While Campbell is no stranger when you think of soup, many may not know they also make gravy. Gravy has never been something that I have successfully made on a consistent basis. Am I ever grateful for their beef gravy.
Campbell has done an excellent job in creating a pleasing as well as eye-catching label. On the front cover the Campbell logo is written in their familiar red and white colors. Underneath is the word beef written over a blue ribbon. The word gravy is printed in brown on a beige colored backing. It is cleverly placed over a mouth-watering picture of mashed potatoes and beef with an ample portion of gravy poured over them both. The meal is surrounded by broccoli florets outlining the plate. To make the can’s contents more pronounced is an image of a white ladle with seemingly hot gravy next to the plate. It’s as if they want you to stick your finger in it. The entire front panel is appetizingly appealing. There are 3 grams of total carbs per serving. The net weight is 10 ¼ ounces or 291 grams. Gravy is made from beef stock.
On the back is another delicious looking platter of quick pepper steak. A recipe for the steak is outlined in detail for the consumer’s use. More recipes can be found at www.campbellgravy.com. Nutrition facts are listed at the lower end. The serving size is ¼ cup. There are estimated to be 5 servings in each can. Calories are 25, with 10 fat calories per serving. This gravy is low fat according to the label. It is U.S. Inspected and Passed by the Department of Agriculture. This label is valid for their Label in Education Program.
Heating directions are given for stove and microwave ovens. They suggest that you add 3 tablespoons of drippings to your gravy. This will give additional flavor. Any unused portion should be placed in a separate container and refrigerated promptly. The unopened can should be kept at room temperature.
On the top of the can are imprinted directions for opening. If followed carefully there is no need for a traditional can opener. There is a tabbed opening that should be lifted slowly to avoid cutting your hand. On the bottom is a best to use by date. A numerical code is also there if you have questions about the product.
When I use this gravy I heat it in the microwave. Sometimes I will add meat drippings as they suggest. It gives a homemade taste to it. As you pour the contents you will notice its thickness and rich brown color. Rarely are there any left-overs but when there is I do refrigerate in a small covered bowl. Purchase price is around $1.09 a can. Campbell is located in Camden, NJ. 1-800-650-7347 is their toll-free number to contact for questions and additional information.
So if making the perfect gravy isn’t your cup of tea you might like this product. They also have chicken gravy.