Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Campbell's Review

Nothing is better on a cold winter's day than a bowl of chicken noodle soup.  The warm, hearty and comforting soup melts everything away, leaving a smile in your stomach and on your face.  I love soup throughout the cold months of the year.  The best part about it is that it's so versatile that you can never tire of it.  Campbell's is one soup brand that can't be ignored.

Campbell's Soup is a brand of soup that has been around since 1869! I am sure you can easily understand why.  The soups in the soupy lineup will leave your taste buds asking for more! Over the years new product extensions have been introduced.  If you go to any supermarket, you'll find Campbell's condensed soups, Chunky, 100% Natural, Slow Kettle Style Soups, Healthy Request, and microwavable soups.  There are some new products such as Gourmet Bisques, and Campbell's Go Soups.  Whatever soup you like, from chicken noodle to clam chowder to chicken broccoli cheese and potato soup, they have you covered. There is a soup for everyone's taste and preference.  Of course you can't forget the oyster crackers or piece of bread to dip in your soup too! I grew up eating Campbell's Soup and I have a few cans in my kitchen right this moment.  I only trust Campbell's cream of mushroom soup and chicken broth when making meals that call for it. 

When I received the opportunity to try the new Campbell's Skillet Sauces, I was more than interested.  I love anything that makes cooking easier and tastier.  Who doesn't? I was sent four flavors to try: creamy chipotle with roasted corn and black beans, marsala with mushrooms and garlic, Thai green curry with lemongrass and basil, and toasted sesame with garlic and ginger.  The other two flavors in the line up that I was not sent are fire roasted tomato with red bell peppers and chiles, and scampi with white wine and garlic. Each sauce packet is meant for two people. The sauce packets were sent to me in a white box exploding with silver shredded paper.  How festive! 

It's recommended that you use the sauce with chicken, but I didn't have any chicken defrosted.  When I saw the toasted sesame with garlic and ginger, I knew I wanted to combine it with rice and scallops.  I thought it would be fun to bring a a little Asian flair to my kitchen. I love to cook and anytime I can try something new in the kitchen, it makes me happy. 

The sauces are very easy to use, just pour over the meal and mix together.  I cooked my rice and scallops and then poured the sauce over all of the food and mixed together. I did not season the rice and I only cooked the scallops in a very small amount of olive oil. Be careful though, the sauce easily pours out.  Make sure you don't pour out more sauce than you want. My end result looked like this:

How great does that look? The entire meal was ready to eat in just 22 minutes! Yes, I'll share!

The sauce really complimented my rice and scallops wonderfully.  I even threw in some crunchy noodles for added texture. The decadent sauce turned my food a lovely toasted shade of brown.  I instantly could taste the sesame flavor the second I had my first bite. The sesame flavor is light, but subtle. Next a layer of ginger and garlic danced on my tongue.  The ginger was zippy and gave the sauce a touch of spice, which was nice. The spice brought extra depth to the meal, which I enjoyed. The sauce is very light, not heavy and thick at all. What's great is that the toasted sesame and ginger and garlic are flavors that work marvelously together and they all combine to form a sauce that will make your taste-buds explode! I usually just season rice with some all-spice or stir-fry sauce, but this time I wanted something different, out of the ordinary. Experimenting  with new flavors with food is something that appeals to me.

I really look forward to trying this sauce with chicken, fish, and other seafood too. I can't wait to pair the marsala sauce with chicken and the Thai green curry sauce with fish. I am sure it will be two meals I won't soon forget.  The possibilities are endless as to how you can bring new depth and flavor to your favorite meals. Let those old favorites become brand new favorites again! It can be hard to cook healthy and tasty meals on a nightly basis if you don't have a lot of time, but thanks to Campbell's your family will crowd around the table again to enjoy a delicious meal!

*DISCLOSURE* I received these sauces in exchange for this review.  All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else. 


  1. OOOH, I can't wait to find this on the store shelves! I want to make your dish. Looks wonderful. Great review!

  2. I haven't seen these, yet! Looks delicious...and easy!

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