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Campbell's soup alternatives?

Teep Mar 31, 2007 10:42 AM

I like the taste of Campbell's cream of mushroom soup, but almost all of their canned soups leave a strong aftertaste in my mouth that I hate (same with many commercial cookies like Peek Freans). Knorr soup mix is fine. Any body else has the same problem? Would there be another brand of canned soup that will not leave an aftertaste?

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    phoenikia Apr 1, 2007 12:43 AM

    Do you mean canned in metal cans, or would soup canned in mason jars count as canned for you? Most of the refrigerated soups canned in mason jars I've tried have been pretty good. I especially like the Sunflower Kitchen (I think that's the brand name) that is at Whole Foods and the soups at Nortown Foods on York Mills or Eglinton. There is also a good refrigerated borscht made here in TO that you can find in most Polish delis. Many of them have expiry dates that are 4- 6 weeks away. I haven't noticed an aftertaste with the refrigerated soups. I rarely buy soup in metal cans now.

    For soup in metal cans, have you tried Baxter's? I remember it tasting pretty good the last time I purchased it. They have some interesting flavours.

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      WHills Mar 31, 2007 03:26 PM

      I think Wolfgang Puck makes good soups, especially their chicken tortilla soup.

      1. dbug31 Mar 31, 2007 03:23 PM

        I haven't had that problem, but I can second the Pacific Organic Brand.
        I think Imagine Organics makes a Creamy Mushroom.
        Also, if you have a Trader Joe's near check out their tomato soup. Yum...
        You could always make a large batch of Cream Of Mushroom & freeze it.
        (as long as you don't overheat it when reheating)

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        1. re: dbug31
          Ruth Lafler Mar 31, 2007 08:04 PM

          All the box soups at TJ's are pretty good.

          Campbell's is disgusting -- just look at all the junk in it.

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          toogoaty Mar 31, 2007 01:53 PM

          That aftertaste may have something to do with the huge amounts of sodium in canned soup. Or the metal can.

          1. alex8alot Mar 31, 2007 12:58 PM

            Does soup in a box count? Pacific ORganic Foods makes really good soups. I love the creamy tomato for when I want it instantly instead of roasting my own tomatoes. And I like that the boxes have a cap so I can use it over a few days.

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            1. re: alex8alot
              rmperry Mar 31, 2007 01:30 PM

              That Pacific Foods tomato soup is great! I get mine at Costco.

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                alex8alot Mar 31, 2007 02:01 PM

                wow, they sell that at your costco? Must be in the US? I hate Canadian grocery shopping.

            2. hotoynoodle Mar 31, 2007 12:50 PM

              when i still ate canned soup, i preferred progresso to campbell's. they're convenient but i just can't eat them anymore.

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