On the back of the Campbell’s Go Soup labels are instructions to microwave the pouch and “pour soup into bowl.”
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.
Other relevant links:
- “Light” soups aren’t always lower sodium. See: Keep in Mind: Calories vs. Sodium in Soup
- • Use these tips to add flavor to lower-sodium soups. See: Worried About Salt in Food? Here are Some Ways to Increase the Flavor in Lower-Sodium Soups.
- Our list of the best soups. See: What to Eat: The Best Soups You Can Buy