I personally had never had tomatillos before so I was fascinated to see how this sweet potato soup would be transformed by its addition.
Reg and I noticed immediately that there was a “freshness” and veggie-factor going on in this soup big time that we really enjoyed. There is hot sauce in the soup but it was not super spicy at all, just a nice little edge:
“Ingredients: WATER, SWEET POTATOES, CREAM, TOMATILLOS, BUTTER, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, DRIED POTATOES, SALT, CILANTRO, HOT SAUCE (CAYENNE PEPPERS, VINEGAR, SALT, GARLIC), ONION POWDER, MODIFIED MILK INGREDIENTS, FLAVOUR (CONTAINS SESAME OIL, YEAST EXTRACT, CHICKEN STOCK), SPICE.”
On this package I do not see “preservative free” but there is a gluten-free note on it. In half a box of soup there are 170 calories, 8 grams of fat (5 grams saturated) and 820 mg sodium. I think the saturated fat comes from the use of butter which does not concern me too much.
This was a beautiful soup and I am still amazed it is store-bought. I give this product four out of five wooden spoons.
This particular soup is “suitable for vegetarians” and is gluten-free. No comment about being preservative free.
Ingredients: WATER, RED PEPPERS, TOMATO PASTE, TOMATO PUREE, BLACK BEANS, DRIED POTATOES, CREAM (MILK), MIREPOIX (CARROTS, CABBAGE, ONIONS, CELERY LEAVES, CELERY, SALT, PARSLEY), SUGAR, ROASTED RED PEPPERS, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, DRIED LEEKS, BUTTER, SALT, CILANTRO, DRIED ONIONS, YEAST EXTRACT, ROASTED GARLIC, DRIED GARLIC, LEMON JUICE CONCENTRATE, FLAVOUR (CONTAINS SOY LECITHIN).
In half a box there are 130 calories and only 2 grams of fat, 1 that is saturated. With the addition of black beans, you get 4 grams of protein.
I was a little wary of this particular soup. Sometimes red pepper soups can be a little bitter and thin but adding black beans gave the soup texture and the red pepper flavour was lovely. It is also very tomato-y so make sure if you pick this one up, you are OK with that.
This soup had substance and flavour. I ended up adding black bean tortilla chips to it for texture. I give this product four and a half out of five wooden spoons.
I love pureed soups and Campbell’s has gotten pretty darn good at making them. I hope they continue to re-invent themselves as soup-makers for all different kinds of soups.
Just the Tomato Basil Bisque to go and the Everyday Gourmet journey will be over. Just like winter. Fingers crossed.