V8 Sweet Red Pepper Soup Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Jan 2, 2010

V8 Sweet Red Pepper Soup

I am absolutely in LOVE with V8 Soups. I have already gushed about V8 Southwestern Corn Soup, so it was high time that I tried another flavor so I picked up a box of V8 Sweet Red Pepper Soup and had it for lunch the next day.

Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 120
Total Fat: 1.5 grams, 3%
Saturated Fat: 1 gram, 5%
Sodium: 620 mg, 26%
Carbohydrates: 22 grams
Fiber: 4 grams, 16%
Sugars: 10 grams
Protein: 3 grams

The V8 Sweet Red Pepper Soup is described as, "A friendly competition between the crisp sweetness of red peppers and the classic sweetness of farm-grown tomatoes. No artificial flavors. No preservatives. Just the delicious, vibrant taste of a full serving of vegetables with the nutritional goodness that goes along with it." I thought it was delicious. it's quite a thick soup and looks like it would be tomato based, but it's not.

While eating this (and narrating the review in my head), I thought: flavorful, slightly sweet, but not in the traditional sense of the word, deep, rich flavor - smooth and fantastic with bread. A box is 2 servings and normally, and whereas I would eat the entire thing, as I was pouring this out, I thought to myself that this was a lot of soup - too much for me to eat in 1 sitting. I think this is because it's all liquid and so it seems more filling than traditional soups that have vegetables and/or meat added. This must be the first time I have not had to eat the entire "2 servings" content of soup at once to be fully satisfied.

Each 1 cup serving of V8 Sweet Red Pepper Soup provides 120 calories, 1.5 grams of total fat, 26% of the daily value for sodium, 3 grams of protein and 16% of the DV for fiber. The ingredients list is stellar: water, Tomoto Puree (water, tomato Paste), red Peppers, Crushed Tomatoes (water, concentrated Crushed Tomatoes), black Bean Flakes, Dehydrated Potatoes, Contains less than 2% of the Following: Cream (Milk), sugar, roasted Red Bell Pepper Puree, salt, modified Food Starch, Butter(cream[milk], salt, ), dehydrated Leeks, carrots, cabbage, onions, corn Syrup, celery, celery Leaves, yeast Extract, lemon Juice Concentrate, roasted Gralic Puree, spice Extract(contain Soy Lecithin), parsley, paprika Extract(for Colour).

The only thing I think that might have improved this soup a little is if it had a little kick at the end - a bit spicier - but that's just me. The sodium content is high, as is the case with most packaged soups, and while I did prefer the V8 SouthWestern Corn Soup, this was still delicious and worthy of the $2.50 price tag.
{Website: V8 Soups}

Taste: 5
Nutrition: 4.5
Price: 5
Overall: 5
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