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Campbell Select Harvest Vegetable Soup
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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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Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
You can simply write to:
Campbell Soup Company
Camden, NJ, 08103-1701
jktshff1 on 2009-05-02:
Interesting, well written comment! VH.
BokiBean on 2009-05-02:
Wow, I'm scared to try these now...
Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
Nice JoeyD! I thought it was my taste buds. (VH)
http://www.my3cents.com/showReview.cgi?id=48298
Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
I wish I was italian so I could taste things too
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.
Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
Well, I cannot 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.
Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
I just love how the kitchens of Campbell's Soup are most certainly staffed by 'Gentleman'.
Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
The glass ceiling at Campbell's starts at the door?
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...
Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
All the employees are men? *Note to self: apply for employment at Campbell's Soup*
BokiBean on 2009-05-02:
I like several Campbell's soups..they're great for a lite lunch!
Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
I love their Chicken and Dumplings.
BokiBean on 2009-05-02:
I like their chicken noodle soup...it takes me right back to my childhood!
old fart on 2009-05-02:
I like Mrs Grasses noodle soup with the skinny little noodles..
BokiBean on 2009-05-02:
I'll look for that OF, good tip.
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!
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!
Ben There on 2009-05-02:
Don't buy that brand anymore...
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.
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..
old fart on 2009-05-02:
Dinty Moore windpipe stew is Excellent!
You don't know what's good!
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.
Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TRASHING REVIEWS!!

A wise old man told me that once.
DebtorBasher on 2009-05-02:
I'm on topic!
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.
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.
Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
How did we get from Campbells soup to olds farts colon.
DebtorBasher on 2009-05-02:
C2O started it!
Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
His Colon has become a rockstar on M3C thanks to DB.
DebtorBasher on 2009-05-02:
I heard his colon can play music too...but we won't go there! LOL!
Anonymous on 2009-05-02:
Did you hear it when you blew his horn?
DebtorBasher on 2009-05-02:
Now....back to Campbell's Soup!
Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
The man has the address now. This thread may now R.I.P.
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.
Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
mmmm mmmm good DB?
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.
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.
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!
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 occasionally 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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Chunkychickencornchowder
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Rating: 2/51
MONTICELLO, MINNESOTA -- 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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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
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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Mold in Chicken Broth
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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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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.
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.
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.
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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Go back seven to ten years and make your soup like it used to be
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The new clam soup well it just is not there nor is the clams or the flavor. why did you change it it was o so good about ten years a go. My grand farther had a general store in Maine in the 1940 on then in the 80&90 I have seen your product go down hill. I went to the store and came home with your new clam chowder and that will be my last time I buy it. I came home with ten cans that day. the rest have all ready gone out with The Dump un opened
Ernest Hillman
     
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saj80 on 2010-11-17:
It's all about profitability, not taste.
Anonymous on 2010-11-17:
I agree with the op, campbell's soups have gone down hill.
Anonymous on 2010-11-17:
You can't produce a top of the line CONDENSED SOUP and be competitive pricewise with others for long.
It is what it is.
If you spend a little more money you will taste the difference.
bargod on 2010-11-17:
That's too bad you don't enjoy them anymore. Maybe instead of throwing them out next time drop them off at a local food bank. There's always someone who will appreciate them.
Anonymous on 2010-11-17:
bargod> What about muffin stumps?
bargod on 2010-11-17:
Let's not bring YaYa into this.
Anonymous on 2010-11-17:
Heyyyyyyy! I'm standing right here!
bargod on 2010-11-17:
Sorry I thought you had left the room.
Anonymous on 2010-11-17:
I'm short so I'm easy to miss
DebtorBasher on 2010-11-17:
I just bought a can of their clam chowder for my Dad about a week ago (I don't eat clams)... He told me when he opened it, he thought what nice chucks of clams they had in it...then he realized they were all potatoes and said he couldn't even find any clams in it.

