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Old 02-07-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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Ugh!...Very disappointed in Progresso soups

Usually I make my own soup creations. However, last night I wanted a little late night snack so I opened up a can of soup. I've had many Progresso soups before, but not this variety. It was the Southwestern Vegetable. The soup tasted like regular vegetable soup that was overloaded with cumin and chili powder. The broth had that raw spice smell and flavor. It was absolutely horrible. Whoever gave the "OK" on that soup should be smacked in the back of the head.

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Old 02-07-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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They look good but the taste is not there. There's nothing better than homemade soups. Campbells makes some good soups. Chicken tortilla is a good one to try. Better luck next time.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:37 AM   #3
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I'm something a canned soup connoisseur, as that's what I eat for lunch most days instead of sandwiches.
I find most Progresso soups disappointing. As Dina says, Campbell makes some very tasty soups, especially the Campbell's Chunky style. I'm not advertising, just stating my opinion.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:40 AM   #4
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I just tried a few bites of a ZERO POINT Progresso soup ( chicken veggie with rice) and while it's not my wonderful homemade soup it's not too bad. The veggies were tooo mushy but...I think all canned soups have mushy veggies.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:53 AM   #5
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Jeeks... I think you would be better off tossing some leftover chicken into some chicken broth and some noodles. I'm certain that will taste better than the canned stuff and take just about as much effort!

I like Campbell's, they usually do the trick in a pinch. Chunky style is ok, but I noticed that they seem to taste the same. Like they use the same soup base in each recipe, but the chunks are different. I have not had any Progresso soup that I liked except for the lentil variety. They were decent enough.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:56 AM   #6
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I'm something a canned soup connoisseur, as that's what I eat for lunch most days instead of sandwiches.
I find most Progresso soups disappointing. As Dina says, Campbell makes some very tasty soups, especially the Campbell's Chunky style. I'm not advertising, just stating my opinion.
I totally agree.

Soup is my favorite thing to make and to eat. I eat it just about every day. When it's not my own, it has to be Campbells.

Progresso is totally tasteless. I wanted so much to like it but I refuse to buy it any more.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:57 AM   #7
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I think Progresso got the wrong tasting group or something when they developed this stuff! LOL!
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:40 PM   #8
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I agree, Progresso is not that great. Blech!
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:24 PM   #9
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I don't like Progresso at all, Campbells Chunky will do in a pinch but most are a little too salty for my taste.
I did like some of Wolfgang Pucks canned soups but they are pretty pricey and I only bought a couple to try, could never afford to buy them on a regular basis.
One of my favorites is Bear Creek in the pouch, the broccoli and cheese, wild rice, and chili. All good.
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:21 PM   #10
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My overwhelming favorite for canned soups is the US Senate canned bean soup. Don't remember the brand and don't feel like going down to the basement and finding the can.

The stuff is great. It is based on the recipe served every day at the Senate restaurant. You can get the recipe on the web by Googling. If you have not tried it please do, it is so good.

The gov'ment makes many things top secret but the bean recipe ain't one of them.

Generally do not use canned soups, but always keep a few in the pantry just for those times when the idea sounds good.

Like the Progresso minestrone, great? No, but not bad. And when I am tired and it is cold, it hits the spot.
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