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Product Review: Dr. McDougall's Soups

A few weeks back I was contacted by Samantha of Dr. McDougall’s Soups to see if I wanted to sample & review the soups.  Of course I accepted!  Samantha sent me a package out that not only contained all 7 of their soups, but a great soup bowl, placemat, napkin & napkin ring holder.  I was especially excited about the bowl, as I love huge bowls for my salads and this one is just perfect. 


Okay, onto the soups.  There are 7 different varieties (2 of which are not gluten-free: split pea & minestrone).  All of these soups happen to be vegan. 

  • Lentil
  • Vegetable
  • Black Bean
  • Chunky Tomato
  • Split Pea
  • Minestrone
  • Roasted Red Pepper Tomato

The soups I tried were Lentil, Vegetable, Black Bean, Chunky Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Tomato.  All of the soups had a good flavor & I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of vegetables in the Vegetable Soup.  Not only were there veggies, but brown rice & lentils as well, which added to the staying power.  Jon enjoyed the Chunky Tomato Soup with a grilled cheese sandwich, his favorite combination.  Aaron tested out the Split Pea & Minestrone for me.  He said they were both not salty enough and were a little on the watery side.  Unfortunately I couldn’t taste them due to them both containing gluten. 


Some important facts about Dr. McDougall’s Soups

  • · Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods® new Ready-to-Serve Chunky Soups are available in seven flavors. Low-calorie varieties include Lentil, Vegetable, Black Bean, Chunky Tomato, Split Pea, Minestrone, and Roasted Pepper Tomato
  • · These great-tasting flavors cater to those with gluten allergies as all varieties, with the exception of Minestrone and Split Pea, are gluten free. All flavors feature cholesterol-free plant based complete protein except Chunky Tomato and Roasted Pepper Tomato.
  • · The soup’s innovative packaging is free of Bisphenol A (BPA) concerns and is made from paper sourced exclusively from sustainably managed forests. They feature innovative Tetra Recart packaging that is recyclable and has a lower carbon footprint than cans. The packages are shelf-stable and never contain preservatives.
  • · The soups are available on grocery shelves for a suggested retail price of $3.29.
  • · Plus, they have 25 percent more soup than most natural canned soup brands.
  • · Until now, carton soups have only been available in broths and purees. The new Ready-to-Serve Chunky Soups are the first nationally available carton soup with whole pieces of vegetables, beans and pasta.

Thank you Samantha & Dr. McDougall’s for sending the samples to me to review. 


7 comments to Product Review: Dr. McDougall's Soups

  • I also got to sample these soups and thought they were amazing :) I loved the personal touch of the package as well.

  • Joyce Evans

    I haven't been able to locate a label online. Do they contain any sugar?

  • Great review, Kim! I would buy these soups if they were in my local store. I like that they are BPA-free. Too bad that two of them contain barley … if manufacturers would just not use barley, we could eat so many more products safely. I wonder what methods they employ to ensure that there's no cross contamination. I guess just cleaning their product lines … ?

    Note to Joyce: If you click on the soup name, it shows the label with all the ingredients. :-)


  • Barb Healy

    These products contain yeast extract, which is another name for MSG (monosodium glutamate), an excitotoxin. If you are sensitive or don't want to consume MSG on principal, avoid this brand.

    Barb Healy

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