Man-O-Man, I sure miss HappyAsAClam!
bargod on 2010-11-17:
Good thing he didn't get the Italian wedding soup, he would have been disapointed with the lack of balls in them.
DebtorBasher on 2010-11-17:
I still buy their condensed soup...Tomato, cream of chicken, noodle soup, veggie soup...yummmmmm....
Anonymous on 2010-11-17:
I use Cream of Chicken a lot when I cook. But if I'm going to eat canned soup, I buy Progresso
DebtorBasher on 2010-11-17:
Ringgg Ringggg...Let me talk to my nanna....I HATE that commercial!
old fart on 2010-11-17:
how come they don't make Manhattan style clam chowder anymore?
Anonymous on 2010-11-17:
OldF, that soup was awful to me. You liked it?
grandma005 on 2010-11-17:
Why did you not take the cans back with your receipt and get your money back?
Starlord on 2010-11-17:
I have never liked the Manhattan style clam chowder, vegetable soup with bits of clam, pfui! I love a good bowl of New England clam chowder, especially the chowder they serve at Skippers in Olympia and Centralia, WA. They now have it in cans, and it beats whatever you will find at Safeway. Tip, go to the one in Centralia. What they sell as a bowl in Centralia is a cup in Olympia and the bowl is about all I can eat. Same prices on both. Yummmm.
Anonymous on 2010-11-17:
Skipper's CC was very good. My Son loved it when he was a kid. I shall try to find some in the can out here.
Thanks.
PepperElf on 2010-11-18:
bargod ++ >:-)
DebtorBasher on 2010-11-18:
Cevi, what state do you live in?
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New "improved" Cream of Mushroom soup
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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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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!
Starlord on 2010-03-19:
The taste of soups, or any food for that 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.
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
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?
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 :)
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.
Venice09 on 2010-03-19:
There's another review by the OP about Kraft mayonnaise with similar wording.

http://www.my3cents.com/showReview.cgi?id=74796
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Mealworn in Healthy choice New England
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I am soooooo angry! I just opened my soup and began eating it only to find a mealworm inside it, I thought omg a worm. Thinking I was going to call cambells on Monday and have them reinburst seems like a joke. I will never ever buy soup again from them, this is by far the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. I am vomiting of the thought of this, I will every time that I am in a store in that isle make a scene about soup and all of the things everyone seems to find in it from Campbells!
     
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Anonymous on 2010-02-07:
Here we go again. Clam chowder has potatoes. Potatoes grow in the dirt. Dirt has bugs. Campbells also makes soups with other veggies in it so there are going to me more dirt grown veggies prepared there which means the possibility of more bugs. They do a great job weeding out the bugs, but some will slip through.

I can not believe how people get so upset over this and can not imagine how a bug could possibly be in a food that is grown with bugs. When I was growing up we had a garden. If a bug showed up in cooked veggies, we tossed it out.
Anonymous on 2010-02-07:
Go ahead and make a scene in the store, that will help. (NH!)

Anonymous on 2010-02-07:
While I agree, this IS nasty, it HAPPENS. Even the govt allows for a certain percentage of bug and other foreign matter in our food. Please, calm down, send an email to Campbell's, and wait for your coupons.

Even if you had ingested the thing, the amount of processing our food goes through would guarantee you would suffer no true ill effects, other than disgust.
Starlord on 2010-02-07:
Number 1. your caplock key is stuck. Please fix it. Number 2. you are making a mountain out of a molehill. Cut the drama, would ya? Only in America do people make such a fuss over a bit of free protein. Number 3. the word you want is not isle (a small island) but aisle. Go ahead and make a scene in the soup aisle. Sadly, I won't be there to see you get ejected from the store. Campbell make good soups and one measly worm got through the preparation of thousands of gallons of soup, and you are acting like it is the end of the world.
Anonymous on 2010-02-07:
I wish I had the link to the USDA list of acceptable standards for "miscellaneous" items (bugs, droppings, etc) being in our packaged foods. The OP would never eat again.
Skye on 2010-02-07:
OP, are you aware there is a certain percentage of, I guess bugs, that go into our food products? You would be disgusted.

