Does my lunch from today look tasty to you?

@TheHorse (64132)
Pleasant Hill, California
July 13, 2016 10:34pm CST
No, it did not come from a queasy cat. Nor did it come from the tushy of a 2-month-old baby. And it most certainly did not come from a demonically possessed 12-year-old girl sullying the clothes of a Priest. Or did it? I heard that pea soup was used at appropriate times in the classic movie, The Exorcist. I saw the move in an urban neighborhood, which meant there was a lot of "audience participation." It was a great time for a kid. My lunch today was actually a can of pea soup from Andersen's Pea Soup in Buellton CA. I stopped there and picked up a bunch of cans on my way to my cousin's wedding in LA. It really is excellent--about as good as pea soup gets. Did my post make you want to rush out and buy a can or two? The cost is only $2.50 per can. Buellton is on Highway 101, North of Santa Barbara CA. I've read that there's also an Andersen's on I-5, but I've never been there. Bon appetit!
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@Lucky15 (33414)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
Well..nope. have worst looking..ahmm than that. Lol
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
I'll take a more...tasty looking...picture of the can later this evening. It really is delicious. I was laughing to myself about how nasty it looks when I first dump it out of the can this afternoon.
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@JudyEv (121544)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jul 16
It certainly looks pretty gross like that. Glad you enjoyed it.
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
I just HAD to capture the...lack of beauty...when it first came out of the can. But it really is among the best pea soups I've ever had.
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@JudyEv (121544)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jul 16
@TheHorse You got that right 'lack of beauty'.
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
@JudyEv I couldn't help but chuckle when it first came out of the can. All I added was a touch of olive oil.
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@jstory07 (66171)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jul 16
The picture of the soup does not make me want any. But I am sure it tasted good when done.
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
I reckon I was trying to be funny. It makes a horrible slurping noise as it drops from the can, and looks at first like a banana slug after an unfortunate encounter with a gastritis-stricken coyote. But after awhile, it starts to look like soup, and the aroma fills the kitchen.
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• United States
14 Jul 16
leave't to ya to show the "ugly side" 'f canned pea soup, lol. since peas're a no-no fer me, i fear i'd need to pass. prolly's got gluten also, which'd go 'long with the peas to make me most ill. yepperz, i'll leave that canned schtuff to ya!
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
It was SO good! But I didn't see "gluten free" or any of that healthy-babble on the can.
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• United States
14 Jul 16
@TheHorse i wish i could say 'gluten free' coz'f the "healthy-babble", but i've celiac disease 'n e'en the minutest 'mounts'f such can make me quite ill fer 3-5 days :(
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx What are some of the best foods for you?
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@LadyDuck (152821)
• Switzerland
14 Jul 16
I know where this place is because we ate at the Andersen's Pea Soup Restaurant during one of our trips to California. I think to remember that they have Dutch origins, but I am not sure.
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
Yes, there's a quaint town near there called Solvang, where they celebrate the (I think it is Dutch) heritage of some of the settlers.
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@LadyDuck (152821)
• Switzerland
14 Jul 16
@TheHorse Solvang reminds me something, I think we visited this town.
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
@LadyDuck You might have watched them make fudge, or do other quaint small town things.
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@patgalca (14309)
• Orangeville, Ontario
14 Jul 16
Not a fan of pea anything. I really only like home made soup anymore. But I definitely wouldn't be trying pea soup. I'm glad you enjoyed it though.
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
Had you smelled it in my kitchen, you might have been drawn to your demise. The smell of pea soup is kind of like a siren from the Odyssey.
@patgalca (14309)
• Orangeville, Ontario
15 Jul 16
@TheHorse Um... I don't think so.
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jul 16
@patgalca It was really good. We're going to have to get more when we head South to LA in a couple of weeks.
@Daljinder (21223)
• India
14 Jul 16
um... I really like pea but this picture makes me want to start disliking it. It's really gross looking. lol
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
It must be my inner pubescent that still giggles at the gross. But it really did taste good once I was done. I added a dash (splash?) of olive oil and nothing else.
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@vandana7 (63893)
• India
16 Jul 16
I just hesitated to be honest...
