Best-Rated Soups

Canstar Blue’s soup review compares Campbell’s, Continental, Heinz, Hart & Soul, ALDI, La Zuppa, Coles and Woolworths on taste, texture & consistency, packaging design, range variety, ease of preparation, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Best soup 2022

Most Satisfied Customers | Campbell’s

Campbell’s is the hot pick as the best-rated brand for packaged soups in Canstar Blue’s ratings for the SECOND year in a row. It got five-star reviews for taste, texture & consistency, packaging design and overall satisfaction.

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Campbell’s enjoys ‘soup-er’ win in soup ratings for 2nd year

There’s nothing corny about warming up with creamy soup and crackers on a cold day. Just ask the 51% of Aussies we surveyed who do exactly that! Of course, soup can be just as enjoyable to slurp up during the rest of the year, especially with many households stocking some in the pantry to later serve as a quick meal, add to recipes or eat on days when it’s difficult to pick up something outside (51%). But while there’s lots to love about soup, the amount of time it takes to make from scratch can get us stewing. Thankfully, supermarkets are stocked up with plenty of ready-to-eat alternatives.

To see what Australians are happy to ‘chowder’ down on, we surveyed more than 1,500 consumers for their feedback on the soup(s) they’ve purchased from a supermarket (and consumed) in the last six months. This includes tinned soup, soup pouches and powdered soup from either the refrigerated section or non-perishable food aisles. Respondents scored brands on range variety, taste, texture and consistency, ease of preparation, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Those that received at least 30 responses are compared in the ratings.

In our latest soup review, Campbell’s came in piping hot with five-star reviews for overall satisfaction and other categories.

Best Soups

Campbell's soup

Here are the best brands of soup in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s review:

  1. Campbell’s
  2. Continental
  3. Heinz
  4. Hart & Soul
  5. ALDI
  6. La Zuppa
  7. Coles
  8. Woolworths

Campbell’s was ‘un-pho-gettable’ for many soup lovers, with the brand receiving five-star reviews for overall satisfaction as well as taste, texture & consistency and packaging appeal.

Notably, Continental rated best for ease of preparation and range variety, while ALDI rated best for value for money. Heinz also met consumers’ expectations when it comes to texture and consistency, (alongside La Zuppa) and packaging design (similarly to ALDI), with the brand scoring five stars in both categories. Hart & Soul also impressed when judged on taste.

About the Winner ─ Campbell’s

Campbell's soup review

If there’s a brand name that’s synonymous with soups and recipe bases, Campbell’s would be the one on many Aussies’ lips. The iconic brand has been our go-to for winter warmers for more than 60 years, offering a feast of ready-to-serve canned soups. The different ranges include Country Ladle, Country Ladle With Bone Broth, Chunky Soup, Real Soup and Condensed. Campbell’s also caters to various dietary needs with gluten-free, low-fat, plant-based and meat-free products available.

Here are some soup flavours to choose from:

  • Campbell’s Country Ladle Chicken Noodle
  • Campbell’s Country Ladle Potato & Leek
  • Campbell’s Country Ladle With Bone Broth ─ Creamy Chicken, White Bean & Veg
  • Campbell’s Rich & Creamy Pumpkin
  • Campbell’s Chunky Chilli Beef

Campbell’s scored five-star reviews for most research areas, including texture and consistency, taste, packaging design and overall satisfaction. It got four stars for value for money, ease of preparation and variety.

About the author of this page

Luciana Lawe Davies - Canstar Blue This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Content Producer Luciana Lawe Davies. She writes about streaming, appliances and consumer products and services. Luciana enjoys bringing readers the best in what’s on TV and at the shops, including the best deals and latest reviews.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have bought and eaten soup from a supermarket in the last six months (including soup from either the fridge section or aisles) ─ in this case, 1,525 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

  • Best soup for overall satisfaction: Campbell’s was considered number one for overall satisfaction.
  • Best soup for taste: Hart & Soul was deemed the tastiest soup brand.
  • Best soup for texture & consistency: Heinz was the winner for texture and consistency.
  • Best soup for value for money: ALDI’s soup gave the best bang for your buck.
  • Best soup for ease of preparation: Continental was the easiest to put together.
  • Best soup for packaging design: Heinz had the most appealing packaging.
  • Best soup for range variety: Continental has the most flavours to choose from.

Check out the past winner of Canstar Blue’s soup ratings:

  • 2021: Campbell’s

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