Campbells Selects Mexican Soup

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 10:44am
ahensley's picture
Joined: 08/23/2005 - 09:00

Hi there,
Just thought I'd let you all know that the Campbells Select Mexican/Torilla Soup has peanut oil in it. I almost bought it yesterday, but thankfully I reread the label before putting it in my cart. Campbells doesn't seem to label may contains and the lettering is so fine and small - it was easy to miss.

I was so disguisted (at myself and Campbells) that I returned the other soups I had planned to buy that did not contain the peanut oil.


Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 12:12pm
Ethans mommy's picture
Joined: 04/09/2005 - 09:00

I've made this recipe for tortilla soup 2x and it turned out really good both times. Out of 3 kids 2 liked it and one didn't, but my daughter (who didn't like it) wont eat anything spicy anyhow.
Thanks for the heads up on the Campbells soup.
[This message has been edited by Ethans mommy (edited January 08, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 12:41pm
tidina's picture
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

ive read on here before that the soup has peanut oil. ive gotten the squash one and tomatoe? i always read what i buy.

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 4:46pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

I've actually bought that soup. I ended up giving it away.

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 9:27pm
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

It's going to be a little while until I can get to the store to look at this to see what it is.
Does this soup have a chicken base or tomato base?

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 11:23pm
ahensley's picture
Joined: 08/23/2005 - 09:00

I think it is a chicken base... Also, thanks for the recipe. I will give it the ole college try!

Posted on: Sat, 01/13/2007 - 6:15am
3xy1PAinNH's picture
Joined: 08/07/2006 - 09:00

OMG! My DH bought a case of this at a Sam's Club and I had only opened ONE can in the last 6 months. The rest are sitting in my pantry. I just ran over...and sure enough. Peanut oil! YIKES! THank you Soooooo much for posting this!
As for Tortilla soup..
I used to live in Mexico and have a great recipe.
Roast 6-8 tomatoes
2 onions
1/4 to 1/2 head garlic until soft.
Remove skins from tomatoes.
Pure in blender the toasted veggies and a few jalapeno's in juice (the glass jar ones you can buy for nachos).
Put puree in a stock pot.
Add two large cartons of chicken broth, heat until boil, reduce and simmer.
Add sliced limes, cilantro, onions and feta cheese cubes.
Cut tortillas into strips. Heat in olive oil until crisp, add kosher salt to taste. SPrinkle in soup.

Posted on: Sun, 01/14/2007 - 3:41am
Jen224's picture
Joined: 05/22/2006 - 09:00

Ugh. I bought this for my DH and didn't even think to read the label. I've grown increasingly more frustrated with Campbell's in the last couple months. I got into with them early last year over labeling, but was I so new (and naive!) to PA that I took their word for their safety. I've now switched to Progresso (General Mills), Amy's, and homemade...which is always better anyway! Thanks for posting some recipes here!

Posted on: Mon, 01/15/2007 - 11:58pm
Kathy L.'s picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

Thank you for the warning. I bought a can and didn't read the label (dumb, now I know). The print is so s-m-a-l-l!

Posted on: Tue, 01/16/2007 - 2:38am
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

This one's been discussed, for sure. Thx for reminding us.
I have plenty of that kin in my drawer at work. Yeah... peanut oil.

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2007 - 5:10am
mom0810's picture
Joined: 03/30/2007 - 09:00

I was assured yesterday by Campbell's that NONE of their products have peanuts in them. This makes me MAD!

Posted on: Fri, 04/06/2007 - 4:01pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by mom0810:
[b]I was assured yesterday by Campbell's that NONE of their products have peanuts in them. This makes me MAD![/b]
They may say that because peanut oil (all refined oil) is exempt from the FALCPA labeling law. [img][/img]

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