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Campbell’s Select Gold Label Golden Butternut Squash Soup

May 2, 2007
What it is: Ready to heat and eat, restaurant quality soup
How it comes: 18.3-ounce box
Where it is: The soup aisle of the supermarket and at Amazon.com
Who it's for: Soup lovers, especially those who like the flavor and nutrition of butternut squash
Suggested retail price: $3.59
Nutrition notes: Vegetarian, contains no artificial flavors or preservatives, and has 90 calories, 3 grams of fiber and 40 percent of the recommended vitamin A per cup serving
Category: Fabulous Food: Tasteful tidbits

Bonnie: Oddly, many of my tennis girlfriends have birthdays in spring.

Although none of us belong to Ridgetop Pool and Tennis Club where we all met and bonded playing singles and doubles, we still get together. Or try to. Not so much for tennis, although we attempt to play a couple of times a summer.

In our heyday (pre injury, surgery and aging) we were all pretty decent players, aggressive, competitive and—to the bane of those on the red clay court next to us—laughing while we played. So much fun. That is, other than the couple of times we decided to enter the women’s doubles club championship where four of us would always end up in the finals. Did I mention competitive?

Back to the birthdays. My travel schedule goes into high gear with annual events and conventions I cannot miss just as the forsythia, tulips and magnolias bloom. That means I’m not in town to observe each of their new year’s celebrations.

So what do I do? A b-day luncheon to celebrate all at once! To make it special, I sometimes place one red rose across each luncheon plate, tie a balloon to the back of the chairs, have an “it’s my birthday” button for each, or do something else that tickles my fancy as I set the table.

Last year I served a crab salad replete with fruit and nuts along with crusty rolls and grilled asparagus. I tossed lots of succulent crab in a lowfat, pureed mango citrus dressing (olive oil, pureed mango, some orange juice and rice wine vinegar), then mixed it with arugula, lettuces, various veggies, toasted chopped almonds, and finely diced mango and papaya.

I’d give you a recipe if I had one; I just tossed together those ingredients.

On deadline for Parade and Supermarket Sampler and having just returned from a convention, I hadn’t thought through the minutia of the meal as I usually do. Excuses? Yes. So, at the last minute, as there was a chill in the air, I decided to serve some hot soup as a starter.

What does a food writer do when needing a course at the last moment? Peek in the fridge, freezer and pantry to see what can be tossed together. There in my pantry I noticed two boxes of Campbell’s new Select Golden Butternut Squash soup. Remembering how yummy it was during testing, I decided it would do the trick.

I garnished each bowlful with a dollop of Vermont Butter & Cheese crème fraiche from the fridge and sprinkled that with smoked paprika and fresh herbs from my garden. The soup – and the salad – got raves.

Did I mention it was from a box? No. If asked, I would have. All I was asked was, “When you make squash soup do you use an immersion blender.”

“Yes,” I said answering the question truthfully.

Ssshhh. It’ll be our secret.

Bryan: I make the best butternut squash soup, but if I don’t have time to roast the squash, Campbell’s is a great alternative. Butternut squash soup is pretty simple at heart (slice and roast a squash, puree with some cream, add spices). One of my favorite variants of the dish is to finish the soup with three spicy seared diver scallops. The textures are perfect for each other and you can go a bit crazy with the spice on the scallops as the creamy squash cools all. Campbell’s offers a pretty delectable product with their version. Though you may not go to all the trouble of searing seafood when you open your package… Eric’s suggestion of a nice crusty bread more than makes a meal with this great soup.

Eric: There is something about walking in on a cold, snowy day, filling up a soup bowl and ripping off a piece of nice crusty bread to eat along with it that makes me always smile during winter. I never was a big soup fan while growing-up and only had my occasional favorites of New England Clam Chowder and my mother’s Portuguese Bean soup with chunks of fresh butternut squash, but never was a fan of soup as a meal, mostly as a course during a meal. Recently while living in The Netherlands, I began to eat Ertwensoup (Split Pea Soup) on almost a daily basis, which oddly got me interested into trying a variety of store-bought soups. I instantly became a fan of vegetable soups (tomato, broccoli, pumpkin) and when my mother first sent me the butternut squash soup to try, I was less than resistant. This soup really is an amazingly tasty packaged product that, when combined with that good piece of crusty bread, can grace my dinner table any day.

