Salt in Food: Souper Sneaky

On the back of the Campbell’s Go Soup labels are instructions to microwave the pouch and “pour soup into bowl.”

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Campbell must have meant “bowls,” because the Nutrition Facts apply to a measly one cup (8 oz.) of soup—a little more than half of the 14 oz. non-resealable pouch.

Let’s see. That means the Golden Lentil with Madras Curry Go Soup, for example, has 280 (not 160) calories, 10½ (not 6) grams of saturated fat, and 1,350 (not 770) milligrams of sodium. Hmm.

It’s not just Go Soups. Most soup companies hide behind the FDA’s one-cup serving when they know better.

high sodium in campbell's lentil soup

 

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7 Replies to “Salt in Food: Souper Sneaky”

  1. the first thing I look at on the label is the sodium content, then the serving size. most Campells products go right back on the shelf!! I won’t buy it! they should be made to be truthful on the label. who is going to only eat half a pouch of soup??

  2. Deceptive advertising is hardly limited to Campbell’s soup. It’s everywhere and it’s annoying, but a savvy consumer should be able to do the math and make a smart choice. What upsets me far more than deceptive labeling is LACK of information, e.g., the origin of a food product. “Distributed” in the USA tells me nothing.

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