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New Soup Container Blew Up In Microwave
Posted by Juniper123 on 11/06/2010
Purchased Campbells Select Harvest Clam Chowder in the New Container. Just spent half an hour cleaning the inside of our microwave, as it blew up and then tipped over all on its own. We have had this soup before in the can, but their new microwaveable container needs some technical work. Really ticked as the soup was on sale and my wife bought 20 of these new containers.

Another drawback; is that the containers have a perforated lid; and the units do not have cellophane wrap; so there was dirt in between the top of the can and the lid.
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Posted by clutzycook on 2010-11-06:
maybe just take it out of the container and put it into a bowl?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-06:
I have to agree with the op about the microwavable bowels. Though mine didn't blow up they make really loud popping noises when in the micro.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-06:
ROFL @ microwaveable "bowels" blowing up and making loud popping noises wallyworld. Freudian.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2010-11-06:
So Wally, what you're saying is that your bowels didn't explode, ya just had some farting noises. LOL!
*Running off to bed*

Thanks for the review. Juniper...this is a good warning for parents to warn their kids if they use these. Should be a good reminder for people to not open the microwave as soon as the timer stops because if they reach for the food too soon, it can explode right in their hands and cause a serious burn. I've seen reports on that.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-07:
Lmao, dang I should of caught that.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-11-07:
Question to OP. Did you remove the lid before putting the plastic lid back on, as the directions say? I have had Campbells andNutri-System which uses the same type of container. Both made loud popping sounds and jumped about a half inch while heating. If there is schmutz between the plastic cover and metal lid, just rinse it off, just as you would a regular can with dirt on it.
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-11-07:
ACK! I use campbells soup at hand all winter long without any issue. I will be aware of these new bowls and avoid them.

i HATE cleaning up exploded food.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-07:
I remember when I was younger, I never knew it was bad to microwave an egg in the shell. We wanted a hard boiled egg, and thought we would experiment. Well it experiment went bad. My dad and I took an egg, put it in the microwave for a few minutes. we took it out, and just looked at it for a good 4-5 seconds and BOOOOOM! there was egg literally EVERYWHERE in the kitchen, and all over us. We just looked at each other and started cracking up! It was the most awsome thing ever! cleaning up the mess, on the other hand...was not funny.
Posted by trmn8r on 2010-11-07:
Egg everywhere, and you were cracking up? Exploding bowels? This sounds like Last Comic Standing.
Posted by Schlukitz on 2014-01-01:
Um..hello? The instruction on the package clear says "do not microwave in carton" in bold letters. Where did you think the resulting steam was going to go in a sealed carton?
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Campbell Select Harvest Vegetable Soup
Posted by Joeyd on 05/02/2009
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA -- To the kitchens of Campbell Soup products.

I have searched the Internet every which way hoping to get an address for your corporate office to no avail.

I grew up in Chicago, IL west side next to your manufacturing and processing plant over 65 years ago. At that time my family had bought your soup products which were excellent in taste and aroma.

After getting married our eating habits changed wherein we cooked our own homemade broth and made various soups. As we grew older our eating and cooking habits once again changed and we reverted back to buying canned soups. I pride myself in being able to taste foods because of my Italian heritage and taste buds. I must tell you without hesitation your soup products under the Label “Select Harvest” are the worst product you currently market.

I keep asking myself as to whether you have people who taste your products before you approve of any batch. My wife and I tried your "Select Harvest" soups and I will tell you your products leave a lot to be desired in smell, taste, and appearance, absolutely disgusting you have drifted to a nothing product. I no longer sing your praises of Campbell Select Products.

