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Beef broth with meatballs, vegetables, and ABC noodles. So delicious that I sent a request to Campbell's begging them to start making it again.
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John G - November 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I grew up on Campbell's Meatball Alphabet Soup and look for it everytime I go to the grocery store. When did they stop making it? Bring it back!!!!
Alta - January 13, 2008 - Report this comment
My son is in his 30's now, but remembers loving meatball alphabet soup. It was one of the few things he liked when he was a kid. Bring it back!
LC - January 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I would love to see this soup back on the shelves, I used to love it as a kid!!
Donna Lemon - March 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm proud to say that I'm NOT all crazy! My husband had never heard of this and I distinctly remember this from childhood! I LOVED that stuff!! PLEASE, BRING IT BACK!!!!! I would love to share it with my 2 yr old son!
Jason Camden - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
The world is missing out when they took away this one!
Dolly - May 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I miss this stuff. I searched all over Campbell's website trying to find it a couple times last year. I had it for lunch all the time growing up (on top of a Pac Man or Smurf tv tray).
Bree - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
As a kid in Brooklyn in the early 80's, I was given Meatball alphabet soup for dinner often--it seems like every weeknight, although I'm sure it was more like once or twice a week. It was my favorite. If I called my father right now and asked him, "Dad, what was my favorite dinner when we lived in Brooklyn?" he would not even have to think about it, he would laugh and say, Meatball Alphabet Soup! I'm so pleased to know that others remember it fondly, too!
Jen - July 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Aaaah! Kindred spirits! My family makes so much fun of me because every time I get sick, even as an adult (I'm 30), I say "you know what would make me feel better?" and they all groan "meatball alphabet soup!" They must bring it back, they must.
Aaron - September 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm with you guys. I loved this stuff as a kid and was heartbroken when it got pulled. I would love to see it return to the shelves.
Jen - September 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved this soup when I was younger... in fact i wrote to the company a few years ago and they sent me an email back saying they never made this kind of soup! I was like WHAT?? The employee Must've been someone who grew up in the 90s. :) Bring back MB Alphabet soup!!
Futurecrankyoldlady - October 01, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG! I had meatball alphabet soup for school lunch all the time! I brown bagged it in a thermos and LOVED it! When they started phasing it out when I was in my early 20's, I sent for a list of stores that still had it, and would drive 30 miles to get it! Then it was gone....
sw - October 06, 2008 - Report this comment
i loved meatball alphabet. i've emailed campbells several times to find out why they pulled it and to see if they had any intention of bringing it back...never received an answer from them. everyone tells me to just go for italian wedding as a substitute but it's just not the same.
Natasha Age 34 - October 22, 2008 - Report this comment
- Sometimes I have this craving & I can't seem 2 figure out what it is that I want. Then it hits me, I want "Meatball Alphabet Soup" I Love it!! --Come on, there's not a lot of stuff around from generation has anymore. Campbell's, PLEASE bring it back!
Marty - October 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to love this soup growing up in the 80's...whether it was in my Thermos at school or in my Transformers soup bowl at home, it was my favorite soup, and I really wish they'd make it again.
Bryan - November 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I emailed Campbells and they responded that it was discontinued since it wasn't a big seller. I can't believe that, I ate enough Meatball Alphabet soup when I was younger to keep their business profitable :) Keep emaiing them, maybe we can get it brought back. I loved that soup!!!!
Lori - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I look for it every time I go to grocery store also. I am preganant and craving that yummy goodness :) Guess we'll just have to look up recipes until it hopefully returns!
brett trygar - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
campbells meatball alphabet soup was the greatest soup ever created to not make it anymore is a crime whos the ceo of campbells that made the decision not to make it anymore? he should be taken out back to the woodshed!how much is he making a year? unbelivable! possibly the worst business decision of our time!shame on you campbells!
brett trygar - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
yeah i called them and told them about this web site the girl told me she would forward my comments i would be a great business decision for them to bring it back make a big deal about it its a time of depression we need things like old school soups again to bring people together they can have big commercials sales on it we need sales!
