A few months ago, one of my family members gave me a can of Progresso Hearty Chicken Pot Pie Style Soup and I’m glad that they did so. Ever since the first time I saw this product at a grocery store, I wanted to try it, but kept forgetting to purchase a can of the soup whenever I went grocery shopping.
Now that I’ve already eaten the can of soup, I think it would be a good product to review. Presented here in an effort to assist the consumer, is one food writer’s product review of Progresso Hearty Chicken Pot Pie Style Soup.
The net weight of one standard-sized can of Progresso Hearty Chicken Pot Pie Style Soup is 18.5 ounces. According to the product’s nutrition facts label, the can holds about two 1 cup servings of soup.
The regular retail price charged for one 18.5 ounce can of Progresso Hearty Chicken Pot Pie Style Soup at Hartford, Connecticut, area food stores averages between $2.49 and $2.99.
Texture / Consistency
Most varieties of chicken pot pie contain an assortment of ingredients and the same holds true for this chicken pot pie-style soup. In addition to chicken broth, this soup also contains cooked white chicken meat, carrots, corn, potatoes and celery.
While this soup is not as thick as most chicken pot pies, it is pretty thick and creamy. Basically every spoonful contains a good amount of cooked-but not mushy vegetables and/or appealing pieces of chicken meat that do not contain fat or other unpleasant matter.
Progresso Hearty Chicken Pot Pie Style Soup contains 140 calories, with 50 calories from fat, per one cup serving. This soup also contains 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 5 grams total fat, 15 mg of cholesterol, 770 mg of sodium, 19 grams total carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 1 gram of sugars and 7 grams of protein, per one cup serving.
Taste / Flavor
On a cold and snowy night recently, I decided to try the Progresso Hearty Chicken Pot Pie Style Soup. On a regular basis I eat frozen chicken pot pies and couldn’t wait to see if the soup actually tasted like a pot pie.
To me, the soup offers a pleasant and soothing flavor that seems like a nice creamy chicken soup. As far as tasting like a chicken pot pie, I don’t really get the connection.
To me, one of the most vital parts of a chicken pot pie is the crust. Unfortunately, nothing about this soup in any way resembles a chicken pot pie crust. Sometimes when I see this soup on the shelf at the grocery store, it is positioned close to a chicken/tortilla soup.
It seems to me that if a soup can contain pieces of tortilla, then a chicken pot pie-themed soup could contain small pieces of crust that don’t get overly soggy. A good amount of tasty chicken pieces are featured in the Progresso Hearty Chicken Pot Pie Style Soup and there are lots of pieces of carrots. The inclusion of kernels of corn in the soup provides an additional source of flavor that is not found in many chicken pot pies.
On a flavor scale of one through ten, I would assign this soup a rating of 8.75.
Progresso Hearty Chicken Pot Pie Style Soup is packaged in a fairly wide metal can that features a handy pop-top lid that does not need a can opener to be opened. The familiar blue Progresso front label shows a closeup illustration of the enclosed soup and the rear label lists all relevant nutritional, ingredient and cooking information.
All things considered, Progresso Hearty Chicken Pot Pie Style Soup is, as its name suggests, a hearty soup, yet it is not at all heavy. As much as I want to see the chicken pot pie connection in this soup, it just doesn’t seem to strike me.
This is a very good soup however and I definitely recommend it as a nice creamy chicken soup. If you decide to try this soup, just don’t expect it to taste an awful lot like a pot pie.
Personal experience with the product