Respectfully yours
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
You can simply write to:
Campbell Soup Company
Camden, NJ, 08103-1701
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-05-02:
Interesting, well written comment! VH.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-05-02:
Wow, I'm scared to try these now...
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
Nice JoeyD! I thought it was my taste buds. (VH)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
I wish I was italian so I could taste things too
Posted by spiderman2 on 2009-05-02:
Ken -- I didn't realize how lucky I am to be of Italian heritage and have taste buds! I thought we all had taste buds. I make homemade soup. Commercial soup has way to much salt in it. I have found since I started making my own, any soup out of a can tastes awful to me and my Italian taste buds.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
Well, I cant say much for this review. They searched the intenet in "every which way" for an address... yet I was able to find it on the back of the can and provide it to them. I hope their taste buds are better than their eyes because if not, the review is not valid.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
I just love how the kitchens of Campbell's Soup are most certainly staffed by 'Gentleman'.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
The glass ceiling at Campbell's starts at the door?
Posted by old fart on 2009-05-02:
Since when do you have to be an Italian to taste a soup?
This old Polack thinks Campbell soups taste plenty good...
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
All the employees are men? *Note to self: apply for employment at Campbell's Soup*
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-05-02:
I like several Campbell's soups..they're great for a lite lunch!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
I love their Chicken and Dumplings.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-05-02:
I like their chicken noodle soup...it takes me right back to my childhood!
Posted by old fart on 2009-05-02:
I like Mrs Grasses noodle soup with the skinny little noodles..
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-05-02:
I'll look for that OF, good tip.
Posted by old fart on 2009-05-02:
I never liked big clunky ole noodles...
The box contains the skinny little noodles, the seasoning and the little "egg" contains the chicken flavor grease...
USE ONLY HALF THE WATER... It makes it tastier!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-05-02:
I still like the Campbell's Condensed soups...add a can of water or a can of milk...crackers...Umm Ummm Good!

Whatever you do...stay away from Hormel's Dinty Moore Beef Stew...it has windpipe in it!
Posted by Ben There on 2009-05-02:
Don't buy that brand anymore...
Posted by DRVROFRED on 2009-05-02:
I just started using the Bear Creek soup that is like the Mrs.Grass where you add the water. I made the tortilla soup and I also like it thick so less water and more mix. I also added some cut up cooked chicken and it is tastey. I make extra so I have the really good soup that's sat over night and soaked up the flavor into the chicken. That's one of those foods that's better as a leftover.
Posted by old fart on 2009-05-02:
Actually, most food tastes better the second time around...
The flavors "Marry", as they say on the food channel..
Posted by old fart on 2009-05-02:
Dinty Moore windpipe stew is Excellent!
You don't know what's good!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-05-02:
After seeing the pic of your colon...I'm wondering if that really was Windpipe in that Dinty Moore Stew...hmmmmm...I'm having second thoughts about that now. Windpipe, Colon not much difference except they are found on opposite ends.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:

A wise old man told me that once.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-05-02:
I'm on topic!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
When Dinty Moore processes old fart's colon into a can of Campbells Soup, you will be on topic. IF someone reviews that event.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-05-02:
Dinty Moore will never process anything into Campbell's soup, unless Hormel buys out Campbells. Now...get back into your straight jacket, it's time to go back to the padded cell.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
How did we get from Campbells soup to olds farts colon.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-05-02:
C2O started it!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
His Colon has become a rockstar on M3C thanks to DB.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-05-02:
I heard his colon can play music too...but we won't go there! LOL!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
Did you hear it when you blew his horn?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-05-02:
Now....back to Campbell's Soup!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
The man has the address now. This thread may now R.I.P.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
John, do you know anything about Camden, NJ. I heard it's one rough place. I hope the mail can be delivered!

