We recently discovered the best store-bought soups ever, at the Whole Foods in Tustin. Called "Fresh Kitchen," these soups are packaged in a plastic pouch, which makes for a fresher taste according to the label.
We've tried the Ginger Carrot Soup, the Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup, and the Posole Soup. All were excellent -- rich, thick, and fresh-tasting. The Ginger Carrot actually had some nice heat to it. The Lemon Chicken Artichoke had a lot of other vegetables in it in addition to artichokes. The Posole wasn't exactly like Mexican Pozole, but was good nonetheless, with hominy, and also some heat. There might have been a fourth variety that we didn't try.
Presumably these soups are available at other Whole Foods. The cost is about $7 for 24 oz.