- Kosher Dairy (D)
- Is low fat
- Is free from soy
- Is free from wheat
- Is free from yeast
scary, not sure what happened, manufacturing problem maybe
“Lower”, not “low” sodium
I take off one star because I have recently begun counting my sodium intake and this soup often puts my daily total over. I’m just trying to not exceed the normal, recommended amounts of sodium, nothing drastic. I wish Pacific Natural Foods would sell a version of their soups with no added salt, at all. We could carefully add our own salt, or not. Actually, it would be perfect if they made a “super light sodium” version with 50% less salt than this, the “50% less salt” version. I could have it every day.
This has 380 mg per 1 cup serving. This is a lower amount than the regular Organic Creamy Tomato by Pacific Natural Food, which has a whopping 750 mg per cup. For those who aren’t watching their sodium, both of these soups will be good. But, I bought the “Low Sodium” version because of an interest in keeping daily sodium intake within recommended healthy levels. Comparing it to frozen “healthy” entrees, this has more sodium than some “main dishes”. As a side dish, this has a significant amount of added salt.
For watching calories and nutrients (like sodium) there’s a great, free website at “everydayhealth.com”. Users can list every thing eaten and it calculates the fat, protein, sugar carbohydrates and sodium for each day. I find this a tremendously helpful resource. It has an expanded nutritional content view that allows easy scanning and comparison of foods. Things with with higher salt, fat or sugar are easy to spot. This soup comes up on the higher-sodium side of things I eat.
It has been a revelation how much salt is in most prepared foods. Even “healthy” brands like Weight Watchers, Eating Right, Lean Cuisine, Amy’s, O Organics, Morningstar Farms, etc. have enough sodium to make hitting targets difficult. For salt-watching fans of this soup, you may not be doing as well as you thought. I’ll still buy this, but will eat it less often/in smaller portions. Looks like cooking from scratch is best to insure not overdoing the salt. Too bad, easy to prepare, healthy meals are a great convenience and there is a place for them in this busy world. Enjoy the soup, but count the milligrams!
Best Soup That You Didn’t Make Yourself
Now if only Amazon could figure out how to pack the shipment a bit better…. cleaning off 11 cartons because the 12th got bashed in transit – no fun. Ah well, at least I can console myself with another mug of perfection.
convenient meal or snack
Wonderful, rich tasting tomato soup
This soup is very creamy and pairs well with a sandwich, crackers, or even grilled chicken. I often pack some in a thermos for my daughter’s lunch. I would compare it to La Madeleine’s creamy tomato basil soup but with a smoother texture and far less calories.