Speaking of good soup, though, I just had some today. I bought it at my Kroger store in the health food area. It's called Spicy Chicken Fajita. (And, it is very spicy.) It's made by Pacific Foods and also happens to be organic. It was on sale which brought it in line with the "other" soups. That brand makes some very good soups with great ingredients. I would also buy it at the full price.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
mmmm mmmm good DB?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
I've never been to Camden, kia. I will take your word for it. It takes me a long time to work up my nerve to go to new places. I will mark this one off of the list.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
Good idea, John. I was going to reply earlier, but the power in our entire town suddenly went out. So, I was out talking to the neighbors until it went back on.
Posted by jenjenn on 2009-05-04:
I have to agree. I've tried the Southwestern one, and it's the worst canned soup I've tried. I'm not a huge fan of canned soup, so I figured it was just me. I guess not!
Posted by jittergirl53 on 2009-07-25:
My favorite lunch used a can of Campbell's Italian Wedding Soup. Every month I would stock up on this and ocassionally try other kinds as well. This was my favorite! Now I can hardly stomach it. It tastes terrible. Bring back the old recipe!! I've quit buying Campbell's for other brands for the most part. Every once in a while I'll pick up a can thinking that enough people have had to complain by now that they've fixed their recipe, but nope, I just tried a can today - terrible! Why mess with a good thing - maybe they need an MSG select for people like me who just want a quick, easy, satisfying lunch.
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MSG In Campbell Soup And Products
Posted by Sdelf on 06/09/2009
I would like to issue a complain on your products that you add MSG or hidden MSG in... As most people know.. MSG is a poison and thousands of people get very sick after eating products that contain MSG.. We need to get it totally banned from all products.. Please discontinue its use so we can again buy Campbell products.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-09:
MSG = poison??? BA-LO-NEY!

If you don't like it, don't buy it, but don't tell the rest of us what we can or cannot eat.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-06-09:
You are just wrong. Most people know that it's more of a flavor enhancer (a sodium salt) than anything else. Some people have a reaction to it just like most of the other stuff out there. If you can't tolerate it, don't buy stuff that has it in there.
Posted by L Lake on 2009-06-09:
MSG is a drug, because it alters how your body works. I am allergic to MSG and it makes me mad that Campbells claims it does not add MSG to some of their soup products, but hides it under names most people don't know as MSG. This poster is absolutely correct and thank you for posting about it.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2009-06-09:
If msg were truly a drug, it would be regulated by the FDA.
Sorry to hear that you have an aversion to it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-09:
I try not to think about all the crap that goes in to the packaged food I buy, as long as it tastes decent I’m game.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2009-06-09:
Don't have a stove? No problem. Just put a ramen noodle block under each armpit in the morning. By 5pm they will have absorbed enough body moisture to be edible.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
DC I tried that, it was to salty after for my taste.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2009-06-10:
Wally, usually the underarm deodorant will offset the salt.
Boki, your the one who lowered the ramen to a lower level, lol.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-10:
Indeed I did..but I was merely thinking about how to cook that way for a crowd.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
Ramen is peasant food, you can live of that stuff forever.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2009-06-10:
Talk about a massive influx of msg and sodium, ramen is the king. I usually drain out all of the broth, mix in some butter and sprinkle about half the spice packet on it and eat it that way. It knocks out about 3/4 of the soduim if you don't drink all of the liquid.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
I buy the ones in a cup, were you just ad water and microwave.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
Spell Icup lol j/p
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-10:
I love Mr. Udon noodles..
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
You know how many millions of college grads lived on Campbells soup and Top Ramen for four years? I have never heard of one of them dying from the stuff. Sure they graduated with 1% body fat but it didn't kill them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
simply fascinating stuff.
Posted by Ponie on 2009-06-10:
I use MSG in everything--except an ice cream sundae.
Posted by TGT101 on 2009-06-10:
Lots of people are allergic to peanuts so they should also be banned. Actually lets ban all nuts because of allergies. And while were at it ban everything that people are allergic to...enjoy your water.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
TGT, you forgot dogs and cats.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
and Mondays
Posted by L Lake on 2009-06-10:
If you were allergic to MSG, or were sensitive to it, you wouldn't be so light about this. It isn't right that Campbells can say they have no MSG in their products, and then hide them under others names. People who have a MSG allergy and don't know the other names for it, like natural flavors or flavorings, would buy their products unaware.

It's fun to poke fun of things like this, but if you had this allergy, it is anything but fun. Most of the products out there have it. Sometimes they don't have to label if it's in the product if it falls under broth.

MSG is hidden under the following names. Autolyzed Yeast, Calcium Caseinate, Glutamic Acid, Hydrolyzed Protein, Monopotassium Glutamate, Monosodium Glutamate, Sodium Caseinate, Textured Protein, Yeast Extract, Yeast Food and Yeast Nutrient.

Then these ingredients often contain MSG or will create MSG when they are processed.

