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Today I was wandering through our Kroger looking for Cream of Mushroom soup to try and make green bean casserole with. I randomly picked up the Progresso soup since it was on sale and the back is clearly labelled as gluten free. I excitedly picked up about six other types (none had ingredients I could see as being gluten) but none were labelled gluten free. Is this labeling new, is there hidden gluten in the ones that are not clearly labelled?

Has anyone tried this soup and had good/bad results? I noticed it also clearly says no MSG on the front. So maybe this is just a new label or something? Help!

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Quit eating Progresso and other canned soups like campbells, because they had MSG, chemicals, preservatives, ton of salt, etc. I don't know what they have now.

Soup is so easy for me to make fresh and quickly.

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Sticking to the original question, Progresso is a brand of General Mills. General Mills will always clearly disclose any gluten source by naming the source grain in the ingredient list. If you do not see any of the words wheat, barley, rye or oats in the list, then the product does not contain any gluten. Read the label and you will know, regardless of whether the words "gluten-free" appear.

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Thanks! I bought it since the sale ended today but I was anxious about actually trying it. I guess I'll test it out this week. I'll have to go back again and look at more of the soups to find out what other one's would be okay.

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Their Creamy mushroom soup has been gluten free for a while, I have never had problems with it. They also have a few others that have gluten free on them. The main problem being no two stores carry the same soups around me. Just be sure to check the label each time. I think that some of the older cans do not say gluten free.

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I've used it before without trouble... but NONE of my stores carry the Cream of Mushroom anymore!!

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Their Creamy mushroom soup has been gluten free for a while, I have never had problems with it. They also have a few others that have gluten free on them. The main problem being no two stores carry the same soups around me. Just be sure to check the label each time. I think that some of the older cans do not say gluten free.

Ohhh wow! I didn't even think to look since Campbell's has wheat AND msg in it...

Now I can make my yummy white goulosh! It's just hamburger, (rice) macaroni, with the cream of mushroom mixed in (with a pinch of garlic)...and add some extra fresh mushrooms to it. OMG, I'm so hungry now (can't eat this stuff till the end of my elim. diet though!)

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Progresso soups and broths are my best friend! :) They have several varieties to choose from and the cream of mushroom is amazing. I haven't seen an actual "gluten free" on the label but the allergens are clearly listed.

Their chicken and beef broths are also gluten free and say so on the package in nice, big letters!

I agree homemade soups are the best but it's nice to have something quick and easy in the pantry. I always take a can of chicken and rice along when we travel!

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I've used it before without trouble... but NONE of my stores carry the Cream of Mushroom anymore!!

If you go to Progresso's website, you can find exactly which stores carry which soups. I was surprised to find that my local Walmart now carries it.

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i love that general mills is slowly starting to label more stuff as gluten free. this weekend i found that the new betty crocker frosting packages are labelled as gluten free! so awesome for making gluten-free betty crocker cakes :)

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Now I can make my yummy white goulosh! It's just hamburger, (rice) macaroni, with the cream of mushroom mixed in (with a pinch of garlic)...and add some extra fresh mushrooms to it. OMG, I'm so hungry now (can't eat this stuff till the end of my elim. diet though!)

I'm going to make this for tonight. This is of the things my mom made for us when we were kids and the budget was tight, we loved it. We thought it was a treat. Little brother hated mushrooms so my mom convinced him those little squares of mushrooms were hamburger squares.

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This is the email about Progesso Soups received today:

Your Response From "Progresso" - 2009/11/18-0401 ZGEW

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:40 AM

From: "Corporate.Response@genmills.com" Corporate.Response@genmills.com

Dear Valued Consumer:

Thank you for contacting us about gluten in Progresso soup.

General Mills offers several products that are labeled gluten-free. Please check the package label for the gluten-free statement on the front/side/back of the package. Only products that can be verified to be gluten free will be declared as gluten free on the label. It is important to check the product label each time you purchase a product because it has the most accurate information about the product in the package.

