Thursday, November 01, 2007

Soupy twist

Campbells Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup: comfort food of the gods. Swallow.
Campbells Condensed Cream of Celery Soup*: ejaculate of the devil. Spit.

How can this be?

joella

*which, forgetting the above, I purchase about every five years when there isn't any mushroom.

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Anonymous Charlie said...

I have learned to enjoy the celery soup (which, in the context of your analogy, is now something I'm uncomfortable about). It has to be said it's not much of a treat though. The bits of celery are soggy and have no bite to them. The asparagus is worth a try though.

This concludes my thoughts on Campbells condensed soups.

11:59 pm  
Blogger bedshaped said...

...."ejaculate of the devil"....
Best description ever!

3:24 pm  
Blogger Jo said...

Charlie, I think you have been groomed. I could accept the phrase 'acquired taste' (which is how I came to love olives, and indeed beer), but 'learned to enjoy' smacks of something more sinister. Who did this to you? Are they on the soup offenders register?

11:14 pm  
Anonymous Charlie said...

If I ever tell anyone about it, they're going to make me eat Pot Noodle.

I'm never quite sure why I'm so drawn to the condensed soup anyway. A voice in my head is saying "strong brand identity" but I am furiously swatting away the voices like they were miniature invisible flying elves.

Essentially I stand there and think: 'I can add milk to that, and, with patient nurtuting, it can come to resemble the soup housed in the larger can, retailing for approximately the price as the condensed soup + some milk.

It turns out I had more thoughts on condensed soups.

12:43 pm  

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