Flavors and Flavorings, Seasonings, Natural Flavors and Flavorings, Natural Pork Flavoring, Natural Beef Flavoring, Natural Chicken Flavoring, Soy Sauce, Soy Protein Isolate, Soy Protein, Bouillon Stock, Broth, Malt Extract, Malt Flavoring, Barley Malt, Whey Protein, Carrageenan, Maltodextrin, Pectin, Enzymes Protease, Corn Starch, Citric Acid, Powdered Milk, Anything Protein Fortified, Anything Enzyme Modified, Anything Ultra-Pasturized.

If you find this such a laughing matter then copy off all of the ingredients I typed that you find MSG in, and then go to the grocery store, and see just how much you're able to actually eat. Then you'll see it's no laughing matter.

MSG has been linked to Obesity, Eye Damage, Headaches, Fatigue and Disorientation and Depression.

Although I've been aware of the list of ingredients for many years MSG falls under, I will provide you the link to MSG: Is This Silent Killer Lurking in Your Kitchen Cabinets? http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_17608.cfm
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
And, I will provide you this link:


Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-10:
L Lake, it is hard to take the poster seriously, for heaven's sake. They're calling msg "poison" and calling for a total ban.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
L Lake, considering that MSG is a seaweed derivitive, it's a little tough to accept that 'autolyzed yeast' is MSG. I suspect that holds for your other examples. I think someone is feeding you a line of BS, the equivalent of Proctor Gamble being Satan worshippers.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
Also, MSG is not 'hidden' under the name Monosodium Glutamate, it IS monosodium glutamate (MSG).

Posted by SilverWngs71 on 2009-06-10:
To the poster this is from the link MissMarple gave. Answer #1 should be sufficient for you.
1. Is MSG safe?
Yes. MSG has been used for nearly 100 years and is one of the most thoroughly tested food ingredients. Food and health authorities worldwide, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have confirmed that the use of monosodium glutamate is safe for the general population.
(No Need to ban it)

For LLake:
7. Are some people allergic to MSG?
No. MSG is not an allergen. In 1991, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology concluded that MSG is not a food allergen, and severe reactions are not associated with consumption of the ingredient. It is possible that some people may be sensitive to MSG, just as people are to many other foods. If you think you have a food allergy, it's important to get a professional diagnosis from a board-certified allergist (preferably one with a specialty in food allergies). Relying on self-diagnosis could lead to unnecessary food restrictions and, more importantly, cause you to ignore or miss another important health problem.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
Wings, MSG has been used by the chinese (who discovered it) for over a thousand years. How could you have chinese food with no MSG? They'd all have starved and died out.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
The panda express I go to, says they have no MSG in there food what BS.
Posted by L Lake on 2009-06-10:
I can be funny too. I laughed when I think someone brought up rubbing Ramen under your underarms. lol The flavor packets in Ramen probably have enough MSG in them to kill me. lol

The point is, it isn't right when a company like Campbell's says they haven't any MSG in their products, but in reality it's there under the disguised MSG names. It's such a let down reading just another can of something that I can't eat. lol

If you're not sensitive to MSG then count your blessings and enjoy everything that you can eat, because food sucks for me. If it tastes good then I can't have it. It's as simple as that.

I've heard that Panda Express says they don't have MSG in any of their foods, but I wouldn't take that chance and eat it.

Hey at least the MSG is not eating holes in my brain and opening me up to Alzheimer's or something wicked like that. So when you're all senile from consuming the high amounts of MSG throughout your lifetime, and I still have my sanity, then who will have the last laugh. lol I'm only joking. See I told you I can be funny. Even though I'm probably old enough to be some of your mothers, I still have my humor and my wit about me. lol

Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-06-10:
L Lake, when I get to that point, I'm gonna have a huntin' accident.
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-06-10:
asians have used msg for a centry, as said. and they are still around.

some people can be sensitive to msg, but they also learn to know what to look for, and avoid any products that contain it.
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Rotten Vegetables
Posted by Soulmotion on 05/06/2011
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 effected 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
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Posted by Skye on 2011-05-06:
Did you ever contact Campbells since it's been happening for the last few years that your have had rotten vegetables in their soups? If not, now would be a good time. Let them know.