But, going to the store, standing in the aisle to cause a scene, will only get you escorted out or arrested. Your complaint is with Campbells, not the store from which you purchased it.
Skye on 2010-02-07:
Oh Pro, I didn't see your response! You already had that covered!
Anonymous on 2010-02-07:
Here is the USDA site...I will try to find it in there Skye...

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?navtype=SU&navid=LAWS_REGS
Starlord on 2010-02-07:
The proper thing to do is contact Campbell's and let them know about your experience. They really do want to make you happy. Everyone is entitled to a second chance.
Anonymous on 2010-02-07:
The OP seems to think only Campbells soup can have bugs.
Skye on 2010-02-07:
I found a site, but it was for the equipment, not the actual food products. Good find.

People also need to realize also, when wheat fields are being cut down for our foods, there are also many little creatures that also get pulverized. We all eat them, we just don't think about it.

I understand and would also be grossed out at finding a meal worm in my soup. For me, I would wonder how many I had actually swallowed, before noticing. It's all good, protein right.
Anonymous on 2010-02-07:
LOL Skye and thank you for the link Lady. :)
Nohandle on 2010-02-07:
LS is absolutely correct to my way of thinking. If anyone thinks he is purchasing something canned, fresh.. whatever and believes it to always be free of bugs, worms and anything else you can imagine then he is deceiving himself. I don't want to eat the critters anymore than another individual but by golly it happens with any food product. Gather your own fresh produce, wash it thoroughly and you might be amazed by that one little fella that misses your close inspection.
Anonymous on 2010-02-07:
Did you know crickets turn red when they are cooked/steamed? Guess how I know lol.
Anonymous on 2010-02-07:
Ewww, Lady. That is nasty. LOL
Nohandle on 2010-02-07:
I don't ever remember enjoying a steamed cricket but did come home from the grocery with a bag of cornmeal with bugs in it. Yes sir, I did. I store my flour and cornmeal in the freezer but have learned to open the bag first and take a long look beforehand.
Anonymous on 2010-02-07:
No, you hit on a major one. :) I store my flour, cornmeal etc in the freezer too. The grain has weevil eggs in it that will hatch when moisture and warm temperatures collide. High humidity is the worst! Also, did you know spaghetti and pasta noodles have the same? Ever notice those brown or black specks? Guess what they are?
PepperElf on 2010-02-08:
making a scene every time you're in the store?

apparently this is a store you don't mind being banned from I take it.

Anonymous on 2010-02-08:
Its gross, but it happens. I agree with everyone else here......Just call campbell soups and wait for your coupons, as said earlier.
Anonymous on 2010-02-08:
LadyS, you had Crickets before?
Anonymous on 2010-02-08:
Zz, accidentally cooked one in some green beans once lol. He was a red sucker. Looked like a sunburned lobster. Poor thing.
RedDazes on 2010-02-08:
The fact is that(as others have noted) there is a certain percentage of bugs/animal products that are allowed to be in food. Where do you think the ingredients are coming from? A sterile vapor locked room, inside of some laboratory? Sorry... but they come from out doors, with dirt and bugs and icky things. It just happens once in a while, something slips past the sorters... no need to blow a gasket over it.

I once found a spider in a can of Pepsi. Luckily I was pouring it into a glass to drink...uuugg... still get chills. Know what I did? I wrote Pepsi a nice, coherent letter. With proper grammar, spelling and no unnecessary CAPS. Explaining the situation, how disgusted it made me, and that I would like to be reimbursed for the ick-factor. Thanked them very much for their time and customer service. And received a 12 pack of Pepsi for free. Ah sweet validation.
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MSG In Campbell Soup And Products
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
DC I tried that, it was to salty after for my taste.
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.
BokiBean on 2009-06-10:
Indeed I did..but I was merely thinking about how to cook that way for a crowd.
Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
Ramen is peasant food, you can live of that stuff forever.
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.
Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
I buy the ones in a cup, were you just ad water and microwave.
Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
Spell Icup lol j/p
BokiBean on 2009-06-10:
I love Mr. Udon noodles..
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.
Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
simply fascinating stuff.
Ponie on 2009-06-10:
I use MSG in everything--except an ice cream sundae.
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.
Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
TGT, you forgot dogs and cats.
Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
and Mondays
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
Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
And, I will provide you this link:

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

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.
Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
L Lake, considering that MSG is a seaweed derivative, 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.
Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
Also, MSG is not 'hidden' under the name Monosodium Glutamate, it IS monosodium glutamate (MSG).



