Here is the last Campbell’s Everyday Gourmet soup for me to review! So sad, I loved product testing these soups.
Their Tomato Basil Bisque is made with “…vine ripened tomatoes and fresh cream, and subtle notes of aromatic basil”. When I poured the soup out of the box and into my pot I saw that it was extremely rich and creamy.
Ingredients: WATER, DICED TOMATOES (TOMATOES, TOMATO JUICE, CITRIC ACID, CALCIUM CHLORIDE), TOMATO PASTE, CREAM, SUGAR, BUTTERNUT SQUASH, CANOLA OR SOYBEAN OIL, DRIED POTATOES, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, BUTTER, SALT, MODIFIED MILK INGREDIENTS, FLAVOUR, CITRIC ACID (FOR TARTNESS), DRIED BASIL, ONION POWDER, SPICES.
Everyday Gourmet Tomato Basil Bisque soup is suitable for vegetarians, is gluten-free and there are two full servings of vegetables per 250 mL serving.
Once it heated up I noticed that there with pieces of tomato floating around the bowl. I was a little relieved since all the other soups I had reviewed were puréed. It was starting to feel like I was product testing baby food!
I wish I could say I liked this soup as much as the other ones. The basil was not too strong, a subtle “after tone” which I appreciated but I found this soup a little too tart and sweet at the same time. It reminded me of their Thai Tomato Coconut Soup a lot which I wished stood more on its own. This felt like a toned down version but with some basil. I was hoping for a real classic tomato soup with cream and basil.
As a result, I give this product three out of five wooden spoons. It is good but I think it could be even better. If you buy this product, I recommend adding some shredded mozzarella on top! I bet that would be a delicious and traditional addition to the tomato and basil combo.
I absolutely applaud Campbell’s for creating their line of Everyday Gourmet soups. Homemade soups are always superior but if you have to have something from the store, these are a home run. I was impressed with most of them and just hope that they start taking non-pureed soups to this heightened foodie level. If they do, I will be taste-testing. I promise!