Posted by MJGoldfarb on 2011-05-06:
Just a thought - is the product "out of date" shelf life wise?
Posted by bargod on 2011-05-06:
They also have a severe lack of balls (meatballs) in their soups too.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-05-07:
I have never seen rotten vegetables in Campbell soup. They may be mushy, but not rotten. Take Skye's advice and contact them. See what they have to say.
Posted by dale1774 on 2012-03-30:
Half of can was carrots probably.
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Change in Taste
Posted by Pwillis61 on 02/23/2011
I grew up on Campbells Chicken n Stars, Chicken w/Rice and Chicken Noodle. Gave it to my boys as they grew up - their favorite was the Double Noodle and Mega Noodle. You can't watch TV without seeing the ads boasting of the switch to sea salt. I guess this may be a healthy move but it is a huge negative in regards to taste. The soups now seem to have a chemical taste - slightly bitter. Could you not have just reduced the salt so I could add my own salt to taste? Gave the Chicken Noodle to my son when he was sick and he couldn't eat it. I'm glad the last can is gone from my pantry and will now buy another brand which has the normal amount of salt but at least it is edible.

Very disappointed,

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Posted by MDSasquatch on 2011-02-23:
The Healthy Choice soups in the green microwavable bowls are VERY GOOD.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-02-23:
I thought Campbell's carried a sodium free line as well?
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-02-23:
I've never seen these ads on tv. So I guess you CAN watch tv without seeing these ads
Posted by PepperElf on 2011-02-23:
Dirm - I know they did back in 2005 or so. It was unusual food actually. Their tomato soup had only 40 mg of sodium and ... well to be honest it tasted a little funny and I had to add a touch of salt.

I haven't seen it in stores since then but I just found it on Amazon so it still exists. You might have to special order it though, or see if there's a speciality store that carries it. I don't think it's a high-selling item, but .. at least they still make tit.

Look for a label like this: http://eatlowsodium.com/osc/images/Campbell%20Cream%20of%20Mushroom%20Soup.jpg
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Posted by Not a rabbit on 11/28/2012
Look I like quick easy meals, bought some chunky soup on sale, won"t pay full price, 1/3 of can was carrots, what? I'm not a rabbit I want soup that's labeled on font of can not carrot soup with other ingredient, all their soup is the same, carrots carrot carrots, what about something like celery? string beans? Peas? are these vegetables too expensive?
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Posted by trmn8r on 2012-11-29:
Good complaint. I don't eat soup anymore, because all the canned soup I have had stinks. I wish I had the interest to make my own.
Posted by Vinnie11 on 2012-11-29:
They do go overboard with the carrots (and underboard with the chicken...lol). Fortunately my dog LOVES them.
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Select Harvest Soups
Posted by Sherrykdwyer on 02/01/2012
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 chocked 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).
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Posted by ok4now on 2012-02-02:
Good post Sherry. I saw this soup at my local market and it looked nasty. Read the label and I thought it was dog food. Like you said, chicken fat, pork and beef extract. Disgusting!! Also high amounts of sodium. Campbells puts a fancy label on it and jacks up the price. Do NOT but this product.
Posted by Venice09 on 2012-02-02:
Pasta F@gioli is not automatically a vegetarian dish.

"Pasta f@gioli is commonly made using cannellini beans or borlotti beans and some type of small pasta such as elbow macaroni or ditalini. The base is generally olive oil, garlic, minced onion, and spices, along with stewed tomato or tomato paste. Some variations do not include tomatoes at all, and are made from a broth. Modern restaurant recipes may be vegetarian, or include an Italian meat such as prosciutto."

Although the soup does sound awful, there is nothing wrong with it containing meat or meat byproducts if it's not labeled vegetarian.
Posted by spiderman2 on 2012-02-02:
I would never assume food is vegetarian unless it is clearly marked so. Many soups and sauces use chicken broth as a base. For example, lots of people that don't eat meat on Fridays assume clam chowder contains no meat but many recipes start off with bacon.
Posted by Venice09 on 2012-02-02:
I didn't realize bacon was in so many foods. But even if something is labeled vegetarian, I would still check the label for ingredients like chicken broth. It never hurts to look at the ingredients.

