As you’ve probably already seen me
talking complaining about, I was so looking forward to a warm start of spring after a warm spurt a few weeks ago. However, once spring was eventually here things quickly turned back to winter with cold temps, dark days and even snow, ugh. Since it was obviously the perfect time for soup again, I was happy to have some Campbell’s Go Soups on hand that I had received to review.
Campbell’s Go Soups Review
During the colder months, most of the time my lunches are hot soup paired with a salad or sandwich. It’s just so quick, filling and tasty. Last year I practically lived off a couple varieties of roasted tomato and red pepper soup with a sprinkle of cheese and splash of milk when I was cooking mainly for myself, so I immediately reached for the Creamy Red Pepper with Smoked Gouda flavor. There are currently 6 flavors of the Campbell’s Go soups including:
- Golden Lentil with Madras Curry
- Moroccan Style Chicken with Chickpeas
- Creamy Red Pepper with Smoked Gouda
- Coconut Curry with Chicken and Shiitake Mushrooms
- Chicken & Quinoa with Poblano Chilies
- Spicy Chorizo & Pulled Chicken with Black Beans
It seems like the new food storage fad comes in the form of pouches and honestly, I love it. They’re so much more portable and easy to store than cans. At least if you’re like me and are short and sometimes have cans flying at your head like someone is shaking an apple tree as you try to reach the super high shelf your significant other decided to put them on. I was totally not expecting the pouches to be microwaveable, but they actually are. We don’t currently have a microwave though, so I just squeezed the soup out into a small pot over medium-low heat and warmed until it was hot.
I immediately really liked the look of the soup. It had a nice orangish-red hue even though it was creamy, which was a nice change from the sometimes pinkish soups where it looks like the produce was obviously under-ripe. I also like that it had actual chunks of peppers, and maybe tomatoes, in it with visible herbs and seasonings. The taste was quite delicious with a flavor I’d love to eat again in the future. The tomato and pepper flavors don’t compete with each other, while the Gouda cheese pairs with them nicely with a noticeable cheese flavor without being too strong. I didn’t feel like the soup needed any extra milk or cheese, though I did end up sprinkling a few crushed cheese crackers on top for a bit of crunch. It would also be great with some croutons or the traditional grilled cheese. It also wasn’t too salty, which is something I have often ran into with canned soups and is why I usually opted for boxed, and now pouched, soup.
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I also wanted to be aware of the nutritional stats of the soup. While I like the look of the ingredients, some of the nutritional values are a bit high, like the fat and sodium, especially if you take into consideration that the pouch actually contains 2 servings of soup and I am pretty sure most of us would go ahead and eat the whole pouch and likely pair it with something like a sandwich at that. So, while I really loved the flavor of the soup and will have it again, it’s just not something I’d personally indulge in daily.
Final Takeaway: Overall, I really enjoyed trying Campbell’s Go soups and look forward to trying the other varieties.
Buy It: At my local grocery store Campbell’s Go soups retail for about $3.29 each, which I think is a great price compared to the usual $5-6+ I’d expect to pay for similar flavors in restaurants. Plus there’s also a $1 off Campbell’s Go Soups coupon you can print!
For more information about these soups, visit CampbellsGo.com.
Disclosure: I received a variety of Campbell’s Go soups in exchange for my honest review.