57 Comments on “Campbell’s Select Gold Label Golden Butternut Squash Soup”

  1. Janet C Says:

    I completely agree. not only is the Butternut squash variety good, the entire line of Select Soups is amazing. I always have several packages on hand. They taste like homemade and I’ve actually served to guests!

  2. Jean S Says:

    I also agree. I’m a big fan of making homemade soups rather than eating the canned/boxed variety. But I honestly have no desire to even try making Butternut Squash soup after tasting this – the box version is good enough for me.

  3. wazomobonehihicn Says:

    wazomobonehihicn…

    nice post…

  4. amymelissa59 Says:

    I have to disagree. I make the most wonderful Butternut Squash Soup. When I saw this in the store, I couldn’t wait to try it. I took one spoonful of the soup, and ended up throwing it out. I did not like it at all. I thought it had off flavors, and truly was disgusting. If I could give it no stars I would. There are some other cartoned Butternut Squash soups I do like, but Campbells is not one of them

  5. Bonnie Tandy Leblang Says:

    How about sharing your recipe with all of us!

  6. amymelissa59 Says:

    This may appear twice, if so, I apologize.
    I would be happy to share my recipe. I developed it just over 15 years ago, when you couldn’t find a recipe for it anywhere. It wasn’t popular then. I had tried it at a restaurant, and wanted to be able to make it at home, so I just made it up as I went along. I like my Butternut Squash soup savory, not sweet, and I find many of the recipes out there now are somewhat sweet. Anyway, here it is, let me know if you try it what you think.

    Butternut Squash Soup

    ¼ Cup Canola Oil
    4 Tablespoons Butter
    2 large Cloves of Garlic, peeled
    1 Cup Rough Chopped Yellow Onion
    1 Cup Rough Chopped Carrots
    1 Cup Rough Chopped Celery
    2 Large Butternut Squashes, peeled, seeded and cut into large chunks
    Approx 32 oz. Chicken Stock or broth in a box(Need enough to just cover the Squash)
    1 Tablespoon Dried Tarragon
    2 Teaspoons Dried Thyme
    1/3 Cup Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley Chopped Roughly
    1 1/2 Tablespoons Sea Salt, or to taste
    2 Teaspoons Black Pepper, or to taste
    Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt, Optional
    Garlic-Butter Croutons, Optional

    In a large pot, put the Oil and Butter and Heat on Medium until Butter is melted. Turn up to Medium High, and put in the Garlic, Onion, Carrots, and Celery. Cook vegetables stirring often for 5 minutes. Add the Butternut Squash, Chick Stock to cover, Tarragon, and Thyme. Turn up to high and bring to a boil, then turn down to a hard simmer and cook until Squash is completely soft and can easily be pierced with a fork. Add the Parsley. Cook an additional 3 minutes. Process the soup in a blender or food processor until smooth and return to pot. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Serve in a bowl with a small dollop of either Sour Cream or Yogurt, and a few Croutons if desired.

    4-6 Servings

  7. Disappointed in NY Says:

    I loved this soup. I am disappointed to report it seems to have been pulled & replaced with a new one under the Campbells V8 label which is not nearly as good. The new one tasted way too salty.

  8. Juli Mandel Sloves Says:

    Thanks for posting your inquiry about Campbell’s Select Gold Label soups and Campbell’s V8 soups. On behalf of Campbell, I have attached a link (click here) that we are posting on our website to help our loyal consumers learn more about the transition to Campbell’s V8 soups

    We hope you’ll be pleased to learn that all Campbell’s Select Gold Label soups were reformulated to contain a full serving vegetables in every bowl. In addition, the sodium content of all of the soups has either remained constant or was reduced. In the case of Golden Butternut Squash, the sodium level is the same as before.

