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When I first saw this sitting on a shelf at King Soopers, I laughed. I immediately envisioned opening the can to find a mess of nuts, bolts, gears, and computer chips floating in motor oil. What kind of soup was this supposed to BE? "Star Wars Soup?" "Droid Soup?" A nearby can had a picture of Yoda, which took my mind suddenly back to the first time I tried turtle soup, which is green and has a rich meaty flavor, which is not really a mental image that's psychologically compatible with a can with a picture of Yoda on it. A more careful reading of the can indicates that it's basically chicken noodle soup, but with pasta shapes from Star Wars instead of boring old noodles. But you have to read the fine print to even find out what you're eating. I usually find this rather offputting, and so I did not buy the soup. So Berni stuck a can in my stocking for Christmas. "Even if you don't want the soup, you want the can," she said. "You're just going to turn it into another brush holder for your workbench, like the Bruce Campbell's Cream Of Darkness soup can, or the Romulan Ale, or the T-Virus antidote." And I had to admit, she was right. Either that, or I was subject to a Jedi Mind Trick. She's good like that. Today, she's out at High Tea, and so for supper, I was left to fend for myself... and the Robot Soup presented itself. Why not? I opened the can, dumped it into a bowl, and microwaved it for a minute and a half while I washed and dried the can and carefully reaffixed the label. It did indeed include pasta shapes of a Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, R2-D2, and ... Yoda. I tried not to think of turtle soup. My review? Less great than I would have liked. The soup is in fact chicken broth, but if there was actually any chicken MEAT in there, I must have eaten past it and missed it somehow. Campbell's puts little chunks of chicken in their chicken noodle, chicken and stars, chicken alphabet, and so on... but this one can of Star Wars Soup seemed to have gotten past the machine that actually inserts dead bird bits. There were, however, tiny bits of carrot; I counted nine fragments. And several pasta shapes, dense enough that they wouldn't fall apart in the broth, but would hold together and be recognizable. First time I've ever had to chew my chicken noodle soup. The flavor was acceptable, but upon reading the label, I noted that they seem to think that one can is two servings, which taken together doesn't TASTE particularly salty, but has enough sodium in it to blow the top of your head off. Altogether? If you want the can label, grab it now. Not sure there's going to be a lot of repeat business on this stuff...