I liked V8's Butternut Squash soup well enough, but it couldn't compare with homemade. It had a really unusual spice to it and I couldn't decide if I liked it or thought it needed more or less of something. The soup was a thicker puree, which was good. However, there were noticeably other vegetables in it and I didn't think there was enough squash.
Campbell's V8 Golden Butternut Squash Soup
I love Campbell's V8 soup line. The golden butternut squash soup is my favorite flavor. What I love is that this soup is actually thick in consistency. So many soups feel watered down. But not this one. It feels like they actually pureed a butternut squash. The portion is also wonderful. It is enough for a meal and I don't feel hungry after. I never thought I would like butternut squash soup but the taste is delicious. My only complaint is that it is a tad bit spicy for my taste. But other than that it is one of the best soups on the market. The price is decent as well. You can cook it on the stove top or place it in the microwave if you want it done quicker. I highly recommend this product.
Hearty, rich and full of flavor.
Butternut squash soup. I also love the other V8 soups. I have tried other brands and they are so bad compared to your soups. I'm usually not a soup eater, but I tried them with a coupon and I'm loving them.
Probably my favorite premade soup
I absolutely love this soup. All the other premade butternut squash soups I've tried are sweet tasting. I love that this is savory, instead. I find it to be very flavorful, and a little bit on the spicy side, so I'm at a loss when I read the other reviews here that say it is bland.
I do agree that the packaging leaves something to be desired. Since the box holds 2 serving sizes, the fact that you cut the box open to get your individual serving means that you have to find some other way to store the remainder. A screw top or flip top opening like I've seen on other boxed liquid-y products (like stock in a box, for instance) would make the product more consumer friendly.
Nothing special soup
I love squash soup and was so excited to try this. We drink V8, the fruit kind and love it, so I thought the soup would be good, too . Campbells's V8 Golden Butternut Squash soup comes in a box, not a can. Really, it has all the makings of a great soup. A great company, a full serving of vegetables, no preservatives and butternut squash! In a box!
But sadly, for me anyway, this soup is just mediocre in taste. The texture is not smooth and creamy, but more like soft oatmeal. I could deal with that if the flavor was there. This Campbells V8 soup is so bland, I had to put a lot of salt in it. I never add salt to store bought soup! I expected so much more from Campbells V8. The description on the back of the box calls it mellow-sweet. Unless this is code for bland and tasteless, the box is wrong!
Campbells's V8 Butternut Squash soup may be healthy and offer up a full serving of vegetables, but there are much tastier ways to be healthy.
cape cod, MA
Flavorful and perfectly seasoned
CAMPBELLS V-8 SOUP GOLDEN BUTTERNUT SQUASH I tried this for the first time today. It comes in a 18.3 oz. carton, and you can heat the soup on the stove or in the microwave. It has instructions on the package how to open the container, you cut one corner off to pour the product out. However, I had to cut all the way across the top so I could get a spoon in and get all the contents out. I heated this on the stove in a small saucepan; it didn't take long to heat. I love the flavor! It really has a fresh squash flavor and is perfectly seasoned. Besides butternut squash, the ingredients include potatoes, carrots, and seasonings. It has a thick, creamy texture. This is a great "comfort food" for a cold day, and healthy too! Each carton has 2 servings, I cup each, and each serving is a full serving of vegetables, and contains 40% of the RDA for vitamin A. Per one cup serving: 140 calories, 1 g fat, 750 mg sodium, 28 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 3 g protein.
Big Rapids, MI
Small Vegetable Flavor
I love to eat soup especially in fall when the weather is colder, so I was really excited to try this new **Campbell's V8 Golden Butternut Squash Soup**. I am vegetarian, so I am always on the lookout for a vegetable based soup and this sounded like a winner. So I was really disappointed at the flavors with this soup. There isn't much of a squash taste, just potatoes and it is really thick and rich. It tastes pretty bland, so I added my own vegetables to it and it made it taste better. It is high in sodium too and not an easy accessible package. I was disappointed in the flavors, so hopefully the other varieties taste better.
Las Vegas, NV
I was looking so forward to trying this soup. First of all, I love Butternut Squash, and 2nd of all, V8 has a good reputation. I truly *assumed* this would be a healthy and flavorful soup. Wrong on both counts.
I've only tried the Butternut Squash flavor, so I don't know if any of the others are any better. Five flavors available are: Golden Butternut Squash, Garden Broccoli, Tomato Herb, Southwestern Corn and Sweet Red Pepper.
This Butternut Squash tastes like a very bland potato soup with baby-food sized pieces of potatoes in the puree. I ended up adding my own seasonings... and when that didn't do the trick... I added (believe-it-or-not) soy sauce. Nothing was able to salvage this soup. Besides, if I wanted potato soup, then that's what I would have purchased.
There is another brand (can't think of the name off-hand) of boxed butternut squash that is absolutely delicious. The Campbell's V8 was nowhere even close in texture or flavor.
It is a boxed soup which you have to cut open with scissors... pain-in-the-buttocks. The other brand I've tried has an easy-open flip lid.
There is also some predominant flavor that I don't care for. I can't pinpoint what it is, but it has sort of a bright tanginess that is overpowering.
Being V8 is says it has a full serving of vegetables, which is great. However, there are several other unnecessary ingredients listed. Usually I read ingredient labels before I buy products, but failed to do beforehand on this one. Some of the ingredients listed are: sugar, cream (milk), food starch, yeast extract, butter, maltodextrin, corn oil, cornstarch, etc...It also claims to be 100% VEGETARIAN (all capital letters on the box). But for those who have dairy allergies beware. Oh, it also has a very high sodium content of 31%.
If you are a parent who is okay with the ingredients, and you have kid's that like bland flavors, then you might like it. But, I was disappointed enough that I don't think I'll even take a chance on the other flavors offered.