Charles - March 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm so excited to find other people like me who remember this soup fondly! Like several of you, I also wrote to Campbell's to ask them about it and got an unhelpful answer. (Of course, any answer short of, "Here's where you can buy a can" would be unhelpful.) I wish this soup would come back. I used to adore it, even though I always spent 10 minutes picking all the green peas out before adding water. (Never liked peas...)
Darci Scott - March 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm 28 years old and I loved eating Meatball Alphabet Soup as a kid. I even ask my mom to look for it now. I'm really upset that they still don't make it anymore. Bring it back. That stuff was great!
Chris - April 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I wish that they would bring this soup back as well. I remember eating it all the time when I was younger! It was so good and I know my 4 year old daughter would think so too! Please bring it back!!!
Rob Sadler - April 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I love this soup, and the ghosts of its discontinuation still haunt me as I pass by the Cambells food section in the store....I ate this 3-5 times a week growing up....LOVED it is an understatement. I always do a quick browse to see if someone at Cambells pulled their heads outta their butts and brought it back....Probably the same guys that discontinued ROLLERCOASTERS.....
Carl - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Hell yes, this stuff was awesome. It was hearty and tasted great. I would only put a half-can of water to make the broth more intense and richer. Of all the things that grocery stores have yanked from my hands (Buc-Wheats, anyone?), this is the one I want back the most.
Joe - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Meatball Alphabet Soup was served many time as my pre-game meal when I was growin up! Loved it!! Now I miss it!! Even at 36, I would love to see it make a reappearance! Some years back, I submitted a comment on their website.
Suzi - August 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I am soo sad they don't sell this anymore!My grandma would make it everytime I came over.This message board had brought back great memories!!I love Meatball Soup!!!!
Dana - August 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone know what the saying or quote was for campbells? If its not campbell.... I think that there was and how many m's did they use...mmmmmm good.
Tim - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
This was the only way I would eat vegitables as a kid. They really need to bring this back. I still look for it when I go shopping..
Cathy - September 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Bring it Back!!!! Bring it Back!!!! Bring it Back!!!!! This was my favorite soup as a kid....
Sandy - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Campbells should definitely bring back the Meatball Alphabet Soup! It was my favorite soup, never got tired of it. Hopefully they will read this website and consider bringing it back soon!
Sandy - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I left message too about this website regarding Meatball Alphabet Soup fans. Here is the site for those of you who also want to share your opinion with Campbells: look for the 'contact us' link.
WCityMike - November 04, 2009 - Report this comment
On the off chance that anyone from Campbell's ever sees this page, please bring it back!
WCityMike - November 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Re: Sandy's comment -- just go to: to put in your request to bring it back ...
Haley - December 07, 2009 - Report this comment
While I was working on my MBA, we actually did a project on Campbell's soup. I am now 32, but can remember my mom buying Meatball Alphabet Soup for me by the case!! I would eat it for breakfast and lunch everyday. I called Campbell's and requested they bring this back. They MUST!!!!! :)
Haley - December 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Everyone go to the company website and leave feedback to bring Meatball Alphabet Soup back~!~
CyberHez - January 26, 2010 - Report this comment
When I was a kid Mom used to ask me what I wanted to drink with my lunch (which was usually Meatball Alphabet Soup). I always said I wanted the soup gravy! The day I realized Mom's cupboard was out of Meatball Alphabet except for one can, I nearly cried. The day we ate that last can - and I think it had been in there for several years at that point - was the end of an era in our home. I email Campbell's Soup Co, too, petitioning the return of Meatball Alphabet. I've been pleading with them for years to bring it back - since the late 1990s. The answer is always the same, 'It declined in popularity so we halted production of it.' How can they say that? While I wait for the return, Campbell's Chunky Soup Sirlion Burger soup is a fair substitute, and it's probably a little better for you because it has extra vegetables in it... but there's just no flavor like the way the alphabet pasta soaked up the taste of meatball broth. Oh, great Meatball Alphabet... Where are you??
Heidi - January 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I also emailed Campbell's about this about ten years ago. Just got back a short reply, "Sorry, we no longer make this flavor." That was many a childhood dinner for me and I want it back!
Heidi - January 29, 2010 - Report this comment
It occurs to me that one thing you could do is get a can of the regular Alphabet soup and a can of Spaghettios and Meatballs and just remove the meatballs and put them in the Alphabet soup. The meatballs are identical, as I recall. Although I'm not confident the Alphabet soup is the same beef broth. Anyone know?