I will say again though that this soups sounds terrible, vegetarian or not.
Posted by Inat on 2012-02-02:
fat and stock are bases of many soups. a pure vegetable broth is not very tasty but a meat based broth is more robust. For the most part, stocks are an emulsion of fats and proteins which is where most of the flavor comes from. Canned soups are gross regardless of where they come from or their base stock.
Posted by Keith on 2012-03-15:
I drove tomato trucks several years to Campbells Sacramento plant, before i was permanently injured unloading 60-55 gal barrels of frozen tomato paste, 480-630lbs each, My trailer was low so they gave me a ramp which made my trailer point downhill towards the tractor, i had already unloaded 2 48,000 lb loads that Am and on way back got this load, they gave me a 1920'2 dolly wanted 4 per pallet, nearly pinched my fingers off a few times trying to get them on straight, after 20 my back blew out,At least I wasn't killed like a forklift driver I saw on a ramp that flipped him over!The water recirculates to empty the tomatoes and its black and stinky! smells like sewer water, a employee said its close to it!
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New "improved" Cream of Mushroom soup
Posted by Kathleen8876 on 03/18/2010
I was horrified when I tasted the New recipe Cream of Mushroom Soup a few years ago. I used to love making Tuna Noodle Cassarole with it and now I never make it because the soup tastes terrible. I LIKED the lumps in my soup - creamy does not equal BETTER! I a tried other brands but apparently Campbell's makes many of them or they followed their lead because they have all ruined their creamed soups by changing the recipe and making them Smooth . . . yuck!
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Posted by RedDazes on 2010-03-19:
I totally agree with you. My Chicken and Rice casserole has never been the same since they changed their soups. Allow us to mourn together.

Bring back the good soups!
Posted by Starlord on 2010-03-19:
The taste of soups, or any food for taht matter, is totally subjective. My wife will not eat anything containing mushrooms, because, as she puts it, "I don't do fungus." I, on the other hand, enjoy this soup very much, and will continue to do so. Everyone to their own taste, said the lady as she kissed the cow.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-03-19:
wait... both the mayo and the soup are lumpy?

all i can suggest is homemade mayo may be an option you want to take
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-03-19:
Pepper, the OP *wants* lumps in the soup and the mayo. She's complaining because they are too creamy. Like I said, lumpy soup is one thing, but lumpy mayo? I never heard of such a thing, and as gross as mayo is in the first place, I can't imagine it with lumps. What kind of lumps would be in mayonnaise?
Posted by GlitteringFirefly on 2010-03-19:
Starlord, I am in agreement with your wife. My brain sees athlete's foot and mushrooms on the same level and I get the heeby jeebys just thinking about eating them... My gf says I have issues. Oh well :)
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-03-19:
Did the OP change the review after posting because I see no mention of mayo in the complaint, just the soup.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-03-19:
There's another review by the OP about Kraft mayonnaise with similar wording.

