U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Closed Thread Start New Thread
 
Old 07-02-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
4,342 posts, read 2,608,470 times
Reputation: 3809

Advertisements

When I'm on vacation or a mini-trip, I often pack a plastic spoon and 1 or 2 canned soups, and just eat that without heating it up. I usually can't count on having access to a microwave, nor would I have brought a container to heat it up anyways. This way, I can avoid lines, save money, and save time too. If there turns out to be time for to grab food, I can always save the soup for another time.

I haven't done this much while at work, but the few times I did, I did pour it into a container and then heat it, since it seems eating out of the can at work may not look so good.

 
Old 07-02-2014, 07:12 PM
 
Location: CA
2,537 posts, read 849,859 times
Reputation: 3636
Nothing wrong with looking like a hobo at work, it might even make your employer feel compelled to give you a raise.
 
Old 07-02-2014, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
12,448 posts, read 10,126,539 times
Reputation: 28069
It doesn't work so well with condensed soup.
 
Old 07-02-2014, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
1,379 posts, read 1,225,640 times
Reputation: 1268
When I worked as an HVAC tech, drove a van and never knew when or where I would have a lunch break, cans of Progresso soup, cold, were my usual lunch. Nothing wrong with that.
 
Old 07-02-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Alaska
4,946 posts, read 4,336,411 times
Reputation: 7087
I would not do that at work. While camping, back-packing, etc., it is understandable and acceptable because one is often without the amenities that a regular kitchen environment provides.
 
Old 07-02-2014, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
1,379 posts, read 1,225,640 times
Reputation: 1268
Dipping whole wheat bread in a can of Progresso lentil soup, in the middle of wilderness, can't be beat.

Last edited by WoodstockSchool1980; 07-02-2014 at 09:47 PM..
 
Old 07-02-2014, 09:19 PM
 
16,484 posts, read 17,501,756 times
Reputation: 23521
Quote:
Originally Posted by ackmondual View Post
When I'm on vacation or a mini-trip, I often pack a plastic spoon and 1 or 2 canned soups, and just eat that without heating it up. I usually can't count on having access to a microwave, nor would I have brought a container to heat it up anyways. This way, I can avoid lines, save money, and save time too. If there turns out to be time for to grab food, I can always save the soup for another time.

I haven't done this much while at work, but the few times I did, I did pour it into a container and then heat it, since it seems eating out of the can at work may not look so good.

I do that all the time. Lots of times the jobs I'm on there is no place to heat up ford. I go camping and hunting and I usually throw a MRE and a canned soup in my camelbak pack. I usually go for a 10-12 mile and get hungry.
 
Old 07-02-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
10,860 posts, read 18,875,631 times
Reputation: 25110
I was staying at my MIL's house while my house was being repaired, and she didn't want us to cook. So I passed out cans of Progresso soup and plastic spoons to the kids, and we had a good meal. She complained that it was unhealthy to eat cold food and I was teaching my kids bad manners. (She thought we should just eat sandwiches and chips, but I can't eat sandwiches and chips for every meal, or even every day.) So for dinner the next day, the kids and I grabbed our cans of soup and spoons, and headed to the drainage ditch behind MIL's house for a hobo picnic.

To answer your question, I like eating soup that way but not in front of people whose opinions I care about. I will generally pour it in a bowl and eat it cold.
 
Old 07-02-2014, 09:26 PM
 
1,519 posts, read 1,151,322 times
Reputation: 1780
I always have thoughts on wanting to boil canned soup before I eat it. I just think that if there is anything in there that isn't quite right it will kill the germs or whatever. But that's just me. Maybe I will try that sometime cold.
 
Old 07-02-2014, 09:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
10,860 posts, read 18,875,631 times
Reputation: 25110
Quote:
Originally Posted by nickerman View Post
I always have thoughts on wanting to boil canned soup before I eat it. I just think that if there is anything in there that isn't quite right it will kill the germs or whatever. But that's just me. Maybe I will try that sometime cold.
As long as you wash the top before you open it, there shouldn't be any germs to worry about. The canning process kills germs and the lack of air in the can prevents the growth of most germs.
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Closed Thread

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top