Heidi - February 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I checked at the store. Campbell's does indeed make alphabet soup in beef broth. The same exact thing, just without the meatballs. Get a can of Spaghettios & Meatballs, take the meatballs out, rinse the tomato sauce off them, and put them in the soup. Ta-da.
Maureen - March 31, 2010 - Report this comment
This was my favorite soup in the 80's!! One day my mom went to the store for her weekly groceries and was going to buy me more meatball soup, and she couldnt find it.....she looked thru the soup isle for like 15 minutes - all gone! I remember I was like 10 yrs old and I called the 1-800 Campbells number, they told me they stopped making it! I asked them to bring it back! I am still sad over this and I am now 30! I would love if they brought it back!
Veronica - June 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Too co-worker is sitting here eating Itallian Wedding soup and I inquired if she remembered the soup by campbells that had meatballs in it.....she made me feel as many of you felt when she gave me a strange look and replied NO followed by are you sure (LOL) Thanks for the confirmation and I too think they should BRING IT BACK!!
Kathy - July 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm eating Italian Wedding soup right now (a poor substitute) and was thinking about Meatball Alphabet soup. I am 40 and I miss it from my childhood. It goes back into the 70's.
william - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved that soup growing up and forgot about it for awhile and then when i thought about it and started looking for it i relized i cant find it anywhere they must have stopped making it and 10 years later i thought to look on the internet and low and behold there are other people like me I am a chef and make great soups but that was a childhood memorie. id love to share abowl with the kids more
Jeff Bennett - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
My father and I used to eat this delicious soup for lunch. I used to take this soup in my thermos for school lunch. PLEEZ BRING THE SOUP BACK NOW!!!!!
Tommi - September 25, 2010 - Report this comment
As a child of the 80's- I loved Meatball Alphabet soup, it is a fond childhood memory and I would love my nephews to try it. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!
Sarah - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
My brother and I loved this soup... I used to make it for us and by make I mean open the can and heat it up. I distinctly remember that the cans had 7 meatballs. My mom told me I had to split the soup equally so I would always eat the 7th meatball as I stirred- so sneaky. There is a frozen Meatball made by Mama Lucia that is a close comparison to the taste from Meatball Alphabet soup.
LC - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Bring it back!!!
Debbie - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I LOVED this soup as a kid. I ate it at least 4 times a week. I used to put it over rice and eat a whopping bowl of it after school. Please, Campbells.... Do the right thing and bright this delicious goodness back to our local supermarkets!!
Pam Smith - June 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Seriously, all these years I thought I was alone. Does anyone know of a support group?
Pittsburgh Chris - December 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I just opened a can of spaghetti o's. Definitely not the same, but my mom and I just remembered her packing Meatball Alphabet Soup in my lunch in the early 90's before it was discontinued. Needless to say that we searched high and low for overstock just like I see everyone else on here.
BONNIE - December 28, 2011 - Report this comment
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Ben - January 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I have been wondering what that great soup I used to eat when I was a kid was exactly... this must be it. It's pretty often that I walk down the soup isle and look around for it only to realize it must not be made any more. Sucks!!! I sent Campbells a request to start making it again too.
Kaci - April 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I asked them about a decade ago to start making it again too, I LOVED that soup! Maybe if we all inundate their inbox with requests they will give in.
Merideth - May 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I LOVED meatball alphabet soup as a kid. My husband thinks I made this soup up because he never seen it in his life. So I have a few questions; WHY did they stop making this soup? WHERE did they sell this soup because not everyone remembers seeing it as a child? HOW can we get the soup back?
S Blocker - May 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I am so glad to see I am not the only one that loved Meatball Alphabet soup! In my early 20s you could find it in only one store in our area. I shopped at that store for that reason, but then it was gone, so sad. I still miss it. I was searching the internet tonight thinking maybe I could get it straight from Campbells. To bad they stopped making it all together.
btb - June 18, 2012 - Report this comment
This is not an option, if u do not bring back meatball alphabet soup, we have a problem...thank you for letting me get that off my chest. The only other thing I need is the date on which it will be returned to my grocers shelves. Or let me order it, something!