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Posted by Kacky on 11/12/2009
This was the first time I tried your select soup and am really glad I only bought one. This soup was the nastiest soup I have ever ate. When I opened the can the smell was disgusting, but went ahead and heated it up, one taste and I threw it in the garbage disposal. Does anyone taste this soup before you sell it. I have used Campbells soups all my life, and this is really bad for your company as far as taste and smell. I hope you do better on the next soups you make, but for me I will not purchase the select soups ever again. Thank you
Christine Williams
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-12:
Just because you don't like it doesn't mean no body else does. Liver is nasty but my family loves it.
Posted by old fart on 2009-11-12:
Liver is the food of the gods...
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-12:
OF, blah....lol..
Posted by Ponie on 2009-11-13:
I certainly agree, Christine, however instead of bothering to make a complaint about the soups, I just don't buy them. Here's a way to make these low-this, no-that soups (or other foods) taste good: Load them up with butter, salt, and MSG. :) Only time I've ever bought them is when I had a coupon where I got it at practically no cost and didn't make the second purchase.
Right, Lady, everyone's tastes differ. I'm in agreement with OF and your family. Love liver if done properly. When ordering it out and I'm asked: Bacon or onions, my answer is 'Yes.'
I'll wait for my troll to appear with comments about my lifestyle, tastes, etc. :)
Posted by warddw1526 on 2009-11-13:
And they do have someone taste the soup. That guy from the TV commercial where they were talking about lowering the amount of salt in their soups.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-13:
At least you didn't spill the soup in your lap while listening to crappy music, like a certain member on here did
Posted by ewww on 2012-06-06:
I know this is an extremely old post, but I have to say, for anyone else that comes across this, I totally agree. The taste wasn't great but it was better then the smell. It's not just the smell of broccoli because I LOVE broccoli and the smell has never bothered me. I cannot describe the smell, it was awful and it made me sick to my stomach, literally. When you open the can, it actually smelt okay, but then I heated it up. I didn't even notice the smell until the first bite, but it was horrible. I couldn't even finish the soup. I was disappointed because broccoli potatoe soup is my absolute favorite. It was like nothing I have ever smelled before and for a while I couldn't even figure out where the smell was coming from. Once I throw the soup away, the smell went away.
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Worm in Campbell's Chunky Soup!!
Posted by Harrisonfam on 12/06/2006
MASSACHUSETTS -- I purchased a can of Campbell's Chunky brand Chicken & Corn Chowder on 12/4/06. Actualy, I had purchsed 6 cans of their soup in 3 varieties. Opened the can and microwaved it and split it with my daughter. While my daughter was eating the soup she spotted something on her spoon. She wasked me what it was and I said probably a stem of some sort and took it off her spoon. I then looked at at closely and saw it was a WORM! The insect looked like a maggot and was about 3/4 " long and fully intact. I called Campbell's 800# on the can and they took all the info from the can and my contact info and said they would send a reimbursement check ($1.85?). I returned all of the remaining Chunky soups to the store and I WILL NOT be buying their product ever again as obviously they have bad quality control. This experience was so traumatizing that I can't fathom eating a canned product of any kind ever. The customer service rep sounded like she gets these calls all the time which is truly disgusting. I purchased these products because my son plays pop warner football and always admired the commercials with all of the pro-football players and their moms. He has been asking me for Chunky soup for months and for this to happen is disheartening. I am sorry but there is no excuse for an full insect to be in a can of soup. I feel as though all kinds of insects could be in their products just not detected---T. Harrison
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Posted by Sparticus on 2006-12-06:
This is probably more common than you think, considering the amount of various vegatables that are combined into those products. Since they are pre-cooked, perhaps they don't wash/inspect them as much as they should. Gross none-the-less!
Posted by Noneill on 2006-12-06:
I agree with Sparticus, I am sure it happens all the time. We just cannot always recognize it. It seems disgusting to us, but there are cultures that eat maggots and other insects. I hope your reaction was not witnessed by your daughter. It really isn't a life or death situation and this could set her up for food phobia.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-06:
Considering the quantity and volume of prouct they put out, it doesn't surprise me.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-06:
I am so glad that the little critter wasn't eaten. I got a can of green beans with a grasshopper once. Not a big deal unless you eat it or at least half of it to prove your case. Give Campbells another chance, okay? Btw, isn't little league football the best? Especially when the PARENTS behave while the game is being played?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-06:
Did you keep the worm?
Posted by Skye on 2006-12-06:
