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Aug 23, 2012 12:33 AM

You say "To-may-to".... I say "To-mah-to"

Just had the fire roasted tomato soup from Paradise Bakery. Man!!! That was outstanding!! The weather here in Az will start to cool off soon, I'm on the hunt for a good tomato soup when it does. With that thought in mind. What/Where was the best tomato soup you ever had??

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    1. Heinz Cream of Tom-mah-to.

      It is the tom-mah-to soup by which all others are judged.

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      1. re: Harters

        The best you've ever had is out of a can?

        1. re: Fibber McGee

          Absolutely. I've never had anything to beat the Heinz.

          1. re: Harters

            I'll have to try it, then, for sure. The local grocers around here (Dayton, OH) stock it in their English sections

            Tomato soup is one of my favorite foods. They no longer make it, but I always had a box or two of Lipton Cup Of soup tomato flavor at my desk for a quick fix. Not advocating that as the best ever, mind you. The best I have had is the tomato bisque from Coco's, just outside downtown Dayton.

            The best I have

            1. re: Fibber McGee

              Interesting that it should be in a British section of your supermarket. Heinz, of course, is an American company and the tomato soup wasnt exported to the UK until 1910 and it wasnt until the 1920s that it started to manufacture here. I would have assumed that "cream of tomato" was one of its core "57 varieties" (although I know there was 57 varieties)

              1. re: Harters

                Just like Heinz beans (the purple can) is in the British section, too.

                1. re: Harters

                  but Heinz doesn't make soup in the US, curiously. Condiments, pickles, and sauces, but neither soup nor beans, believe it or not.

                  I'll have to try the Heinz tomato soup -- I bought a can of Campbell's tomato here, and it was truly disgusting -- tomato-flavored sugar.

                  1. re: Harters

                    Heinz can now be considered multinational. While its ketchup is everywhere, otherwise the product line differs according to country. Easy to compare here:

          2. Cuckoo's Nest restaurant in Oakland, CA, alas, long gone. Perhaps Fred is still making it at his new Cuckoo's Nest in Monterrey, Mexico.

            1. I've only recently become a tomato soup fan. And the one at Applebee's is pretty darned good. I'm not saying go to Applebee's and get some, but should you find yourself in an Applebee's, it's good.

              1. Joe Brown's smoked tomato crab bisque at Melange Cafe in South Jersey. So it's not really tomato soup, but the smoked tomato is integral to concept/realization of the soup.

                A taste that made me say "Oh my god."

                Have barely ever enjoyed tomato soup, so I have no favorite among genuine examples.