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What happened to Campbells Alphabet Soup?

Asked by john65pennington (29176points) September 28th, 2010

I have looked in vain for this soup. I cannot find it anywhere. Question: Do the Campbell soup makers believe that American children have reached their potential in education? Does Campbell Soup even make alphabet soup anymore? If their alphabet soup is still available, please give a location to purchase it.

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MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

Beats me. I don’t see it on the shelves up here in Canada either anymore. I used to love it as a kid, and I used to see commercials about it growing up.

I think it might be too troublesome and costly to make——you know, the little letters and such. I think there are other brands of soup that still make ‘alphabet soup’ but I don’t recall which brands specifically.

Maybe write to Campbells and ask them?

john65pennington's avatar

Shinyshoes, thanks. beats me. you would think this would be the last soup on earth that Campbells would get rid of. i asked this question, because i ran into an outdated can the other day that we had purchased for my grandaughter, when she lived with us.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@john65pennington You’d think kids would still be asking for it today. I remember it used to be very popular in the 80s and there were lots of commercials about it.

lillycoyote's avatar

They discontinued it and replaced it with Campbell’s Text Speak Soup. It doesn’t have all the letters of the alphabet but a lot of people don’t want or need all the letters of the alphabet now anyway :-)

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@lillycoyote No wonder kids can’t read and write properly these days! With the high tech age, kids have forgotten how to communicate through alphabet soup and writing. They’ve become a generation of illiterates. Sigh!

Bring back alphabet soup NOW! Lol.

lillycoyote's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES I’m working on a letter to the president and to the CEO of Campbell’s Soup as we speak, demanding that they bring back alphabet soup immediately! We must make a stand against the erosion of the literary and grammatical standards of our soups! We owe it to future generations!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

GQ. I couldn’t locate any information on their web site or on their Facebook link, so I sent a message to the company with your questions. I’ll let you know if/when I hear back.

In the meantime, if anyone is hunkering for a bowl, the alphabet pasta is still available.

Brian1946's avatar

@lillycoyote

Lol- 2 GA’s!

With your sense of humor, I’m tempted to nickname you Gerri Seinfeld. ;-)

Frenchfry's avatar

That was one of my favorite soups as a child.

Frenchfry's avatar

Well I checked out their site . It seems they have replace it with Chicken Alphabet soup. It is not vegetable or tomato based anymore.

Aster's avatar

I thought alphabet was vegetarian vegetable. Which is my favorite.
It has little pasta letters, doesn’t it??

diavolobella's avatar

They still make it. It is not called Alphabet Soup, however. It is called Campbell’s Vegetable Soup. They also make a Vegetarian Vegetable Soup and a Chicken Alphabet Soup as well. For a while they had a Meatball Alphabet Soup. The traditional one you are thinking of that they’ve made for years using alphabet shaped pasta is Campbell’s Vegetable. While it is informally called “the alphabet soup” I don’t believe that has ever been its official name.

Here in Tennessee you can buy it anywhere – Kroger, Wal-Mart, any grocery store.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

John, I went to Kroger’s grocery store this morning. @diavolobella is correct. I checked the soups, and Campbell’s sells a vegetarian vegetable soup and a vegetable (with beef broth) soup with the alphabet pasta in it. Here is a link to their web-site.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

John, I heard back from Campbell’s today. Here are the stores they said carry alphabet soups in Nashville:
Kroger Store
2615 Franklin Pike
Nashville TN 37204–3007
(615) 2975517

Kroger Store
711 Gallatin Ave
Nashville TN 37206–3249
(615) 2266880

Kroger Store
61 E Thompson Ln
Nashville TN 37211–2513
(615) 8320852

Frenchfry's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer You so thorough!! Your awesome.

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