Product Review: Dr. McDougall’s Soups

A few weeks back I was contacted by Samantha of Dr. McDougall’s Soups to see if I wanted to sample & review the soups.  Of course I accepted!  Samantha sent me a package out that not only contained all 7 of their soups, but a great soup bowl, placemat, napkin & napkin ring holder.  I was especially excited about the bowl, as I love huge bowls for my salads and this one is just perfect. 

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Okay, onto the soups.  There are 7 different varieties (2 of which are not gluten-free: split pea & minestrone).  All of these soups happen to be vegan. 

  • Lentil
  • Vegetable
  • Black Bean
  • Chunky Tomato
  • Split Pea
  • Minestrone
  • Roasted Red Pepper Tomato

The soups I tried were Lentil, Vegetable, Black Bean, Chunky Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Tomato.  All of the soups had a good flavor & I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of vegetables in the Vegetable Soup.  Not only were there veggies, but brown rice & lentils as well, which added to the staying power.  Jon enjoyed the Chunky Tomato Soup with a grilled cheese sandwich, his favorite combination.  Aaron tested out the Split Pea & Minestrone for me.  He said they were both not salty enough and were a little on the watery side.  Unfortunately I couldn’t taste them due to them both containing gluten. 

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Some important facts about Dr. McDougall’s Soups

  • · Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods® new Ready-to-Serve Chunky Soups are available in seven flavors. Low-calorie varieties include Lentil, Vegetable, Black Bean, Chunky Tomato, Split Pea, Minestrone, and Roasted Pepper Tomato
  • · These great-tasting flavors cater to those with gluten allergies as all varieties, with the exception of Minestrone and Split Pea, are gluten free. All flavors feature cholesterol-free plant based complete protein except Chunky Tomato and Roasted Pepper Tomato.
  • · The soup’s innovative packaging is free of Bisphenol A (BPA) concerns and is made from paper sourced exclusively from sustainably managed forests. They feature innovative Tetra Recart packaging that is recyclable and has a lower carbon footprint than cans. The packages are shelf-stable and never contain preservatives.
  • · The soups are available on grocery shelves for a suggested retail price of $3.29.
  • · Plus, they have 25 percent more soup than most natural canned soup brands.
  • · Until now, carton soups have only been available in broths and purees. The new Ready-to-Serve Chunky Soups are the first nationally available carton soup with whole pieces of vegetables, beans and pasta.

Thank you Samantha & Dr. McDougall’s for sending the samples to me to review. 

 

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6 Responses

  1. I also got to sample these soups and thought they were amazing :) I loved the personal touch of the package as well.

  2. I haven’t been able to locate a label online. Do they contain any sugar?

    • I hope you were able to find the info on their site, as Shirley pointed out below. I don’t have most of them anymore as we ate them! ;)

  3. Great review, Kim! I would buy these soups if they were in my local store. I like that they are BPA-free. Too bad that two of them contain barley … if manufacturers would just not use barley, we could eat so many more products safely. I wonder what methods they employ to ensure that there’s no cross contamination. I guess just cleaning their product lines … ?

    Note to Joyce: If you click on the soup name, it shows the label with all the ingredients. :-)

    Thanks,
    Shirley

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