Because we constantly strive to improve our products′ quality and nutritional value, the most up-to-date product information is on the package the product is purchased in. For that reason, we do not distribute product information lists as they could quickly become outdated.

For products not labeled gluten free, we will always declare gluten containing ingredients if they are added to the product. If the ingredient declaration lists wheat, oats, barley, rye, or derivatives of these grains, then the product contains gluten. Examples of derivative ingredients include: malt, barley malt, organic malt, semolina, Durham, triticale, and spelt. We do not include gluten containing ingredients in the ′Natural Flavors′ or ′Spices′ on the product ingredient list. If there are gluten ingredients in our products, those ingredients are always clearly listed.

If there are no gluten- containing ingredients listed in the product ingredient label, but the product does not make a gluten free claim, it is because we cannot fully assure that this product is gluten free. While we have not added gluten-containing ingredients, factors such as sourcing, conditions of manufacture, etc. do not allow us to provide the full level of assurance that a gluten free claim requires.

Additional information regarding gluten may be obtained by contacting your health care professional or:

Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc.

PO Box 31700

Omaha, NE 68131-0700

402-558-0600

Or toll free: 877-CSA-4-CSA (877-272-4272)

www.csaceliacs.org

We hope this information is helpful.

Sincerely,

Gwyn Walters

Consumer Services

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I'm heading back to the store tomorrow to grab a few more cans and to check the back of every type of soup. I feel like I might need to start sending all of you that can't get the creamy mushroom care packages with it. :) I made my first gluten free green bean casserole and it was amazing (now I just need to think of a topping, not sure if those French's onion things are gluten free)

Also, definitely trying that white goulash recipe this weekend, it's cold here and that sounds like a great fall/winter dish.

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celiackitcat - try Funyons for a topping. Those french fried onions are not gluten free. I used the Funyons last year (my 1st gluten-free Thanksgiving) and no one knew the difference. :)

Can I be the first in line for one of your care packages? I cannot find that dang soup anywhere down here. :(

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I have never seen Progresso mushroom soup on any store shelf. I didn't even know they made a mushroom soup until I found out recently online. I checked Progresso's website and they don't list any retailers anywhere in my area that carry it. :( I'm so sad.

I have, however, found about 4 different Progresso soups labeled Gluten Free recently. They do seem to have changed labeling recently. All the soups I've found labeled Gluten Free also show "No Added MSG" in a white banner across the top of the can. I don't have a major MSG problem but I try to avoid it on principle, so it caught my attention.

Just for the sake of killing time, I went through all the Progresso soups on the website and looked for the ones labeled Gluten Free. It would be nice if they'd just list them, but if you click on each soup one by one it shows the label information.

These are the ones that have LABELS that say Gluten Free, according to Progresso's website... today:

Traditional Split Pea and Ham

Traditional Chicken Rice with Vegetables

Traditional Manhattan Clam Chowder

Traditional Potato Broccoli & Cheese Chowder

Traditional Southwestern-Style Chicken

Traditional Chicken Cheese Enchilada Flavor

Traditional New England Clam Chowder

Traditional 99% Fat Free New England Clam Chowder

Reduced Sodium Garden Vegetable

Vegetable Classics Lentil

Vegetable Classics 99% Fat Free Lentil

Vegetable Classics Hearty Black Bean - Flavored with Bacon

Vegetable Classics Creamy Mushroom

Vegetable Classics Garden Vegetable

Rich & Hearty Chicken Corn Chowder

Rich & Hearty New England Clam Chowder

You have to be really really careful to check labels, though, because a lot of very similar-sounding soups have different recipes. The Vegetable Classics Green Split Pea Soup with Bacon, for example, contains barley flour -- while the Traditional Split Pea and Ham does not. Most of the Chicken and Rice or Wild Rice varieties are not marked Gluten Free, although most don't have obvious sources of gluten in the ingredients list, either.

Unfortunately, I can't find most of these soups around here. :( I need to write a letter to Santa and ask for some in my Christmas stocking.

-Elizabeth

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