PSA: Skip Hale & Hearty’s Thai Chicken Soup

This week, I got sucked in by Hale & Hearty’s advertising. They started serving Thai chicken soup, and in theory it sounded pretty good. They described it as “hot, spicy, smooth and sweet – it’s a just like a vacation on the beaches of Thailand.” I love Thai food … I love chicken soup … maybe, just maybe Hale & Hearty could pull off this combination?!  (I’m sure most of you know where this is going.)

Unfortunately for Hale & Hearty, I have, in fact, been on vacation on the beaches of Thailand, and the soup did not remind me of that trip in the least. You’d expect Thai chicken soup to pack a punch when it comes to flavor, but this soup was bland. Chunky, but bland. I didn’t recognize ginger, red curry or the sweet creaminess of coconut milk, all ingredients listed in the description.

Considering we don’t particularly care for the soup chain on this blog to begin with, I know I should have known better. But sometimes you read a menu and lose sight of reality. In this case, abort mission. Don’t get sucked in like I did.


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