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.
ILLINOIS -- I made Campbell's soup for dinner last night because soup is "good food" right? It's decent considering the sodium content. I was tired, husband was tired, too tired to cook, so Campbell's soup is the answer. Until I noticed that the amount that fit into the cups we always use didn't measure up. So I went into the pantry and looked at the cans. What do you know.
Some of them that have been on the shelf a little longer said 11 1/2 oz. Then I looked at another can and it said 10 3/4 oz. The rest of the cans which I recently purchased said 10 1/2 oz. But the confusing part is the cans are all still the same size!!! So this whole time they have been giving us less and less for our money and they thought we wouldn't notice -- because consumers are dumb, right?
I used to be able to have a full bowl of soup with some left in the pot. Last night I noticed not only was the bowl not as full, but there was none left in the pot. Needless to say, I'm extremely disappointed and frustrated with this continual consumer rip off campaign that has taken over America. As it is, the price of Campbell's soup has skyrocketed - ridiculously expensive per can that you can't afford to buy it unless it is on sale or you have coupons. They have you there too! Coupons!
You have to buy 4 cans to save 40 cents. Really??? Like a dime per can is going to matter??? You've been found out Campbell's soup and because of your sneaky deceit, I will no longer purchase Campbell products ever again. I will find a better, more honest, alternate "good food" meal to serve to my family going forward. I'll be watching the shelves for the 10 oz. and/or 9 1/2 oz. cans coming soon to a supermarket near you!
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA -- I just bought 24 cans of Campbell's Soup. The first one I opened was the Tomato & Basil. It was just a thick blob of tasteless sweetness which was a total disappointment. If Campbell's can make millions selling rubbish like this then someone needs to put them out of business. I found the taste of this product highly offensive and the last bit that was left I had to close my eyes and just swallow it. I might add that I have been cooking authentic Italian pasta for many years and one of my regular recipes is tomato and basil. This tastes nothing like that. Gross Gross Gross. Don't waste your money on this product.
I haven't bought the Chunky Brand in a while, but it's cold outside and wanted something warm to eat. I got the Sirloin Burger, just like I did a while back. This time it was at least 75% water. I had to add a half sleeve of crackers just to give it “body”, so I could eat it with a spoon instead of a straw. I remember it being a lot more bulky and “Chunky” back in the day. I remember a lot more “Sirloin” also.
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.
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).