Amy’s Mushroom Bisque Soup with Porcini is a mild-tasting, partly organic mushroom soup, rather light in consistency, but in line with the bisque tradition, contains lots and lots of medium-sized mushroom pieces, and has a creamy texture. Really gives you something pleasant to chew on, as you get some in every bite. They do not sink to the bottom so fast, so constant stirring is not necessary. Amy’s organic soups are served in our kitchen at least several times per week, and this is perhaps our favorite mushroom soup in the pantry.
Features, Benefits, Pros, and Advantages
- Completely organic. The rice contained herein is all organic.
- Certified organic by QAI.
- Can eat it right out of the can. Precooked, and so, is ready to serve, right out of the can. No additional water or milk needed for this complete taste experience from Amy’s Kitchen.
- No unhealthy chemicals. Contains neither trans fats, MSG, artificial colors, nor preservatives.
- Nearly three year shelf life. We bought our can in mid October, 2014, with a best-by date of May, 2017. The product is still consumable long after that date; it just might not taste as fresh, but by no means is any more harmful if it looks right, smells good, and tastes fine.
- No added sugar. No evidence of any added sweetness in the forms of sucrose, dextrose, maltose, dextrin, or high-fructose corn syrup.
- Gluten free.
- Recyclable can.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- Contains milk. Not completely vegan, as this soup does contain milk.
- Watch out for the sodium if you’re watching your blood pressure. 690 milligrams per serving here.
- Hard to find. Fortunately, we live near a Walmart that carries this particular Amy’s flavor.
- Prices vary widely. We’ve seen this selling for as little as $2.25 per can, and for as much as $4.00 per can. Even on the Internet, it’s hard to find this product for less than three dollars a can.
Serving Hints, Tips, and Suggestions
- Do not overheat. Avoid leaving on the heat for too long, as the milk herein may form scum.
- Whole grain crackers add fiber. To compensate for the somewhat low fiber content, try adding oyster crackers or cooked whole grains like quinoa, long-grain rice, or spelt.
- Serving size: 1 cup (245 grams). Servings per container: about 2.
- Calories: 110. Calories from fat: 50.
- Total fat: 6 grams, 9% DV.
- Saturated fat: 3 grams, 15% DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Cholesterol: 15 milligrams, 5% DV.
- Sodium: 690 milligrams, 29% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 13 grams, 4% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 2 grams, 8% DV.
- Sugars: 1 gram.
- Protein: 2 grams.
- Vitamin A: 2% DV.
- Calcium: 2% DV.
- Vitamin C: 4% DV.
- Iron: 2% DV.
Filtered water, organic mushrooms, organic onions, organic white Arborio rice, organic leeks, organic celery, organic cream, organic grade AA butter (organic cream, salt), sea salt, porcini mushroom powder, organic spices (100% pure herbs and spices [no hidden ingredients]), organic black pepper. Contains milk.
Simple. Just heat and serve. Or if it’s not clear how to do that, follow the same heating instructions as given in our Amy’s Chunky Tomato Bisque Soup Review piece.
Our Product Rating
Love the organics and the affordability of this canned “home made” soup from Amy’s kitchen. It compliments well a serving of roast beef or beef merlot, or if you’re not too hungry, you can eat this by itself, and get a couple more hours of appetite quenching before your next full meal, The attention that Amy’s kitchen pays to doing soup the right way, with all natural ingredients and processes, we highly appreciate. So our rating for this mushroom bisque is 96 out of 100.
Where To Buy Amy’s Mushroom Bisque Soup
Look for this canned soup in the dark blue can with the yellow and white lettering, pull-top lid, and a picture of a bowl of this mushroom soup product on the front, topped with parsley or cilantro in the center, at your favorite larger grocery stores and health food centers, like Walmart, Whole Foods, Super Fresh, and Wegman’s.
- About Porcini Mushrooms from MushroomAppreciation.com
- Amy’s Kitchen web site
- What is Bisque soup? on Wikipedia
- Where to buy Amy’s Mushroom Bisque Soup With Porcini
- 2015-02-17: Adjusted category and tag assignments, fixed typos.
- 2014-12-04: Originally published.