Soups Compared

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

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Best soups 2021

Most Satisfied Customers | Campbell’s

Campbell’s is the hot pick as the best-rated brand for packaged soups in Canstar Blue’s ratings. It got five-star reviews for texture & consistency, variety, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Campbell’s enjoys ‘soup-er’ win in soup ratings

There’s nothing corny about warming up with creamy soup and crackers on a cold day. Just ask the 58% 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 (47%). 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 three 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, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Those that received at least 30 responses are compared in the ratings.

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

Best Soups

Campbell's soupHere 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
  9. Amy’s Kitchen

Campbell’s was ‘un-pho-gettable’ for many soup lovers, with the brand receiving five-star reviews for overall satisfaction as well as value for money, texture & consistency and range variety. The majority of the other brands scooped up four stars for overall satisfaction, while Coles, Woolworths and Amy’s Kitchen ended on three stars.

Notably, it was Hart & Soul that met consumers’ expectations when it comes to taste and packaging design, with the brand scoring five stars in both categories. La Zuppa similarly impressed when judged on texture.

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 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 Garden Vegetable With Wholegrain Barley
  • Campbell’s Country Ladle With Bone Broth ─ Spiced Pumpkin
  • Campbell’s Chilli Beef
  • Campbell’s Chunky Beef Stroganoff

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

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

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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 three months (including soup from either the fridge section or aisles) ─ in this case, 1,549 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.

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