What are these, found in soup cans?

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I'm finding these in every can of soup I open. Anyone know what they are? Are they some sort of parasite?
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Top right and bottom left look like chilli pepper, middle and bottom right look like onion, middle left looks like a herb and top left could be anything. What flavour soup is it? What ingredients are marked on the can?
 
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What flavour soup is it?
They are in every variety I've opened
 
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There's a paper towel in every can of soup that you open? Must be some midwest tradition this time of year?
 
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Here's a can of Progresso Chick Corn Chowder I just opened. You can see them on the top of the soup.
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They are in every variety I've opened
Well chilli pepper, onion, thyme and black pepper would come under 'natural herbs and spices' in just about anything.

Edit: particularly corn chowder.
 
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There's a paper towel in every can of soup that you open? Must be some midwest tradition this time of year?
Ha,Ha
 
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Here's a can of Progresso Chick Corn Chowder I just opened.
Ingredients according to Amazon said:
Chicken Broth, Corn, Cooked White Chicken Meat, Potatoes, Celery, Onions. Contains less than 2% of: Soybean Oil, Modified Food Starch, Sugar, Corn Protein (hydrolyzed), Water, Diced Bacon Cured Pork Shoulder Ground and Formed (pork cured with salt, contains less than 2% of: dextrose, smoke flavor, caramel color, sodium nitrite, sodium erythorbate, BHA, BHT, citric acid), Salt, Toasted Corn Flour, Soy Protein Concentrate, Cream, Sodium Phosphate, Butter, Potassium Chloride, Flavor, Natural Flavor, Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Isolate, Onion Powder, Tomato Extract, Dried Parsley, Spice, Maltodextrin, Dried Chives, Beta Carotene (color), Yeast Extract.
I'm changing my guess for bottom left to Dried Chives and middle left to Dried Parsley. Onions are in there and chilli comes under Spice.
 
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And they are throughout all the soup:
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Well chilli pepper, onion, thyme and black pepper would come under 'natural herbs and spices' in just about anything.

Edit: particularly corn chowder.
What about the many other varieties there are in?
 
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And they are throughout all the soup:
Soup tastes better when the ingredients are evenly distributed. Is this a joke?
 
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Is this a joke?
I'm pretty sure it is... Some midwest humor I'm guessing.
 
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I'm pretty sure it is... Some midwest humor I'm guessing.
No Joke
 
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Soup tastes better when the ingredients are evenly distributed. Is this a joke?
No Joke
 
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They look like cooked shredded veggies such as onion or celery, or mushrooms.
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Have you tried biting/tasting them?
 
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They look like cooked shredded veggies such as onion or celery, or mushrooms.
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Have you tried biting/tasting them?
Well, I have to eat. They are making me fart a lot.
 
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They are making me fart a lot.
That's rather specific.
Are you separating that tasting just the mystery ingredient, then waiting an hour to see if that's the problem?
 
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That's rather specific.
Are you separating that tasting just the mystery ingredient, then waiting an hour to see if that's the problem?
About an hour, Yes. But this has been happening for several weeks now. I eat the whole bowl of soup.
 
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Assuming the cans of soup did not expire 5 years ago:

This sounds like a food allergy problem to me. Because this occurs on single branded soup but different soups, then the base stock is probably consistent across recipes. In other words the soup base is the same for several different soups.

Soup base: A soup flavor extract, plus salt, water, mirepoix, and fixed spice mix - aka the one black oblate profile shape is a dried thyme leaf. Soups are made in 1000 (or larger) gallon lots, for example the Campbell soup factory that was in in Paris TX, made chicken soup base this way- it sold as Chicken Rice, Chicken Noodle, etc. Add rice, or noodles and more salt, and there you go. Whole new food item.

So if there were some common spice in product, it would appear in all members of the common soup base family.

Therefore, it sounds like food allergy. Buy another canned soup product made by a completely different company. Can labels will tell you where the soup was made. Try the new soup.

That is as far as I can go with help. See a dietician or other health providers for more.
PF does not do medical/dietary help.

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