Friday Favorite: Progresso Soups

Since being diagnosed with celiac disease and on a gluten-free diet, I haven’t even reached for canned soup. I just figured that most of the mainstream soups found in my grocer’s soup aisle were packed with gluten.

But leave it to Progresso, which by the way means progress in Italian, to lead the way in producing and marketing gluten-free canned soups.

To see the bold words “Gluten-Free” on Progresso Rich & Hearty New England Clam Chowder was joy. And after stopping and checking out all the soup labels I discovered many of the Progresso Soups are gluten free, including my favorite, Rich & Hearty Chicken Corn Chowder. (For a complete listing of all gluten-free Progresso Soups click here and scroll to the Progresso icon on the left).

Progresso Soup’s parent company is General Mills, which is one of the mainstream companies out there that have been offering more and more gluten-free selections in their product line-up. Other gluten-free offerings from General Mills include: Betty Crocker gluten-free baking mixes, Chex cereals and also Gluten-Free Bisquick.

Progresso Gluten-Free Soups are this week’s BeFreeForMe’s Friday Favorite for being the progressive leader in gluten-free mainstream soup items found at a fair-price in most grocery stores across the country.  Cheers Progresso Soups!… Cheer’s General Mills!

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4 Responses to “Friday Favorite: Progresso Soups”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    thanks for clearly stating that your GF products are gluten free. I am more likely to buy items that make that statement. At my age label reading is not so easy 🙂


  2. Sam Says:

    I have tried both the Clam Chowder and the Broccoli, Potato and Cheddar Chowder and both have made my stomach very upset. Not sure what the problem is, but my guess is the ingredient DATEM, which I had never seen before. It is supposed to mimic gluten. Could be just me, but I thought I would at least mention it.

  3. Linda Says:

    I just picked up a can of Progresso Chicken Corn Chowder which is marked Gluten Free. Monified Food Starch. It is less than 2%, but I have always treated Monified food Starch as gluten. Has anyone else had problems with this?

  4. Shae Says:

    I picked up the GF Progresso clam chowder and had a massive reaction to something in it. I am not technically celiac, but avoiding gluten containing products usually works great unless they contain MSG or Carageenan. I hadn’t had soup in so long and I was so excited! But… soup is still a no-no for me unless I make my own. And that’s hard to do because it’s almost impossible to find cream that doesn’t contain Carageenan. That DATEM thing worried me too.

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