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.
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.
Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
The Panda Express I go to, says they have no MSG in there food what BS.
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



jktshff1 on 2009-06-10:
L Lake, when I get to that point, I'm going to have a huntin' accident.
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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Cambell's Chunky New England Clam Chowder
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NORTH FORK, CALIFORNIA -- On the day of March 28 2009 I made this soup for dinner for me, my friend, and my brother and after my brother had finished his and I was on my last bite my friend found a fly foot or wing in her soup. I went back to the bowl to see if I could find any thing else and I found a fly wing.

I called the company and they said they couldn't do any thing about it until Monday when we could talk to the cooks but my friend and I feel really sick and have been throwing up parts of the fly and I don't know should I call poison control or the health department.




     
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Soaring Consumer on 2009-03-28:
You should definitely contact the California Department of Public Health.
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/
Ben There on 2009-03-28:
How can you be positive that the fly was not sitting in your bowl when you poured the soup, or that it landed in your pot when you were cooking? While people might find them gross, eating a well cooked fly is pretty harmless. You would be amazed at all the bugs you have already ingested.
Anonymous on 2009-03-28:
I'd rather eat a fly than to pick fly parts out of puke.
Thanks for the April Fools warm up!
Anonymous on 2009-03-28:
just how big was this fly that both you and your friend have been throwing up parts of it?!?

Sorry, but I think you're being overly dramatic about it. gross? yes. But you don't need to call the poison center, and as Ben There said, unless you saw this fly IN the can of soup before you put it in the pan, you can't be sure where it came from.
Ben There on 2009-03-28:
I wouldn't mind eating a bug, but I would be quite upset if I had to split a single can of soup with 2 other people.
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
LOL Ben!! haaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahaaha!! I wish I could vote best answer.
oldisgood on 2009-03-29:
2 words!!!DRAMA QUEEN!!
spiderman2 on 2009-03-29:
That must have been one heck of a big fly.
Nohandle on 2009-03-29:
LOL Kristle. I'm curious. Exactly how large is a fly foot?
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
You are probably puking more from the thought of eating the big old horse fly rather than being poisoned. (They actually could have big feet.) Okay, now I want to puke.
old fart on 2009-03-29:
Fly wing OR fly foot????

I was in the exterminating business for thirty years and there is NO WAY I would be able to identify either piece of insect merely by looking at it, let alone a "wing" or "foot" covered in clam chowder...
I don't know what you thought you saw but I can guarantee you without looking, that it was no part of an insect...!
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
Do horse flies have hoofed feet? Are there horse shoes on them? Those might be noticeable.
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
How can anyone make guarantees on something unknown and unseen?
old fart on 2009-03-29:
BTW... Even if, and I say "even if" you actually did see or eat a fly foot in your soup, the process of cooking would have destroyed any harmful bacteria or organism and you simply would have ingested a little protein "bonus"...

Be thankful for small blessings...!
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
I guarantee they can't, kia.
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
C2O, I think they wear saddles too, LOL, the horse flies, that is.
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
LMAO! That means the horse fly AND rider were in that soup.
There's some feet missing....
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
I wonder what the rider was?
Nohandle on 2009-03-29:
The headless horseman knowitall2. Now, Kristle never mentioned anything about a horsefly. That would certainly make a big difference. I really enjoyed this one, thanks Kristle.
Starlord on 2009-03-29:
FYI, the FDA has allowable amounts of insect parts that can be in food. they do this because they are aware thtt to make food totally insect part-free or rodent hair-free, you woud not be able to afford it. We have a daughter who refuses to eat ketchup since someone told her the FDA has a limit of insect parts that may be in ketchup. I have tried to tell her that goes for all foods, but she is locked on ketchup for some reason.
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
nohandle, I figured if the parts were that big, it must be a horsefly. Of course, it could also be a cockroach. Anyway........
old fart on 2009-03-29:
Is a fly foot 12 inches...?
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
Wasn't there a movie called "The Fly" with giant man eating flies in it? Or am I thinking of something else?
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
Hmmm, justbcuz, I don't know. old fart, everyone exaggerates, but 12 inches? Come on!
Ben There on 2009-03-29:
LOL Old Fart.
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
I don't know kia....

