Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hmmm, hmmmm Confusing

What kind of shopper are you? A grabber and go? Carry a magnifying glass to analyze every label detail in depth? Send the spouse with a list? How about a little quiz? Behold the four cans of Campbell Chicken Noodle Soup.

Noodle soups

Can you tell me, without googling, which is the most expensive, which is the least expensive, which has the most sodium, and which has the least sodium. Which has the most calories and the least calories based on a 1/2 cup serving. Better yet, if the regular chicken noodle soup wasn't based on a homestyle recipe....what have we been eating all these years? Institutional soup? Lastly, if you were standing in the soup aisle, staring at the rows upon rows of soup trying to decide which chicken noodle soup to buy, based on the cans above, which one would you choose? Inquiring minds want to dig nosily into your shopping bidness.

10 comments:

froggy said...

Which has the most calories and the least calories based on a 1/2 cup serving
- *probably the Healthy Request Chicken Noodle*.
Better yet, if the regular chicken noodle soup wasn't based on a homestyle recipe....what have we been eating all these years? Institutional soup?
- *I don't think gma used chicken bits blasted from carcasses?* Lastly, if you were standing in the soup aisle, staring at the rows upon rows of soup trying to decide which chicken noodle soup to buy, based on the cans above, which one would you choose?
-*I'd choose the 25% less sodium and drop it in the food donation barrel as I left the store.

Big Shamu said...

Very interesting (said in my best Laugh-In voice). More details tomorrow.

MakingSpace said...

I just typed a detailed response and Blogger refused to accept it.

I'll condense (haha) by saying I don't buy canned chicken noodle soup.

Dani said...

I wouldn't buy any of them.

I think the homestyle would be more expensive. The original the cheapest. Healthy request has the least sodium. ?????????????

Big Shamu said...

Dang, sorry MS, I thought I had Blogger's overthinking filter turned off.

I'm sensing a theme.....no one buys Campbell's soup?

Dani said...

The soups don't even make it into the hurricane supplies.

froggy said...

The Engineer will buy the tomato soup from time to time. But chicken soup, here, is homemade! So are all others- hurrumph!

Big Shamu said...

This is a tough crowd, do you guys read labels?

froggy said...

Most of the time I don't have to read labels - with allergies to soy and wanting to avoid hfcs and sugar - there's not much out there to read in the prepared food world.

MakingSpace said...

Blogger's overthinking filter ha. ha. ha. (And yes I did think you would have considered it an overthinking response. I merely considered it sufficiently thorough)

I buy canned soups sometimes, but cost here is determined by how much came in the last shipment and how well they're selling, and they're all ferociously expensive (over $2.00 per can). Sodium is always screamin' high.