  9. kim Says:

    I love Campbell’s gold label soups and hope the V8 is just as good. I’m looking forward to trying the red pepper soup. But I made amymelissa59′s recipe, only I roasted the squash, once cooled I scrapped the insides (excluding the seeds)into the pot. To add a natural sweet flavor, I roasted a sweet potato too, and added the insides to the pot. Garnished with sour cream, parsley and croutons. This was amazing.

  10. Stacy Says:

    Are you serious?? I was hoping my grocery has just been out and they haven’t actually discontinued the Campbell’s Gold Label Soups. Creamy tomato parmesan bisque is my favorite!! Bring it back!!! I don’t want anything new..

    - Sad in Atlanta

  11. Susan J Says:

    Why did you replace the gold label squash and tomato soups with the V8 varieties. They are not as good and have way too many calories. Bring back the gold label soups!

  12. Beth Wright-Seeley Says:

    I am so disappointed!!! All your Gold Label soups were amazing. They were also low in Weight Watcher points. Why do you try and fix what isn’t broken. That move usually results in a dismal failure. I see from several comments that is just what happened. When will you learn. This was the only soup I bought from Campbell’s except an occasional tomato. Once again the American publics’ lack of taste wins out. So sorry as you will loose me as a long time dedicated customer!You had finally broken the condensed soup barrier of the 50s and 60s. Too bad!

  13. susan lamb Says:

    I AM SO BUMMED!!! I completely agree with Stacy and Beth… Why, why WHY would Campbell’s discontinue the Gold Label??? They were SO good. WHO CARES that they didn’t have a full serving of vegetables in each bowl? I’ve been to 3 grocery stores trying to find it in the last few days and finally last night thought, “oh no, they couldn’t have stopped making it, could they?” AHHH! I am so disappointed. There isn’t a chance in the world the new V8 soups will be as good. Like Beth said, why fix what was never broken to begin with? Gold Label was the only Campbell’s soup I bought. They just lost another customer.

  14. Nicole Says:

    I agree. Those were the only Campbell’s soups I ever bought as well. I’m very disappointed to find they’ve been discontinued. I will not be trying the new v8 soup after hearing such bad reviews of it. Bring back the Select Gold!!!

  15. Juli Mandel Sloves Says:

    Thanks again for your posts. I’ll be sure to share your feedback on Campbell’s Select Gold Label and Campbell’s V8 soups with our marketing and product development teams. We are constantly looking at ways we can improve our products — particularly ways that we can make them even better for you without compromising on great taste. For those looking for Tomato Parmesan Bisque, I am pleased to report that this is now a new variety of Campbell’s Soup at Hand.

  16. Graham Smith Says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with the other correspondents, the Gold Label soups were delicious, especially the Cream of Mushroom and the Tomato Parmesan Bisque, and being a British expat welcomed Campbells finally moving away from condensed soup – not favored in the UK. I am very disappointed that they have been discontinued. I have tried the new V8′s and they don’t even come close to the Gold Labels – more like a warmed up health drink. I will definitely not buy the new V8 soups.

  17. Shelly Jones Says:

    Like others, I was so disappointed after looking for the Gold Select in several grocery stores and finally discovering the product is discontinued. V8 is no comparison. Why? Why? Why?

  18. amy Says:

    I vehemently agreed with the above comments. I almost never post items like this, but feel strongly enough to stray from my normal reticence. The select gold label soups were the best soups I have ever purchased at a grocery store. I was a frequent and loyal purchaser, and recommended these to many of my friends. I was so disappointed when they left the shelves. I was thrilled to see the new V8 soups… so thrilled I went ahead and bought several boxes. I have been really disheartened with each tasting–these do indeed have a half-hearted, watery, lack-luster flavor.

  19. Jane Krovetz Says:

    I totally agree with the above comments. I could not beleive that they stopped the gold lable butternut squash soup. It was great and didn’t take up too many calories on my diet. The new v-8 ones are too many calories! I am not sure how they taste – I have not tried one yet, but the gold lable soups were a big part of my diet in the winter. They were great to take to work and I will miss them. I hope you will consider bringing them back or at least providing something with fewer calories than the v-8 type in its place – of course, it will have to taste good too!

