What I Learned This Week

So the fabulous Jo-Lynne over at Musings of a Housewife hosts the what I learned this week blog carnival. Most of the time I never have anything good for this, but this week was an exception!
I learned something very very very imoportant: Read the fine print.
You see this is my favorite soup:

I have been eating this soup and only this soup since elementary school. I hate Campbell's soup - all of it. This is it. Noodle soup. NO CHICKEN. However, I think that I purchased a couple of boxes that were very very wrong.
See typically, the chicken noodle soup by Lipton looks like this:

The GREEN has always been the noodle soup.
Not so for me this week. In the regular noodle soup picture (green), above, do you see where it says "with real chicken broth"? Well on my current box with the green lable, it says "with Chicken".
So you can imagine the horror when I poured it into a bowl to prepare and saw chunks of freeze dried chicken bits! EEEEEWWWWWWWWW!!!!!
So I tried to pick it all out and eat anyway - after all, I am on the no take out challenge and I'm broke, so very important to eat what I have.
By far, one of the worst lunches I have ever had.
I crushed a whole sleeve of crackers in one bowl to try and mask the taste.
It did not work.
Good thing I'm taking diet pills to curb my apetite.
Just awful and traumatizing.
Yes, traumatizing. I have serious food issues and this is a very serious problem.
But seriously, it's serious.


  1. Ewww I am right there with you frozen chicken bits ...not such a good deal. I hate when companies market a product to look way to similar to their sister products.

  2. LOL EWWWWWW! Those chicken knuckle pieces have always grossed me out too! That sucks when you buy something and get home to find out it's not what you THOUGHT you got :-/ I have done that MORE than my share of time lol. Hope you have a better week! Oh and btw LOVE the pics of you & your hubs :) SUPER cute!

  3. so sorry to hear your bad results I have never tried them and was always a bit scared I myself would have ate the crackers and forgot the rest

  4. I hate it when they mess with perfectly yummy products, and try to say they are "new and improved" - because rarely does it actually taste better :(

  5. ACK. I hate it when I get the wrong product. I also hate how there are so many variations of everything that you can hardly find the original one anymore.

    And um. Freeze dried chicken bits? SHUDDER

  6. So, is it all chicken you have a problem with? Or just the freeze-dried chicken-like pieces? Inquiring minds want to know...

  7. Oh, and I like your background! Very cute!

  8. ughh freeze dried chicken bits, I can understand that frustation.