I have had many of soup varieties that Pacific Foods offers, from their Creamy Tomato Light Sodium Soup to their Creamy Butternut Squash Soup. Both times, I was left thinking, "I wonder if all of their other soups are this good?" Well, I am back again; but this time Pacific Natural Foods Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup is gracing my bowl.
Have you ever had Spaghetti-O's ? That is what I was reminded of when I took my first bite, except the carrot flavor of this soup is extremely prevalent in a deliciously bold way. The wholesome carrot puree is blended with filtered water, organic soymilk, corn starch, cane sweetener, natural roasted carrot flavor, sea salt, yeast extract and a touch of spices. Because of the short and nutritious ingredient list, every flavor shines through: the light sweetness, rich carrot flavor, creamy soymilk and variety of flavor enhancing spices.
The nutrition facts is very impressive, except for the 33% of the RDA for sodium (780 mg) - why do packaged soups have so much sodium?! However, don't let that hold you back as this soup can be a healthy addition to any well balanced diet. Each 1 cup serving has 100 calories, 1 gram of fat (2% of the RDA), no saturated fat or cholesterol, 3 grams of protein and 18 grams of carbohydrates which includes 2 grams of fiber (9% of the RDA) and 5 grams of sugar. The ingredients list is full of things you would use if you were making this yourself.
I paid $2.35 for a 16 ounce re-closable carton at a local health food store and I will be back for more. To tell you the truth, this is my favorite Pacific Natural Foods Soup yet! I need to get the Pacific Natural Foods product developers because I know they could concoct a low sodium version without sacrificing taste, as they did with their Creamy Tomato flavor.