I do not like corn chowder, at least that is what I think, but

@GardenGerty (90094)
Marion, Kansas
December 22, 2012 9:31pm CST
I needed something easy to take for lunch tonight when I went to work. I found a can of Progresso creamy chicken and corn chowder in my cupboard. I do not remember buying it, I think it was accidental. I took it with me, and you know what? It was delicious. I still do not think I like plain corn chowder without the chicken, or maybe the times I have had corn chowder it just was not prepared well. I am pretty certain we all have foods that just do not sound appealing, but it turns out that it is really good. I guess it pays to try new things.
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• United States
23 Dec 12
Corn chowder can be delicious if it is prepared well. I am glad that you have discovered that you do like it after all. Often, people swear that they don't like a particular food, but it is because they simply have never had it prepared properly. Peas are one food that this is a common issue; too many people have only ever had nasty, mushy peas from a can, so they grow to think that they don't like them.
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
I have learned to eat several things that I thought I did not like. The corn chowder I have tried in the past has been a thick gloppy mess. This was such a warm and filling meal at work, I am glad I tried it.
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@celticeagle (114068)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Dec 12
I like to try some new things. Like I still am unable to eat raw fish. I have had the chicken and corn chowder soup by Progresso and I thought it was really good also. I do like most all of the Progresso soups. Ham and bean is probably my favorite to date. We tried a new mexican restaurant the other night. It was very good. I love mexican and chinese. We have a greek restaurant here I would like to try sometime. ANd a new basque one. Basque is very good as well.
@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Dec 12
Your response all sounds delicious, except for raw fish, that would be a problem for me as well. I am not sure what is involved in Basque cooking, but it is Mediterranean, right?
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@celticeagle (114068)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Dec 12
I guess you would call it that. Its lambchops and they use some garlic and such in their food. Like egg batter on fish and such as that. Very good food.
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
I looked up some Basque cooking and it did sound wonderful.
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• United States
23 Dec 12
I've never tried it, but I understand that Progresso soups are pretty good. Maybe I'll try it the next time I'm at the store and it's on sale to see if I like it. What is chowder anyway?
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
Chowder is a thick soup that usually has potatoes in it. It actually comes from a French word for a large flat pan, if I remember correctly. I like clam chowder, and things like that. Usually a cream based soup.
• United States
23 Dec 12
I wonder why Jim told me that it had seafood in it then? I probably would like it if there were potatoes and chicken in it, but not seafood. Thanks for the explanation!
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
The chowder you hear about most is clam chowder, and there are two kinds of that, but they definitely have seafood in them. But the name chowder usually will tell you that there are potatoes in the soup.
@Pegasus72 (1904)
2 Jan 13
That is one of the good ones. I like most of their chowders, I go for the creamy soups almost all of the time.
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
I have found that the soups and some salads make me feel healthier and make it really easy to pack a work lunch. So many of my co workers live on fast food and that just would not work for me. I am not sure how it will be in the summer but it is definitely part of my eating plan for winter.
@Pegasus72 (1904)
3 Jan 13
Soup and salad are a good choice anytime.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
23 Dec 12
yup sometimes it does and I dont think I like any kind of chowder
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
How about just regular potato soup? I like that really well.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
23 Dec 12
oh I do like that home made yummy
• China
23 Dec 12
The corn chowder sounds like a sort of soup or mush.Our chowder contains sausage, peanut and soybean besides corn.I wonder why you work on night shift until noon the next day.
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
I guess technically I should have said it was supper on the evening shift. I went to work at 4:30 pm and stayed until 11:00 pm. Does your chowder contain potatoes? Usually that is what we call a chowder, a soup with potatoes and other things. When we have many people on vacation or are short of employees for various reasons we work a lot of hours at all times on the clock.
• China
25 Dec 12
Sometimes we also add potatoes to the chowder.It is good to the taste.You should get paid for working extra shifts or have days off later .A merry Christmas to you!
• Canada
23 Dec 12
I absolutely love corn chowder. I love all kinds of chowder. I can't think of a kind of chowder that I don't like. If you want to know if you like something or not, then try it!! I never understood "I don't think I like..." how can you know whether or not you like something, if you are only guessing whether or not you like it?
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
I have had corn chowder, that is why I thought I would not like this. The corn chowder I have had has been a thick gloppy mess and really kind of sweet. I have also had canned chicken "stews" that I did not like, because they tasted sweet or something. I was surprised to find this in my cupboard for those two reasons. The name actually sounded nauseating to me, because of past experience, but then I ate it and liked it really well.
@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
Oh, and I usually love chowder, all except corn.
@savak03 (6688)
• United States
28 Dec 12
I grew up a very finicky eater. As a child there were very few things I would eat and I couldn't abide foods that combined together. As I grew older I learned to tolerate a few more things. One time I found myself fairly destitute and food was hard to come by. I was invited to lunch by some well meaning people and of course being as hungry as I was I accepted. They served grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, neither of which I liked. However, I was very hungry and my mother had raised me to be polite so I did not object to what was placed before me. I picked at the grill cheese and even tried dipping it into the soup. Was I surprised at good it actually tasted. I don't know if it was my hunger or my manners but ever since that day grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup is one of my favorite lunches.
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Dec 12
There are some things that I think I might not try, even if destitute, but so far I am not there. I have worked with finicky children, some of whom would cry, or throw up over mixed foods. Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, however, are one of the classic combinations. Hunger does season food well for us, and I think that it made the soup I tired really taste delicious to me. I was a somewhat picky eater myself.
• United States
27 Dec 12
Recipes for different foods can vary widely. One food I detest is zukini. (I know I didn't spell that properly.) However, in many sweet breads you cannot taste the dreaded squash. You just never know what is hidden inside a can, or a bread.
