Best Canned Clam Chowder

The world of best canned Clam Chowder is clearly divided between Manhattan and New England.  Each camp arguing for their own reasons.

Yet we still have to find a person who is not in love with this delicious treat. For many, it is almost impossible to imagine life without having this finger-licking astonishingly delicious soup at least once a week.

The world has moved to canned foods long ago. But it comes with its own compromises. The biggest of them is the loss of taste.

We have chosen some of the most popular canned Clam Chowder for you to decide which one is the best.

We start the review with

Number #1

In the can

Who doesn’t just love the fresh clams with healthy vegetables served in this thick hot soup? I sure do.

This is exactly what you get when you purchase the can of Chincoteague Seafood New England Clam Chowder.

The name New England stamps the purity and freshness into the can itself.

Along with the fresh Clams and crab meat, there is a very tasty blend of sauce, vegetables, butter, and savory seasoning.

It has this tasty authentic flavor with no MSG, no artificial preservatives and no artificial and harmful colors. It is nature served in a can.

As it is condensed for easy preparation all you need is to add milk.

Packed in 15oz package, each can makes enough serving for 3 people at a time. And a pack of 12 is enough for a small party.

Some of its world-famous ingredients include

Sea Clams and Sea Clam Juice, mushed Potatoes, distilled clean Water, carefully selected Wheat Flour, chopped Onions, chopped Celery, Salt, Food Starch, Soybean Oil, Butter, Xanthan Gum, Oleoresin Black Pepper, and Calcium Disodium Edta. Along with Sea Clams, Sea Clam Juice, Wheat Flour, Soybean Oil, Natural Dairy Flavor (Butter).

It is available online

The Pros and Cons are Given Below

Pros

  • The ingredients are fresh
  • Clearly marked  ingredients
  • No artificial coloring and flavors
  • Condensed for the ease of preparation
  • Has a richer flavor

Cons

  • A bit pricy
  • Needs more butter
  • Instructions on the package are not very clear.

Final verdict

If you are looking for an authentic Chewder you may need to bring this can home. It s a pure delight in those rainy winter days.

Just the right amount of salt and seasoning makes this a hot favorite for everyone in the family.

From NewEngland we arrive straight to Manhattan with a review on.

Number #2

In the can

It is an age-old fight between the Chowder fans for the taste of the two. And there are quite a few who are die-hard fans of Manhattan version.

By digging into the Campbell’s Condensed Manhattan Clam Chowder you opt for the best, top of the line chowder that Manhattan has to offer.

Tender fresh calms smeared in the tomato puree and farm-fresh carrots, cherished by the hint of celery. It’s a bowl with perfecting embedded into it.

It is a tradition served on a plate, not just any canned food. The lower cholesterol level makes it delicious and a healthy choice at the same time.

Its all-natural ingredients keep it an all-time favorite. And a part of any celebration for generations.

It is canned in a condensed form and one needs to add water for the right consistency.

After that, you may add the soup and rest of the ingredients to the skillet and bring it to a boil. Let it cool and serve hot.

Packed in 10oz package, each can makes enough serving for 2 people at a time. The pack of 12 is enough for a family to enjoy this tasty soup with any meal.

It has an all-natural blend of

Calms stock, mushed Potatoes, distilled clean Water, Farm-fresh carrots, chopped Onions, chopped Celery, Salt, green pepper, red pepper, vegetable oil, spices, sodium phosphate, Monosodium Glutamate, and others.

It can be ordered online

The pros and cons are given below

Pros

  • The ingredients are fresh
  • Clearly marked natural ingredients
  • No artificial coloring and flavors
  • Condensed for the ease of preparation
  • Has a richer flavor

Cons

  • A bit pricy
  • It is not MSG free
  • Needs more butter
  • High sodium content
  • Needs more water to bring to the right consistency
  • Instructions on the package are not very clear.

Final verdict

The best of the Manhattan in a bowl. Farm-fresh, perfectly cooked and amazingly balanced.

It sure works wonders as a family treat. Perfect for picnic, cold winter nights and family gatherings.

Number #3

Another of the Manhattan clan.

In the can

Made for the seafood lovers, this all-natural sea foodies delight is power-packed with taste and flavors.

When we talk about the difference between New England and Manhattan, Manhattan clearly claims the essence of America.

Bold, redefining and super yum. Clams sorted from the Gulf of Maine are presented in this can.

Bar Harbor combines the tradition of authentic seafood with a blend of carefully selected original recipes.

Handpicked Clams coming straight from the Gulf of Maine are the secret ingredient for its taste and popularity.

Free of artificial preservatives and MSG. A clear indication of ingredients makes it a trustable product for all those seafood lovers.

