I’ll be the first to admit it: I love Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom. I think it is their best product, by far. Not only is it a delicious, creamy soup when made according to the instructions, but you can use it to make a really excellent sauce for meats, or dump it, undiluted in a pot of pasta for a truly exceptional eating experience. Basically, make an ordinary dish, and add Cream of Mushroom; it will become awesome. Just like with Sriracha. But I digress.
I found this gem of a buy at my local Costco, as an unadvertised special. I paid a ridiculously low $5.19, Canadian, no taxes, for 12 cans of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom. This comes down to 43 cents a can. It may be possible to get it cheaper somewhere else, when it’s on special, but I won’t be looking. I bought two 12-packs, and I’m thinking about buying a few more.
Cream of Mushroom is surprisingly healthy, except for the outrageous salt content, considering that it is a canned soup; here are the ingredients, in decreasing order:
- Canola or Soybean Oil
- Wheat Flour
- Corn Starch
- Modified Milk Ingredients
The following also appear, in smaller quantities: Soy Protein Isolate, Monosodium Glutamate, Tomato Paste, Yeast Extract, Dehydrated Garlic
Except for the MSG, there is nothing too freaky here, and even then, I don’t think MSG is nearly as bad as some would have us believe. Like I said before, it’s really the 35% Sodium per 125 ml (prepared!) that’s the kicker. But it does taste good.
For easy, tasty and quickly prepared meals on a real budget, don’t miss out on this incredible Costco special, only $5.19 for a 12-pack of the real, original Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom. Not some cheap generic knock-off. The real thing.