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National Chicken Noodle Soup Day

Five Food Finds about Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Campbell’s first introduces ‘Chicken with Noodles’ soup in 1934
  • During a radio program on “Amos ‘n Andy”  Amos misread his script and said “Chicken Noodle Soup”.  Within a few weeks, Campbell’s changed the name.
  • Research has shown that each can of soup contains around 216 noodles measuring 32 to 34 feet of noodles.
  • Campbell’s create over a million miles of noodles for soup per year. Enough to go around the Earth 40 times.
  • According to the ingredients on the can, only 8% of the soup is chicken.
Extra Fact:In 1889 Campbell’s Soup labels adopted the crimson & white color scheme 
in honor of the Cornell University Football Team.

Today’s Food History

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  • 1764 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl, was born. Earl Grey was supposedly given the recipe for Earl Grey Tea by a Chinese mandarin with…

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