They have worked had to keep it all-natural, authentic and tasty. Wild-caught, well-sustaining fish are added to enhance the flavor of your bowl.

You get the taste of that sea breeze packed with the smell of fresh seafood.

It comes in condensed form with several suggestions to get your perfect bowl of soup.

You may add the soup and rest of the ingredients to the skillet and bring it to a boil. Let it cool and serve hot. Or you can add the milk instead of water for a more creamy experience.

You can keep the consistency as per your preference and can also change the salt content by adding more to it.

Packed in massive 15 ounces in weight, enough to serve 3 people. The pack of 12 can easily be enjoyed by a family with any meal or as a separate meal itself.

It is a perfect blend of

Water, clam juice, hand-picked sea fresh Maine Clams, grounded Quohoge clams, potatoes, diced carrots, tomato puree, diced tomato, celery, tomato paste, onion, minced garlic, seasoned salt, thyme, parsley, and pepper were all used to make this one can of unique flavors.

It can be ordered online

Pros and cons are given below

Pros

  • The ingredients are fresh from the docks
  • Perfect for the seafood lovers
  • Almost as good as a restaurant
  • Condensed for the ease of preparation
  • It has a richer flavor due to handpicked Clams and added fish.
  • MSG free

Cons

  • A bit pricy
  • High sodium content
  • Hard to get the right consistency
  • Instructions on the package are not very clear.

Final verdict

It is seafood lovers heaven. It comes with big chunks of Clams and minced fish which not only adds to the flavor but also provides the richness to the bowl. To taste the real Clams of Gulf of Maine you need to bring this can home. It is as good a can soup can get.

Number #4

Progresso Soup, Traditional, Manhattan Clam Chowder Soup

In the can

This gluten-free treat is one of the most sorts after delights in the Chowder soup isle.

It is a low calorie, guilt-free bowl of soup. Served with enough amount of Clams that make your mouth water and guts filled at the same time. For the health-conscious people, it’s a divine diet with just 100 or fewer calories per serving.

Being MSG-free, with no artificial coloring or flavors this sure is a bowl of clams you can serve with pride to your family.

Gluten allergy is a reality of the day and it makes life so much harder for so many around us. This is a gluten-free diet thus they can also join the party without having to worry about the effects later.

Progresso Soup, Traditional, Manhattan Clam Chowder Soup​

Comes in a condensed form and it only takes 3 minutes to warm it up in the microwave or on a stove.

You can keep the consistency as per your preference and can also change the salt content by adding more to it.

Packed ina big 19 Oz can, it is enough to serve 4-5 people per can. The pack of 6 is good enough for a small family.

It is an amazing pack of wholesome happiness and includes Clams, carrots, potatoes and celery

It can easily be ordered online

Following are Pros and cons

Pros

  • Made of carefully selected antibiotic and hormone-free meat
  • Gluten-free
  • MSG free
  • Soup is thick and has a large amount of vegetables

Cons

  • A bit pricy
  • High sodium content
  • Hard to get the right consistency

Final verdict

It is a tailor-made dish for gluten allergic people. The procurement of chicken and other meats are made based on no antibiotics and hormones at any time of the life cycle.

That gives the dish a health check with everyone looking for a healthy staple.

You can try for your self and validate our verdict.

Number #5

In the can

This ready to eat Chowder is a mix of the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the savory Chowder soup made from handpicked fresh,wild-caught clams.

With sustainability being its core value.

And it is brassed with 3% uncured bacon. The fish people claim it is richer in taste and has more texture to it because of how they have mixed the Clams and bacon. Resulting in a much more refined and smoother taste.

Because of the special treatment, it gets it has higher Omega -3 content, it does not have any artificial flavor involved.

MSG and gluten-free properties make it everyone’s favorite.

It is ready to eat pack. You can warm it up in a microwave or over a stovetop.

It can be eaten cold also

Packed ina big 10 Oz Pack, it is enough to serve 2 people per pack. The pack of 4 is good enough for small family or friends going out on a picnic.

It hosts the freshly caught wild razor Clams, chunks of bacon, Clam Broth, fresh cream, and thyme.

It is available online for quick order.

The pros and cons are given below

Pros

  • Made of carefully selected antibiotic and hormone
  • Gluten-free diet
  • MSG and artificial flavors free

Cons

  • High sodium content

Final verdict

It is a made in Washinton product. The indigenous people of Quinault Indian Nation are responsible for catching the wild razor clams on the beaches of Washington state itself.

It has got that wild taste of unharvested clams, freshest of the seafood and the best of bacon all combined.

