Campbell’s Chunky Soup – Beer-n-Cheese with Beef & Bacon

Price: about 2 bucks

Description: Beer, cheese, and potato soup with bits of beef and bacon

Two things stood out to me: the potatoes and the beer taste. For some reason I was expecting the beer flavor to be weak or absent. It is neither. The beer taste is strong.

The other thing that surprised me was the amount of potatoes. The potatoes tasted fine. I just wasn’t expecting this to be a potato soup. But looking at the picture on the front of the can right now, I see a cheesy potato soup. I guess the name of the soup is what threw me off. A more fitting name would be “Beer-n-Cheese Potato Soup.”

The only issue I had was the bacon. The bacon pieces were were flat and soggy. The texture sucked. There was no bacon flavor anywhere, in either the bacon or the soup. Maybe cubed chunks of bacon or ham would be better.

If I ever bought this again, I would skip the pieces of bacon. They weren’t terrible terrible, but they didn’t add anything good either. Mostly I would skip the bacon to save a few calories. Yes, I know it would literally be just a few.

Nutrition: 1 cup (half a can) has 190 cals, 9 g fat (2 g saturated), 21 g carbs, 7 g protein, 790 mg sodium

Bottom Line: If I craved a beer-cheese snack this would be ok. 7/10.

 

Campbell's Chunky Beer-n-Cheese with Beef & Bacon Soup

Campbell’s Chunky Beer-n-Cheese with Beef & Bacon Soup

Campbell’s Chunky Soup – Mushroom Swiss Burger

Price: about 2 bucks

Description: Swiss mushroom burger soup

Three things stand out in this soup: mushroom, sirloin burger chunks, and potatoes. Swiss cheese seems to be missing in action. This is a non-issue for me since I didn’t buy it for any level of cheesiness. And the soup tastes fine without a cheesy taste or consistency.

I wasn’t expecting a thick, creamy soup. But when I opened the can (see pic), the top was pretty creamy. From what I can tell, this is a case of cream rising to the top because the soup at the bottom of the can was watery.

This probably won’t be an issue for you unless you’re like me and eat it straight out of the can. I imagine most people will dump the soup into a bowl, heat it, and stir it before eating it. But for people like me, I suggest you stir the contents of the can before eating it if you want the soup to be uniformly creamy.

This is basically a cream of mushroom soup with mushroom, burger, and potato chunks thrown in. The size of the various chunks were perfect. I really liked the mushroom flavor. The burger bits were ok. The potatoes were ok.

Bottom line: It’s good. If you want mushroom burger taste but don’t want to be weighed down by an actual burger, go get some. I give it 7 out of 10.

Nutrition: 1 cup (half of a can) has 160 cals, 7 g fat, 16 g carbs, 8 g protein, 0.79 g sodium

 

Campbell's Mushroom Swiss Burger Soup

Campbell’s Chunky Mushroom Swiss Burger Soup