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Sep 23, 2008 11:16 AM

Campbells Select Harvest Soups

Has anyone tried these? Are they good?

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    1. No, although I found it amusing that the commercial comparing it to Progresso made a big deal about MSG in Progresso, given that Campbells is often used as an example of how MSG is common in our food - *AND* - there was some sort of fine print saying that MSG might appear naturally in some of the ingredients anyways.

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      1. re: jgg13

        I have not tried Campbell's however, I have been making my own veggie soups and I am surprised how easy it is-just throw everything in the pot and season.

        1. re: Brisbane

          It's still nice to have some canned stuff on hand in case of emergencies. I like to have a back up plan and hope someone is brave enough to try these and tell us about them. On the other hand I made a big pot of veggie soup over the weekend. It is fun and I never make the same soup twice. Who says you can't play with your food?

      2. The Italian wedding soup is really really good. I highly recommend it.

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        1. re: dvsndvs

          I like it too. The last authentic version I had was in a little Italian joint in Kirtland, Ohio. I think it had too much garlic. The Campbell's version is my only favorite canned soup.

          1. re: dvsndvs

            Ditto on the Italian Wedding Soup. I have had some of the veggie too... fairly pedestrian, but I like them better than Progresso.

            1. re: Chefsquire

              I agree with Chefsquire and the other two posters. I use the light version because I am very careful about my sodium intake and, nevertheless, prefer its lighter taste.

          2. I prefer Progresso. I like MSG.

            1. Don't know yet, but I texted the link in the ad and they're sending me a coupon for a free can. Stay tuned.

              I do sometimes like the convenience of a canned soup for lunch (I work from home so it's easy to heat up) but haven't found any I really love since Trader Joe's stopped carrying their hot & sour soup in a jar ;-(

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              1. re: BobB

                This is the link for a free sample
                TEXT "TLC" to 467467 from your cell phone

                1. re: Lindseyup67

                  It works...pretty cool! I can't believe Progresso has MSG...that's nasty stuff. No wonder, I had to go to sleep after eating that stuff. Select Harvest is my new go-to soup...especially as it is getting cold up here in Boston!

                  1. re: clynch1222

                    But MSG is what makes it taste good ...

                    1. re: clynch1222

                      I saw a commercial for Progresso soups last night that said they had removed the MSG from most of their soups and were working on getting it out of the rest of them. FWIW.

                  2. re: BobB

                    Well, it's now almost three months later and I have yet to receive my coupon. Given the general tone of the reviews here I'm not terribly crushed, but it's still pretty stupid of them to offer something, set up an automated SMS process to promote it, and then not deliver!