February 3rd—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Making soup from scratch is a lovely, romantic notion. In theory. In practice, it gets a little more complicated. It generally involves spending long hours in the kitchen, plenty of chopping and dicing, copious amounts of stirring, and did we mention long hours standing in the kitchen? If you have the time on your hands, we're all for homemade. We love homemade. But if, like us, you don't always have the time, we have some homey fully-cooked-and-ready-to-heat soups that will warm you inside and out.
One of our favorites is Trader Joe's Organic Low Sodium Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup. It's a velvety smooth concoction with a subtle tomato base. Its depth of flavor comes from the flavorful spices and the slightly sweet finish is courtesy of the roasted red bell peppers. The companion, full-sodium version of this soup on our shelves has 750mg of sodium per serving. This version has only 140mg. If you're looking to cut your sodium intake, this is a huge help.
You can serve it as is, or add big chunks of veggies and some beans to make it even heartier. A dollop of sour cream or crème fraîche never hurts. Our price won't hurt, either. We're selling each 32 fluid ounce resealable carton for $2.99. You'll find it in our grocery aisle.