Food & Recipes

This Winter’s Best Canned Soups

Store-bought soup has been a staple in our diets, from the condensed chicken-and-stars soup we ate as kids to the styrofoam cups of instant ramen we occasionally consume when we’re pushed for time (and dollars) at lunch. Soup is unjustly underappreciated as a meal choice for lunch and dinner. It requires little any upkeep, which is fantastic news for busy parents.

But the soup section can be a little scary. Choosing a soup for supper can be challenging due to the wide variety of brands and varieties available. This is especially true if you’re want to branch out from your usual chicken noodle fare. Not all store-bought soups are created equal, so we set out to determine which canned, cartoned, and otherwise pre-made soups are genuinely worth purchasing. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite examples here.

Soup with roasted red peppers and tomatoes, organically prepared by Pacific Foods

Pacific’s roasted red pepper and tomato soup is the perfect bowl of warm comfort food. When you’re under the weather, “this soup has just the right spices,” as one reviewer puts it.

We’ll have some of Pacific Foods’ Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with some crusty bread.

$3.59 on

Instant Nong Shim Shin Ramyun

Shin Ramyun will blow your mind if you’re used to slack ramen noodles in a bland broth. The noodles in this dish are cooked to the perfect al dente texture, and the broth is bursting with flavor.

Shin Ramyun

This is the Bear Creek Country Kitchens Cheddar Broccoli Soup Mix.

There are moments when you want to ingest cheese in liquid form. We understand! One packet of this cheddar broccoli soup mix is all you need whenever the urge strikes.

Those interested can get Bear Creek Country Kitchens Cheddar Broccoli Soup Mix for $8.97 on