Tomato Cornbread

| 1/21/2013 6:29:10 PM

Tomato Corn Muffins 

Who among us growing up in the 1950s through the 1970s never had a can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup? Just like in the commercials, it awaited us after cold sledding days, coupled with the classic grilled cheese sandwich.

This isn’t a product-placement column. I certainly don’t work for Campbell’s and in fact, as I became an adult and my tastes matured, I grew to hate the stuff. Even Chicken ‘n Stars.

Homemade soup from fresh vegetables, stirred and loved by home cooks, made me decide that Campbell’s Tomato Soup was just wrong. It had a too-smooth texture and tasted too sweet. Much too sweet.

I do shop farmer’s markets but am also one of those people who foolishly meander down grocery store aisles, looking for anything new. So one day I was surprised to see Campbell’s ORANGE Harvest Tomato Soup.Tomato Cornbread products 

Looked interesting. Made from sexy-sounding “Tangerine Tomatoes." Doubting it was less sweet, though, I topped it with extra-sharp grated cheese and a few croutons. I was right--still too sweet. It was like a blind date; higher expectations, but not what I’d hoped for.