ten in all. The soup is packaged and prepared exactly like all the other soups: a 10 oz. serving, frozen, and microwavable. The Thai Curry Chicken Soup is gluten free and dairy free.
As my wife would ask, "What does it promise me?" The front of the package lists the following information:
* No artificial ingredients
* All natural
* Minimally processed
* Made with chicken raised without antibiotics on a vegetarian diet
Most of these promises are printed in incredibly small font, which flies in the face of typical product packaging strategies. I was surprised to find the nearly microscopic statement regarding the quality of the chicken.
What is notable on the Nutrition Facts panel?
Calories: 330 for the entire bowl
Saturated Fat: ***** 8g ***** a whopping 40% of your daily value!
Sodium 560mg, rather high but typical for many prepared soups
The Ingredients are all words one can easily recognize and pronounce.
So, what about the taste? In a word, excellent. Right out of the bowl the soup smelled like authentic Thai cuisine. (We're big fans of Thai food.) The aroma of the spices reassures that the soup is going to taste great. Visually, I was pleasantly surprised to find large mushrooms and bamboo shoots. Sometimes a prepared soup relies too much on a flavor profile and not enough on actual ingredients like meat and vegetables. About the meat. Chicken in prepared soup is typically some of the most off-putting food known to man. This chicken is an exception to that rule. Every piece was quality. The overall flavor of the creamy broth was excellent--spicy but not aggressively so. It will satisfy the Thai food veteran and the occasional diner alike.
In the end, I was extremely satisfied with this soup, despite the high level of saturated fat. I will definitely buy it again and would highly recommend it to anyone. There are no hints that this soup would be aimed at a specialty diet market. In fact, one would be hard pressed to find a soup that would surpass this one as a prepared Thai soup.
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