  20. Katherine Says:

    I to am very disapointed in Campbells decision to discontinue the Select line of soups. I loved them and ate them all the time. I tried the V8 version, and returned the two unopened boxes I purchased thinking it was just new packaging for the Select. Bad move Campbells.

  21. Kim Says:

    I Just found the Campbell’s Select Gold Label Creamy Parmesian Tomato Bisque. Only found one carton. My husband I just LOVED it! Now I can’t get anymore. Come on Campbell’s, at least offer it up in a can for your devoted Tomato Bisque lovers. Please?

    Sad to loose the best store bought soup I have EVER eaten. :(

  22. Lisa Says:

    Please tell me it isnt so. I love the gold label soups. why would campbells take away this great product and replace it with one that doesnt even come close. Will not buy the v8 products again. very disappointed in this bad decision. please think of your loyal consumers. this was the very best store bought soup ever. Even better than local restaurants. please at least bring back the tomato parmesan

  23. Courtney Says:

    I too am SOOO disappointed about the discontinuation of my favorite soup! I too have bought the fantastically delicious, tastes-like-home-made butternut squash soup regularly, and only the occasional tomato soup. I too have nothing else to buy from Campbell’s without my favorite soup on the shelves. I too have been searching different stores hoping they were just low on stock, only to be alarmed that ‘what if it’s not made anymore…but why would they do that???’ So I came here to find that it IS true! It is so difficult to find a good tasting packaged product that doesn’t taste like artificial food substitutes. I ate it at least once a week for dinner, and introduced it to my friends who loved it too. I hope you will bring back this wonderful line of soups; it is truly a step backwards for Campbell’s.

  24. Linda Rice Says:

    Campbells, how many votes will it take — or a petition —- to bring back the Gold Label Select soups? I couldn’t find the Gold Label Butternut Squash so went ahead and bought the V-8. It is just as good — with 50 more calories a serving!!!! What were you thinking? Some of us will have to go back to home-made. But the convenience was nice — while it lasted. Please — what do we have to do to bring back our favorites with appropriate calorie counts?

  25. Becky Baltz Says:

    My husband and I are also extremely disappointed with the discontinuation of the Campbell’s Gold Label Select Soups. We tried one of the new V8 soups. My husband only ate about 1/2 of his serving then told me to never buy it again!

  26. Jane Krovetz Says:

    I have gone to Campbell’s website and sent them an email about bringing back their gold Label soups. If enough of us do this, they might bring them back.

  27. sadly disappointed Says:

    Wow — I’m disappointed too. Not sure what they could have been thinking. The Select Gold Label soups were really excellent soups. I don’t understand what companies are thinking – when they do things like this. V8? really — they have people hitting each other because they don’t want to drink it — who would come up with marketing soup under that name? Especially as a replacement for this?

    After all – how many people would search online to find out what happened to SOUP! I just did — and it sounds like a lot of other folks have too!!! That should tell Campbell’s something.

    Maybe it’s a ploy to bring it back in three months and double the price. I’d actually still buy it — maybe not as much.

  28. Jean Says:

    Also very dissapointed! I was in love with the Tomato Parmesan. I went out tonight and just saw the V8 tomato and we tried it. I had one sip and I didn’t like it. Please brind back the Gold Label Tomato Parmesan! It was the only Tomato Soup that I have ever liked and I miss it! I think this was a mistake to stop making the Gold Label!

  29. Stacy Says:

    I have tried the tomato parmesan bisque soup at hand. I bought all the store had to try to atleast keep this soup selling.

    My review: I like it. To me, it takes the same. My coworkers who also loved the Golden Label tomato parmesan says it tastes a little different.

    Obvious Differences: The size. I use to eat a carton of this soup. Who gets filled up by the soup at hand size? Also, there are these chewy maybe parmesan bits in the soup. It’s not bad tasting – just odd to chew while drinking soup.

  30. Kristin Says:

    FOUND THE LAST OF THE GOLD LABEL!!! If you have a Big Lots in your area they are selling the last of the Gold Label soup. I bought out all the soup at the Big Lots near my house. After its gone, it will be sad though.

  31. Terry Simms Says:

    Please bring back Cambells Select Gold Label Soups, especially Creamy Tomato Parmesan Bisque!!!!

