19 Nov 2010, Comments (0)

Kettle Cuisine New England Clam Chowder Soup

Author: Healthnuttxo

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What better than soup on a cold, windy day? That’s all I was craving one night last week. It was cold, windy, and I just wanted something warm and soothing!

So, I popped this bowl of soup in the microwave, grabbed a side of vegetables, and had a light meal. It smelled delicious coming out of the microwave, and looked awesome. Creamy, thick, and just “mmmm”.

I sat down after giving it a quick stir and scooped some up on my spoon. The only thing I thought was, “WHY haven’t I eaten clam chowder in a while!? It’s DELICIOUS!!!”

It had a cream based taste, slightly salty but not too bad. The clams were kind of chewy, but I always think clams are chewy, so I guess I would say that they were a typical clam texture for me : ) . The bits of potatoes soft and fluffy, and overall a great soup.

A few things, however, I did NOT like. One of them (the major one) was that this soup has 18 grams of fat, with TEN of it saturated, and .5 TRANS fat! While I did look at the ingredients and did not see any partially hydrogenated or fully hydrogenated oils, I will assume this is naturally occuring trans fat. Naturally occuring or not, not my favorite type of fat to eat.

The second thing I didn’t like was that every now and then there was this gritty kind of texture. Kind of like when I go to the beach and have a sandwich and some of the sand inevitably ended up in the sandwich and you bite down and it has that sort of “gritty” texture. It wasn’t too bad, but as I was eating I noticed it a few times.

On the positive side, the taste was awesome, nutritional facts were OK, but it was actually quite satisfying, and kept me full with 15 grams of protein per serving. This is also GLUTEN FREE! Overall, 4 stars.

1 bowl is 330 calories, 18 grams of fat, 800 mg of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, and 15 grams of protein.

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