Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Progresso Review and Giveaway

I love getting things in the mail that aren’t bills. Whenever I open the hatch of our dusty, black mailbox and see a magazine, a Netflix envelope, or a package, my heart rate actually seems to go up a little because I get so excited. So, imagine my delight when a representative of Progresso contacted me to see if I’d be interested in reviewing their soups. I actually buy their products anyway, so it was easy for me to say yes.

A couple of weeks later I arrived home to find a box full of 15 cans of Progresso soup, a Progresso mug, and a digital jump rope on my doorstep. I should note this was all sent to me at no charge by Progresso. Pretty awesome, especially considering it put a nice dent in our grocery budget for the week.

The package included traditional, light, and low-sodium versions of their soups. They’ve come out with several varieties that are only 100 calories per serving. You have to note that a can is usually 2 servings (who eats a half can of soup?) but even 200 calories for a large can seems like a safe bet, nutritionally. One of the 100-calorie varieties is chicken noodle. I really couldn’t tell the difference between the light and low-sodium versions. Both had lots of chicken, veggies and noodles, and the broth was great. The chicken and dumplings flavor is another one I buy regularly. I never met a dumpling I didn’t like.
I sampled the French onion along with a grilled cheese sandwich made with part-skim mozzarella and 9-grain bread. It was an awesome, healthy combination. As a traditionalist, this is hard for me to say, but the French onion soup was a better partner for the grilled cheese than my usual choice of tomato.

Now, for the giveaway! Progresso graciously provided a prize pack for me to give away to a reader:

To enter, send an email to morgangetsthin@yahoo.com with “Progresso” as the subject line. If you’re picked as the winner, I’ll write you back to get your mailing information.

Please make sure to have your entry in by Friday, January 29th. A winner will be randomly picked using my random winner picker. That just means I’ll put all the entries in a hat and let one of our dogs fish one out. Hopefully I can figure out who the winner is before Buster or Daisy tears the entry to shreds.

Also, be sure to check out Progresso’s “Souper You Debut” contest for the chance to win a full makeover in New York City. Details can be found here: http://www.progressosoup.com/souperyou/.

Thanks to Progresso for the opportunity to do this review!


Serendipite said...

Yay for free soup! I wish a representative of something would contact me for freebies LOL

mongolove said...

LOL! Buster is SO going to eat the pieces of paper!

Anonymous said...

I entered!

Lorena said...

That's awesome Morgan! Free stuff rocks!

Linden said...

I am exactly like you when it comes to mail, heart rate increase and all. Love it. I actually get a teensy bit sad when my mailbox has only boring stuff or nothing.

I am definitely going to try the french onion soup with grilled cheese. That sounds really good!

Mae Flowers said...

Nothing better than soup- that's an awesome package to receive at your door step!

lee said...

i loved soup and soup loves me! it's a great way to fill you up for just a few calories.

pretty snazzy jumprope!

great giveaway, great hostess!

progresso soup coupons said...

Progresso didnt mail my jump rope lol

Meg said...

That is really nice. I hope someone asks me to review their products as well. I will be glad to do that for them.