Monday, March 28, 2011

Soup Reviews IV: Vegetable

Amy's (Chunky Vegetable) --
Tomato base, nice gentle-yet-firm tomato-y aromatic flavor. Tasty tomatoes, lima beans, green beans, peas,and corn with good texture, just a little springiness. Onions, carrots, and spinach with no texture, but those veggies rarely have any texture in any canned soups. It's enough for them to be there. A

365, Whole Foods Brand
Nice, sweet, springy corn, pretty good potatoes and tomatoes. Nondescript celery, onions, peas, spinach, and carrots. However, the carrots were impressively large, as though from some really awesome carrots. (The original meaning of "awesome.") Broth was peppery and just the right amount of salty. Otherwise, there wasn't a lot of flavor or excitement. But it was fine. B

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Soup Reviews III: Chicken

365 (Whole Foods) Chicken Noodle -- nice, big pieces of chicken, nice noodles, nondescript veggies (carrots and celery), good tasting broth. A

Organics Chicken Noodle -- nice pieces of chicken, okay noodles, okay broth, vegetables? well, sort of. maybe those bland little pieces were vegetables... B-

Imagine Chicken Pot Pie -- interesting creamy soup with very tasty chicken, large dumpling-ish noodles (I suppose that's the "pie") A

Friday, March 18, 2011

Soup Reviews II: Minestrone

365 (Whole Foods Brand) -- not the most flavorful minestrone in the world, but good, and very spicy, sinus cleansing. Fresh-tasting, buoyant carrots, white beans, tomatoes, onions, spinach, pasta, peas in tomato broth. A

Imagine -- Pretty flavorful broth but a little strange, like too sweet or something and confusing in flavor-- not quite tomato-y? The vegetables were fine but not memorable. B