Flies are black, and there's a myth about that...
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
Hmmmmm. Oh, I get it. LOL.
DebtorBasher on 2009-03-29:
I heard ZZ has a black fly!
DebtorBasher on 2009-03-29:
Then you best stay away from Hormel's Dinty Moore Beef Stew...they have windpipe in theirs...It's been found by more than one person.
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
I find windpipe.... mmmmmmm...... arousing?

Yeah! Arousing.
DebtorBasher on 2009-03-29:
C2O...it's cut up ANIMAL windpipe!
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
OH!...... nevermind!
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
Get a Room would ya? ;)
Anonymous on 2009-03-29:
A chat room?
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Campbells Split Pea And Ham (Ingredients)
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SEFFNER, FLORIDA -- Do you know how many times through the years I've tossed a can of Campbells soup into the garbage after my mouth finds something unidentifiable in it???. this time it was a piece of silicone type fatty looking boogery looking thing I had to pull out of my mouth, this soup is not fit for a pig to eat! I really thought I had learned my lesson with this company the last time I ate this swill, but noooo,,I had to buy another can, but I assure you I would rather die than eat another can of CAMPBELLS SOUP! Why hasn't the health department closed this company down for the protection of the public? I'll bet the CEO would not even eat his own company's soups pulled from random shelves for 6 months, but then again, who knows, its obvious that they don't care about what its patrons put in their mouths, why would they care about what goes into their own?

Maybe they enjoy eating pig swill, maybe that's what kind of people they are behind closed doors, who knows what's been in their mouths?
     
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Anonymous on 2009-03-14:
Behind closed doors..... who cares?

History tends to repeat itself. I bet you buy another can.
old fart on 2009-03-14:
That boogery thing was probably a piece of suet... the stuff that makes pea soup taste good...
Anonymous on 2009-03-14:
Silicone type fatty looking boogery looking things... on the next Oprah
old fart on 2009-03-14:
LMAO Sheriff....
*Brenda* on 2009-03-14:
Couldn't it just be bacon fat? Isn't split pea made with bacon? Or am I wrong... I don't like it so never made it.
old fart on 2009-03-14:
That's probably what it was Brenda...
*Brenda* on 2009-03-14:
Wait, is bacon fat called suet? lol
madconsumer on 2009-03-15:
gross, ham.
Anonymous on 2009-03-15:
There are some delicious soups in the organic section of my grocery store (Kroger's) and they really don't cost any more than the ones in the "soup" aisle, especially when they are on sale--which is often. Not to mention they don't have unhealthy ingredients. Definitely try another brand.
Al-X on 2009-03-21:
C20, no I'm not going to buy another can of it ,ever, Brenda, it couldn't have been bacon fat, my mouth would have recognized it and swallowed it,,Knowitall2 thanks for the tip , but I'm in no hurry to open another can of anything, as a matter of fact I'l be selling my can-opener on e-bay asap, thank you all for comments, and remember "You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friends nose"
DebtorBasher on 2009-03-21:
Ewwwwwwwwww pea soup? YUCK...are you sure it wasn't Hormel Soup and someone switched the label...Hormel has been known to add windpipe in their Dinty Moore Steeeewwwwwwwww.
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Good Soup Is In The Eyes/Mouth Of The Beholder
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NORMAN, OKLAHOMA -- With flies in our burritos, Mercury in my Mac N Cheese and who knows what else is out there (nutshells in a salad wrap), I thought that a "feel good" P.S.A. type of informative would be in order.

