A Review of Progresso Rich & Hearty New England Clam Chowder

I do like many Progresso brand food products. When I came across a can of Progresso Rich & Hearty New England Clam Chowder in the canned soup section of my local favorite grocery store, I was interested. I decided to purchase it, try it out and write a product review about my experience with it. Here is what I discovered!

I bought one can of Progresso Rich & Hearty New England Clam Chowder for around two dollars. Each can has two servings in it. I discovered that this clam chowder is gluten free and has no artificial flavors in it. Fabulous! This chowder has clam broth, potatoes, clams, salt, cream, butter, Chablis wine, brandy, parsley, celery, tuna extract, corn protein and many more ingredients in it. That all sounded intriguing to me, I must admit. I could not wait to taste it!

This clam chowder is perfect for microwave cooking and that is how I decided to prepare it. I poured the contents into a large microwave safe bowl, covered, heated on high for two minutes, stirred well and served. This dish smelled good and it looked promising. When I tasted Progresso Rich & Hearty New England Clam Chowder, I liked it’s flavor. The potatoes are plentiful and chunky. The clam broth is great. Still, I had an immediate problem with this product. Very little clams. It is, after all, clam chowder. There should be a decent amount of clams in it. It provided me a clam teaser chowder. I was not amused. Yes, I know clams are a bit tough, but they should be there. A few clam tidbits are found, but their number is few and I missed them. Sigh.

I rate Progresso Rich & Hearty New England Clam Chowder three stars out of five stars and that is being kind. While the chowder is rich in flavor, very little clams in it disappoint me. I will not be buying this chowder again. For those that do not like chewy clams in their clam chowder, this product is for you. Those of us that like lots of clams, we protest. One serving of this clam chowder has 180 calories in it. 70 of those calories come from fat. One serving has 8 grams of total fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 2 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 15 mg’s of cholesterol, 860 mg’s of sodium, 22 grams of total carbs, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of sugars and 5 grams of protein. This product does contain milk, clam, soy and tuna ingredients.

I enjoyed trying Progresso Rich & Hearty New England Clam Chowder and writing a product review about it. You meed to know that this clam chowder is seriously lacking lots of clams. Other than that, it is decent. For more information about this and other Progresso brand foods, you can visit the progressosoup.com website.