Review: Amy's Organic Soups (Vegan)
A couple of weeks ago I came home from work with my right lymph node under my neck swollen to about the size of a golf ball. Gross, right? I rushed from clinic to doctors office to blood work to try to figure out what was wrong with me. The diagnosis went from allergic reaction to mumps to mono to no idea what the heck she has. Needless to say, I couldn't chew anything without my neck feeling like it would blow up, and I realized I didn't want to have smoothies for every meal for the next few days, so it was off to the grocery store to find something to eat.
If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, I'm sure you know how difficult it is to find a canned or packaged soup you can eat. I find egg noodles are in pretty much everything. But I saw Amy's Organic Soups on the shelf for the first time, turned to read the ingredients on the split pea soup and was so excited to see it is completely vegan! That is definitely something you don't see everyday.
Reading up on the company, Amy's Kitchen in the leading natural frozen foods brand in Canada (hooray for Canadian brands), with all vegetarian and many allergy sensitive products. For me, it's so exciting to see a small company with such great values like this. And the product was delicious too. Normally I prefer pea soup with ham (being what I like to call a part-time vegan) because, to me, it is so much more flavourful, but I was pleasantly surprised by this soup. It was rich, creamy and not overly salty like many canned soups can be.
One thing I do like to do with canned soups is add in my own ingredients for extra nutritional value and flavour. Seeing as I could not chew when I had this soup, I only added in avocado (peeking out from the bottom left of the bowl) but I think this would be great with peppers, olives or carrots too. I'm very interested in giving more products a try from this brand, it's exciting to see natural and organic frozen foods reaching the mass market.
Have you tried anything from Amy's brand? Do you know of any other natural or organic frozen food companies?