According to a recent study, 95% of Americans say they love soup. The percentage differs among age groups. Millennials with 64% were the clear winners, outpacing Gen-Xers with 62% and Baby Boomers with 51%.
Another criterion besides age is regional distribution. Although, the numbers don’t seem to be influenced by the related climate. Love of soup in the West hits 62% and Northeast 60%, while East or South fall behind with 58% each.
Fun fact: Many young adults admit to serving canned soup as homemade at a dinner party. Men out rule women here. Sneaky!
To enjoy soup properly, it is often paired with wine and/ or a sandwich, Chardonnay and grilled cheese are among the most popular choices.
Compared with other soups, broth-based Chicken Noodle Soup is by far the most go-to option for many occasions in the US, especially as a remedy when sick or depressed, and it has been over centuries.
Chicken soup and noodle soup developed separately from one another. The ancient Greeks were the first to mix chicken and broth and used it as a cure for the sickly. Back then it was known as a miracle drug. Noodle soup developed in the 1200s in Asia. Over the timespan of the 1700s until the 1900s, noodle soup became convenience food in the US while already used as a remedy in Italy and Greece.
The famous Campbell Soup Company finally combined the two into “Noodle with Chicken Soup” in 1934. It became a great success and is still popular despite its name changed five years later to “Chicken Noodle Soup”, which attracted even more attention.
At Robin’s Nest café our top seller and most popular is our:
*Tomato Soup with Cheddar and Herbs de Provence !!!*
Fresh every day, but look out, it goes fast!
Some other of our delicious options are:
*Vegetable Soup*, *Cream of Asparagus Soup* and *Lentil Soup*
Let’s keep warm in winter.
Nevertheless, our TRIVIA winners this month on Facebook know:
Chicken Noodle Soup is the most popular soup in the US!
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