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campbell's chili soup in the 70's Mon, 06/30/08 1:57 PM (permalink)
Does anyone remember eating campbell's chili soup in the 70's. I wrote to campbell's and they said it didn't exist.

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    RE: campbell's chili soup in the 70's Tue, 07/1/08 4:50 PM (permalink)
    I remember this soup well; it was one of my favorite "quickie" meals. I'd heat it up, drop in some cubes of Colby, and top it with crushed saltines.

    The product was called Campbell's Chunky Chili Beef Soup. They discontinued it years ago, but still have a very similar product line: . They have it with and without beans, with and without beef, and offer various levels of "heat" - none of which are truly hot.

    I'm surprised that I am the first to reply as you posted this several days ago. WELCOME TO ROADFOOD!

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      RE: campbell's chili soup in the 70's Tue, 07/1/08 4:59 PM (permalink)
      As a new Roadfoodie, why don't you go to this thread and introduce yourself:

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        RE: campbell's chili soup in the 70's Wed, 07/2/08 10:02 AM (permalink)
        Yes I remember Campbell's Chili Soup.I have an old Campbell's Cook booklet from the 1940s or 50s,using their soup in recipes. They had pepperpot,scotchbroth(had mutton in it)oxtail,mockturtle,printanier,mulligatwany,blackbean,etc and other soups off and on over the years.
        I love their new chicken barley soup.

        Don't have any idea why they would say it didn't exist like they didn't make it because they did at one time. Must have been some youngster answer your letter.It needed an old foegy like me
        to answer it.Heck,i could have even sent you a list of soups currently in production and a list of soups that the company used to make.

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          RE: campbell's chili soup in the 70's Fri, 10/25/13 4:07 AM (permalink)
          I remember Chili Beef Soup, it was way different than Chunky Chili Beef Soup. It was how I learned to make Sloppy Joes back in the early 60's..a can of Chili Beef Soup added to a pound of ground beef that was browned. It was like chili beans with a lot of gravy, I used to love it with dipping size Fritos and shredded cheese for lunch.

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            RE: campbell's chili soup in the 70's Fri, 10/25/13 8:12 AM (permalink)
            It was there, all right.  I have a copy of Campbell's book 'Cooking With Soup" dated April 1 1972, which is listed as the book's eleventh printing.
            It has several recipes for Chili Beef Soup, including 'chili' itself, with a can of soup and a half can water.
            And to make "chili beef" for hot dogs was one can chili beef soup, 1/4 lb ground beef, 1/3 cup water and two teaspoons prepared yellow mustard.  Brown the beef, add the other ingredients, and heat through.
            Here is the book.  The one below is dated 1970, but it's the same cover as mine.
            My 1972 edition is on ebay, offered at 2.95 and  99 cents.

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              RE: campbell's chili soup in the 70's Tue, 10/29/13 10:51 PM (permalink)

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                RE: campbell's chili soup in the 70's Wed, 10/30/13 12:18 AM (permalink)
                My other used to mix one can of Campbell's Chili and one can of their Beef Vegetable when we went camping.
                Served in those thermal mugs with the cane under the clear outside layer.
                Said Electrolux on the mugs.
                Nope, don't remember that at all.
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