When I first heard the news that Pacific Natural Foods was now making gluten-free condensed soups, I was thrilled! I am not patient enough to make my own condensed soup, though some people are. I had been using Progresso Creamy Mushroom Soup when I needed to use a condensed soup in the past and just made it work.
There are three varieties of the new condensed soups:
- Cream of Celery
- Cream of Mushroom
- Cream of Chicken
There are so many recipes swirling around in my head now that I have heard this! My grandmother used to make a casserole called Chicken Sopa that my sister and I could not get enough of. It calls for both Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken soups. My grandmother would use Doritos in place of the tortilla chips and that led my sister and I to rename the casserole. We began to call it “Dorito Casserole” from then on. While the original Doritos are not gluten-free, there are many varieties that are, including the Baked Doritos, which taste much like the original Doritos.
Pacific Natural Foods has a number of other gluten-free products in addition to the new condensed soups. Those products include:
- All Soy Beverages
- All Creamy Soups
- All Broths
- All Iced Teas
- All Condensed Soups
- Organic Almond Original, Vanilla, and Chocolate
- All Natural Hazelnut Original
- Low Fat Rice Plain and Vanilla
- Organic Spicy Chicken Fajita
- Organic Savory White Bean with Smoked Bacon
- Organic Split Pea with Ham & Swiss Cheese
- Organic Savory Chicken & Wild Rice
- All Natural Rosemary Potato Chowder
- All Natural Thai Sweet Potato Soup
- All Natural Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup
The ingredients will always be clearly labeled on the product so there is no confusion. I love companies like that! I would much rather give my hard-earned money to a company that cares about those with food sensitivities and makes life just a little bit easier.
Pacific Natural Foods was started back in 1987 by Chuck Eggert and a group of people when they set out to make it easy to enjoy delicious foods made with all-natural, wholesome and organic ingredients. They began as a soy milk making company and have grown to producing many other products today.