i love it it tastes amazing except one problem, it has a bite of crunch with some bites in every can i buy.and im not much for that feels like im biting into something hard and tiny.besides that its the best clam chowder ive had. id still recommend it over restraunt clam chowder anyday thou
Not Bad For A Canned Clam Chowder But High In Sodium
I love New England Clam Chowder but most of the time the canned soups are heavy with the chowder and light on the clams. Campbell's chunky version has a better than expected taste to it and there are actual clams in it. Not a ton but enough that you get the taste of them in the soup; they are a little on the gummy side so if you've never had this type of soup, don't be alarmed when you come across them in the soup.
There's no need to add water or milk to this; you can microwave it or heat it on the stovetop but I'll be honest, there are times that I eat it right out of the can. The potatoes in the soup are perfectly cubed so they cook evenly but if you are heating this in the microwave you need to stir it often you will end up with some potato chunks that are ice cold and some that are piping hot. When I do heat this up I add a couple of thin slices of butter to the top and let it melt.
A one cup serving contains 180 calories, 890 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of protein and 18 grams of carbohydrates. The sodium is the biggest issue with this; the recommended daily allowance of sodium (salt) is 2,500 milligrams so this is about a third of what you should be consuming per day. Their Healthy Request version of New England Clam Chowder has half the sodium of this version and only 140 calories per one cup serving.
This isn't as good as homemade but not everyone is going to want to make this from scratch. The cans are large enough that two people can enjoy it with a salad or sandwich but if you are worried about the sodium, Campbell's does have other varieties to choose from or New England or Manhattan Clam Chowder.
Good and satisfying
Campbell's Chunky New England Clam Chowder is really good. It makes for a very satisfying lunch. It has a very nice amount of clams-you can actually taste them. They are not stingy with them at all! It also includes nice-sized potatoes-though I think that they include a little too many potatoes. It also has a nice, creamy texture. It tastes great! It is really affordable as well. It can easily and quickly make a cheap, but satisfying meal-which is great for someone on a budget! I just make a grilled-cheese sandwich to go with it-makes a great, quick dinner!
my favorite clam chowder
Amazingly my favorite clam chowder especially when it's from a can. Better than a lot of clam chowders i've tried at restaurants. And cheaper too. I've eaten this clam chowder for so many years. I've recommended this yummy clam chowder to many people. I've eaten this clam chowder since i was a kid and I added some rice or pasta. I definitely can't wait to eat some tonight.
2012 Reduced Thickness watered down Degredation
Unless they come back with the original recipe, don't get this exact brand- This particular one at the moment contains water. They literally added water under the same label. It is far from the same luster it was a month ago.I hope they go back or I am never going to eat Cambell's products again. (I love my clam chowder)
my favorite clam chowder!
It wasn't until I moved to Connecticut in 1990 that I had my first bowl of clam chowder. I was at a Friendly's restaurant and I thought it was the best soup I'd ever eaten. I couldn't get enough of the stuff. One day I asked the waitress if there was a recipe for it; she whispered, "It's from Campbell's."
Back in the day Campbell's only made the soup in a condensed form. It required that you add milk or water to the soup before warming it up. It wasn't difficult but it never seemed to turn out the same.
When Campbell's came out with their Chunky Soup line they included their Clam Chowder. It is consistently delicious and requires nothing more than to open the can, spoon it into a pot, warm it up and pour it into a bowl.
Campbell's Chunky Soup, New England Clam Chowder comes in 18.8 oz.size cans. One can serves two large cups or one large bowl of chowder. It is chocked full of good sized potato pieces, Atlantic clams and a thick, creamy base. No wonder it is America's #1 selling clam chowder!
The only problem is that it is high in sodium- 2400 mg per serving to be exact. If you are trying to limit sodium consumption you will need to limit eating this soup. :(
[There is a Healthy Request version of the soup available.]
Clam Stock, Potatoes, Clams, Vegetable Oil (Corn, Cottonseed, Canola and/or Soybean), Contains Less than 2% of: Potato Starch, Bleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Salt, Soy Protein Concentrate, Monosodium Glutamate, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Phosphate, Flavoring, Spice, Flavoring (Cod), Clam Extract Powder (Clam Meat, Salt, Sugar, Soy Sauce [Soybeans, Wheat, Salt]) and Succinic Acid
Serving Size: 1 cupServings Per Container: 2 Calories 230 Calories from Fat 120
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*Total Fat 13 g (20%) Saturated Fat 2 g (10%) Trans Fat 0 gCholesterol 10 mg (3%)Sodium 890 mg (37%)Total Carbohydrate 20 g (7%) Dietary Fiber 3 g (12%) Sugars 1 gProtein 7 gVitamin A 0%Vitamin C 0%Calcium 2%Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
The soup is a product of the US.
Not Too Bad
ok, first thing off the top, there IS NO replacement for authentic New England clam chowder...none, nada, zip, zilch, zero. There's nothing comparable to sitting with a hot steaming bowl of authentic chowder in front of you. BUT this version is fairly decent even if it does come from a can. It is a little heavy on the potatoes and the clams do seem to be a bit chewy but like I said, considering it is chowder from a can one really can't complain. I'm just happy that I have yet to find a grit or stone in a can.
Greatest invention for a financially strained college student
This soup is much better than it's predecessor, the regular Campbell's Clam Chowder. It has way more clams and potatoes and it's a lot more filling. As a college student, that does not have a lot of time or money, it easily stands as a meal for me.