Nothing like a piping hot bowl of split pea soup, to warm away those cold winter blues, and Amy’s Split Pea Organic Soup, reviewed here, is second to none in the pea soup arena. Aside from mashing up the peas, cooking them, and adding just the right blend of spices and other vegetables, Amy’s Kitchen has concocted yet another winner in their organic foods line.
This selection is as palate-pleasing and appetite-satiating, as a homemade split pea soup, that your grandmother might have prepared on her gas stove a few generations ago, and at $2.08 for a 14.1 ounce can at Walmart, this organic soup is highly affordable, and priced on a par with other more cheaply made, non organic soup products. The can features a pull-top lid, non BPA lining, and an enticing label that can be easily recognized.
There’s more than just peas in this organic split pea soup. It also contains onions, carrots, and celery, all organic, as well as several other spices and vegetables, for a high fiber, yet flavorful entre or side dish. In terms of nutritional value, this soup is actually a variety-packed vegetable soup, with the onions and peas being the highest quantity ingredients. While the sodium is elevated, at 670 milligrams per serving, this meal-like soup, by no means tastes overly salty, and it’s seasoned with sea salt for even greater natural mineral nutrition.
Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features
- Pull-top lid. Can opener not required, as this product features a pull-top lid.
- Thick, pureed peas. A plentiful amount of peas and onions herein, to quench larger appetites. It’s sure to completely fill your stomach, and keep hunger away for a few hours.
- Stores well. With pull-top lid and stackable cans, its convenience is bodacious. Easy to organize, store, and prepare. The cans will solidly stack five or six tall.
- Ready to eat. No additional water required. Just heat and serve, right out of the can. Or, you can even eat it directly from the open can, without heating. It even tastes good, cold.
- Looks like split pea soup. The soup has a yellow-green look, just like the peas from which it’s made.
- Green canning. The packaging meets or exceeds numerous green standards, because the can is recyclable.
- Tastes like fresh peas. With the extensive array of natural and organic ingredients, Amy’s split pea soup certainly tastes like peas, with a gentle and not overpowering aroma. It’s good.
- No diluted or condensed soup tastes here. No cutting corners on ingredients here, and you’ll never notice a “watery” taste from this product.
- Lots of protein and fiber. Split pea soup is a great source of protein at seven grams per serving, an excellent source of fiber at 6 grams per serving, and it contains virtually no fat. Thus, this Amy’s Kitchen soup will not derail you from your own diet quest. It helps make dieting simple.
- Long shelf life. Little change of flavor was observed, even after keeping this soup in the pantry for nearly a year. It remains well-preserved therefore, for long periods of time. Just keep it in a cool place.
- Contains no GMOs or any bioengineered ingredients, no trans fats, no added MSG, no preservatives, and this product is gluten free.
- Suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets.
- Harder to find outside of the bigger grocery stores and health food centers.
- Too salty. Sodium content is somewhat high, and may be a concern for those sensitive to salt.
- Pre cooked, perhaps overcooked. As this soup product is canned, the vegetables and spices inside are pre cooked. This reduces the signature taste of fresh vegetables significantly. Nonetheless, though cooked, the flavor is quite appetizing and satisfying. Heating releases a fresh-cooked aroma.
- The lid can cut you. Once opened, the lid as well as the can have sharp edges. You can easily cut a finger if not careful.
This is not a condensed soup, so avoid adding water in order to retain its undiluted, exquisite taste.
- Open the can and dump contents into a medium sauce pan.
- Place pan on stove.
- Heat over medium to medium-high heat until the soup just starts to boiling. However, to prevent splatters, do not bring to a full, rolling boil.
- Stir occasionally (once every minute or so) while heating.
- Once hot, remove from heat immediately to avoid the drying-out effect of caking.
- Let stand for a minute, to assure thorough, through-and-through heating.
- Ladle into soup bowls.
Microwave Oven Directions
- Put contents of the soup can into a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl or two single-serving microwave-safe bowls.
- Heat with the high power (100%) setting for 2 minutes. Heating times vary depending on the microwave oven. Experiment with yours to determine ideal heating times.
- Once warming is complete, let stand in the microwave for a minute, to allow any boiling to stop and the heat to evenly distribute throughout the soup.
- Remove the bowl(s) from microwave oven. Take care, as they’ll be quite hot.
- Stir the soup several times.
- Serve and enjoy.
Once hot and in the bowl, sprinkle some sharp cheddar cheese, cream cheese, or sour cream over top. Makes this product even more delicious and filling.
Ingredients in this Amy’s Split Pea Organic Soup
Filtered water, organic onions, organic green split peas, organic celery, organic carrots, sea salt, organic basil, organic garlic, bay leaves, and organic black pepper.
- Serving size: 1 cup (245 grams). Servings per container: about 2.
- Calories: 100. Calories from fat: 0.
- Total fat: 0 grams, 0% DV.
- Saturated fat: 0 grams, 0% DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
- Sodium: 670 milligrams, 28% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 19 grams, 6% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 6 grams, 24% DV.
- Sugars: 4 grams.
- Protein: 7 grams.
- Vitamin A: 4% DV.
- Calcium: 4% DV.
- Vitamin C: 2% DV.
- Iron: 8% DV.
Amy’s Kitchen is well-known for their high quality organic soup products, and this slit pea soup further augments their already-pristine reputation. It contains no artificial ingredients, yet its price competes with far more processed and non natural soup products.
Where To Buy Amy’s Organic Soup Products
Look for this soup in the black can with the white and yellow lettering, pull-top lid, and a picture of a bowl of this product on the front with a sprig of parsley floating in the center, at your favorite larger grocery stores like Walmart and Target. It can also be found online at Amazon.
- 2015-01-21: Fixed typos, added whitespace, summarized each bulleted item, adjusted category and tag assignments, and rearranged ad placement on this page.
- 2014-08-23: Originally published.