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If you're having a can of soup...

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SoupDragon Mon 26-Oct-20 12:28:12

... do you have a whole can or just half?

I've just noticed that a serving is half a can - Surely that isn't enough? I've been over indulging in soup for years!

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BitOfFun Mon 26-Oct-20 12:29:47

Usually a whole can, unless I'm going to be having a sandwich or something too.

OlegBurov Mon 26-Oct-20 12:30:19

I'd have half a can.

AriettyHomily Mon 26-Oct-20 12:31:03

A whole one!

PurpleDaisies Mon 26-Oct-20 12:31:39

Whole can. It’s usually pretty low calorie anyway, I’d still be hungry after half,

Justforphoto Mon 26-Oct-20 12:31:46

depends, if there's 2 of us it's half each if only one it's a full can

LizzyBennett Mon 26-Oct-20 12:32:38

Whole can. If I gave my teenage DC half a tin each they would be unimpressed.

I noticed that on a tin of soup recently and I think that it's to do with salt and sugar content.

BiggerBoat1 Mon 26-Oct-20 12:32:42

Full can always. With toast if I'm really hungry.
Obviously I want soup now!

JemimaTiggywinkle Mon 26-Oct-20 12:33:35

I prefer the slightly smaller cans you can get - only a few brands do them though and they’re never included in deals sadly.

Half a can of the standard size is not enough, but a full can is a bit too much by the end.

Wolfiefan Mon 26-Oct-20 12:33:58

What? Half a can is a serving? Madness. Definitely the whole can.

ApolloandDaphne Mon 26-Oct-20 12:34:05

I split a can between me and DH recently and we agreed it was not a decent portion. Now we have a can each.

xoxogossipgirl2020 Mon 26-Oct-20 12:34:22

Why is nobody pointing out that it’s a tin, do people people call it a can of soup?!?! Where have I been all my life??!?!

SoupDragon Mon 26-Oct-20 12:35:57

I just poured out half a can and it looked pitiful - I need smaller soup bowls!

I am glad I am not alone in my whole can approach.

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MrsAvocet Mon 26-Oct-20 12:36:09

We have one can between 2 but I always give my husband, or my son if I'm sharing with him, more than half, probably nearer two thirds as half isn't quite enough for them. Assuming we are talking the normal 400g size, not those smaller, one person cans that is. I wouldn't give anyone a whole can though. You can't even fit a full can in a normal sized bowl!

Mrsjayy Mon 26-Oct-20 12:36:20

What do you do with the other half ? Full tin its only soup and a bit of bread

SoupDragon Mon 26-Oct-20 12:37:13


Why is nobody pointing out that it’s a tin, do people people call it a can of soup?!?! Where have I been all my life??!?!

Because it's in a "tin can"? I don't know... they're both the same thing aren't they?

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ThePluckOfTheCoward Mon 26-Oct-20 12:37:24

A whole can if that's all I'm having, but half if I'm having say, a roll or wrap. A work colleague would only ever have half for her lunch though and she was very slim, whereas I am not😄

NameChange84 Mon 26-Oct-20 12:37:30

A serving is half. I usually have it with a few crackers and cheese or a slice of garlic bread. I do try to stick with recommended portion sizes for health reasons.

SoupDragon Mon 26-Oct-20 12:37:31

Can of beans, can of worms...

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AdaColeman Mon 26-Oct-20 12:37:55

It depends on the soup; cream of tomato or other light broth style soups, a whole can; more dense textured thick bean "country farmhouse" type soups, a half a can.

SoupDragon Mon 26-Oct-20 12:38:40

You can't even fit a full can in a normal sized bowl!

<<looks at bowl>> you can.

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Wolfiefan Mon 26-Oct-20 12:39:26

OP you need a soup maker. Then you can decide your own serving sizes! grin

Bargebill19 Mon 26-Oct-20 12:40:34

Whole tin if it’s a small campbells condensed tin. But if I add milk/cream it’ll be half a tin. We have a sandwich or toast with ours.

Justforphoto Mon 26-Oct-20 12:40:45

Might only have half the can normally but probably also half a loaf of bread to go with it

BigSandyBalls2015 Mon 26-Oct-20 12:40:55

Whole tin, half is nothing really. The exception was yesterday when I tried the New Covent Garden butternut squash soup …… they put HONEY in it shock …… abomination, ended up in the bin.

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