Campbell’s Select Gold Label Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

(Editor’s Note: Welcome to Cold Week here at the Impulsive Buy. This week the Impulsive Buy will be reviewing products that you can use whenever you catch a cold. They are also products that you might want to think about putting in your shopping cart, just in case you’re pretending to be sick and you happen to run into your boss at the grocery store.)

God, I can’t find the hole!

Where’s the damn hole?

I can’t get it into the hole!

Why does this always happen to me? I can’t get it in the hole when I play golf. Can’t get the small straw into the hole of boxed juices. I can’t even get it into the right hole when I’m with a woman.

Now I can’t find the hole for this box of Campbell’s Select Gold Label Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup. I’m so bad with getting things into holes, I’m surprised that I get food into my piehole.

Actually, now that I think about it, maybe it isn’t like a boxed juice and there isn’t a hole in the soup box. I guess if there was a hole, the Campbell’s Select Gold Label soup would’ve came with one of those rinky-dink boxed juice straws that makes my hands look really big and makes men with really small penises feel better about themselves.

Since there wasn’t a hole and I was hungry for soup, there was only one way I could think of to get some soup in my belly…Make my own hole and suck it up, shotgun-style. Woo!!!

Unfortunately, boxed soup tastes better when heated up and the chunks of roasted red peppers clogged up the hole I made with a small Phillips screwdriver.

After making the hole bigger and being disappointed about not being able to get the soup through the hole I originally made, I poured the rest of the soup into a pot and warmed it up over medium heat.

(Editor’s Note: Hey, remember the show Alice? I remember this one episode where a customer came into Mel’s Diner and asked if a cup of hot water was free. Mel said it was and gave him a cup of hot water. Then the customer asked if the ketchup was free. Mel said it was and gave him a bottle of ketchup. Then the customer pours the free ketchup into the free cup of hot water and makes free tomato soup. HA! That was such a classic!)

The warmed-up Campbell’s Select Gold Label Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup was pretty tasty. The chipotle peppers in the soup gave it a very mild kick, but it wasn’t as even close to being spicy hot as some of the other products I’ve had with chipotle peppers.

I hate to say this, but even a drunk Anna Nicole Smith was hotter than this soup.

Well at least the soup doesn’t have the preservatives and artificial flavors like a drunk Anna Nicole Smith does. Also, unless Anna Nicole gets drunk off of Bloody Maries, the soup will also gives me a serving of vegetables.

However, with 870 milligrams of sodium per serving, the Campbell’s Select Gold Label Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup is just as salty as a drunk Anna Nicole.

(Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Pel, Meg, and TaikoG for being selected as the winners of this month’s prize drawing. Pel and Meg will each receive a Hefty Serve ‘n’ Store plate and bowl set, which they can use, wash, reuse, and repeat. TaikoG will receive a copy of the book Stooples: Office Tools for Hopeless Fools, which TaikoG can either read and keep, or read and re-gift. Thank you to all who participated.


Item: Campbell’s Select Gold Label Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup
Purchase Price: $3.00 (on sale)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Pros: Tasty. No preservatives and artificial flavors. 4 grams of dietary fiber. Low fat.
Cons: Not as spicy as I hoped with the chipotle peppers. No hole for straw. Hard to shotgun. A drunk Anna Nicole Smith is hotter than the soup. My inability to put things in holes. 870 milligrams of sodium per serving.

20 thoughts on “Campbell’s Select Gold Label Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

  1. So, just how hot is this soup, Marvo? I mean, if it’s less hot than a drunk Anna Nicole, is it still more hot than, say, Rosie O’Donnell? I always add crushed red pepper when I want to make stuff spicier. As you know from the jerky experience, I’m not a man who’s afraid of spiciness.

  2. was it not hot enough because you didn’t heat it up long enough, or because you just think Anna Nicole Smith really is hot?

  3. See, I prefer the regular tomato soup with some garlic powder added to it while cooking, and some melted cheese on top. And then you get your grilled cheese sandwhich and dip it in the tomato soup and it’s the best comfort food in the world. But I’m sure this is good too, even without the hotness.

  4. WooooHoooo!! I finally won something! Marvo, you rock! I’m glad that bribe actually worked! (oops, was I not supposed to say anything?)

