After sampling 18 versions, we found a true favorite
What comes to mind when you hear the words "chicken noodle soup"? How about "mom's"? But getting mothers to make soup doesn't always come so easily. That's where the can or cup-o-noodles comes in.
We purchased 18 different chicken noodles soups-both canned and dried-in major supermarkets. The soups included those marketed as traditional/old-fashioned, low-fat, and lower-sodium. Our goal: to discover for once and for all if any packaged chicken noodle soups can pass for homemade.
Methodology: In a blind taste test, six judges compared the flavor, consistency (of the chicken, noodles, and veggies), and appearance of the chicken noodle soups one at a time (all soups were heated according to directions on packaging). We then ranked them according to the standard Epicurious four-fork rating system. One Epi Top Pick emerged from the group, getting a three-fork rating (meaning, it qualified as "delicious.") Four others meritedRead More »from Taste Test: Pre-Made Chicken Noodle Soup