The Soup Recipe Bowl Mugs from the 80s!
Dlisted reader Sarah, dropped these soup recipe bowls into my inbox and asked, “Do you remember these?” The stoned goldfish that runs the memory department in my brain came up blank. Although it’d come up blank if I asked myself, “What did I have for dinner last night?” After doing a little research, I learned that these ceramic kitchen helpers from the 80s were big in the UK and Ireland. That makes sense since sadly I don’t remember my mother ever serving me a bowl of warm Johnny Walker straight-up (that’s the recipe for Scotch Broth, right? We are talking about Ireland here!).
The Daily Edge says that there’s not a lot of details about these icons from grandma’s kitchen. But what they do know is that these were made in China and that gas stations gave them away as free gifts when customers filled up. This proves once again that the gas station is a purveyor of refined treasures! There were several soup recipe bowl mugs from onion soup to tomato soup to chicken soup to mushroom to oxtail to mulligatawny, which isn’t a Harry Potter spell. It’s soup. Each mug was decorated with the ingredients for the soup. You may want to prepare your eyeballs for all the incredible details in this recipe!
The Daily Edge adds that these soup recipe bowl mugs were also sold in France.
You know, I don’t feel like I missed out by not slurping soup from one of these gorgeous creations. I mean, in America, we too had a beautiful and fancy container with soup ingredients written on it. Ours is still around, is imported, and is much, much more gourmet. Yes, I’m talking about Cup ‘O Noodles.