So far I've tried the French Onion (I even topped the soup with a toasted piece of multi-grain bread, complete with some melted Swiss cheese - fancy!) - the collective verdict from my sons and I was that it was ok, but no comparison to Panera's French Onion soup; the Hearty Penne in Chicken Broth, which had a ton of pasta and just a few pieces of carrots and celery; and the Light Beef Pot Roast, which I liked the best so far...but then I am a fan of vegetable beef soups, so that doesn't really surprise me.
Couple of things: I usually stay away from canned soups because of the high sodium content, but these weren't bad and I actually wanted to (but didn't) add some salt to the French Onion soup. At 80 calories/serving, with the entire can being two servings, the calorie counts in these soups are low, so I made a sandwich to go along with the soup when I had it for lunch. By doing this I wasn't ready to devour my arm (or a plateful of whatever I could scrounge up) for a mid-afternoon snack.
Progresso is celebrating the New Year with a "Souper You Debut" contest, which you can enter here. It sounds like fun - three grand prize winners will be awarded a trip for two to New York City from May 21 - 23. The prize includes roundtrip airfare, a two-night stay in a NYC hotel, a full makeover, a $1,000 wardrobe shopping spree and personal consultation at a New York department store! I will definitely be entering - I could use a shopping spree and makeover! When you go to that site (www.progressosoup.com/souperyou) you can also download a $1 off coupon for their soups.
And now for a giveaway - like so many other bloggers, I'm having a giveaway for two cans of soup, the very cool Progresso soup mug, and a digital jump rope. This is open to both U.S. and Canada residents. The prize pack will be fulfilled by Progresso, so if you are chosen as the winner, I'll forward your mailing info onto my contact at Progresso. To enter, just leave me a comment with your favorite kind of soup - doesn't have to be any particular brand, just what you love! Contest ends Thursday night at 10:00 pm CST and winner will be posted on Friday. Good luck!
FCC Disclaimer: Progresso provided me with a case of soup, a mug and a digital jump rope.