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How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

I will wait to see if Costco brings back the large cans of soup in powder form. Nothing else has any flavor...decided that if one must eat canned soup crumpled up saltines disguises all those weird flavors better than herbs and spices. I remember seeing Scotch broth and pepper pot soups but never tried ...maybe I can find in a store....but now stores don't carry?

Jan 21, 2013
GretaKirstin in General Topics

How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

True...homemade soup is like (can be like) comfort food. Canned soup is like fast food...

Sep 29, 2012
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How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

That was very interesting to me Tripeler, thx!

Sep 29, 2012
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How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

You know GMM, I've certainly seen Ivar's Chowder around in stores and have had it on the wharf...I have not seen it at Costco's in a while...but you've just reminded me of some dried soups Costco had a few years back. Honestly, it was divine! The can was big...maybe 46 oz or so...potato soup and one other flavor...have not seen those either and I don't remember the brand...they were so good I gave them to niece and nephews. More and more stuff Costco carries is seasonal...so maybe as the weathers colder they'll bring more soups out...I Love Costco! (I will check Safeway---thanks!)

Sep 29, 2012
GretaKirstin in General Topics

How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

Actually...that's an idea!...myself I'll leave it for a young up and coming go-getter...
entrepreneur... priorities...priorities...

Sep 29, 2012
GretaKirstin in General Topics

How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

Of course no one seems creative enough to fix their problems!

Sep 28, 2012
GretaKirstin in General Topics

How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

I always forget about dill weed--actually, dill is good in lots of things...never tried it in tomato soup...thanks!

Sep 27, 2012
GretaKirstin in General Topics

How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

Frozen soup! That's the way to go...for those times needed ASAP. I've never known of frozen soup!!
Thanks much for bringing it to our attention. Dried soup seems to be heavy in salt and probably chemicals too. I wonder if WA State has any frozen soups...I tend to buy fresh so I seldom peruse the frozen food sections. I will look into it--Tabatchnick is not a familiar brand to me...

Sep 27, 2012
GretaKirstin in General Topics

How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

That is one of today's "Commercial-Culture" issues now that Corporations are running our country...the side that is now always favored is the entity who makes profits; hence transparency is no longer needed....or demanded now that so many regulations and policies have been watered down to protect the Corporate structure of our country! We the consumer can really only voice our concerns and choices with our pocket books. I've never been a fan of canned soups but in the future I'll just stick to Campbell's tomato--add milk and basil...always is A-OK!

Sep 26, 2012
GretaKirstin in General Topics

How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

I hear ya! I agree 100% They try to mask the SUB PAR ingredients plus the preservatives and other chemicals...that flavored the White Clam Chowder to a non-descrept flavor of Stale Garbage!

Sep 26, 2012
GretaKirstin in General Topics

How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

Yes, good suggestions...I normally make huge batches...guess I'll down size at your suggestion...every once in a while...

Sep 26, 2012
GretaKirstin in General Topics

How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

White...at someone's suggestion I'm gonna take it back for a refund!

Sep 26, 2012
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How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

Great post Will Owen! And ALL so true!

Sep 26, 2012
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How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

I LOVE Costco! Have never thought Costco buys damaged goods...some reader brought age up...I just cannot believe ppl buy such poor tasting soup---thank you for your suggestion to get a refund--I thought since I used 1 can, I was stuck with it!! Of course! COSTCO HAS THE BEST REFUND policy...to cover errors such as this! Thank you SO much!

Sep 26, 2012
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How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

Actually, Anna left about an inch in the mug...so it failed the Anna Taste Test...old ppl are really honest! She ate as much as she could stomach!

Thank you all for your suggestions...maybe Costco buys what doesn't sell in regular grocers?? Maybe it is old...??? I wish someone would report their experience from Costco's back to me...there is absolutely no taste of clams! And of course you have to buy 8 cans at a time...lesson learned!

Sep 25, 2012
GretaKirstin in General Topics

How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

Yes...though I was just going for fast and easy...maybe next time I'll do tortillas with melted cheese for lunch! Hard to fail with these...either corn or flour!

Sep 25, 2012
GretaKirstin in General Topics

How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

I might try this short cut sometime! I do make clam chowder from scratch and it's always really good...maybe I'll just double the batch and freeze in small containers. I think for me, this will be the solution.

Sep 25, 2012
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How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

It was purchased yesterday at Costco...have you tried the Progresso Clammed Chowder? I'd be curious what you thought...

Sep 25, 2012
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How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

OK...here's what I did...to a 18.5 oz can of clammed chowder I added about 1/2 C milk, 1+ t of Better than Bullion chicken broth, fresh basil chopped, 1/2 piece of sour dough bread, choped, fresh ground pepper and 1 t bacon bits..It was not fantastic but at least I got rid of the corroded metal taste...Anna's a picky eater...she won't finish anything she doesn't like...the jury is still out because she has her nose in a book, too. Anyone else wanna save the canned soup industry with improvements?

Next time I will try to have cream on hand to use instead of 2% milk, instead of bread I'll use croutons and omit the bacon bits...

Sep 25, 2012
GretaKirstin in General Topics

How can "Good" Brand Canned Soups Taste So BAD?

Today is chilly out...I thought a quick bowl of soup would cheer up 103 yr old Anna...Progresso's Clam Chowder...ugh! I would not feed it to a dog!!

Why do all manner of soups from a can just taste BAD, BAD, BAD? SO BAD that anything I add will not kill that corroded metallic flavor? Has anyone conquered the curse of canned soups?

Sep 25, 2012
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