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NEW CAMPBELL’S SOUP RATES AN `MMM OK’

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Campbell's Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup is the latest offering from the kitchen of those kids we all know and love. The 103/4-ounce can retails for 77 cents.

Don Russell (married, five children at home, ages 4-14): "As one might imagine, this is a cross between cream of chicken and chicken noodle soup. Essentially, this new version is cream of chicken with noodles and carrots. Both adults and children at our house liked creamy chicken noodle, but I don't think we'll go out of our way to purchase it right away. We wish Campbell's could make this soup without MSG."Edyth Jensen (married, three children and two grandchildren at home): "We like chicken noodle and we like creamy chicken soup, so by combining these two we were not disappointed. We enjoyed this soup and will be buying it again."

Linda C. Tingey (single mother, four teenage boys at home): "I was surprised at a medicinal taste in my creamy chicken noodle soup. We'll stick to regular chicken noodle!"

Rich Firmage (married, three children, oldest 8 years old): "This is not great by itself but would be just fine as an ingredient in a casserole or something like that. We might buy it again if the need arises."

Bill Allred (single): "This is a good, rich soup with lots of flavor. I ate the whole can by myself and it was tasty. One problem: There are bits of orange stuff in this soup. At first I thought someone had crumbled up a pencil eraser in the soup, but no . . . the label tells me there are bits of carrot. Why bother? They don't taste like carrots. They don't taste like anything. Other than that . . . good stuff."

Conclusion: If we crossed out the rave and the "ugh" - we'd have to say this soup is "Mmm OK." Doesn't look like anyone's going to rush right out for more.

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