If it was a maggot, it might be a fly by now. Either way, I am sure there is lots of stuff in our foods we don't realize has been processed into it. Don't they have some kind of chart that allows for certain "non-food" items to pass through?? It's still yucky. I found a fly in a head of lettuce recently, he was buried in the leaves.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-06:
I had that happen to me also, Skye.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-06:
Well, worms are a source of protien, but I have to admit that I would also be disgusted if I found a cooked worm in my soup. However you do have to admit that there are worse thing than finding a worm in your soup, for instance finding half a worm.
Posted by heaven17 on 2006-12-06:
Well, it is a CHUNKY soup... Okay, seriously, I really think you have to ask yourself, how many cans of their product have I used/consumed without a problem and compare it to this one bad incident. If this is the first time, it's forgivable. Any major company can have the same thing happen occasionally even when taking all of the necessary precautions. I think it's pretty funny that we (myself included) feel sick when we encounter something like this when there are cultures in the world that eat bugs on purpose. Ah, well. C'est la vie.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-06:
heaven17 - You are right she should be asking herself how many cans of their product have I consumed/used with a problem, she should also be asking how many cans have I used and consumed without realising that I ate a worm not knowing it was there.
Posted by harrisonfam on 2006-12-07:
Thankfully I played it cool and didn't let my daughter know what that was on her spoon. I doubt she would have never ate processed food again...she is 14 and so squimish. I always heard those weird statistics about how many bugs we eat unknowingly, but dismissed it as urban legends...I guess they are not! I did keep the worm thinking they may want to see what in the world it was. yes, Mr. Mafia a half of worm would have been a whole lot worse. I just can't see myself at this point opening up a can of soup and not be paranoid thinking about that worm so I'm steering clear of their products especially. If I do use a can of vegetables or something, you best believe that I looking through it before serving it my family! zzrokk- loved pop warner football, my son is so bummed that football is over!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-07:
Nice, Harrison. My son is grown now but I still take in a few games. In about three more years my oldest grandson will be stepping onto the field.
Posted by Campbellsquality on 2006-12-22:
Harrison, I am also quite disgusted. I was sitting down to eat a bowl of soup before heading out to the hockey rink and I also found a Maggot in a Campbell's soup. I know it's easy for everyone to say that its not that big of a deal and it happens all the time, but its a different story when all you want is a bowl of soup and you are about to put a whole worm in your mouth? I'm actually quite glad to hear that there is more than just me that have had to go through this experience.
Posted by Starlord on 2007-05-09:
Our daughter refuses to use ketchup, as she once heard the FDA allows a certain amount of insect parts in ketchup. We haven't had the heart to tell her that the FDA has a level for insect parts in nearly every canned or packaged food, as it would be impossible to remove 100% of insect parts, rodent hairs, etc. Don't go getting queasy, the amount is so small that finding an intact maggot is very very unusual.
Posted by zen999 on 2008-05-28:
This has just happened to me and my mother today, and by God, I plan to make a youtube video out of it! I have pictures of it and more, and we are both really pissed off, and will never eat a crappy can of campbells soup again.
Posted by SllyWhckyCtie101 on 2008-06-22:
are you absolutely POSITIVE it was a worm? by the law, it can'T possibly be allowed to happen - mistake or not! it was probly a different item, but looked as if it were a worm! im sorry if your all p*ssed at me, i know i cant really judge since i was not there, but i just thought id throw this out =)
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2008-06-22:
I realize this was posted in 2006...but since there's been new comments posted...it may have very well been one of those little corn worms...Whatever y'all do, DON'T think that switching to Hormel's Beef Stew would be better...they have windpipe in their Dinty Moores!
Posted by moni_62960 on 2008-10-09:
This also happened to me. I found a maggot in Campbells Cup of Soup. It was chicken noodle. When the lid was lifted off after drinking 3/4 of the cup there was a live maggot after being microwaved! When I called Campbells 800 number I was told that theirs are usually black because they've been cooked so he didn't think it was from them and sent me a few lousy coupons! Like I'm really going to drink more of their soup!
Posted by Graycyn on 2009-02-24:
I too found a worm in my Campbells Chunky Sirloin Burger with Country Vegetables. I'm so disgusted. I had taken a few bites when I noticed this "thing" looks like a mealworm. I pray that it was the only one and I didn't eat one or its eggs. Yuck! I called Campbells and they are "forwarding" my complaint on to the quality dept. and sending me some coupons. Not sure if I could ever by their soups again though. Clearly, I'll anaylyze every bite. Sigh. Worse part, the soup wasn't even good. My husband bought the wrong kind. Go figure.
Posted by Al-X on 2009-03-14:
Heres a maggot for you,, heres one for ,you,,heres yours,,and one for me;)Now,,,who wants the juicy fat one,, or should we split it among ourselves before anyone else comes wandering in?
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