Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Lame Soup

This morning, as I drove to work, I was actually aghast a local radio news piece about this recipe.

For those of us who know and love Progresso® soup, this woman's recipe is a crock. Basically:

  1. Open a can of delicious Progresso soup.
  2. Add some crap.
  3. Take full credit.

Horse shit! This recipe is mere soup hijackery. This woman must be stopped, lest she sully further the great name of Progresso. Onward, fearless soup eaters!


Blogger Anneth said...

MMM...Now I love soup, but I definitely love "Souped up," soups. I gotta say, those tortilla bowls look damn tasty. Especially after eating a whole can of Campbell's Select Vegetable Medley, which was a little lacking on potatos this time around.

14/3/06 2:35 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

I'm not saying her soup doesn't look tasty. But this is a million-dollar contest. Opening soup for a million dollars is a joke. And it reflects poorly on Virginians. Makes us look like yokels (yeah, I know). Plus, it cheapens soup-eating for the rest of us. Plus, I wanted some soup when I wrote this (since having had sub-par tomato soup from a nearby bakery).

14/3/06 3:01 PM  
Blogger Anneth said...

I was thinking about entering my "Spicy, Cheesy Bean-Stuffed Crescent Rolls" recipe. I've already got two products - Old El Paso Refried Beans and Pillsbury Refrigerated Dinner Crescent Rolls.

MMmMMMMM. Flakey, fiberous goodness.

14/3/06 4:03 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

In hindsight, I was overly critical, given the spirit of the contest. The website clearly says:

You can judge these recipes at home. Try them for yourself, and see if your favorite comes out on top when the winning recipes are announced...

Clearly, they want recipes that Joe and Jane SixPack can do at home. Presumable to sell more Pillsbury swag. Except that Progresso's owned by Betty Crocker, who I presumed was a different company. This is all very confusing. Who can sort out the jumbled web of food conglomerates?!?!?!

14/3/06 4:45 PM  
Blogger Anneth said...

Anneth to the Rescue!

Because I love food, and because I love long drawn out commentary on inane topics such as food contests and food comglomerates, I give ye:

General Mills Brands

Kraft Food Inc Brands - North America

I hope the links work. They demonstrate that even the food we eat is dictated by corporate moguls in their distant boardrooms.

Unless you buy from local grocery's that only sell locally raised food or small time processed stuff. But it's more expensive which traps the lower income people in the cycle of industrialized meals. And thus the man again sticks it to the worker. At which point I say that this topic isn't really inane. It's a poignant issue as food is a basic necessity and,in my opinion, right for all humans.

But of course, I buy all of this stuff too because it's convenient. Oh my, oh my. Where does it end?

15/3/06 4:35 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Wait, so who owns whom? Is Progresso in bed with Beddy Crocker, who bangs the Pillsbury doughboy on the side? I'm even more confused now, yet strangely emboldened by this thread's newfound poignancy...

15/3/06 9:24 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Oh, wait. Now I actually clicked your links.

Um, right. Sorry I suck.

15/3/06 9:25 PM  
Blogger t(h)om said...

ewwww, progresso is banging betty crocker who is also banging the pilsbury doughboy on the side...and they're all part of the general mills family! incest abounds in the food world! what's next? jell-o get's knocked up by cool whip, who's also on top* of my S'Mores Dessert Squares every night - boo yeah! And don't get me started on all the in-fighting at Kraft over which is better: Velveeta Shells and Cheese or the new SuperMac and Cheese.

Kraft and GenMills - a pox aboth your houses! A pox!

16/3/06 9:39 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Sounds to me like an argument for a Mac 'n' Cheese tasting. I want to make my grandma's recipe. It has a not-so-secret-ingredient: Tomato Soup!

16/3/06 3:07 PM  

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