I Paid: $32 for a 64-ounce jar (prices may vary by region)
I appreciate the charming way the soup’s packaged, in a jar with a cute yellow bow. But it’s hard to assess excellence in chicken noodle soup. It’s supposed to be sort of boring and digestible and comforting. This one’s extremely classic and simple, with a clean, wholesome flavor, relatively large white-meat chunks of chicken, bits of carrots, a rich broth, noodles, and not much else. Not overly salty, not too bland. But if you’re not the kind of person who can chuck half a C-note around with abandon, or you happen to prefer chicken soups that are more exciting, along the lines of pho or tom kha gai, you won’t be pleased with this product.
The thing is, life’s temporary. While we’re here, we should make as many gracious and caring gestures as we can manage. Homemade is better, but if that isn’t an option—and you’ve got the cash—Spoonful of Comfort is worth considering.