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I tried 5 brands of canned chicken noodle soup and Annie's broth filled me with dread

INSIDER Logo By Matthew Wilson of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 16: 
  
    If there's one thing you want on a sick day, it's a
    nice bowl of hot chicken noodle soup. 
  
  
    I tried five brands of chicken noodle soup - Annie's,
    Campbell's, Healthy Choice, Progresso, and Wolfgang Puck's - to
    see which one tasted homemade, and Wolfgang Puck's came pretty
    close.
  
  
    Progresso's Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup was the
    best value for money.
  
  
    
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  Chicken soup is for the soul - and those sick days where you
  don't feel like getting out of bed. Everyone's mother has their
  own cherished recipe, but can companies deliver that nostalgia to
  customers via a microwaved bowl?

  I tried five of the most popular canned chicken noodle soup
  brands with some help from my own mother, who tracked down the
  elusive Wolfgang Puck soup. While the flavors and experience of
  home cannot be mass produced, a few brands definitely gave it
  their best effort. 

  Here's a breakdown of every soup I tried from worst to best.

Chicken soup is for the soul - and those sick days where you don't feel like getting out of bed. Everyone's mother has their own cherished recipe, but can companies deliver that nostalgia to customers via a microwaved bowl?

I tried five of the most popular canned chicken noodle soup brands with some help from my own mother, who tracked down the elusive Wolfgang Puck soup. While the flavors and experience of home cannot be mass produced, a few brands definitely gave it their best effort.

Here's a breakdown of every soup I tried from worst to best.

© Matthew Wilson

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