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Feb 11, 2012 11:23 AM

Trader Joe's soups

My husband likes having soup for lunch, but has given up his beloved Progresso because of concerns about BPA in the cans. I was just reading TJ's Fearless Flyer which mentions several soups, and I was wondering if they're any good. There's frozen Chicken and Vegetable Wonton, and refrigerated Chicken, Barley, and Vegetable, Lentil with ancient Grains, and Hearty Minestrone.
So what do you all think? Thanks!

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  1. The Lentil with ancient Grains is very tasty.

    1. Chicken Barley is very good.

      1. The Lentil with Ancient Grains is a staple here. I like cooking up a bag of that frozen rice medley (in the purple box) and mixing the two. Makes two hearty meals.

        The Chicken Barley and Vegetable is also good. Haven't tried the minestrone. There is also a tasty Maryland Crab Corn Chowder (but I've heard not all locations carry it) and some shelf-stable soups in boxes (Tetra Pak) that are great. The low sodium Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato is my favorite.

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        1. re: Rilke

          Second all of your recommendations, and also like the black bean soup in the box packaging (but not the butternut squash, which I found much too sweet).

          1. re: Brianne920

            The Black bean soup is very nice, especially with some additions like chopped Avocado, Cilantro.

        2. I think they are all pretty good. The Chicken, Barley and Vegetable was my favorite. The canned Lentil soup is also pretty darn good. Of the ones you mentioned, actually they are all good. Stay away from the canned chicken noodle. yuck!


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          1. re: clubtraderjoes

            One thing I should note about the Chicken Barley Vegetable is that I like to dilute it with a bit of water. It just tastes better to me.

          2. Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but the tomato roasted red pepper in a box is outstanding, especially with a sprinkling of feta.

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            1. re: Scoutmaster

              And some hot sauce! This is my go-to winter lunch.