The famous soup was created in 1934 by the company’s head chef Ernest Lacoutiere, alongside several other varieties. When first introduced the soup sold for between 10 and 12 cents per can.
When it was first introduced the soup was originally named Campbell’s Condensed “Noodle with Chicken” soup, however due to the slip-up of an on-air radio personality in 1938, who mistakenly called the “Noodle with Chicken” soup “Chicken Noodle” soup the company officially changed the name. Within days of the slip,Campbell’s began receiving large orders for its new product as it began flying off store shelves.
In fact, Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup continues to fly off the shelves to this day! According to the company, Americans purchased more than 200 million cans of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup last year alone.
Over the years, Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup has certainly earned it’s way to becoming a staple in popular culture. It is always a go to whenever someone is feeling under the weather and In 1962, renowned artist Andy Warhol painted the popular “32 Campbell’s Soup Cans,” which included Chicken Noodle soup, further establishing the brand in pop culture.
“To this day, each can of Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle soup reflects the same values that went into its creation 80 years ago,” said Leah Dunmore, VP, U.S. soup, Campbell Soup Company. “Everyone knows there’s nothing quite like the feeling of a heart-warming, delicious bowl of Chicken Noodle soup.”