Specially Selected Tomato Parmesan Bisque Gourmet Soup

In many parts of the country, the leaves are changing colors, the weather is turning cool, and we’re pulling sweaters and cardigans out of closet storage. That means it’s soup season. Some of my favorites include homemade chili and homemade tomato basil Parmesan soup.

If I don’t have the time to make homemade soup, Aldi sells plenty of ready-made soup selections. Some of my family’s favorites include the discount grocery store’s French onion soup or loaded baked potato soup, both of which are specials that only show up for a limited time at some point during the colder months. In terms of everyday Aldi products, their canned chili, with or without beans, is also not bad.

This fall, some other Aldi soups caught my attention. Among all the canned soups are two types of jarred soups: tomato Parmesan bisque and creamy carrot bisque. Bisque is a thick, creamy, pureed soup, once mostly known for containing seafood such as lobster, but now it also includes vegetable-based soups.

I bought both Aldi jarred bisques to try, and today I’m looking at the tomato Parmesan bisque.

Specially Selected Tomato Parmesan Bisque Gourmet Soup

Specially Selected Tomato Parmesan Bisque Gourmet Soup cost $3.49 for 24 oz. at the time of publication. The glass jar has measurement markings on it, making it ideal to wash and reuse if you’re so inclined. The soup is a product of Canada.

This soup is a Regular Buy or core range product, which means you should be able to find it at Aldi all year.

Specially Selected Tomato Parmesan Bisque Gourmet Soup

Specially Selected Tomato Parmesan Bisque Gourmet Soup nutrition information and ingredients, part 1. (Click to enlarge.)

Ingredients include water, tomatoes, whipping cream, sugar, modified corn starch, butter, onion puree, Parmesan cheese, salt, carrot puree, glucono delta-lactone, whey protein concentrate, spice, and dried roasted garlic.

If you’re watching out for allergens, this contains milk.

Specially Selected Tomato Parmesan Bisque Gourmet Soup

Specially Selected Tomato Parmesan Bisque Gourmet Soup nutrition information and ingredients, part 2. (Click to enlarge.)

One jar contains about three servings, and one 1-cup serving has 190 calories, 9 grams of total fat (12% DV), 6 grams of saturated fat (29% DV), 30 mg of cholesterol (10% DV), 880 mg of sodium (38% DV), 24 grams of total carbohydrates (9% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (7% DV), 13 grams of total sugars, 7 grams of added sugars (15% DV), and 3 grams of protein.

The jar simply instructs you to heat and serve this soup. They leave it up to you whether you want to heat it in the microwave or on the stove top. The soup should be refrigerated after opening if you don’t use all of it right away.

Specially Selected Tomato Parmesan Bisque

Ready to eat.

This soup smells good as soon as you open the jar. I heated the soup in a saucepan on my stove top. It was hot and simmering within minutes. It has a very smooth, creamy texture with small, soft pieces of diced tomatoes and onions. I typically like soups like this to be extremely smooth, but I didn’t mind the small bit of texture from the tomatoes and onions. I also appreciate that this tomato soup is not overly sweet like another tomato soup Aldi sells. This is like a fancy, more robust version of a Campbell’s tomato soup, with slight notes of Parmesan. It’s good as is, but I recommend serving it alongside a grilled cheese sandwich or some crusty bread.

The Verdict:

Specially Selected Tomato Parmesan Bisque Gourmet Soup has a classic smooth and creamy texture with small bits of diced tomato and onion, along with hints of Parmesan flavor. It’s like an amped-up version of a smooth Campbell’s tomato soup and pairs well with grilled cheese or French bread.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more house plants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

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