Ordinarily, I try to stay away from canned soups unless I am coming down with a cold and need some chicken noodle soup for the ZINC it contains to sooth my sore throat. As for the "garden variety" of soups such as tomato soup, I'll pass even if it came with a grilled cheese 'sammie' I am much too mature and sophisticated for that kind of meal. *joking*

Anyway, my overeducated Sister in all of her wisdom brought a case of this stuff for my Mom who very seldom eats soup so she (Mother) sent some home with me.
Let me preface this by saying that due to age and maybe a few too many "Cosmos" here and there, my taste buds aren't that sensitive anymore so I need to "tighten up" my foods with various spices and probably way too much salt!

I had the Chicken Tortilla something soup (don't recall seeing any pieces of tortillas in it) and considering that it was a canned soup it had some hint of flavor but obviously not enough for me. I guess the lack of MSG does make a difference. I couldn't get enough salt in this stuff and the hot sauce didn't help much either.

Like I said that's my problem and I am not saying that this soup isn't any good. It probably is to those that can TASTE it. They could add a few more chunks of chicken.

Not sure what the price is for these soups but for a quick lunch, they should hit the spot
     
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BokiBean on 2009-01-29:
LOL@this whole review. Thanks for the head's up..I think.
DebtorBasher on 2009-01-29:
Taking writing lessons from our Pirate, huh?
old fart on 2009-01-29:
I like Mrs. Grass's chicken soup with those skinny little noodles...
Anonymous on 2009-01-29:
Thanks for the public service announcement, ZZ. As you might know from my earlier review, I'm quite fond of Campbell's low sodium V8 juice.

Anonymous on 2009-01-29:
No DB, this review makes sense and has a point. (VH)
Anonymous on 2009-01-29:
good review ZZ, I like top ramon as well
Anonymous on 2009-01-29:
Yeah I got agree with Basher on this one. This is an obvious yet failed attempt at a PwP'ish type review. (NH)!
Nohandle on 2009-01-29:
Crab, this was an informative and humorous review and you know it. Play nicely or you will have to go home until you learn to behave.
DigitalCommando on 2009-01-29:
ZZ, the tortilla soup can should have been wrapped in a tortilla when you bought it, apparently it was stolen. I would contact the store immediately!.
madconsumer on 2009-01-29:
great review.

very helpful.
Anonymous on 2009-01-29:
You're kidding me , Nohandle? First this guy tells us of his diminished sense of taste then he proceeds to describe the taste of some soup. What, am I the only one to catch that? That would be like a blind guy giving fashion advise. Sibling rivalry and mommy attachments aside I cannot find a food review helpful when the reviewer states "I am not saying that this soup isn't any good. It probably is to those that can TASTE it.". Again, NOT HELPFUL!!!
bargod on 2009-01-29:
Iv'e always been a fan cambells soup. they never seem to disapoint.
Anyone got any good chili recipes for Super Sunday?
Anonymous on 2009-01-30:
Maybe Pirate emailed this one to zz!
Slimjim on 2009-01-30:
LMAO! Great writing zz. Witty, informative and plays to the masses experience in this area. Way to hit another home run. Gimmie a "B" for Bravo Alex!
Starlord on 2009-01-31:
I have become hooked, strangely enough on Maruchan Instant Lunch. I say strangely, because my ex thought a steady diet of ramen noodles and refried beans to be adequate. We buy Maruchan by the case, as it only costs about thirty cents per meal, and takes three minutes to prepare. I eat the lime and shrimp flavor, and Crystal likes the chicken, but gives me the veggies from hers to add to mine. Every once in a while, if I run out, she will give me one of hers, but she can't eat mine due to shellfish allergy. Yummy, and you can't beat the price. OF, I agree on Mrs. Grass' Chicken Noodle, and use her Onion Soup to mke dip.
BokiBean on 2009-01-31:
OK I'll look for Maruchan. I want to try this instant shrimp and lime.

I love noodles! Right now I'm hooked on Mr. Udon oriental udon noodles. Nuke it 2 minutes and its a really fast yummy lunch (98% fat free too, but with 63g carbs listed, its not for the faint of heart).
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