New in the Market: New England Country Soup

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on February 13, 2012 · 0 comments

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Winter is soup weather and New England Country Soup is a new edition to the ready-to-serve soup category. The company produces 8 soups, 7 are gluten-free, 5 are dairy free and 2 are vegan. All the soups are packaged in a light-weight, BPA-free microwavable 15-ounce pouches. The company prides itself in selecting high quality, natural ingredients. On the homepage of the website there is an “Ingredient Tracker.” If you enter the packaging code located on the front of the soup pouch, you can view the source of the soup’s ingredients down to the farm, field or ocean.

To add to the hominess and charm of each soup, there is a story on the back of the package that describes the inspiration for the variety. The varieties are truly different in taste and nutrition profile, ranging from light to hearty.

Chicken Corn Chowder is gluten free. A 1-cup serving has 290 calories, 18 grams of fat (10 grams are saturated fat), 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 25 grams of carbohydrate (2 grams are fiber and 3 grams are sugar), 7 grams of protein and 240 milligrams of sodium.

Yankee White Bean is gluten free. A 1-cup serving has 380 calories, 9 grams of fat (5 grams are saturated fat), 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 52 grams of carbohydrate (12 grams are fiber and 4 grams are sugar), 26 grams of protein and 340 milligrams of sodium.

Nana’s Chicken Soup is gluten free and dairy free. A 1-cup serving has 120 calories, 3.5 grams of fat (0.5 grams are saturated fat), 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 20 grams of carbohydrate (4 grams are fiber and 2 grams are sugar), 7 grams of protein and 350 milligrams of sodium.

New England Clam Chowder is gluten free. A 1-cup serving has 330 calories, 22 grams of fat (11 grams are saturated fat), 55 milligrams of cholesterol, 24 grams of carbohydrate (less than 1 gram of fiber and 2 grams of sugar), 8 grams of protein and 370 milligrams of sodium.

Chicken Pomodoro is dairy free. A 1-cup serving has 140 calories, 6 grams of fat (1.5 grams are saturated fat), 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 16 grams of carbohydrate (2 grams are fiber and 3 grams are sugar), 7 grams of protein and 260 milligrams of sodium.

Caribbean Black Bean is gluten free, dairy free and vegan. A 1-cup serving has 210 calories, 2.5 grams of fat (no saturated fat), no cholesterol, 38 grams of carbohydrate (8 grams are fiber and 4 grams are sugar), 10 grams of protein and 230 milligrams of sodium.

Lentil is gluten free, dairy free and vegan. A 1-cup serving has 140 calories, 2.5 grams of fat (no saturated fat), no cholesterol, 23 grams of carbohydrate (8 grams are fiber and 1 gram sugar), 7 grams of protein and 340 milligrams of sodium.

Sweet Chicken Curry is gluten free and dairy free. A 1-cup serving has 160 calories, 3.5 grams of fat (0.5 grams are saturated fat), 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 27 grams of carbohydrate (3 grams are fiber and 9 grams are sugar), 9 grams of protein and 75 milligrams of sodium.

All of the soups are trans fat free. Keep in mind that most people eat an entire package of soup at one sitting, which equals two servings and double the calories and nutrients listed above.

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