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Spotted* Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup - MMM MM TRANS FAT

Posted Oct 15 2008 5:59pm
Not your grandma's chicken noddle

Not your grandma's recipe

From the 1962 Andy Warhol works of art depicting the unmistakable red and white cans, to their commercials of today that feature NFL superstars and their Mom’s, in the world of condensend canned soups, Campbell’s is an iconic brand. A bowl of hot soup on a cold winter day is a common, heart warming meal that reminds us of our childhood gone by. But did the bowl of soup Mom heated up for us back in the days of home cooking contain trans fat and ridiculous amounts of sodium? I doubt it.Looking at the label of the 10 3/4 oz can of Campbells Cheddar Cheese Condensed Soup, they advertise “5 Recipes On Every Label” that can be made

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using the soup as a base or sauce. What they DON’T advertise is that this tiny can contains trans fats in the form of margarine, even though there is 0g trans fat per serving. Somehow they squeeze 2.5 servings out of each can, which means there is a good chance that the average person, who could probably put down an entire can on their own in one sitting, is probably meeting or exceeding the .5 grams trans fat per serving threshold that would require listing on the nutrition facts. Grandma would be ashamed of you Mr. Campbell!

Lets have a quick math lesson:

1 can = 2.5 servings with 890 mg of sodium per serving.

2.5 x 890mg = 2225 mg of salt PER CAN

Your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of sodium is ~ 2300 mg.

2300 mg - 2225mg = 75 mg left for the entire day after eating one can of soup.

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