A tasty roundup of gourmet soup mixes from Anderson House that you can easily make using premium ingredients at home.
I love making soups. Whether they are hearty soups, slow cooker soups or simple soups it doesn’t matter. Soups are an easy way to get to the goal of a delicious one pot meal. I know that not everyone gets as excited about soup-making like I do.
That’s why when Anderson House reached out to me about trying their soup mixes I decided to give it a go.
Soup Mixes I Received
These are the soup mixes I received:
What I Like About Anderson House Soup Mixes
Their soup mixes are made with no added salt: One of the drawbacks of ready-made soups and soup mixes is the added processed salts. Fortunately, these soups contain no added salt. This gives consumers the opportunity to add as much or as little salt as they want. Not only that, but you get to choose what type of salt you want to add. I personally prefer adding salts like Himalayan salt or sea salt. Not only are they less processed, but you get more minerals too.
Does not contain MSG: MSG, stands for monosodium glutamate and is often added as a flavor enhancer in many packaged foods like deli meats, soups and canned products. The problem is that MSG is also linked to toxicity. Thankfully, these soups contain no MSG or preservatives.
Non-GMO: Anderson Soups are non-GMO certified. That’s good news knowing that you don’t have to wager flavor over principles.
Customizable: These soups are made using real ingredients, that are packaged beautifully and transparently. In addition, since the soups are not heat and go, you have the ability to customize them how you want and according to dietary preferences. There are also vegan, gluten free, vegetarian and “better for you” soup options to make a delicious meal. As a matter of fact, the majority of Anderson House soups are gluten free and over 30 of them have vegan adaptations.
Fragrant: As a woman from the Caribbean diaspora, using spices and herbs are a must when cooking. From the time you open a package of these soups, the scent of fragrant spices hits your nostrils. To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised. As you can imagine, once you actually start cooking the soups, the smells continue to develop even more.
Well Packaged: You can tell that honor and care was put into the packaging. This builds anticipation for the main event.
Which Soups Did I try?
I received lots of soup options some of which are probably top sellers, to help make an easy meal.
Tomato Basil Soup
In the end, I tried a few soups.
First up was the tomato basil soup mix. It only required me to add a few more ingredients, most of which I already had on hand with one slight modification. Instead of the recommended heavy cream in this soup, I swapped it for coconut cream instead.
Also I added a 1/2 tsp of pink Himalayan sea salt since these soups are by nature, salt free. In the end, I had a delicious soup that my whole family enjoyed. I rounded out the meal with some fresh salad greens and homemade cornbread.
Later on in the week, I found myself in the throws of homeschooling and dinnertime was closely approaching. It was twenty-something degrees outside and conveniently I had some ground beef already in the fridge already thawed ready to go.
Cue soup mix number two. This time I reached for the classic chili mix. I just needed to add a few things.
salt…Remember, no salts are added so you may want to add your own. Thankfully, there was a recommendation on the back of the package of how much salt to add, so I didn’t need to figure this out from scratch.
In addition, I didn’t need to add any chili powder as it was already included in the mix. Forty-five minutes later, I had a meal on the dinner table.
No stress, no fuss.
Just so you know, the spice levels were well-rounded too.
So if spice is not your thing, you may want to give another soup mix a try.
Like I said, there are lots of varieties to choose from.
Thai Coconut Curry
Lastly, one night I tried my hands at the Thai coconut curry soup. I still had some leftover cooked turkey from Thanksgiving, and it seemed liked a tasty dinner idea. About 20 minutes later, dinner was served. Needless to say, my little “curry lovers” ate it up.
The Anderson soup website has soups conveniently categorized and even includes a “Better For You” and gluten free section so that you can easily shop their products.
Who These Soup Mixes Are For
- People that like soup.
- Those interested in non-GMO food.
- Busy families.
- Advocates of ingredient transparency.
- Anyone short on time.
- Those interested in eating more meals at home.
These Soups Are NOT For
- People that are on legume and/or grain free diets (as many of these soups contain beans and sometimes rice).
- Those not interested in saving time in the kitchen and prefer to cook everything from scratch.
One More Thing
As an expert with influence, people reach out to me with products and services all the time. Most times you won’t see those products mentioned on any of my platforms. Needless to say, this is not the first soup brand that has reached out to me. So trust me when I say that these soup mixes deserve your consideration.
Q & A
Where can I buy Anderson House Soups?
How much salt did you add to the soups that you tried?
I added 1/2 tsp of salt to the tomato basil, classic chili and Thai curry soups respectfully.
A Special Gift For You
If you’d like to try these soup mixes in your home, use my discount code DFS10, to get 10% off your first order.
A special thanks to Anderson House Soups for sponsoring this post.
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