@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Dec 12
It has taken me quite a few adult years to learn to eat many of the squash family. I did start liking zucchini as part of bread, but I also like it shredded raw or sliced like cucumbers. I now like most winter and summer squash.
@AmbiePam (45704)
• United States
24 Dec 12
I love to try new things, and new foods are great as well. My dad only ever goes to a new restaurant if I'm with him. He doesn't like to try new foods, but since I do he'll take a chance on something if someone else is with him who is more adventurous, culinary wise.
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Dec 12
I think my husband has helped me learn to eat more foods. We decided to try a new food every week when we got married. Mostly it is fruit and vegetables.
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
24 Dec 12
That's awesome. It may be because it's Progresso. I've never had anything from Progresso that I haven't liked, even if it was something I didn't like that I had eaten made by Campbell's or another brand. Progresso soups are really yummy, almost like homemade. I don't have any creamy chicken and corn chowder in my cupboard but I do have some split pea soup that I don't remember buying. It is also Progresso soup so I may give it a try. I love peas but never was big on split pea soup. It definitely pays to try new things, I agree.
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Dec 12
I like to print coupons and get them on sale. I did not like split pea soup as a child, but have made it a time or two because Bob likes it. May have to try the Progresso version.
• United States
23 Dec 12
Hi GG, Yeh, I've already bought the wrong thing and thought it would taste horrible...but it didn't. Now this corn chowder I probably wouldn't have bought either, but now I might just try it, especially with the chicken in it..mm. There was a couple of bean soups I bought because they were so cheap, thinking I probably wouldn't like them, but I'd try them anyways. I loved them. Any other time I wouldn't have done that but I was looking to buy something inexpensive until my next check. These did the trick and I enjoyed them to boot.
@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Dec 12
Especially in the winter soups make excellent lunches for me. I was surprised to find I like Butternut squash soup. I was given a sample once. Soups can be inexpensive and filling too.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
23 Dec 12
Oh..I like the ham and corn chowder too. I was surprised when I tried it and liked it too. I don't think I have tried just the Corn Chowder though.
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Dec 12
I have had good luck with the Progresso soups whenever I have tried them. I will be using them for lunches more often, they are so fast and easy and then I take a piece of fruit with me as well.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 12
This reminds me of the time that I tried something new and nearly gagged, I can laugh at it now but at the time it was embarrassing! A friend invited me for dinner, she was cooking something special for me, she wouldn't tell me what it was, now I am NOT a guy who likes surprises but I didn't want to sound ungrateful, so I tucked in, it looked good, it was only when I asked her that I wanted to spit it out. It was squid! Ewww the rubbery taste I couldn't get rid of, I had to make profuse apologies that I couldn't eat it. She was a little upset, but what could I do!
@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
I think squid is a love it or hate it thing. My husband has told me to steer clear of it, because unless it is absolutely fresh it is just pointless jaw exercise. Some people have a bad allergy to it as well.
@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
23 Dec 12
I think what you tasted before wasn't prepared well. On the other hand, our tastes change over the years and what we hated five years ago will taste delicious today. You must've picked that can up on sale! I don't buy Progresso because even on sale it's awfully expensive. Good stuff but way overpriced even for the quality. I found a recipe for corn chowder years and years ago. The kids, in elementary school then, loved it. I started to experiment with it and now it's very different from what it used to be--I've turned it into meatball stew but it's basically still a chowder!
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
What happens is that I go to one of my earning sites and print coupons, and I get rewarded when I use them, and then I redeem them when the soup is already on sale. I do not buy them often .
@savypat (20248)
• United States
23 Dec 12
That soup does seem very popular, Hubby loves it. I don't eat much corn but I did try a taste of it last hime he had it and found it good. I do like many Progresso soups and keep them in the cupboard for days when quick soup is needed, I like to try new products but try to make sure I read the labels first, we have many things we don't want in our diet and these are often hidden in preprepared items. Salt, sugar just start the list.
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
I like that you can get many Progresso soups with less salt. I will buy a few cans when I can get them at a good price.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
23 Dec 12
over the years our tastes change as well. I remember when I hated pizza and now I love it. I remember when I hated hummus and now I love it.
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
I had to learn to like hummus but it is very good as well. They told me in the preschool that a child has to be offered a new food at least 8 times before they eat it, and some need to have it offered about thirteen times.
@lifes97 (885)
• United Arab Emirates
23 Dec 12
there ar many things when you are hungry you do eat though you will not in other times. that is a gift from god to do that , you can eat anthing when you are hungy, really wonderful
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
If you are hungry enough it is true that you can eat more things. I think it was also a blessing that the taste and consistency were much better than I thought they would be.
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
23 Dec 12
I do not usually favor brand names, but Progresso soup does seem to taste better than most other canned soups. I very rarely eat canned food, but I do keep a few cans around for emergency use, as cans last longer on the shelf than a lot of things. I used to love corn casserole, but in a college dorm MANY years ago I found the leg of a cockroach in my serving and after than could not make myself eat any creamy corn food for a very long time. Chicken helps a lot of vegetable dishes, including cauliflower.
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
I am not wild about corn casserole, probably for the same reasons I have not cared for corn chowder. We do not eat a lot of canned veggies or soups, but I am sure I bought this on sale, with a coupon as well. Yes, bad associations will completely put us off a food dish.
@katsmeow1213 (28820)
• United States
23 Dec 12
I really like corn chowder. I tried to make it myself once and it turned out awful.. must have had a bad recipe!
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@GardenGerty (90094)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
I guess that is the problem with the corn chowder I have had in the past.