As you no doubt know, a "half gallon" carton of ice cream now holds 1 1/2 quarts. A "quart" jar of mayonaise now holds 30 ounces. Candy bars that used to be big enough to share with a couple of friends are now just a couple of bites. The list goes on, with soda pop containers being about the only things that have gotten larger.
So yesterday I got curious and tried to find out if Campbell's soup cans had shrunk as well.
I didn't find out, but in my search for that information I came across a lot of history about how the labels had changed, etc. I also came across a label from the early 1900's that listed all the varieties of soup they offered.
They included a few that we don't see today, such as:
- Tomato Okra
- Mock Turtle
- Chicken Gumbo with Okra
- Clam Bouillon
- Mutton Broth
I had to do more research then. I had no idea what Mulligantawny and Printanier might be.
It turns out that Mulligantawny is a curried chicken soup with a variety of vegetables and apples. Printainier contains diced spring vegetables.
I do love soup, and while I know that the best, healthiest soup is made from scratch, I don't do it often. Instead I rely on that old stand-by - Campbell's.
They've introduced a new flavor to our store's shelves lately, and it's fast becoming one of my favorites: Chunky Jazzy Jambalaya. If you like spicy soup, give it a try!
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