Soup's so good, you may want to stock up

RUSH-HOUR REMEDIES

January 10, 2001|By Joanne E. Morvay

Item: Hanover frozen soup mixes

What you get: Four 1-cup servings

Cost: About $2

Nutritional content: Chicken Noodle - 160 calories, 3 grams fat, 0.5 grams saturated fat, 1,100 milligrams sodium; Maryland Crab -- 70 calories, 1 gram fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 910 milligrams sodium

Preparation time: 15 to 20 minutes on stove top

Review: These Hanover soup bases are a welcome addition to the freezer at our house. Using them is like making real, homemade soup in a fraction of the time. I tried the Chicken Noodle and Maryland Crab flavors for testing purposes. Both were so good that I stocked up on those two as well as the Chicken and Rice and the Bean Soup mix. All featured fresh-tasting vegetables and just the right amount of seasonings. You can add meat and other vegetables or serve as is. I may never open a can of soup again.

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