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I am sure you have heard all about the product I’m going to feature today, because it’s been all over social media, and it’s causing people to scratch their heads in a bit of confusion. Campbell’s has released a new product, Fresh Brewed Soup, made with a little help from a Keurig machine. Is this genius or something else???
I tried it out for you and I want to show you exactly how it works, and give you a few tips for ensuring you have the best experience (and spoiler alert…it is, in fact, genius!).
First, here’s what comes in the Campbell’s Fresh Brewed Soup container. You get a packet that you pour directly into your mug, and you get a K Cup that will produce the broth.
I think one thing that is giving people pause about this innovative idea is a concern that their soup will taste like coffee, and that the coffee they brew later will taste like soup. Friends, there is a REALLY easy way to make sure this doesn’t happen!
Just take 30 seconds before you begin to clean out your K Cup holder area. If your Keurig gets used as often as mine, it is likely in dire need of a cleaning, anyway. I gave the cup holder area a good wiping down with a paper towel, and then a put a cup under the holder area, and simply ran a bit of water through it. You could either pour water yourself or turn on your Keurig and let hot water run through. Either way, this whole effort takes you 1 minute. Totally worth it!
Once you have cleaned out your K Cup holder, pour the contents of your packet into your mug. Now it’s time to brew your soup! The packaging suggests brewing it on the 8 ounce setting, which is the standard coffee cup size (for me that’s the one in the middle when you are choosing sizes).
Once the broth has been brewed over the soup mix packet in the mug, you need to let it sit for about 3 minutes. This is the perfect time to remove the broth K Cup and wipe it down again just like you did at the start. This is really the key to ensuring that you don’t have flavors mixing together in ways you don’t want them to, and since you are standing there waiting for your soup to finish, anyway, its not really a hardship to do.
The final product has a nice, rich flavor! I tried out the Homestyle Chicken Broth & Noodle Soup Mix, and the only suprising thing for me was the small size of the noodles. The taste was great, and actually, I really liked those small noodles because they weren’t falling off my spoon!
I made myself a mid-afternoon hot snack in just a few minutes and took it out on my back porch to enjoy while I did some planning for enrichment lessons for my oldest, which I had the time to do it thanks to Campbell’s Fresh Brewed Soup. The weather had that slight chill to it that made the soup taste SO perfect!
And this morning, I made the main component of my child’s lunch for school in hardly any time at all! Her soup is waiting for her in a hot thermos; it will be such a delicious treat for her, and it was honestly a treat for me to make because it was so easy! 🙂