    Now, back to the topic at hand. I’ve had bad experiences with red pepper soup. I am a good cook. Excellent actually. My partner loves my cooking, especially since he can’t even boil water. However, I found a recipe for red pepper soup and tried it once and I must say, it sucked royally. Even my partner thought so. 6 years of togetherness and it’s the one thing he couldn’t stand. So I’m biased against red pepper soups. This is one I won’t try, just based on experience. Anna Nicole Smith be damned! And I don’t want to know how you know how salty Anna Nicole Smith is when she’s drunk.

  5. Ummm….Marvo…ever heard of “scissors”?

    Looking at the box of soup, I’m sure there are little flappy things on the side you can lift and cut. Voila! You don’t just have a hole, you have a spout!

  6. 3 bucks for boxed tomato soup? I think I will stick to Campbells Chunky New England Clam Chowder instead mmm. And that tomato soup idea from Alice is genius, pure genius!

  7. I guess this is preparing for the apocalypse when batteries, bottled water, and can openers become the most valuable items. All you need is something sharp and off you go into a sodium-induced seizure, whereupon you need the bottled water to dilute all that sodium.

  8. Marvo,

    First I would make sure you found the hole (related to soup of course)then I would make sure you were sick (which I don’t think you were for this review). After all that, I would give you the standard chicken noodle if you know what I mean!!! We could talk about the rest of your cold treatment Feel better if you are sick!

    This soup sounds lame!

  9. On the sodium content alone, I’d buy this soup. Of course being a culinary type person, I’m probably apt to making Roasted Red Pepper soup myself but should I be ill, drugged and unable to keep my eyes open I’d most likely just add stuff to this soup. Fresh tomatoes, fresh sliced mushrooms, cooked rice (or orzo pasta) black pepper and a few dashes of Tabasco (to help clear sinuses). Damn I know what’s for supper…and of course, a grilled cheese sammich.

  10. I haven’t tried the pepper yet, but the squash one is good. I don’t think it is worth the full retail price, though. And there is the directions (lift, cut or tear) on the flappy thing. Now I know what I’ll have for lunch. I shall add tabasco.

  11. Oh, Im dumb, I just realized you meant Hot as in spicy, and not Hot as in warm! hehe…oops!

  12. I haven’t had this stuff, but the Gold Lable mushroom soup is pretty damn good. Props to Cambells for making the Gold Label soups vegetarian, as opposed to the Selects line, which usually has chicken stock thrown in for seemingly no reason.

  13. ayesha97 – Growing up, I used to think grits was chewing tobacco. I’m so ignorant.

    Chuck – Definitely more hot than Rosie. But not as hot as Lois Griffin.

    Ultimate Best Vamp Ever – I usually don’t put “Hot” and “Anna Nicole Smith” in the same sentence unless it involves “Campbell’s Select Gold Label Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup” or Anna Nicole being on fire.

    Genny from the Burbs – Yum! That sounds good!

    Pel – Well you know, when Anna Nicole Smith is drunk she sweats and drools…Oh wait, I don’t even want to know.

    Webmiztris – Plus it doesn’t have a hole for the straw.

    KT – Mmm…Sodium…High blood pressures best friend.

    Toni – I got the scissors taken away from me because I tend to run with them. ;-)

  14. jinhamasaki – But it’s a “Gold Label.” GOLD!!!

    klew – Don’t forget fire. FIRE! Unga bunga!

    Sasha_Kitty – I was sick last week, but now I am better. I’d like to think this soup helped me, along with the gallon of orange juice and NyQuil.

    Gia on Guam – Mmm…Grilled cheese sammich.

    jdjdmama – I’m a guy, I don’t read instructions very well and don’t like to cuddle.

    Ultimate Best Vamp Ever – Meh! Fuggitaboutit.

    Meg – I thought about trying the other flavors, but me likey the spicy.

    dramastically – For some reason, I always do that to women.

  15. I love how the box says “ready to serve” if the thing is so “ready to serve” why must a make shift hole be put in it!!!!

  16. Nicki – I’m sure there’s an easier way to open it, but I don’t read instructions. Okay, I admit it, I can’t read.

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