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Soup's On! Your Cream of Mushroom Soup Quiz
by Staff
It's not just the food you eat on a cold winter day, or the goopy part of tuna noodle casserole. Cream of mushroom soup has a long history and a special place in the American kitchen. Find out just how much you know about America's favorite creamy soup with this quiz.

What is the typical shelf life of a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup?

  • 6 months
  • 12 months
  • 5 years

What popular holiday side dish, topped with crispy french fried onions, features cream of mushroom soup?

  • sweet potato casserole
  • green bean casserole
  • stuffing

Aside from cream of mushroom soup, which of the following is one Campbell's top three bestselling soups?

  • tomato
  • chicken corn chowder
  • split pea and ham

The Campbell Soup Company first introduced its canned cream of mushroom soup in what year?

  • 1934
  • 1944
  • 1954

True of False: Astronauts have been know to dine on freeze-dried versions of cream of mushroom soup.

  • true
  • false

About how many calories are in a regular can of condensed cream of mushroom soup?

  • 150
  • 90
  • 50

Cream of mushroom soup is sometimes dubbed the "American béchamel." What is béchamel?

  • a white sauce commonly used in French cooking
  • any soup that contains mushrooms
  • a high-fat soup used in many Italian recipes

Most cans of cream of mushroom soup you buy in the store are condensed. What does that mean?

  • The ingredients of the can are vacuum-sealed to extend the shelf life.
  • It has twice as much flavor as a regular can of soup.
  • It requires the addition of water or milk to make it ready to eat.

The Campbell Soup Company once claimed it sold this much cream of mushroom soup each year just to make green bean casserole.

  • $2 million
  • $20 million
  • $200 million

Why is cream of mushroom soup a common feature of many casserole recipes?

  • Casseroles, by definition, contain mushrooms and the soup is a convenient way to add them.
  • The soup is creamy and holds other ingredients, like meat and noodles, together well.
  • Cream of mushroom soup easily replaces the cheese in any casserole dish that calls for cheese.

What two ingredients make up the base of most homemade versions of cream of mushroom soup?

  • heavy cream and vegetable broth
  • heavy cream and mushrooms
  • mushrooms and butter

True or False: The United States exports more mushrooms than it imports.

  • true
  • false

A painting of a can of cream of mushroom soup was immortalized by what famous pop artist?

  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Julian Opie
  • Andy Warhol

Until 1947 Campbell's Soup got all its mushrooms for its soup from this self-proclaimed "Mushroom Capital of the World."

  • Green River, Wyoming
  • Camden, New Jersey
  • Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

True or False: It's only technically "cream of mushroom soup" if it comes in a can.

  • true
  • false

During which two months of the year are sales of cream of mushroom soup the greatest?

  • February and November
  • November and December
  • June and July

Since it's Campbell's third-best-selling variety of soup, the company spends a lot of advertising dollars to get you to buy cream of mushroom soup. In 2006, how much did Campbell's spend advertising just cream of mushroom soup?

  • $22 million
  • $34 million
  • $56 million

True of False: "Cream of Mushroom Soup" is a trademarked name.

  • true
  • false

Because it's so commonly used in casseroles, which are a staple at church potlucks, cream of mushroom soup has gained this nickname in some parts of the country:

  • Presbyterian glue
  • Methodist sauce
  • Lutheran binder

In 2009, how many pounds of mushrooms were processed for retail consumption in products like cream of mushroom soup?

  • 800,000 pounds
  • 4 million pounds
  • 16 million pounds