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Is soup a drink?

Rosie_Scope
Rosie_Scope Posts: 1,680 Scope online community team
edited October 2023 in Coffee lounge
From the team that brought you the Great Potato Debate comes another important question that plagues us all.

I asked this in the Ask Anything game this morning, but it definitely requires some further exploration.

What is soup? Are chunks an important factor? If a soup is a smooth liquid meal, does this mean smoothies are soups? Are milkshakes soup? We have so many questions.

So let us know...

Is soup a drink?

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Is soup a drink? 10 votes

Soup is 100% a drink
10%
Rosie_Scope 1 vote
Soup is not a drink, what are you on about?
50%
Sandy_123Adadurhamjaide2001C_JWhatThe 5 votes
It depends (please specify)
40%
woodbineOverlyAnxiousJessieJAlbus_Scope 4 votes

Comments

  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,911 Scope online community team
    It depends (please specify)
    I think the amount of solids and the viscosity play a very important role in this. 

    But also if chunks are a sign of it being a soup, is bubble tea a soup? 
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,113 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh this is a hard question...

    I haven't used my vote yet as I don't know and I think it's a big responsibility and want to get it right!

    I suppose it is served a meal and the other drinks you mention are not served as meals, though some people do use special milkshakes instead of meals I guess...
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,556 Disability Gamechanger
    It depends (please specify)
    I think it depends on the how the user ingests it. 

    Slurp straight from the cup/bowl - drink. 

    Lift to mouth with spoon - meal.

    Though personally the texture puts me right off anything like that...even reading the OP I was on the cusp!  :#
  • JessieJ
    JessieJ Community member Posts: 416 Pioneering
    It depends (please specify)
    If it's thin like a consommé, beef broth etc., then I count it as a drink.
    Thick & velvety or with chunks, I count it as a soup.
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 11,469 Disability Gamechanger
    Soup is not a drink, what are you on about?
    It’s a meal 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,924 Disability Gamechanger
    Soup is not a drink, what are you on about?
    Yeah its a meal even in a cup 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 1,680 Scope online community team
    Soup is 100% a drink
    Interesting, very interesting! Some very good points so far.
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,319 Disability Gamechanger
    It depends (please specify)
    for me thin soup might be  a drink but thicker soup would not be
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  • C_J
    C_J Community member Posts: 715 Pioneering
    edited October 2023
    Soup is not a drink, what are you on about?
    It is a tricky one but I voted meal when anyone had been ill my nan always recommend chicken soup with the advice "oh but you have to eat something".

    Even today if I've been unwell and off my food I will have soup (although not always chicken soup) sometimes in a mug or if I feel like some bread with it in a bowl. I guess back then they thought it was it lighter on the stomach.

  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 893 Pioneering
    Soup is not a drink, what are you on about?
     
    If a soup is a smooth liquid meal, does this mean smoothies are soups? 
    No, smoothies are smoothies

    Are milkshakes soup? 
    No, milkshakes are milkshakes

    Ps can I change my vote or have I made a terrible mistake (again)?


  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,911 Scope online community team
    It depends (please specify)
    Alas @whatthe we cannot mess with polls, that's beyond our power.  You'll have to live with your decision now. ;) 
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  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,774 Disability Gamechanger
    Soup is not a drink, what are you on about?
    I definitely don't think it's a drink because we class yogurt as a food but in the same way it's the same as soup 

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