I’ve been eating oyster stew since I was a child. My dad enjoys it as much as I do, and it was actually my dad who introduced me to this unique and tasty soup that I consider a delicacy. I figured if my dad liked oyster stew it had to be good, and I’ve been enjoying it for decades. I’ve had oyster stew made from cans of whole oysters as well as fresh oysters sold in the meat department at the grocery store, and I’ve also had Campbell’s Oyster Stew. The following provides facts and information about Campbell’s Oyster Stew as well as a review of the flavor, price, quality, and contents of this well know brand of soup.
Nutritional Facts and Information
A 10 ½ ounce can of Campbell’s Condensed Oyster Stew contains mostly water, cooked oysters, and butter (milk). It also contains less than 2 % salt, vegetable oil (corn, cottonseed, canola and/or soybean oil), modified food starch, monosodium glutamate, soy protein concentrate, yeast extract, flavoring, and oleoresin paprika.
One can contains 2.5 servings, ½ cup of condensed soup per serving. When prepared with fat-free milk, one serving contains 120 calories, 6 grams of fat, less than 20 mg of cholesterol, 974 mg of salt, 12 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of sugar, 8 grams of protein, 5 % of the daily value of vitamin A, 2 % of the daily value of vitamin C, 15 % of the daily value of calcium, and 10% riboflavin.
Although this soup contains more than 38% of the daily value of sodium, it’s relatively low in calories, and it makes a good side dish for a healthy meal. The label recommends serving it with a garden salad and French bread. This sounds simply delicious!
Product label instructions recommend heating the soup on the stove while stirring often, or heating it while covered in the microwave from 3 to 3 ½ minutes. It also recommends allowing the hot soup to set in the microwave for approximately one minute before stirring.
It’s very easy to prepare, and this product is great when you’re in a hurry. Simply pull the tab on the lid, and you’re ready to begin preparation. If I have oyster stew in my pantry, 9 times out of 10 that’s what I’ll have for lunch.
Quality, Flavor, Contents, and Price
I paid $1.86 for my can of Campbell’s Oyster Stew at Wal-Mart, but I have noticed it priced considerably higher at other grocery stores. Although it’s good, I wouldn’t purchase this item if it were over $2.00 a can,. Many grocers don’t even stock this variety, and I suppose this is because oyster stew isn’t one of the more popular varieties.
Although the amount of oysters in a can of Campbell’s Oyster Stew is lacking, it’s still a very good product. The flavor is outstanding, and when I make homemade oyster stew using canned oysters, it tastes nothing like Campbell’s. I’ll continue to buy Campbell’s Oyster Stew as long as it’s in my price range and fits within my grocery budget. It’s one of the best tasting soups for the money, and as long as the company doesn’t change the recipe, it will always will be one of my favorites.