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Trader Joe's Low Sodium Soup

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stebro Mar 8, 2008 03:15 PM

Trader Joe's recently introduced a new line of low sodium organic soups that are really good. Most prepared soups are loaded with sodium, generally ranging from 500-1200 mg per serving--up to 50% of the recommended daily sodium allowance. Many soups that are labeled as "low sodium" still have 400-600 mg per serving and the really low sodium soups tend to be tastless. TJ's organic tomato, squash and tomato/red pepper soups have 140mg of sodium/serving and are delicious. For people on a low sodium diet like me, they are really welcome. Even if you're not on a low sodium diet, the amount of sodium in normal prepared soups is bad for you. My only personal stake is that I want TJ's to continue stocking this product and introduce more flavors. Try it, you'll like it.

  1. Atomica Mar 8, 2008 04:24 PM

    I'm guessing this will be moved to a different thread, but I wanted to comment that I don't think the popularity of an item necessarily influences whether Trader Joe's keeps something in stock in perpetuity.

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    1. re: Atomica
      Steve Green Mar 8, 2008 05:14 PM

      These days, I think popularity is the main criterion. I see far less of those one-time great buys than in years past.

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      jsaimd Mar 8, 2008 09:03 PM

      My 6 year old son actually really likes these. I NEVER buy packaged soups because it is so easy to whip up, but I did once when time and ingredients were in short supply and he liked it so much, that for the price, I go ahead and get a box to keep for a quick lunch. I was pleasantly surprised. Not the best soup I've ever had, but not bad.

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        KEYLIMESODA Mar 27, 2008 01:07 PM

        im gonna have to try these since i havnt perfected my own low sodium recipe and something as convenient as a soup in a can is hard to come by low in sodium. thank you

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          bakeman Apr 8, 2008 06:57 PM

          I'll have to try those.

          Have you tried the low sodium "garden patch" think V8 juice, I can't believe that it is low sodium, I hate low sodium products usually, but this is good, I would eat it as a soup, as a matter of fact, I think that it would make a good veg soup base.

          1. Dommy Apr 9, 2008 03:53 PM

            These are a staple of my lunch. I do the Low Sodium tomato soup, a little bit of frozen brown rice and two turkey meatballs for a tasty and filling lunch....

            --Dommy!

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              vaporz Apr 21, 2012 10:10 AM

              They just came out with a low sodium version of their Butternut Squash soup with only 90 milligrams of sodium per one cup serving. I like it better than than the regular version which has 550 milligrams of sodium. The low sodium version also has few calories than the regular version: 70 versus 90.

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