    Why is it when a great product hits the market, it stays for a while and then just dissappears to be replaced with a not so great version???

  32. Michael Says:

    I agree with all of the comments about taking this wonderful product line off the market. I will share with you all the email I just sent to Campbell’s. I do apologize for my frankness in advance but I work in Corporate America and believe me I have seen some of these so called Corporate decisions made and shake my head in complete disbelief. I do feel that you must let them know how you feel about a decision made with no thought process what so ever and sometimes that takes a smack to the side of the head. Don’t hesitate to voice your displeasure.

    “I cannot believe that some MBA whiz kid has made the decision to take the Select Gold Label soups including the Tomato Parmesan Bisque (my favorite) off the market. I imagine that it is because the V-8 soup is less expensive to make and of course does not even come close in taste and I am sure that it was not making enough money for the mucky mucks. It doesn’t matter what the consumer thinks and after reading many blog sites I see that I am not the only one who feels this way.

    I had stored up with several boxes to be used after my surgery as I am to have a moderate diet for a while. What a surprise to go to the store and find the so called V-8 substitute and no Select Gold Label. I thought the store was just out but after two different stores I started to wonder and now finding out from the website it has been discontinued.

    Right now I am mad enough that I am going to take all of the Campbell soup products my wife and I purchased this evening and return them all for Progresso Brand soups and not buy anymore of your products.”

    Michael

  33. Sandra Says:

    I just tried my fifth tomato soup after being looking everywhere to find my favorite–Campbell’s Tomato Parmesean Bisque. After being disappointed again, I searched the internet to see what was going on, and came upon the devastating news that it has been pulled from the market. I am so disappointed that this product has been replaced with the V8 varieties. I tried the V8 soups when they first came out on my grocery store’s shelf, but the tomato version cannot compete with the Tomato Parmesean Bisque. In desperation, I have also tried Campbell’s other tomato varieties, and those of other brands as well, but nothing comes even close. I have one more brand to try, but I am not hopeful. I will not be purchasing any more of the V8 soups, but I hope to one day purchase the Select Gold varieties again (which I will buy by the caseful, just in case something goes wrong).

  34. Tom Siegel Says:

    Can no longer find this product in Tom Thumb(Safeway) and Walmart. Are you still mfg. it? Is it in different packaging?

  35. Apres Ski Says:

    I discovered very quickly how bland it really is. However, I added a pat of butter/margarine and a pinch of fine sea salt. That spruced up the taste immensely and I was thrilled at how it tasted. I even used it with some boiled potatoes and that worked out well.

    Amazon has a sign-up for the Campbells Select Gold Label Soups and as mentioned above, Big Lots might have this as well.

    If you’re having problems with this version, you might be a low-taster or a high-taster. Check your tastebuds! http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/12/15/WIGMMMUANE1.DTL

    Your best bet in finding your favorite soup in your area or near it is to Google it. You may end up ordering it over the internet. However, I did enjoy this version of Campbells Butternut Squash and I will try the others organic or not.

  36. Apres Ski Says:

    I discovered very quickly how bland it really is. However, I added a pat of butter/margarine and a pinch of fine sea salt. That spruced up the taste immensely and I was thrilled at how it tasted. I even used it with some boiled potatoes and that worked out well.

    Amazon has a sign-up for the Campbells Select Gold Label Soups and as mentioned above, Big Lots might have this as well.

    If you’re having problems with this version, you might be a low-taster or a high-taster. Check your tastebuds! http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/12/15/WIGMMMUANE1.DTL

    Your best bet in finding your favorite soup in your area or near it is to Google it. You may end up ordering it over the internet. However, I did enjoy this version of Campbells Butternut Squash and I will try the others organic or not.

  37. Sheri G. Says:

    None of the V-8 soups are nearly as good as the gold label soups. I so badly miss those and have no idea why they pulled them. The Creamy Tomato Parmesan Bisque was my absolute favorite. The new Soup at Hand version is awful! I haven’t found anything close ANYWHERE. If anyone has a good recipe for it, please send it my way. Thanks!

