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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.

Gentleman;
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
JPD
     
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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)
http://www.my3cents.com/showReview.cgi?id=48298
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:
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TRASHING REVIEWS!!

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:

http://www.msginfo.com/msg_faq_saf.asp?bhcd2=1244645249

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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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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Campbell Soup at Hand
Posted by Ballanty3 on 09/16/2012
MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON -- Having not had your cCampbells Soup on the Go for awhile 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.
     
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Posted by Letmylifesing on 02/29/2012
This has been one of my favorite soups in the past. however the last two cans that I bought have changed my opinion. There wasn't one single piece of chicken in either can. very little corn and mostly carrots and potatoes. I'm not sure how either of them passed any inspection id you even have inspections. very disappointed and not likely that I will buy that kind of soup again.
     
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Posted by Venice09 on 2012-02-29:
Campbell's is really taking a hit lately.

Here's a link to their contact page. You should let them know. If they get enough negative feedback, they will have to do something about it.

http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/ContactUs.aspx
Posted by Skye on 2012-02-29:
If you want good soup, Progresso is the way to go.

I love their light selection, and they NEVER skimp on ingredients and they actually taste homemade.
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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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Mold in Chicken Broth
Posted by Aayles on 01/17/2012
I just opened 4 cans of chicken broth that I bought 2 weeks ago that had mold in them... I checked the bottom of the can for expiration date and it said April 2013???!!! Good thing I had some Swansons broth to finish my chicken and noodles!
     
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Posted by madconsumer on 2012-01-17:
report this to the telephone number listed on the can label. there will also be a production date they will require. often times, they will send you coupons for free items.

good thing you did not use it, consuming mold can be a health risk.
Posted by lexophiliac on 2012-01-17:
Gross! Campbell's company has been taking a beating for quite some time, complaints varying with the product. I just read a complaint about mold in Swanson's broth too, the container, not the can. I used the Swanson's chicken broth in a container to make tortilla soup the other night, it has a little spout, would be hard to spot any mold until it was poured out. Maybe I should go back to the can.
You might want to let the store you purchased it from know also, they may decide to pull existing stock off the shelves in the interest of consumer safety.
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-01-17:
I would think that the company would be very interested in this, and send you coupons for replacements. There is often a phone# on the package.
Posted by Venice09 on 2012-01-17:
I use Campbells and Swanson and haven't noticed anything strange. Maybe I should start paying more attention.

If there is no 800 number on the can, here's a link for feedback:

http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/Feedback.aspx
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Chunks of fat in Campbell's Chicken Noodle soup
Posted by Cjokay123 on 01/15/2012
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".
     
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Posted by madconsumer on 2012-01-15:
since chicken is a natural product, some fat can be expected. this sounds like a quality control issue.

contact them with the label data, tell them your styory, and often times they will send you coupons for free products.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2012-01-15:
I understand your disappointment. I'm still a big fan of Campbell's condensed soups and have found there is more fat in the chicken noodle soup than there used to be. You really do need the fat to make the broth good, but they shouldn't subsititue the meat for the fat. Let them know about it, best thing to do when you write to them is take some pictures of it...they will take it up with their quality control department and most likely send you some coupons.
Posted by Venice09 on 2012-01-15:
When I open a can of soup. the fat is usually floating on the top. I just spoon it off before pouring the soup into a pot. But fat shouldn't be the primary ingredient.

You can use this form to contact the company directly:

http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/Feedback.aspx
Posted by Bill on 2012-11-23:
I used to eat it often, until I poured a can into a strainer. I examined the "chicken" and it was chunks of gristle. Disguting garbage. That was over twenty years ago and have not eaten it again.
Posted by CProsperi on 2014-04-14:
I've not only found chunks of fat but also 2 fairly large wood splinters (1" and 1.1/2") floating in the soup. When I entered my disgust on the Campbell website, someone from their home office called me to apologize and send me some coupons for free soups. Are they kidding? Had my 2-year-old grand-daughter swallowed one of these splinters, Campbell would really find out what sorry is. I will attempt to find every website with reviews of Campbell Soup and tell my story - not that I think they care one way or another.
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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.

http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/ContactUs.aspx

http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/Feedback.aspx
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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