At the gym the other day while I was sweating away on the Adaptive Movement Precor, I watched Martha Stewart on the TV. It was either Martha, ESPN, or death & destruction on CNN so the choice really was a no-brainer. Anyway, Martha started going on about her new line of soups that she is selling through the Kirkland brand at Costco. I thought, "Gee, that Martha really is determined to find her way into to the stomachs of every American." And if you're going to sell in bulk, well, Costco is the way to do it.
So, I happened to be at Costco, and decided to try out Martha's Classic Tomato Soup. There is also a Minestrone and a Mushroom soup, but I'm more of a tomato fan, so I went with something I know I'd enjoy. The package comes with two tubs of soup which are 24 ounces each which converts to 3 cups. For a single person, 6 cups of Tomato soup is way more than I'd eat in probably 6 months, but hey, we can always freeze one of the tubs.
I've been kind of a label fanatic lately, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Soup is made from organic tomatoes, and that I recognized every ingredient on the list. The only chemical sounding ingredient was Calcium Chloride, but other than that, everything else was something Mother Nature made. Although the tomatoes are organic in the soup, they can't call it organic Tomato soup because every ingredient has to be organic, but hey, I'm not going to complain too much. I was happy that the ingredient list didn't sound like a chemistry experiment.
The next test was taste. Now, I like my Tomato soups on the zesty side. Martha's Tomato Soup is tasty but it is not zesty, at least to my taste buds. So, as you can see in my picture, I added some spices in to zest up the soup. I don't mind adding flavoring to a soup. I'd rather add flavor than get something that tastes like it needs to be hosed down.
On the flip side, the Tomato soup is a bit on the fatty side because it is made with butter but it's saturated fat and no trans fat. Calorie wise, it's not so bad. One cup is 160 calories with 12g of fat and 4g of Protein. If you like Tomato soup or need a Tomato soup for a recipe, than I would recommend trying out Martha's Kirkland soups. If you've tried the Minestrone or Mushroom, let me know what you thought of it.