Augason Farms Chicken Noodle Soup Review
By Jason Wagner
This type of food is usually very good…what kind of difference would a canned dehydrated chicken noodle soup mix make? Find out!
Taste – 9.8/10: Wow, it tastes like an exact compromise between your usual dried chicken noodle soup mix and homemade! And that’s saying a lot, trust me. The noodles are very substantial, almost homemade tasting. The broth is rich, heavily influenced by its vegetables and just the right amount of bouillon. You’ve even got nice little pieces of carrots, celery and the like.
Texture – 9.5/10: Let’s start with the noodles, as with the taste, the texture is notably reminiscent of homemade noodles, but that’s not where the merits of this soup’s texture end, the broth itself is slightly thickened, but not too thick or slimy, the vegetables are soft – with a pleasing bite to them.
Nutrition – 8.0/10: I’ll get the bad out of the way first – half a gallon of this soup, which is the entirety of the Augason Farm’s Every Day sized can only yields about 900 calories; which isn’t terrible, but, for half a gallon of soup, it certainly isn’t extraordinary. In addition, this soup has a notable amount of sodium, and provides little protein. The good, on the other hand, is quite good! They’ve packed this soup with many pieces of dehydrated carrots, plus celery. The carrots provide an abundance of vitamin A, while other essential vitamins are also present in smaller doses.
Convenience – 8.0/10: As you’d most certainly expect, you’ve got to boil the water, add the content, allow said contents to simmer for roughly 15 or so minutes – it isn’t that great in the department of convenience…it just isn’t, but hey, I’ve seen much worse, and roughly 22 minutes of total cook time, from the boiling of the water to its finish isn’t the worst I’ve seen, not even close.
OpSec – 4.5/10: Sure, its cooking time is fairly short, but isn’t it funny how when you think about it – you can probably imagine one of the biggest things that’d lure bandits/raiders/fiends to your location would be a beautiful, wonderfully steamy and aromatic pot of simmering chicken noodle soup. It’s funny when you think about it, but it would be unfortunate were it to actually occur. Prepare this in safe locations whenever possible.
Filling Factor – 7.0/10: This is, in a way a victim of its own success. Over half a gallon of this should leave you feeling satiated, but when eating something so good, it kind of makes you wish you had a gallon or two. I’m sure you know the feeling, reader.
Bulk/Weight – 8.0/10: Same story as most of the Augason Farms canned goods – they stack well, they’re relatively lightweight and definitely not an ideal food for stuffing into your knapsack or bug out bag. They’re great for using at your base.
Versatility and Adjustability – 9.5/10: Yes, you can stretch it out with more bouillon and water, you may add fresh or dehydrated vegetables – you can dress this soup up with pretty much whatever makes sense. All this makes extra work, but it isn’t mandatory. Still, it’s always nice to have the option.
Final Review – 8.7/10: A hearty, wholesome and versatile soup. This is something that I’d be happy, or as happy as I could be in an apocalypse, to eat. Unless you’ve got some kind of aversion to chicken noodle soup mixes, I urge you to stock up on Augason Farms Chicken Noodle Soup for the benefit of you and your family in an emergency situation. A culinary delight like this is a great morale booster for tough times.
Tip: This would pair especially well with mixed sugary drinks, such as the Augason Farms drink mixes. They complement each other, in other words – they taste well together, and the drink mix helps to boost your calorie intake.