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".
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 affected 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.
I grew up on Campbell's 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.
The new clam soup - well it just is not there nor is the clams or the flavor. Why did you change it? It was oh so good about ten years ago. My grandfather had a general store in Maine in the 1940 and 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 unopened.
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.
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.
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA -- 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.
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.
I have loved Campbell's soup since I was a kid. Unfortunately In the last 5 years I have noticed a decline in quality of a lot of products. I normally get instant soup from the dollar store next to work, the 2 for a dollar no name brand. I was shopping one day and noticed the Campbell's instant microwavable soup and thought if the dollar store stuff is good, then this must be awesome! Unfortunately I was sadly mistaken. Not only do the noodles taste like moldy cardboard but it has 300 mg more sodium and 50 more calories than the stuff I get at the dollar store! So please beware if you can taste food. On a scale of 1-10 I give it a 1 only because the 5 pieces of corn in it were good.
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 campbells on Monday and have them reimburse 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, everytime that I am in a store in that aisle. make a scene about soup and all of the things everyone seems to find in it from Campbells!