Did NASA Copy Campbell’s Soup?

Soup comes in many forms. One convenient form is canned, but did canned soup inspire NASA famous dehydrated food? It is possible canned soup inspired NASA, nonetheless the canned goodness is convenient for individuals in a time crunch or those who don’t have enough ingredients to whip up a quick meal. cam.png

Canned Soup was invented in 1897 by Doctor John T. Dorrance and NASA invented dehydrated food in the 1960’s for the Gemini missions.


Although dehydrated space food does not contain water (one of the main things that soup contains) it makes one think that NASA was inspired by the condensed space saving (pun intended) canned miracle.


Well enough about SPACE because this blog post is really all about canned soup and how it can save individuals time, yet still remain delicious.

Campbell’s is the KING of canned soup.


-This tweet sums up the goodness that is Campbell’s

From Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s soup pop art to numerous flavours, to humanitarian relief there is a reason Campbell’s soup has been around for 148 years.

“At Campbell Canada we’re proud of making delicious, convenient and affordable foods”


Campbell’s provides a variety of soup products: Soup kits, broths, condensed, chunky, ready to serve, healthy request and soup on the go!

Campbell’s website also provide a ton of recipes that will make your weeknight dinner exciting and new! Try this Tofu, Carrot and Spinach Soup via Cook With Campbell’s 



  • 1 carton(900 mL)  CAMPBELL’S® No Salt Added Ready to Use Beef Broth
  • 1 ounce (28 g)dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2 pieces fresh  ginger root
  • 1carrot, sliced
  • 1 cup (250 mL)cubed  tofu
  • 2 cups (500 mL)packed  baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL)thinly sliced  green onion


  1. Pour broth into a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Add mushrooms and ginger, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in carrots and tofu and simmer for 10 minutes more.
  3. Stir in spinach and green onions. Serve.

-A very insightful infographic on the evolution of a classic tomato soup.

Campbell’s is sure to have a soup flavour that will appeal to you, especially with their line of Chunky soups. Some flavours include:

  • Pepper Steak and Potato
  • Blazin’ Roadhouse Chili-Style soup
  • Chipotle Sirloin Burger
  • Chicken noodle
  • Beer and cheese
  • Tomato and Rice

Find more flavours via Campbell’s products. 

Also, there is no excuse not eat  Campbell’s soup because it is cheap. Look at this graph which shows the price of canned soup since the beginning of the company.

These blogs provide some lovely recipes to try at home:

So grab a can of Campbell’s and try something out of this world!


Author: JOL_Designs

|MRU Information Design Student| Soup Fanatic.

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