Re:Campbell's Classic Chicken Gumbo. Where????
When I was a young kid in the late '50's/early '60's, I loved Campbell's soup. We often had Tomato (yes, made with milk), Bean with Bacon, Chicken Rice, or Chicken Noodle Soups, and I enjoyed those, but my favorites were Campbell's Split Pea Soup and Potato Soup, which were sold in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. When either of these was on the menu for lunch or dinner, I was always so impatient for that can of frozen solid soup to defrost.
Does anyone know why these varieties were sold frozen, and when Campbell's changed that? I think the Cream of Shrimp was another variety Campbell's sold that way (it was not, however, one I would consume!).
Some years later, I liked Campbell's Chicken Won Ton soup and Chili Beef (R.I.P.) Soups very much. But my favorite became Tomato Bisque. It was so rich and yummy , and I loved it so much that I could literally eat it out of the can with a spoon.
But, as with so many other prepared foods that I used to love, Campbell's Tomato Bisque Soup no longer tastes good to me. Nor does its Cream of Chicken soup, which I also used to love -- IMO, it now tastes horrible, and I wish Campbell's hadn't screwed with their recipes. Don't know if there is any connection, but I first noticed the unwelcome change to the Tomato Bisque flavor when Campbell's started selling it in pull-top cans.
Anyway, thanks for starting this thread! Very interesting!