Holiday Help: Pacific Natural Foods Cream of Mushroom Soup

By Kristie Turck •  Published 11/16/10 •  2 min read

Last year I did an article about making traditional Thanksgiving recipes a BPA Free makeover.  Many of our holiday favorites require canned ingredients to make them the foods we love during the holidays.  In my own effort to stop using all canned food items in my life (which has been really easy – I haven’t bought a can of anything in over a year) I published a few ideas to replace the required “can of mushroom soup” from green bean casseroles.  At the time, I could not find cream of mushroom soup in anything other than in a can so my solution was to a) use cream of celery, which was easier to find in a box or b) make your own.  Suggesting to someone who is hosting T-Day dinner might laugh in my face over that one.

Pacific Natural Foods to the rescue.  They have recently release 3 new condensed  soups that can round out your recipes for the holidays or any other of your traditional favorite meals.  Their new condensed soups include Cream of Mushroom (finally!), Cream of Celery and Cream of Chicken.  Hooray!

Bonus? They’re all USDA Certified Organic and are packaged in a BPA Free aseptic box. Now before you ask: There is a layer of aluminum, however the aluminum is not in contact with the soups (its there to protect the soup from light to eliminate the need for added preservatives) and the two inner most layers are made of polyethylene, which is a BPA Free food grade plastic. The boxes are also recyclable in some areas. I much prefer this over a can if I need to purchase prepared soups.  If you’re not comfortable with the plastic you can always make your own – no harm in that.  But in a pinch I think these are a great and healthy alternative.  Sorry, Campbells.

In case anyone is interested, they make a great low sodium Organic Creamy Tomato Soup too – it’s my favorite!