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    Five interesting facts about soup

    January 30, 2019 GMT

    Ideal time to indulge

    January is National Soup Month, and with the month ending amid bone-chilling cold, there’s no time like now to enjoy a warm, hearty bowl.

    Preferred by women

    Women are twice as likely to order soup for lunch as men.

    Consumed by the billions

    Americans eat more than 10 billion bowls of soup each year.

    How about the hippo variety?

    The earliest archaeological evidence for the consumption of soup dates back to 6000 BC, and it was hippopotamus soup.

    Campbell’s condensed it

    The Campbell Company was the first to invent condensed soup. Campbell’s introduced it to the world in 1897.