1/31/06 | Progresso Chicken Rotini Soup
[ Currently Eating: Carbonara Pasta ]
When winter’s closing in all around you (Yes I know I should quit complaining about these balmy 40 degree nights), nothing hits the spot like Chicken Soup. Unfortunately, the majority of people are too darn lazy (or sick in bed) to whip up a homemade batch of chicken soup. That’s when it’s time to peek in the pantry to see what cans of soup might make a good meal.
Earlier, we had reviewed Progresso’s Clam Chowder and had been pretty well pleased with the soup. I think as far as cost goes, that’s where it’s really difficult to make a judgement call. After all, you can get plain old Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup on sale for 30 to 50 cents usually but dang do you get what you pay for! Nostalgia aside, unless your idea of “mmm, mmm good” is watery chicken soup with small pasty noodles, you’d best look elsewhere. Anyhow, being able to store soup in the pantry for long periods of time, takes a little of the edge off the price. I’m willing to pay a bit more for canned soup.
When I get Progresso soup, I usually try to buy it in bulk at a place like CostCo or wait for sales in the supermarket. I think the normal price ranges from $1.50-$2.50 for most of their soups. I got this 8-pack of Progresso Chicken and Rotini Soup (there are actually 2 varieties in this pack, Chicken and Rotini and Plain Chicken Noodle) for about $10 which works out to a little over a dollar a can.
As far as overall taste goes, Progresso Chicken & Rotini Soup is very good. The spiral Rotini are large and not pasty at all; they have a good bite to them… I think the soup companies must have figured out how to keep pasta in liquid for long periods of time without it going soggy because it sure tastes fresh.
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