Healthy Choice Country Vegetable Soup, 14-Ounce Microwave Bowls

Meeting government guidelines for health, the Healthy Choice brand is actually healthy. Just how healthy? Healthy Choice products are: low in fat and saturated fat, controlled in sodium and cholesterol, a contributor of important nutrients such as protein, vitamin A, iron, and zinc. The brand also offers: chef-inspired contemporary flavors, vegetarian options, such as: Pumpkin Squash Ravioli, Asian Potstickers, and Tomato Basil Penne, and MyPyramid label graphics identifying food-group contributions. ABOUT CONAGRA Chef Boyardee is a member of the ConAgra Foods family, one of the largest packaged foods companies in North America with major presence in retail outlets, foodservice and restaurants, and in ingredients. Our more than 70 brands–which include favorites such as Pam, Hunt’s, Healthy Choice, Wesson, Swiss Miss, Rotel, Peter Pan, Marie Callender’s, Hebrew National, Wolf Brand Chili, Rosarita, Egg Beaters, Orville Redenbacher’s, and more–are in 96% of U.S. households, and more than 30% of ConAgra Foods brands are number one in their category.

Quick facts

  • Generous portions of popular vegetables swim in a delicious broth for a nourishing, cholesterol-free source of vitamin A.
  • Brimming with fresh ingredients like garden vegetables, fragrant herbs and tender meats, Healthy Choice soups are a cornucopia of flavor.
  • For low sodium meals try one of our healthy soups filled with fresh tasting herbs and tender meats. Enjoy fresh tasting soup with Healthy Choice.
  • Available canned or microwavable, each of our delicious soups are low in fat, sodium and cholesterol.
  • A perfect fit for your healthy, on the go lifestyle

Top reviews

ANGRY AT VERY MISLEADING NUTRITIONAL LABELLING

ANGRY AT VERY MISLEADING NUTRITIONAL LABELLING Jan 1, 2011

The packages presented, online, or on the shelves at the market, appear about the size of a large cup (not bowl) of soup. If you got a smaller portion in a restaurant, you would complain.

However the misleading nutritional info says the “serving size” is 1 cup. However, 1 CUP BARELY COVERS THE BOTTOM OF THE SOUP DISH YOU USE AT HOME!!!! Try it for yourself with a cup (8oz) of milk, and decide whether that represents a “normal” serving.

If the REAL LIFE FOR REAL PEOPLE serving size is 1 container of their product=2 cups(=16 oz)),then the sodium is a whopping 960 Mg, 40% of the suggested Daily Value, and FAR, FAR, FAR FROM A “HEALTHY CHOICE”…And that’s assumiung you have nothing else with the soup; not bread, not anything at all.

This is NOT a little thing, if you, like so many of us, are trying to be mindful of your salt consumption, just as a matter of general health.

THE MANUFACTURES REALIZE THOSE AT ALL CONCIOUS THEIR SALT, WOULD BUY LESS OF THEIR PRODUCT, AND HENCE IN TINY PRINT, SMALLER THAN MY MICROSOFT WORD CAN EVEN REPRODUCE, AND “COINCIDENTALLY” ON THE BUMPY, CURVED PORTION OF THE CONTAINER, (MAKING IT EVEN LESS LIKELY TO BE READ), THEY LIST THE FACT THAT THE CONTAINER IS 2 “SERVINGS”, AND ALLOW US TO HAPPILY POISON OURSELVES OVERDOSING WITH SALT, this WHILE BEING SO INCREDIBLY CYNICAL AND SLEAZY AS TO LABEL THEIR PRODUCT AS “HEALTHY”. HEALTHY INDEED, THE SAME WAY AS A HOT FUDGE SUNDAY AND FRIED ONION RINGS WOULD BE.

