The key ingredient in any soup is stock or broth. We use chicken, vegetable and clam stock depending on the Homestyle soup variety.


We use a variety of vegetables – carrots, celery, spinach, corn, peppers, green beans, butternut squash, and potato – mostly sourced from North American farms and carefully cooked to preserve their delicious flavor.


We use meat, including chicken and beef, sourced from USDA certified suppliers. For example, the chicken we use is from farms in Alabama and Georgia.  

Pasta, beans & rice

Pasta, beans, rice, wild rice, and brown rice are used to create soups that are delicious and satisfying. The pasta is made with egg, and enriched flour, that is milled from wheat grown in the U.S. and Canada. Most of the beans and grains are from crops grown in North America.


We select ingredients to add unique flavors to Campbell’s Homestyle soups. Many of these are commonly used, but others you may not be familiar with.  We’ve explained some of these here.

Disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate

Are flavors that when used with glutamic acid, help create a savory or an umami flavor. These are naturally occurring proteins which are found in vegetables such as mushrooms.

Lactic acid

A common acid found in dairy foods such as milk. We add it to improve the tart or subtle sour flavor in some of our dairy-based soups.

Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

MSG is made by fermenting cane or beet molasses and is used to enhance the food’s savory flavor. Glutamatic acid is a naturally occurring amino acid.

Partially hydrogenated soybean oil

A soybean oil that has been changed using a process called hydrogenation which “hardens” the oil, raising its melting point and helping to improve the stability of foods. We have removed partially hydrogenated oils from almost all of our foods. One variety of Homestyle soup contains an ingredient which includes partially hydrogenated oil, and we working to remove this.

Potassium Salt

Potassium salt is a naturally occurring mineral salt also known as potassium chloride. A type of salt we use to reduce the amount of table salt (sodium chloride) in a variety of our recipes.

Sodium citrate

A type of salt we use to create a sour or savory flavor. It is sometimes called "sour salt".

Sodium phosphate

A type of salt that allows mixtures of ingredients to blend easily or “emulsify”. It is also used to maintain the texture and flavor of the meat and cheese in our recipes as they are cooking.

Succinic acid

A natural flavor enhancer made from fermenting sugar. It is typically used to add a sea-salty flavor.


We carefully select ingredients that help blend the soup smoothly and ensure that it looks, as well as tastes, appealing.

Locust bean gum

Used to give some of our foods a smooth, thick texture. This ingredient is made from the seeds of the carob tree and is also sometimes called carob bean gum.

Modified food starch

Helps to thicken the soup and give it a smooth, consistent texture.

Soy protein concentrate

Made from soybean flour after the sugar portion has been removed. We use this protein to enhance the texture of our food and also help thicken cream soups.

Soy protein isolate

Made from soybeans and almost entirely protein. Is used to help keep the chicken tender during cooking.

Whey protein concentrate

Made from whey, a byproduct of cheese making, and used to enhance the texture of our food.

Xanthan gum

A thickener used to blend our spices and ingredients to give a consistent flavor and appearance. It’s made by fermenting corn sugar, wheat or soy.


In America, approximately 90% of all canolacornsoybean and sugar beet crops are grown from genetically modified seeds. Farmers have been using these seeds for more than 20 years as they are safe, reduce costs and improve yields.

The ingredients in Homestyle soups that may be derived from these crops are:


- vegetable oils which may be from canola, corn or soy


- corn oil, corn syrup solids, lactic acid, maltodextrin, modified food starch


- partially hydrogenated soybean oil, soy protein concentrate, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, soybean oil, soy lecithin

Sugar beet

- citric acid, molasses, sugar

Non-GMO Ingredients

All other ingredients are not genetically modified.


We buy many of our ingredients from farmers in America and Canada.

More than 75% of the produce we buy as a company is from the U.S. – that’s around 2.5 billion pounds a year.

We make our Homestyle soups in Ohio, Texas and North Carolina.

We employ around 4,000 people across these locations.

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Our Homestyle soup is available in cans and microwaveable bowls.

Steel cans are among the safest, most convenient, affordable and environmentally sustainable forms of packaging. The steel cans we use are recyclable and contain up to 35% recycled steel.

Our cans are coated on the inside with a thin layer of plastic to separate the food from the metal. This keeps the food safe and preserves its nutritional value. The lining we use is made of acrylic or polyester materials and does not contain BPA.

While the clear microwaveable plastic bowls do not use BPA, the metal rim which ensures the packaging is tightly sealed and the food is kept safe does. We are moving to non-BPA coatings on these metal fixtures. The clear plastic bowls and lids aren’t typically recyclable (check with your local community).


We understand that some people would prefer to avoid bisphenol A (BPA), although FDA has determined that it’s safe to use in food packaging. Historically, BPA has been used in food packaging to line metal cans and to preserve the food’s taste and its nutritional value.

PET bottles, pouches, and cartons such as those used for V8® beverages, Swanson® broths and Campbell’s sauces are (and have always been) non-BPA packaging.

Campbell has transitioned to the non-BPA lining in all of our aluminum and steel cans in the United States and Canada.

The containers of a few other products have metal components that have limited food contact points but are key to ensuring that the lids remain tight. BPA is used as a coating on that metal but in small amounts and we continue to work on packaging alternatives.