Just for fun - did you know this about Campbell's soup?

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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:soup

  • Oxtail
  • Tomato Okra
  • Mock Turtle
  • Mulligantawny
  • Chicken Gumbo with Okra
  • Clam Bouillon
  • Mutton Broth
  • Printanier

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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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Interesting Marte. Businesses are always innovating & brining new products o market. My husband loves the Jazzy Jambalaya w/ham, chicken & sausage soup. Just the right amount of spice!

Jan 08, 2017 05:43 PM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

This is very interesting.  I had no idea and it is hard to keep up anymore.

Jan 08, 2017 06:40 PM #2
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

All I remember of Campbell's soup is that it's Hm, Hm good and that we would have it on cold days

Jan 08, 2017 06:44 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Marte- you're talking to a soup girl!  I love Campbell's Soup (yes, I agree, we're supposed to make our own but seriously, who does!) When I'm tired, I want Campbells tomato soup and a grilled cheese.  I'm not sure if I'd be able to cook without their Cream of Mushroom, and if I'm sick...chicken noodle soup!  I'm pretty basic.  

Jan 10, 2017 07:50 PM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Fun facts, Marte. I was aware of "shrinkage" in the food industry, as I come out of it and we had major shrinkage 30+ years ago... I guess it's not going to stop.

Jan 12, 2017 07:27 AM #5
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I love Campbell's soup.  Will have to try that spicy Jazzy Jambalaya you recommend.

Jan 22, 2017 02:13 PM #6
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