GOD HELP US ALL IF YOU, LIKE I, MAKE THE MISTAKE*** OF EATING 2 CANS FOR DINNER WITH SOME SALAD TWICE A WEEK, THINKING WE ARE EATING HEALTHIER AND LOWER CALORIE FOOD, ONLY TO LEARN YOU(AND YOUR KIDS?) HAVE BEEN OVERDOSING ON SALT (ASSUMING YOU EAT ANYTHING ELSE DURING YOUR DAY!), SINCE 2 CANS, ABOUT THE SIZE OF ONE “REAL” SERVING OF SOUP, CONTAINS 80% OF THE RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM SALT INTAKE- JUST BY ITSELF… Ans many cardiologists and other internists say even that level is far too high.

I AM NOT SUGGESTING THESE (Con Agra) ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE TO CREATE SUCH MISLEADING ADVERTISING & LABELLING, BUT NEITHER ARE THEY EXEMPT FROM RESPONSIBLE LABELLING to permit consumers to make informed choices.

BTW, IT IS HIGHLY PROBABLE THAT THEY USE SIMILAR MISLEADING PRACTICES ON THERI OTHER “HEALTHY CHOICE” PRODUCTS. CAVEAT EMPTOR, AND GOD BLESS THE FDA, FOR “PROTECTING US” FROM SUCH DECEPTIONS.

***I only learned of this by reading other reviews which alerted me to the deception. I am an MBA from a top university with 30 years work experience, and do not think os myself as either inatentive or uncomprehending. This labelling, you can be sure, has been tested through many consumer test panels-they know exactly what they are doing.

MaMount Gay, WV

After several tries, I still don’t like it

The first time I tried Healthy Choice soup I noticed a distinct metallic aftertaste. I figured it was just a one-time thing so I bought some more and tried it again. The Country Vegetable Soup has a very sharp metallic aftertaste, just can’t ignore it. Not a big fan, won’t buy it again.
OleviaDavenport, NY

Good, but not best of the varieties

With all the discounts I got it would be impossible to get a better value. My only complaint, and it is minor, is that I was not all that impressed with taste of the broth. On further thought, if you have arthritis or such, opening the container can be a problem.
IndiraWyco, WV

Tasty!

The first time I ate it, I didn’t realize that the beans sunk to the very bottom, so when I was almost done all I had left were a bunch of beans. From then on I made sure to stir it up occasionally and really enjoyed the mixture of vegetables.
DyanMc Rae, GA

Heart attack in a can

for all of you out there thinking that 900 mg of Sodium is healthy, think again and make sure your will is ready. It goes without saying that if you eat this soup daily you would develop hypertension and later heart attack, a truly heathy choice!!
SaraiWildorado, TX

OK soup, nothing special or very flavorful

A bit bland, but good in a pinch when I am too tired to cook
ChauJefferson, TX

Soup

I like this product because when I don’t know what to eat, it is a very satisfying meal.
AhmadMount Pleasant, SC

vegetable soup- metalic taste

The soup is good and hearty, but the metalic taste is really off-putting.
What causes the taste?
ObduliaTurbeville, SC

simply delicious

Have been using this product for many years. Delicious, healthy and very portable. Kids love it. Good lunch / snack time item. Take to work or come home to a good bowl of soup. Convenient to use. Have on occasion or two had to deal with contents gone bad due to packing defect. Overall wonderful.
ChingUpper Lake, CA

Great tasting soup. Great choice for veggies.

Bought this product on Amazon with Con Agra special. $1.38/container. Really good tasting quick to prepare lunch. Just put it in Microwave & it’s ready. Entire container has only 160 calories. Great along with bread. I prefer to add little salt & pepper, since I find it little low in sodium. Would like to see more of these.
IselaIslamorada, FL

Like it not Love it

I only gave this product three stars mainly because of the odd aftertaste that it has. That strange chemical/soaplike bitter taste is not there in the canned version, so I assume that the flavour has either to do with the microwaving.

Otherwise, I find this think this product is convenient, especially as a take to work lunch and the portion size is just right. Get rid of the chemical aftertaste and Healthy Choice will have a winner.

MargertPhillipsburg, OH

Healthy Choice Vegetable soup

I sent the case of soup to my daughter at college. She loves the convienence of having

her favorite homey soup to warm up in her apt.

Nice to send to college, and no shipping a plus!

FlorettaSummersville, MO