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Campbell’s Chunky Grilled Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Soup


With temperatures here at one of my hunting places plummeting into the single digits last night, it seemed like an ideal occasion for enjoying some hot soup. Several weeks ago, my father gave me a can of Campbell’s Chunky Grilled Chicken & Sausage Gumbo soup, which I really wanted to eat, but was waiting for the right time to open it. Because I enjoyed eating this canned soup so much, I decided to write a fair and objective consumer review of the product. Presented here, is one food writer’s consumer product review of Campbell’s Chunky Grilled Chicken & Sausage Gumbo soup.

Preparation

This soup can be heated and eaten in a matter of minutes. This delightful canned soup can be heated in a saucepan on the stovetop, or it can be heated in a microwave oven. Although the cooking directions clearly state that water should not be added to the product, usually, I like to add a little bit of water to this soup and cook it over low- heat, letting it reduce. The fragrant aroma given off by Campbell’s Gumbo soup fills my apartment with a mouth- watering scent that always stimulates my appetite.

Packaging

It is packaged in an 18.8 ounce can. The can is fitted with one of the newer-style pop-top lids, which are fairly easy for most consumers, including senior citizens, to open.

Texture / Consistency

Campbell’s soup is a fairly-thick soup that offers bite- size pieces of real, tender, cooked white chicken meat and rice that is not over- cooked or mushy. The numerous slices of flavorful Andouille sausage in the soup possess a surprisingly fresh and authentic texture. I was expecting to encounter mushy, bland slices of some sort of sausage in this soup, but have to say that this sausage is very good.

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Price

The normal suggested retail price for one can 18.8 ounce is approximately $2.50 at most major supermarkets. Considering that each can holds approximately two servings, I think that the retail price is reasonable. Quite often, Campbell’s soup is on sale at various food retailers at substantially discounted prices.

Nutritional Facts

Campbell’s contains 140 calories, with 25 calories from fat, per one cup serving. This soup contains 0 grams trans fat, 15 grams of cholesterol and 4 grams of sugars. Low in carbohydrates, it is also a good source of dietary fiber and protein.

Flavor

When it comes to flavor, I think that this is by far one of the best-tasting of the many different Chunky Soup varieties that I have eaten. The first thing that I noticed after trying a taste of this excellent canned soup was the subtle, yet appropriate flavor of red pepper, which is common in gumbo. The overall flavor of Campbell’s Chunky Grilled Chicken & Sausage Gumbo is well- balanced, lively and somewhat exciting. This soup is spicy, but not too spicy and it tastes particularly wonderful served over cooked white rice.

Ingredients

The list of ingredients is quite large and impressive. Befitting an authentic Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, this canned soup contains cooked rice, diced tomatoes, cooked white chicken meat, celery, okra, green peppers, red peppers, chicken stock and several types of spices.

Overall Rating

All things considered, Campbell’s Chunky Grilled Chicken & Sausage Gumbo soup is a delicious, top-quality product that completely satisfied my taste buds and expectations. I would recommend this soup to anyone who enjoys eating mildly spicy dishes, or hearty, thick soups. This product is reasonably priced and is available at most major supermarkets and other food retailers.

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Sid Raffles’ Personal experience
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