration date on the cans were September 18, 2013. I opened and warmed the first can and was disgusted when I tasted it. I thought that maybe my taste buds were off and had another sip of the broth. Terrible.
When I further examined the soup in my spoon, instead of the usual tender, pink chicken cubes, there were cubes of chicken fat. Fat particles floated throughout the broth. I overlooked it and said, "Probably one that got away from a bad batch. Not long after, I opened another can and there was the same mess of soup I'd had previously. Once again, I opened another can and experienced the same horror. I will be returning the cans to the supermarket. I'm really disappointed because I've been enjoying the 'Chicken Noodle' soup since childhood. "Shame on you Campbell".
I am SO disgusted with Campbell's soup products at this point. I grew up with Campbell's, raised my daughter with Campbell's as well, and for the last few years I have noticed the vegetable soups containing large chunks of rotted potatoes and carrots. In fact, about 1/2 of the can is filled with rotted potatoes and carrots. I don't even feed my dog rotted food.
Where is the FDA? Why aren't they doing something about this? What is wrong with you people?? You're supposed to provide an edible product! Campbell's... if you can't provide a quality product anymore, maybe you folks should take a hint and pack it in. Products affected that I'm aware of are: Campbell's Vegetable soup (ABC), Campbell's Old-fashioned Vegetable soup, Campbell's Beef with Barley and Vegetables Soup, Campbell's Beef with Vegetables Soup.