Of all the dairy-free products from Pacific Foods, the Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup was the one I was most excited to trial. The title holds three of my favorite foods, though I had never thought to bring them all together with such intensity. The bright orange hue (much more cheerful than what you see on the box) and the bold flavors were just what my senses had been longing for.
That said … this soup is not for the ginger averse. The heat from the ginger alone is enough to warm up this soup without even placing it atop the stove! If you have ever tasted a truly intense ginger tea (like Yogi Ginger Tea … which I drink almost daily) then you can expect a similar ginger punch from this soup, but with the added compliments of the sweet carrots and cashews.
Naturally “spicy,” rich, and a touch sweet, this slightly thick yet smooth soup was a true winner in my book. If I could change one thing, it would be to take down the sweetener a notch (they add some evaporated cane juice). I felt it masked some of the natural sweetness from the cashews and carrots, and made it taste a bit more indulgent than a lunchtime meal. I think in the future I may serve this soup atop brown rice with some cooked greens mixed in for a more well-rounded meal. Other than that, it was simply perfect as is … particularly on a cold and snowy day …
This is a third party review by Alisa Fleming, author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide & Cookbook (also available as an eBook). For more information and to purchase this product, visit the Pacific Foods website. All of the Pacific Foods Soups are also available on Amazon for a discount.