We love soup. One of the best companies making a soup mix which was simply beans + spices and which required a few simple additions (meat, chicken, chopped vegetables, etc.) was Bean Cuisine. Their soups were always wonderful. Unfortunately, they've disappeared. We've recently bought a few bean soup mixes from an online company called Soups Online. Although we've had a few that were pretty good, we've not found any that were as outstanding as Bean Cuisine. Are there any bean soup mixes (beans, chili, lentil, etc.) that you love, and also where can you get them. Also, if you have any bean soup recipes that you think are outstanding (without a prepared mix) we'd love to hear about your ultimate bean soup. One no, no...our kitchen does not allow pork or shellfish...so please, no ham hocks! Thanks!