General Mills owns Progresso and I’m excited to report that after many months of waiting for the gluten-free soups they make to also be MSG free, I finally found three of them at the grocery store this week! As reported here last year, the company announced the news about their broths being gluten-free.
The new label states ‘No MSG Added’ on the front of the label and when I checked the back to make sure the soup was also gluten-free, I saw the term ‘gluten-free’ along with ‘no artificial flavors and another ‘no MSG added’. Under the allergen statement was another Gluten Free! The label indicates that the company does not want us to miss the ‘no MSG’ and ‘gluten-free’ markings!
The success of the Betty Crocker mixes (a General Mills company) must have highlighted the need for mainstream gluten-free labeled products in the U.S. I am very impressed with this new label. The Progresso Chicken Cheese Enchilada soup is one of my favorites and I’m so excited that it’s now both gluten and MSG free! The soup is great over baked chicken. Serve it with yellow rice and a salad (or veggies) and you have a quick easy and delicious meal for whole family!
Some other gluten-free soups in this line are listed below. The company is updating the website so to find out if your favorite Progresso soup is now lebeled gluten-free, you have to click on each soup name. Unfortunately, the following list is not complete because some of the soup links did not come up. If the Progresso website is updated with a complete list of gluten-free soups, I will update this list. These newly gluten-free labeled soups should appear at a store near you soon – if they haven’t already!
- Manhattan Clam Chowder
- Split Pea with Ham
- Chicken Corn Chowder
- Hearty Black Bean
- Potato Broccoli and Cheese
- New England Clam Chowder
- 99% Fat Free New England Clam Chowder
- Creamy Mushroom
- Southwestern Style Chicken
- Southwestern Style Chicken Chowder
- Chicken Rice with Vegetables
- ALL Broths
Check out the recipes on the Progresso website. Most of them can easily be converted to being gluten-free. Use gluten-free pasta or corn tortillas – easy interesting dinner idea abound on that site!
Please let us know if you have spotted these soups in your area. I always try to call companies to thank them for labeling their products gluten-free and I hope some of you will do the same. The customer service number for General Mills is 1-800-248-7310 and the call center is open from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM CT.
UPDATE 10-4-10: There are now three condensed gluten-free soups available nationwide. Kim Bouldin shares the exciting news in this post.