Food of the Eighties, Mrs. Grass's Soup
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Powdered chicken soup mix that came with a "golden nugget" (i.e. buillon cube) for flavoring. Had tons of noodles and little flecks of dried parsley. SUPER salty! I always craved it when I was recovering from stomach flu as a kid. The commercial had a kid coming home to eat Mrs. Grass Soup for lunch over the jingle, "When Johnny comes marching home for lunch, it's Mrs. Grass's soup!"
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TarHeelErin - October 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh -- I cannot believe someone else remembered Mrs. Grass's Soup! I was fascinated by the little yellow egg-shaped bullion thing. This was my favorite food - hands down - when I was about 4 or 5. To this day, I still look for it when I'm grocery shopping, hoping that JUST MAYBE some store will carry it.
SZA - October 15, 2008 - Report this comment
TarHeelErin, look again - I see it all over the supermarkets here in Michigan ... just in regular grocery stores, too. Look around the powdered/boxed soup section - it's usually high on the top shelf, out of range of normal sight
mari - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I, too, was fascinated by the little yellow egg. So fascinated, in fact, that I once bit the egg and the saltiest,yellow,viscous fluid squirted into my mouth and I thought I would surely die from some sort of salt poisoning. Never did that again.
Steve - March 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Everyone seems so amazed about Mrs Grass soup. You can buy it at Shop Rite anytime !!! Made by Wyler's and it still has the golden nugget 3-8-09
Karen - March 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Available in WI from most grocery stores. They have several varieties, including the regular Noodle Soup, Extra Noodle, and some veggie one. I have 5 boxes in my pantry now. Totally yummy!
Lorrie - April 02, 2009 - Report this comment
It must be a regional thing because I cannot find it in the south.
Christy - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm in SOuth Florida and I've been able to get it at Publix and Albertson's. I know Jewel and Dominick's also carry it in the north. Fun tip -- if you don't put in the golden nugget, it's virtually fat free and still tastes great. I discovered that when going through gall bladder issues. I still do it now even though I don't need to.
Steve - December 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm eating a bowl of Mrs. Grass right now. Super delicious. I've never know the stores to not carry it. Totally brings back childhood memories.
Sal - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 55, been all over and just now hearing about Mrs Grass Soup.
Jaime - March 29, 2010 - Report this comment
That little nugget was the bomb! I totally remember the commercials, too.
Kate - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
My mom used to make this soup for my brother and I all the time, especially when we were sick. We would fight over the golden egg!!!!! They still sell it at the grocery store!! I have 2 boxes (the same break apart box) in my pantry right now!!!! Tastes the same as it did in the 1980s!!!!
Roger - July 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 56 and just shared a childhood story with a friend about how far back we could remember stuff. When I was about age 4, around 1957, my parents left me home alone (a major felony nowadays!)and I decided to make lunch. I climbed up on a chair and got down some Mrs. Grass Chicken Noodle Soup and put it in a pan with water like I'd seen my Mom do. I was especially stoked about the Magic Golden Egg, cuz of course it was magic. I wasn't real up on how long to cook it so after dropping the magic egg into the boilng water I went off to watch Sheriff John, our local SoCal TV cartoon baby sitter. I forgot about for I don't know how long but the pan was basically fused to the electrical stove element and the blackened burnt noodles all that was left of my lunch. I know my dad wasn't too happy when he got home. No smoke alarms back in the nifty fifties!
Brendan - October 30, 2010 - Report this comment
They sell it on Amazon and NetGrocer. Some stores still have it here in Texas, but not the basic one from my childhood. Just checked. Netgrocer only has the Extra Noodles one:
karen - December 16, 2010 - Report this comment
You can get Mrs Grass at
Jan Griffiths - December 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Still another favorite food that has gone by the wayside. This soup was delicious, and the golden egg was cool. I did find some at Walmart, and bought several packages. This was just a week and a half ago. I made some for lunch just today.
Marie - July 17, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember having that soup as a child back in the 70s. It was hard to find once I got married. It seems to be making a comeback as I have been finding it in most of the grocery stores now.
BOB - October 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Wyler's Mrs. Grass Chicken Noodle Soup is the best when you are not feeling well or on cold winter days. Walmart seems to be out of stock in every store. Sure you can still purchase the other kinds of Wyler`s soup but the original is the best.
Denise - October 21, 2013 - Report this comment
It's OCT. 21st 2013 and suddenly Mrs. Grass soup has left the stores. anybody know why? I've checked amazon, eBay even on line. Vermont is out. how about anybody out there? Winters coming I need my soup!
Linda.. - October 24, 2013 - Report this comment
I can not find Mrs Grass in any stores here in my area in Wisconsin. My Daughter loves it. I want to know why...
jenn - October 31, 2013 - Report this comment
None in michigan either all of a sudden. Grocery clerk says they stopped making it.
Candy - November 03, 2013 - Report this comment
We can't find it in central pennsylvania either. It just disappeared! This happened a while ago and we thought they stopped making it. It miraculously reappered for a while and is once again gone.
Faith - November 04, 2013 - Report this comment
They carry it at Walmart and Meijers everywhere in Indiana. It's on the aisle with the Lipton boxes soup! It's only about $1.60 for TWO boxes! It's wonderful! I just found it about 7 months ago and I rarely run out, I keep my home stocked! Hope this helps!!
bill - November 09, 2013 - Report this comment
None in Michigan last time I bought it was july 2023 looked everywhere
Kelley - November 24, 2013 - Report this comment
I have been looking at Kroger and Meijer in Michigan for about 3 or 4 months and the only Mrs. Grass on the shelf is the Homestyle. I asked an employee at Kroger and she said she had been looking too but she doesn't know why they stopped getting it. Then for a couple of weeks there was a sign on the shelf where the soup would normally go that said "Coming soon", but still no soup....??? Very sad, my kids love this soup, it's the only kind they will eat.
Charlie - February 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Came out way back around the 1950's and is still available today. Made by Wylers. Also, back in 1983 there was a Mrs. Grass homestyle vegetable dip mix whose commercial can be found on youtube
Fran - December 12, 2014 - Report this comment
I am 75 yrs old and I haven't had Mrs. Grass soup in years. But, my kids always did. I made it and then beat up an egg and put that in. This past week I had a stomach flu and my daughter bought me a box with extra noodles. WOW! it was great and now I bought more of it.
Irene - January 06, 2015 - Report this comment
In Chicago, in the late 1940s mother bought and made Mrs Grass soup for us kids and we too were fascinated by the Golden Egg.

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