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Old 05-12-2009, 11:48 PM
 
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Default Campbells chicken noodle soup taste......

My mother is 86. She insists that Campbell changed it's recipe for chicken noodle soup, the regular one we always got. I think it may be her sense of taste has changed, I don't notice any difference, but she doesn't say that about other foods. What's your opinion?
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I had a can of Campbells Chicken Noodle soup for dinner the other night and it tasted the same to me. Tastes just like when I was a kid!

Your Mom's taste buds may not work as well as they used to. My Dad is 84 and he often says that food doesn't taste like it used to or it has no taste at all. I think our taste buds dull as we get older.

Campbells makes chicken noodle soup with extra noodles. Maybe your Mom got that by accident? That's the kind my husband likes and I don't like it....seems starchy to me. Maybe that's the difference your Mom is noticing.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:59 PM
 
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I know the soup variety you're talking about, but no, it's the same one we've had all through the years. She won't say it's her and not the soup, so I thought I'd check and see what others think.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Maybe you could try using less water when making the soup. A richer taste might suit her better. I wouldn't doubt that Campbell's started adding more water to cut expenses, so Mom might be spot on!

My mother started saying everything was "sweet" when she got into her early 80's.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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I've been a fan of the kind of soup for many a year and haven't noticed a change in taste.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Sittin' on the rocks at the bay...
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Well, God bless her at 86 for being able to have an opinion!! I'd say just remark, "Gees, isn't that interesting", and let it go. I wish I had my mom around to hear what she'd have to say about things of today. Right or wrong, wouldn't matter as long as she was here to enjoy. You're very lucky to still have her with you.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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I guess I was lucky. My mom made homemade chidken soup and taught me how to do the same. Campbells tastes like salted water with overcooked noodles.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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Listen to your mother. She is probably paying attention to the taste whereas others just eat the soup. I would not assume that her taste has changed, that's insulting.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:15 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I think she's right. I've noticed an unfortunate change in a couple of flavors and I'm more than 40 years younger than your mom.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: DENVER
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it has changed a bit
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