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@koopharper (6284)
• Canada
14 Jul 16
Condensed cream of mushroom soup looks even worse at that stage of the game. It's more grey in colour and has dark bits. Something that maybe dropped out of some very large bird of prey.
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
Yes, you made me smile! A gloriously disgusting image!
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
14 Jul 16
@koopharper Lol,how our minds sometimes turn wild, im sure you`ve never seen something a large bird of prey dropped .Still, had a good laugh at this one.
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• Canada
15 Jul 16
@miniam The written image does match what you see even it doesn't really reflect reality.
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@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
14 Jul 16
I don't care what you say that is, pony! I think it really is something a stray cat coughed up! (Notice, I said stray cat, because I know you don't own a cat! You would have already sacrificed it for new strings on your guitar!)
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
I need a more aggressive sound than a cat would provide. But I could pass on some kitty to a violin playing friend.
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@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
14 Jul 16
@TheHorse You can be a mean man, pony!
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
@DaddyEvil Maybe in my dreams. I'm actually pretty nice to the kitties that befriend me.
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@zarlamain (24527)
• United States
14 Jul 16
After the explanation, it doesn't look too bad!
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
Whew! It does look a little rough when it first comes out of the can.
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@zarlamain (24527)
• United States
14 Jul 16
@TheHorse I really did think it came from a queasy cat at first.
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
@zarlamain Sometimes it makes me think of a banana slug after trying to mate with a Michelin tire.
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@responsiveme (14761)
• India
14 Jul 16
It does look like all those things you mentioned. But as they say "all that glitters is not gold"..I suppose the reverse is applicable too.
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@vandana7 (63893)
• India
16 Jul 16
I saw neither the glitter nor the gold...
• India
16 Jul 16
@vandana7 this is the negative of that:)
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@vandana7 (63893)
• India
16 Jul 16
@responsiveme ... Ok ...I will be brave...I wouldn't dare to eat that...lol
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@Angelee_27 (3473)
• United States
14 Jul 16
I absolutley love peas and just about any kind of pea soup! It's so good!
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
I love it too. I wish I'd bought more cans. If (like me) you're too lazy to make it from scratch, I recommend Andersen's.
• United States
14 Jul 16
@TheHorse Oh yea, making things from scratch tastes so much better (if you execute it properly) but it can be a pain in the butt. I do it every now and then but for the most part, yes, I'm too lazy.
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
@Angelee_27 Me too. We have a gig in LA in a couple of weeks. I'm going to demand that my band mates stop at Andersen's so I can pick up more.
@akalinus (15131)
• United States
15 Jul 16
I hope it tasted better than it looks!
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jul 16
Mmm. It was really good. I only looked like baby poop for about 30 seconds once I turned the heat on.
@akalinus (15131)
• United States
15 Jul 16
@TheHorse That is funny. I guess the color is pretty funky looking.
@shshiju (10405)
• Cochin, India
14 Jul 16
It is hard liquid in your photo. Is the same soup of pie?
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
It's the soup right out of the can, before the heat made it smooth and delicious.
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@shshiju (10405)
• Cochin, India
15 Jul 16
@TheHorse Sorry I don't like the shape of your soup.
@sol_cee (14387)
• Japan
14 Jul 16
It looks like a deformed egg custard.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
14 Jul 16
@sol_cee Lol now that`s new
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@sol_cee (14387)
• Japan
14 Jul 16
@miniam that's because I've never seen/ tried pea soup.
• Indonesia
15 Jul 16
i never eat that, its like ice cream
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jul 16
Ohh, I like green tea ice cream!
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@Marty1 (32618)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 Jul 16
@thehorse I wish i could get some but i don;t go across the country for lunch!
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@TheHorse (64132)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jul 16
I'm sure they do mail order. Maybe I'll send you a can next time I pick up a dozen.
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@Marcyaz (35693)
• United States
14 Jul 16
It looks disguisting to me in the picture. Not interested in pea soup of any kind. No I will not rush out and buy any of that. I have been to Santa Barbara, nice town from what I recall.
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@toniganzon (49190)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
I have never tried a pea soup before. Not sure we could find it here either.
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• United States
14 Jul 16
Now it makes sense you can see the ridges of the can! Do you hear that up??
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