Tristan - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Let's see how many likes we can get on facebook and maybe then campbelles will bring it back¬if_t=fbpage_fan_invite&__user=737417150
Bryan - January 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I have been thinking about Meatball Alphabet since I posted about it 3 years ago, LOL and want some so bad! That stuff was the best soup they ever made, I would buy it by the case now if they brought it back.....
Steven - February 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I just found out that the Price Chopper in Kansas City sales vegetable soup that is alhpabet. It is the same thing, minus the meatballs. So I bought a case, threw it in a crock pot and added my own meatballs. Not the same, but close enough!! Check your local grocer for it!
Katie - June 17, 2013 - Report this comment
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring it back!!!!!!!
Lindsay - July 31, 2013 - Report this comment
I wondered for years why Campbell's Meatball Alphabet soup disappeared from our grocery store. I always though it was due to our location growing up or the supermarket we shopped at. I had it all the time as a kid. It was my absolute favorite Campbell's soup. My best friend and I talked about it quite a lot when we realized it was no longer showing up in our pantries at home. We each took it to school with us in our Thermos, and laughed during lunch when we both realized we had the same soup for lunch. I really wish Campbell's would bring it back. I know my son would love it too.
Matt - November 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I also loved much so that I still have an unopened can. Though I don't think I would like it anymore if I opened it.
Mandy - November 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Ive never found a better tasting soup. Definitely miss it. Please bring it back!! So many people loved it!!
Maureen - January 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm a repeat offender to this site... I posted a comment almost 4 years ago and I was hoping by now Campbell's would have brought back Meatball Soup!! Sigh...I really want some... And now I have 2 small kids who are really missing out on a childhood staple! Please please bring back this soup!!! Patiently waiting..... Lol
Cindy - April 06, 2014 - Report this comment
This made me throw up. too much salt and fat
The dude - April 28, 2014 - Report this comment
It was the best stuff I remember it fondly as a kid in the "80's. I too have contacted campbells to bring it back.
Jamie - June 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I ate this soup allll the time growing up. I would take the meatballs out and save them for last. I would give anything to have it back on the shelves!!!!
Anne G - August 30, 2014 - Report this comment
This was my favorite soup when I was a kid!! I am 36 and I would love to share this soup with my own children. Even if Campbell's brought it back it wouldn't be the same thanks to today's regulations like using that awful sea salt in place of real salt.
Wendy - February 18, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved this and still crave it now that I'm in my 40's. When I've visited other states, I've checked to see if by some chance they were still selling Campbell's Meatball Vegetable. If the soup has such a wide following, Campbell would be wise to bring it back.
Kate with a "K" - September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Can't believe these are gone good bye! Great food to eat while you were teaching the young ones the alphabet.
Melvin - September 02, 2016 - Report this comment
Andy Whorhol designed the label for Campbell's soup. Can't believe nobody on this page knows that But, this was great for eatin' and learning just like Kate with a "K" said. Great call, Kate with a "K"
Harry - September 10, 2016 - Report this comment
I spelled it, "MM, MM, Good!" Love this as a kid and the late Andy Whorehole was legend. Weird, but something. Knew an old Jewish man I caddied for that loved him.
Neil - October 30, 2016 - Report this comment
What is the reason for discontinuation? I too would share with my children. I loved it as a child. I would still eat it now.
Sonny Boy - May 16, 2017 - Report this comment
Hey Melvin ... I too know Andy WHorhol designed the label. I too am surprised not many know that. Another fact, not as many people eat soup anymore. Too bad on both tidbit of info
Mollyb - November 01, 2017 - Report this comment
We used to have this soup and my mom even entered a contest and used 1 can of meatball alphabet soup and added some taco sauce and garlic powder and we ate it on tostada shells. It was awesome! Please bring it back!
Cory Shook - March 10, 2018 - Report this comment
I grew up with my great-aunt always having a can of Meatball Alphabet on hand for me. I miss her as much as I miss the fond memory of running down to her cold dark basement to her canned goods shelf and grabbing a can to warm up on the stove top. I’d love to see a comeback of this soup. I’d buy a pallet!!!

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