Product Description: Chicken soup mix from the Alessi Brodo di Pollo brand that requires you to add water and boil on the stove for about 20 minutes. I purchase a 6-ounce package of this particular soup mix for $2.69 yesterday while picking up some other things from one of our local grocery stores (it was located by the other soup mixes) and made it as part of a family dinner last night.
Review of Alessi Brodo di Pollo Traditional Chicken Flavored Noodle Soup Mix
I purchased a package of this soup mix to have with dinner last night. Read to find out why I don't recommend it.
Affordable But Not Very Good
I didn’t originally go to the store with the idea of having soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner last night. However, it was rainy and a bit cool outside and, since that seemed like the perfect compliment for the weather, I ended up changing my menu plans at the last second.
My original intention was to buy a couple cans of soup. But, primarily because of the lower cost (I am on a tight budget until payday); I decided to look at the powdered soup mixes instead. After originally putting a better known brand in my cart, I noticed the Alessi Brodo di Pollo brand up on one of the higher shelves. This was a brand I had not tried before. However, it was about 30 cents cheaper than the brand I had picked up and, based on that, I decided to give it a try.
Making this soup was pretty easy. All I had to do was bring a measured amount of water to a boil, mix in the soup mix and let it simmer. I took it a little further by adding some pre-cooked chicken meat but, even with doing that, this was the easiest thing I made for dinner last night and it was ready to be eaten by the time the sandwiches were done. I will give it a few points for that convenience.
Unfortunately, when it came to overall quality, this product was a sincere disappointment. The soup that resulted from this mix was extremely salty. And, when I say that, I mean it was salty to the point my wife and I couldn’t even get through a bowl of this (my kids were apparently smart when they declined to even try it). Plus, I continued to taste that salt a couple hours after I threw the rest away. I ended up having to double check to make sure I added enough water and, as far as I can tell, I did follow the instructions to the letter. Since I know the meat that I added separately was unseasoned, I can only assume it was the soup mix itself.
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One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to my household budget is wasted food and, because of that, I will go out of my way to save and reuse leftovers. The fact I didn’t even attempt to do that and, instead, dumped nearly a full pot of soup right into the garbage should give you a good idea about what exactly I thought of this product. I highly recommend avoiding it, especially if you are supposed to be cutting back on your salt.
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