In fairness to Campbell's Kitchen, as this recipe's first reviewer I'm rating it four stars even though as written I feel it only deserves three. Reviews and star ratings are subjective and difficult to attribute, and I don't want to discourage anyone from trying this by starting it out with a mere three stars. The soup, in my opinion is ho-hum, not much flavor or at least complexity of flavor going on. To me it tasted like stewed tomato juice with some stuff in it (tho' the roasted peppers are definitely a nice touch) ...until I added fresh mushrooms, cooked chicken breast meat and 1-1/2 tablespoons of Penzey's Taco Seasoning! Now we had something, and now it was a solid 4-star soup! I was tempted not to add the vinegar at the end, but did and found it definitely heightened the flavors, toned down the tomato, and gave it a little zip. It was kind of funny that with hubs' first mouthful he remarked that there was "a flavor in here that I really like," and he could only be referring to the taco seasoning! And then HE declared it five stars! Great base recipe with plenty of potential for creativity!
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In fairness to Campbell's Kitchen, as this recipe's first reviewer I'm rating it four stars...