I love my Amy’s products and they are always my first choice when I want natural pre-made food products. I will have to say that split pea soup would not have been my first choice when looking at the selection of choices. Not that anything is wrong with split pea soup, but I do not like peas. There are some vegetables you hate as a kid, but end up liking when you get older. Then there are some that you can just never get use to. Peas would be on the never got use to list for me.
Anyway, someone brought me some Amy’s soups and the split pea low sodium was one of them. I thought I would at least try it, it deserved a chance. How does Amy’s Split Pea soup taste to someone who hates peas? Well, it was very good. It did not taste like peas. Either Amy’s can make even something someone hates taste good or cutting peas in half and pureeing them makes them taste good.
The soup is thick, but light. The flavor, to me, does not have a pea flavor. If I didn’t know I might have thought it was thickened with potatoes, since it doesn’t have that icky pea taste, but there are no potatoes in it. You can taste the onion in it, but it is not too much, it is just enough for me and there are pieces of onion in the soup.
This split pea soup version is a lighter in sodium than the original split pea soup they offer. It has 280mg of sodium, which is less than half the sodium that is in their original soup. I will admit that I did add a little bit of salt. I know adding salt to a low sodium soup defeats the purpose, but if your taste buds are accustom to the too much salt world, like mine, you might prefer it. I have had a Dr. recommend for me to drink salt water in the morning, so luckily adding salt is good for me personally. If you are on a low sodium diet this soup is perfect and still very flavorful.
Each can has 2 servings and each serving only has 100 calories and no fat, but 7 whole grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. Even if you are watching your weight you can eat the whole can and get nothing but the added nutrients.
The ingredients are just what you expect from Amy’s, everything you would get from a farmer’s market and nothing from a lab:
Filtered water, Organic Green Split peas, Organic Onions, Organic celery, Organic Carrots, Organic basil, Sea Salt, Organic garlic, Spices.
Now will someone who dislikes peas willingly purchase Amy’s Split Pea light in sodium soup again? Yes, I would and plan to. Next time I go to the soup isle and wade through the selections of Amy’s soups Amy’s Split Pea light in sodium will surely make it into my basket.