Sunday, March 17, 2013

Campbell's Go Soup Review

I love soup, so when I was given the chance to review Campbell's Go Soup through the Smiley360 Bloggers program I was more than happy to.  I was familiar with the product before this campaign, but it allowed me to try each flavor, which I hadn't done before.

The Go Soups come in six varieties, all of which can be seen above.  What I like most about these soups is that they're so convenient.  I was taking a pouch of the Spicy Chorizo & Pulled Chicken with Black Beans to work at least once a week, because I prefer to have a hot meal for lunch.  All you have to do with these is tear the pouch a little bit and stick it in the microwave for about two and a half minutes.  Then you just pour it into your bowl and go!  The packaging was a great conversation starter for this mission, since people were always intrigued by my "soup in a bag."

My favorite of the bunch was the Chicken & Quinoa with Poblano Chilies, pictured above.  As you can see from the photo, the ingredients are nice and hearty and look freshly-made.  The taste is phenomenal -- no watered down, condensed stuff here!  The hunks of chicken were big and plentiful, too.  I like spicy foods (my other favorite of these soups is the Spicy Chorizo that I mentioned previously), and this one has just enough bite to be interesting.  It's not too hot, though, so those who are more timid with their spice could still enjoy it.

Here's my breakdown of the other flavors:

  • Moroccan Style Chicken with Chickpeas - I didn't really care for this flavor, but it was more of a personal preference than anything else.  It tasted slightly sweet, with another flavor in there that I can't quite describe because I'm not very familiar with Moroccan cooking.  But if you like the flavors I'm sure you would like this, because it's a hearty soup and would be pretty filling, I think.
  • Spicy Chorizo & Pulled Chicken with Black Beans - I love this soup!  This is the one I had been eating prior to this campaign, so I was already familiar with it.  It's the spiciest of the bunch, and it has more chorizo in it than chicken (but a great amount of meat overall).  It's thick and delicious and I could eat it every day!
  • Coconut Curry with Chicken & Shiitake Mushrooms - This was my least favorite of the bunch.  I like curry, but not coconut and mushrooms.  As with the Moroccan flavor, though, I think that if you do like those ingredients you would like this soup.

  • Creamy Red Pepper with Smoked Gouda - This is my third favorite of the bunch.  It reminded me quite a bit of a creamy tomato soup, but with more bite because of the red peppers.  There is a good balance of cheese flavor from the gouda.  I think that this soup would be the most appropriate for people who don't like a lot of other add-ins in their soups.  I also think it's great for dipping grilled cheese into!
  • Golden Lentil with Madras Curry - I'm kind of indifferent to this flavor.  It was good, but nothing that really thrilled me.  If you aren't a fan of lentils then this probably isn't your soup, but otherwise it had a strong lentil flavor and a little bit of curry mixed in.

Bottom Line: As a whole, I really enjoy the Campbell's Go Soups!  Their flavors are full and rich, and you can't beat their convenient packaging.  Which of these soups do you think you'd like best?

*Disclaimer: I received these soups to review as part of the Bloggers program.  I was not monetarily compensated for this review and the honest opinions here are entirely my own.


  1. I love Campbell's Go Soups! They're so easy to make and the flavors are great. I liked the Spicy Chorizo the best.

  2. Those look really cool! Coconut Curry would be my pick!


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