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January is National Soup Month

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This year (2014) Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup turns 80 years old! I can't imagine a better week to celebrate. We had a bout of flu, 6" of snow, record low temperatures and school cancellations. Thank goodness for soup! Campbell’s dug into the archives to share ads from long ago. Aren't the vintage images awesome?

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Families and soup just go together perfectly. In doing my soup-history research, I learned some Soup Fun Facts. Such as; soup can be dated back to about 6000 B.C. and was first made of hippopotamus. I don't know if my kids would eat hippo, but I do know soup can be whipped up in seconds and is always a crowd pleaser!

Campbell’s® Condensed Chicken Noodle soup has come a long way. Introduced in 1934, it was originally called "Chicken with Noodles" and enjoyed only moderate success. Later that same year, an innocent misstatement on a popular radio program caused sales to sky-rocket. One of the famous on-air personalities misread his copy and accidentally called the product "Chicken Noodle" soup. Suddenly, Campbell started receiving large orders for their "new" product. The soup was formally renamed "Chicken Noodle" after the erroneous turn of phrase caused high demand for the soup.

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Did you know: Each can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup contains 32 feet of noodles? Yep, that's why slurping a bowl of Chicken Noodle is so satisfying and fun. Today, Chicken Noodle is the top-selling soup for Campbell, with sales of more than 250 million cans (or 1.5 million miles of noodles) a year.

With more cold weather on the forecast, I wanted to share this great slow-cooker soup recipe:

tortilla soup recipe, slow cooker recipe

Want more soup facts and inspiration? Tweet @TheWisestKid and/or use the hashtag (#AskWisestKid) to ask for the advice and recipes from The Wisest Kid.

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This post was written in conjunction with a paid spokesperson program. I have been compensated by Campbell Soup Company and am disclosing such according to FTC guidelines. This post was not scripted and I have been a life-long Campbell’s Soup consumer.

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