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Soup to Nuts?

So Campbell’s apparently now has 33 new soups.  Hooray!  Or whatever.  🙂

I was rifling through the pantry, and found this on the Healthy Kids Chicken NoodleO’s.  (No discussion, really, on if this is really healthy soup.)


What was even weirder to me than that  “dehydrated methnically separated chicken” and maltodextrin was the rear label.

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So. All of my educator and educated friends and people who must be clearly smarter than me…

Please tell me why this is a good idea on the back of a soup can for kiddos?

Is this really imagination-inducing?

Or is this drawing attention to the fact that rabbits “should” be a certain size and elephants “should” be a certain size… and therefore, to be a different size would be totally weird?  That to be a SMALL elephant (in a world of HUGE elephants) is laughable?  To be a GIANT rabbit (in a world of teeny animals) makes you gross or weird or silly?

What if the question was about a different shape? Or color? Or what about a rabbit with no tail, or an elephant with a shorter trunk?

Tell me that I am crazy… or that I am having a bad day and I am imagining something that isn’t there…

I don’t think I like this can ‘o soup.

Discuss. 🙂


  • Courtney

    March 16, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I think you are thinking about it a bit to hard. Are you tapering? Sounds like taper brain to me. Also I would be a big bunny! No car could take down a giant bunny like they could a tiny elephant or step on me.

    • SoAnyway

      March 17, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      You should watch Night of the Lepus
      “Everyone start your car and follow me, there’s a herd of giant killer-rabbits headed this way”

  • Kristen Grimes

    March 17, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I know that I probably wouldn’t have thought anything of it, but you bring about an interesting idea and how it could influence kids that don’t fit the mold of what is considered “normal”. I think too often we see these things and dismiss them as nothing, or over-thinking, or whatever…but in reality, it can and very well may have a big impact on some kid. On a kid that is bigger or smaller or doesn’t feel like they fit in.

    I think you have a great point and I don’t like that can o’ soup either!!! Well put…

    • Leesa

      March 17, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      I agree with Kristen and I believe where you’re headed on this post. Why point out what is normal / should be normal? Kids don’t need to be lead to search for “what doesn’t fit” in our society today. They find it and point it out regularly, which leads to pointing it out-loudly (if that’s a word) to their peers.

  • Marg13

    March 18, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    I think it is a reference to a Dr Seuss Book “Would you Rather Be Bullfrog?” in which a bunch of somewhat strange questions are posed to the reader. “Would you rather be a hammer or a nail?” “Would you rather be a dollar or 97 cents?” My son loves the book. He thinks it’s funny 🙂


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