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What’s in your soup?


About 2 weeks ago, I received a phone call from my husband while he was at work during his lunch hour. The phone conversation is the usual until he says we need to talk about something rather important and I said okay what’s up?

He says, Honey I found something in my soup! I said what did you find? It looks like a piece of foam. Foam?! I told him to bring home the can, lid, foam etc…I will need these items to make a phone call.

Well sure enough when he came home with his leftover soup…he shows me a piece of hard foam that was floating in his soup. I can’t even imagine what would have happened if he accidentally swallowed this piece of foreign material.
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The next morning I called Progresso soup and spoke to them about a foreign object that was found in their soup.  I had to answer something like 20 questions to make my complaint over the phone.  So they wanted to send me coupons for free soup and I declined the coupons and told them I wouldn’t be purchasing their soup ever again and then the customer service person says then if you give me your address we will send you a check for $3.00 to replace the cost of your soup.  Well at least I will get my money back but it doesn’t give me a piece of mind knowing that the problem probably won’t be resolved. How do I know this because the customer service person said they have no way of knowing if Quality Control will even get the message. How does Progresso Soup run their business?

I wasn’t pleased with the outcome of this conversation. So I made a point to tell them that I will be calling the FDA and I would be blogging about this matter. Not a care in the world from Progresso. I guess when you make as much money as they do one can of soup doesn’t matter.

I am waiting for the FDA to return my call.

I spent some time searching on the internet for other instances that might have happened with Progresso Soup and I was a bit surprised that I found something like 5 other people who found a similar foreign object in their soups as well.

As of 2 weeks ago, I no longer will buy canned soup. At least if it’s homemade I know what’s in the soup!

Part 2 of What’s in your soup coming soon.

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Mad Craze Coming to an End


Lately we are hearing more and more news about the coupon extremists. I recently watched a story on the news last week about this very topic and I was in awe when I saw how much these people are saving. Really, are you saving that much because it looks like you all have come to endure an obsessive compulsive behavior over saving and hording food. You all need therapy just to get yourselves back in control!

So in this story I saw garages, closets and rooms in houses full of food. I saw at least 50 cans of Hormel Chili, 12 tubes of toothpaste etc…So how might one household eat that much food before it expires? Have you thought about that question or are you going to open up a food pantry. In my opinion it would only make sense to give to people who can use it.

I think the real question here is why all of sudden the mad craze to save on food, yeah its pricey and it comes with bad economy but really are you saving that much money that you can afford to have that much food on hand? Sooner or later, it will waste away because of the expiration dates.

The most bothersome thing about this topic is that when I am at the grocery store with my list and I reach for an item that isn’t there because I know some extreme couponer cleared the shelf before I got there. Well lo and behold the grocery stores are on to you people because now they are limiting how much we can buy and now limiting how many coupons can be used in a single checkout.

I just have to say “Thanks” for screwing the system, because I rely on my coupons for savings and for you extremists who think nothing of the rest of the us we get limited because of you.

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