  38. Babsy Says:

    My husband has just called me from the THIRD grocery store only to relay some tragic and sad news. My all time most favourite soup has been discontinued? The Select Gold Label Creamy Tomato Parmesean Bisque got me through majour surgery recovery, oral surgery and the usual sickness that prevails in the Northeast for several years. It was my comfort soup. It was my Weight Watchers soup. It was my I don’t want to cook tonight soup. It was so darn yummy! Why would you discontinue something that was great? PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!I’ll even pay double!! PLEASE!!!!!

  39. Fred Says:

    Only Campbell’s Gold Label soup my wife and I had been buying was the Portabella Mushroom soup…it was delicious. Doesn’t look like they even tried to come up with anything close under the V8 label. We had squirelled away a number of boxes and finally ran out and found all the stores full of these dumb green boxes instead and all on sale. Dumb move…we have no interest in trying any of the green boxes no matter how good the sale. We’ll have to look elsewhere for a replacement…hello, Progresso, are you listening. Here’s a perfect chance to fill the void left by Campbells.

  40. Phoenix Says:

    I have been searching like crazy for the Campbell’s Gold Select label tomato bisque. I looooved it and like you, so sad to find that it had been discontinued. As such, I have been on a quest for a replacement…and have tasted quite a few yucky substitutes of the bisque variety….to include some bistro style items from grocery deli…The best I have been able to find is Amy’s Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque Soup and the Campbell’s Soup at hand parmesean tomato bisque. Both are really good! And to be honest, I think Campbell simply re-packaged our beloved Gold Select bisque. As someone mentioned, other than the size, I really don’t notice a difference. The soup at hands are typically a little under $2. The bisque is a new item, so I haven’t been able to find it in the multi-pack on amazon yet…which would be cheaper..but possibly less environmentally friendly (transportation)! Amy’s seems to be a bit healthier…lower cals, sodium, etc. and I’ve found Amy’s somewhere around $3. It typically can be found with the soups or sometimes in the organic sections. Alas, my quest has ended for now….

  41. Marc Matthews Says:

    I have been looking for Split Pea Soup in a box, do you make it? if you do, it does not show up here in Saint Augustine Florida at Publix Stors. Please advise me if you indeed do have it in a box, I would like to buy some, if not why not?.

    Really like your products, keep up the great work.

    Marc Matthews

  42. Laurie Eugene Says:

    I, too, just discovered that Campbell’s Select soups were discontinued. My personal favorite, like Fred and his wife, was the Portobello mushroom soup, which I used in my meatbeall strogonoff and it made all the difference! I called Campbell’s and they offered me coupons for the V-8 line, which didn’t replicate the mushroom soup anyway – and after reading others comments I’m not likely to get much out of it. I’ve checked Big Lots and another local chain that sells similar lots and they don’t have any. Too bad! Now I’ll have to go looking for something else (’cause the regular Campbell’s mushroom soup is pretty dull). If anyone has found anything comparable to the Campbell’s Select, please let us know! In the meantime, I have one last box of the creamy parmesan bisque that everyone is raving over, so I guess I’ll enjoy that.

  43. Sherri G. Says:

    There’s nothing on the market right now that could compete with the Campbell’s Select soups. Nothing. However, Pacific Naturals Organic soups in the box (found at Harris Teeter and Lowe’s Foods in my area) are better than anything else I’ve tried so far. Amy’s Organic soups are okay, too, just sold in a can so not as fresh. Both are far better than the V-8 soups in the box.

    I’m still completely shocked that Campbell’s would discontinue the best product they’ve developed in 35 yrs. It was better than most homemade soups! They didn’t do a very good job of marketing them or allow enough time for word of mouth to get out there before they yanked them. They were only available for maybe 2 yrs in my city. Very disappointing and frustrating.

  44. Laurie Eugene Says:

    My thanks to Sherri G. for making more information available regarding possible alternates. I noticed after I began researching information on the Select soups that it contained no preservatives, which was a very important fact to put in such small lettering on the box. Shame on Campbell’s marketing for not making that a bigger selling point, since it may well have enhanced their sales. I think I’ll send Campbell’s an email and include a link for this website in my comments. After that, I guess I’ll just have to file it under “Good things ruined by impatience and lack of persistence and strategy” – and hope I (at least) learn from it! My thanks to all that wrote in. It’s nice to know there are others have similar concerns and to share information.

