Gluten Free Store Bought Soup

So tonight I’m trying yet another brand of gluten-free, dairy-free, store-bought soup. I’m up to about probably the 4th brand and so far, I haven’t liked any of them. They taste weird, nothing like “real” soup, or even soup that I make at home from scratch. I mean honestly, how hard can it be for crying out loud?

This is what I saw when I opened tonight’s soup. I believe my immediate audible reaction was “ugh”. Then a wrinkled nose when I got up enough courage to smell it.

This is what it looks like in the pan. Pretty much the same.

And…this is what it looks like after one bite. One bite, because I would have to be starving to death to eat this and call it chicken noodle soup. It tastes more like salty flour water with mushy noodles and if it weren’t for the chunks of chicken in it I would have never guessed it was chicken noodle soup. Oh and the smell once it has boiled? Cat pee.

Come on people. How hard can it be to make a great batch of home-made soup and can it? I make delicious soup at home from scratch all the time. Gluten-free and dairy-free with no funky ingredients that make it look cloudy and smell like something the neighbor’s cat left behind.

The can says, “So good you will never know it’s gluten-free”. In reality it should say, “We think people with food allergies are stupid and have no taste buds, it doesn’t really taste like chicken noodle soup, but what the heck. Spend $3.oo on our can of soup anyway.”  Looks like I’ll be eating left over Three Bean Salad for dinner…

4 Comments on “Gluten Free Store Bought Soup

  1. Love this reveiw, very entertaining! However, I know what you mean. I make homemade soup often, it’s easy. Why can’t these companies make it good?? What is so hard about making soup??? The only gluten free soup I like is the carton soups from Pacific Natural foods.


  2. I love my cat, but the smell of cat pee in my kitchen is something I definitely frown on! I’m finding that lots of prepared GF foods leave much to be desired. (Actually, a lot of them are destined to go straight into the garbage can!) Therefore, thank God for your recipes! And the fact that I love to cook helps, too.


    • The love of cooking most certainly helps when there’s food allergies involved! We have a cat too, whom I love, but like you I absolutely do not want my house or my food smelling like cat pee. Going to take a little time next week to pick up a few more soups to try. Hopefully I can at least find a couple that are palatable. Stay tuned. 🙂


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