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.
MASSACHUSETTS -- I purchased a can of Campbell's Chunky brand Chicken & Corn Chowder on 12/4/06. Actually, I had purchased 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 asked 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.
TALLAHASSEE -- The company claims to have added Sea Salt but something makes it taste like sulfur. It is awful and that is all I taste. Why couldn't they just cut back on the salt - use the sea salt but not add the other awful taste. I could have added any additional salt I wanted but now I can't fix it - all I taste is sulfur.
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I thought they only put mealworms in the bottom of bottles of cheap Tequila. I found out today that they somehow find their way into Campbell's soup too. I was disgusted to find it and could not believe it was actually in the soup. I guess some of the ingredients were past very rotten. I guess they make too much money and don't care about quality control. Well I was a regular consumer of the Chunky soups but no more! I will find a company that cares what goes into their soup.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA -- When I was a teenager, one of my favorite beverages was V8 vegetable juice. I recently had a craving for some, but didn't want the high sodium content, due to hypertension.
Having tried several low sodium soups (YUCK), I was hesitant to try the low sodium V8. I purchased a 6-pack of the 5.5 oz cans.
What a pleasant surprise! This product will be something I purchase on a regular basis. The flavor is exactly how I remember it. I certainly recommend this refreshing 30 calorie drink to anyone who likes vegetable or tomato juice.