The other week I was contacted by a representative of Campbell Soup Company to sample and review Campbell’s V8 Garden Vegetable Blend Soup for my blog.
I love all things soup and was pleasantly surprised by the fairly recognizable ingredient list on the packaging.
As well as the decent nutritional stats – minus the sodium content of course.
I had a serving of the Vegetable Soup topped with Spaghetti Squash Seeds on the side of a yummy grilled cheese for lunch.
I went against my natural instincts to pile my sandwich high with every vegetable in the fridge and instead went for simple. Between two slices of Nature Pride 12 Grain Bread I had 1 slice of Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato, Fresh Basil, Spinach, Banana Peppers and a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar. I grilled my creation on the george foreman.
The true star of this sammie was the drizzle of balsamic vinegar. It gave a great sweet touch that blended perfectly with the classic mozzarella, tomato and basil combination.
I hate to say it, but the soup was just ok. I had really high hopes for the creamy, thick soup, but one bite and I was instantly reminded of canned vegetable soup. It had no flavor, none of the veggies really stood out and it kept reminding me of the soups I refused to eat when I was little before I realized soup can actually taste good.
On the plus side each serving of the vegetable soup contains a lot of great nutrients and a full serving of vegetables in every bowl. I think if I were to have this soup again I would simply doctor it up to make it more flavorful and less boring.
Campbell Soup Giveaway….
Of course you don’t have to take my word for it. You can try the soup yourself. Who knows you may think it’s the best thing in the world.
The Campbell Soup Company has offered to send one lucky Inner Workings.. reader their own Campbell’s V8 Garden Vegetable Soup prize pack, so that one of you can judge the soup for yourself.
The pack includes
- Campbell’s V8 Garden Vegetable Blend soup
- A Campbell’s V8 Soup Health Journal and vegetable shaped pens to keep track of your servings
- A Flip and Tumble shopping bag to stock up on vegetables
- A Pedometer – to count your steps!
To enter please leave a comment on this post with your favorite vegetable and how to prepare it.
You have until tomorrow morning at 8:00am and I will draw a random winner for my breakfast post.