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Nov 29, 2012 10:53 AM

Bear Creek Soup Mixes

I am leary of soup mixes but as a busy couple it would be nice for my partner and I to have soup but not work all day to get it. What are your opinions on Bear Creek mixes?

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  1. I've only had the potato as a sample from Cotsco, but I thought it was kind of lame. A bit powdery tasting (akin to instant potatoes) and not that great. In a pinch it might be OK---you probably can do better from a can, though.

    1. I can't remember which one we had (creamy wild rice?) but for the amount of tinkering and embellishing it takes to make it good you could make your own without the additives.

      Many soups freeze well and improve with time, it might be better to make a few large batches on a weekend and freeze meal sized portions.

      1. I've had several, and to me, they are all very salty tasting. It seems canned soups taste better, I'm not sure if it's because they have less salt, or are better at covering the salty taste up. For canned soups, I've been buying Progresso lately. It's a choice of that, Campbells, or store brand.

        1. We tried this the other day in the crock pot:


          It's incomplete by itself but I added frozen vegetables and seasoning and it was great.

          1. I think the Bear Creek ones are too salty. I've tried a couple.

            I love using my slow cooker for soup/stew/chili.. I prep the ingredients the night before, put them in the removeable crock and put it in the fridge. In the morning, I just put the crock in the base and turn it on. 8 hours later, I've got a nice comforting soup/stew/chili.