  45. Sherri G. Says:

    P.S. The Campbell’s Soup at Hand version of the Tomato Parmesan Bisque is worse than awful in my opinion. I bought 10 of them on sale right after I saw the posting above from the Campbell’s rep, expecting them to be comparable. Threw 3/4 of the first one I opened away and gave the rest to a food bank. Which I almost felt bad doing.

    Please bring the Gold Label Soups back!!!!

  46. Sad Says:

    :(
    I’m sick. And they’re gone. My favorite soup ever (Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato) is now gone. Why Campbells? It’s been about two years Juli Mandel Sloves, how much more time do you need to get them back?

  47. Julie Says:

    Where can I purchase the Select Gold Label, butternut squash soup?? My zip code is 07470

  48. Julie Says:

    Where can I purchase the Select, Gold Label , butternut squash soup in the carton? My zip code is 07470

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  50. Kari Homan Shannon Says:

    I can’t believe that they pulled such great soups like Campbell’s Select, (butternut squash was my favorite – hands down!!!) and replaced it with the C.R.A.P.!!!! that is V8. Those soups are HORRIBLE!!!! Why would you take something so successful and backwash it into dirty dishwater and then try and tell us it’s better!!! There is no way, and we’re not buying it. Everyone is right, it’s been several years, get with the program, listen to your audience and give us back Campbell’s Select.

    Yet another customer who isn’t buying __ANY__ Campbell’s soup unless it’s SELECT!!!

  51. Kari Homan Shannon Says:

    I also just sent feedback at Campbells Soup Co.

    Here’s the link:

    http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/Feedback.aspx#product

  52. Rachel Says:

    No one at my store knew what had happened to the Campbell’s soups that I remembered preferring the taste of. I loved the Gold Select Clam Chowder; its replacement is not as creamy. This winter I tried a Campbell’s butternut. Anticipating it being a favorite, I bought 6 cans, since I generally love the home-made version (my healthy relatives actually make it for Thanksgiving!). After tasting it, I ended up taking them all back to the store. It was much too sweet and watery.

  53. Chris H Says:

    I know that this is an old thread but needed to post. I too was so disappointed about the butternut squash soup. One of my fav cafe’s in sacramento sold this soup and that’s when I fell in love with it. They would start to serve it every fall. And, now every fall I’m so disappointed that I don’t have a good butternut squash soup. Even homemade doesn’t compare to the Campbell’s select. Anyone here anything back from campbell’s about the soup or found a close substitute in another brand?
    Panera stared with a butternut squash soup that is pretty good but you can only get it at their restaurant.
    Thanks!!

  54. Bonnie from BiteoftheBest.com Says:

    Chris,

    Glad to assist… I reached out to the folks at Campbell’s and got a response for you. I’ve pasted it below:

    “You’ll be pleased to know that we in fact have two Butternut Squash Bisque offerings in our Campbell line and one from Wolfgang Puck. Here is a link from our Campbell Nutrition page, since I know you will want to review the nutrition content:

    http://www.campbellnutrition.com/product-nutrition-profiler?txt=Butternut%20Squash

    Campbell’s Gourmet Bisques is our line in aseptic cartons most similar to the original Campbell’s Select Gold Label.”

    Let us know what you think of these options!

  55. Chris H Says:

    Thanks, Bonnie. Has anyone by chance tried any of the soups they suggested and if they are similar to the Campbells gold select label? Also, loved the tomato parmesan, is there another soup that is similar to that one?
    Thanks again!!

  56. Tara Says:

    All these years later and I am still desperately missing the Select Gold Label Butternut Squash soup. Most other butternut squash soups are sweet or contain crap like ginger or nutmeg that make them taste more like pumpkin pie than soup. I really want this soup back!

  57. RB Says:

    Yes, Tara, I agree completely; other butternuts are overly sweet and often ruined by the spices that make them resemble dessert.

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