Total Fat: 8g / Total Carbs: 21g / Protein: 3g
Good with: Straight out of the bottle with lunch
Other Flavors: Yellow Pepper Habanero, Tomatillo Jalapeno, Beet Orange Basil, Cucumber Avocado Fennel, Tomato Gazpacho
Why We Love It: At first I was a little skeptical about the concept of soup in a bottle – I just thought it would affect the taste to not drink it out of the bowl with a spoon. But turns out I love this new trend because it’s an easy portable way to get in my veggies without having to cook or make a salad. It’s perfect if I’m eating a small sandwich for lunch that has maybe a few pieces of lettuce in it, and therefore way short of the 50% ratio I try to maintain of veggies vs other foods at my meals. As for flavor, we tried all 6 of Zupa Noma’s varieties – many of them had a slight kick to them with the peppers they use, and most of them had a nice thick consistency. The most interesting-tasting flavor to us was the Carrot Coconut Lime, the others were more simple and basic in their flavor profiles. The Carrot Coconut Lime was also the most filling given the fat content that the coconut milk provides.
Meet the Makers: Based in the Sonoma, CA, Zupa Noma was founded in June 2016 by Jon Sebastini, the founder of Krave Jerky. While traveling throughout Europe, Jon noted that gazpacho was everywhere from fine restaurant to roadside stores. Growing up in a Sonoma, CA, he felt that he could combine the culinary traditions of Sonoma with the European roots of gazpacho to revitalize the soup industry with an on-the-go, high fiber, low sugar option. www.drinkzupa.com
Fun Fact: The soups are processed using HPP, a method that involves no heat, only water pressure. This preserves the nutrients of the contents, so in addition to the fiber content of veggies, you’re still getting all the phytonutrients associated with eating whole veggies.