It brings to table the omega 3 rich bowl without putting a dent in your pocket.

Try it out and see how tasty it is.

Till now we have been reviewing mostly the Manhattan side of the Chowder, now let’s go back to the New England flavor.

Number #6

Clam Chowder - Sea Fare Pacific

In the can

New England is where it all started.

 Most of the people consider New England style Chowder the most authentic.

And this is what Sea Fare Pacific offers in their ready to eat pack.

The chopped tender Chowders, red potatoes. Fresh chilies and all-natural ingredients are the pride of Sear Fare.

They claim to procure the wild-caught clams from the East Coast. Making it an authentic Pacific sea treat.

Clam Chowder - Sea Fare Pacific, 4 pack, gluten free, ready to eat, convenient microwavable/boilable pouch

It comes in a ready to eat meal pack. Goes into the dish and straight to microwave of a stovetop for a warm savory tasty delight.

Packed in an economical 9 Oz pack, makes serving for 2 per pack. The pack of 4 is good enough for small family or friends going out on a picnic.

Fresh wildly caught Clams of the East Coast, Pasteurized milk and cream, water, onions, Unsalted butter and a blend of vegetables containing carrots, fish sauce, salt, sugar and many more are a part of its ingredients list.

It is available online for quick order.

The pros and cons are as below

Pros

  • Authentic recipe
  • Microwaveable pack
  • Gluten-free
  • MSG and artificial flavors free
  • Rich in Omega 3

Cons

  • High sodium content
  • Expensive

Final verdict

It is part of the rich Pacific tradition. The Clams comes straight off the Pacific Ocean and gives the richness of fresh seafood and thick creamy soup.

It sure is a New England Soup in every spoon.

Giving the most satisfactory and delicious experience you can have for any canned or packed Clam soup

Its time for you to try it out your self.

Number #7

Campbell's Homestyle New England Clam Chowder

In the can

Campbell has been a very popular name in both the NewEngland and the Manhattan-style Clam soups.

When you order this product you are sure that you are having a well prepared, naturally sourced meal coming your way.

The thick broth is perfectly blended with the real flavor of the East Coast Clams.

Rich in flavor, a whole lot of Clams and amazingly tasty vegetables all come as one when you open this can.

It sure packs the flavors and the satisfaction along with one of the original recipes for the age-old Clamp soup.

Campbell's Homestyle New England Clam Chowder

It comes in a condensed form and you may have to add milk for a more creamy, thick soup.

Takes only 3-5 minutes to come up with a  hot tasty meal. But do not add water. It already has enough water to give good texture and consistency.

Packed in a heavy 18.8  Oz pack, making it a perfect pick for 3-5 servings depending on your bowl.

The pack of 12 is good to last for almost the whole summer for a small independent family.

Packed in a heavy 18.8  Oz pack, making it a perfect pick for 3-5 servings depending on your bowl.

The pack of 12 is good to last for almost the whole summer for a small independent family.

It is rich in Clam stock, Clams, potatoes, Celery, Soy Protein Concentrate, Spices and a whole lot of other ingredients.

It is available online for quick order.

The pros and cons are following

Pros

  • Authentic recipe
  • Large can
  • No artificial flavors
  • Rich and creamy soup

Cons

  • High sodium content
  • Not MSG free
  • Tastes more like chicken than the clams

Final verdict

It is made in a home-style variant and thus it does lacks that very rich seafood taste. It has as some put it a more chicken type taste to it.

It sure is one of the best and most creamy soup I have seen served to me. But the taste is where it does lose some of the diehard Chowder fans.

Number #8

In the can

Best of NewEngland served hot.

There is just no way you won’t love this soup. Rich, creamy, thick and tasty. Clams full in each spoon. And the taste of its broth reminds you of how seafood should be.

It’s almost how it was first made. Cream and milk are two main ingredients, perfectly placed clams, and the vegetables make it an integral part of the table.

It’s all-natural, authentic and yummy. No added artificial flavor, preservatives or antibiotics.

It is packed condensed and you have to add milk for making the perfect bowl.

Packed in a big 15 Oz can, perfect for 3-4 servings per can.
The pack of 12 will last for a long time and if you have a small family it will last you a good few months.

Fresh Clams, Cream, Vegetables, and savory seasoning are all part of this tasty delight.
It is available online

The pros and cons are below

Pros

  • Authentic recipe
  • Large quantity per can
  • MSG free
  • No artificial flavors
  • Rich and creamy soup

Cons

  • Instructions are not clear.

Final verdict

It is how soup should be, creamy tasty and full of rich taste. It is as authentic a Clam soup can get. The best of New England served for your delight.

 

 

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