European inspired chilled soups come to Kansas City with warm reception

Local startup company Soupe Glacée has found success with a relatively little-known product category, selling ready to eat chilled summer soups. Beginning just three months ago, Soupe Glacée has sold over a thousand cartons of chilled soup in local grocery stores. Soupe Glacée offers the familiar flavors of Vichyssoise (Potato Leek) and a Cucumber soup with fresh dill, as well as two vegan options – a Gazpacho made with Golden Heirloom tomatoes, and a Carrot Soup with sweet curry and coconut milk. Using local produce, all of Soupe Glacée’s soups are free of preservatives, MSG and gluten. Made from scratch in small batches, the vegetarian soups are produced at the Ennovation Center’s commercial kitchen in Independence, Missouri. Soupe Glacée joins a large list of successful foodpreneurs including Fine Vines Artisanal Ketchup, Milk & Honey and dozens of others who have made their start at the culinary business incubator. Soupe Glacée’s mission is to introduce Kansas Citians to the European tradition of eating chilled soup in the summertime. Founder Russ Constans discovered the popularity of chilled soups while traveling in the Mediterranean and became passionate about bringing home the flavors he experienced abroad to his friends and family in Kansas City.
Soupe Glacée soups are available at select Hy-Vee and SunFresh stores. Updates on new flavors and locations can be found at www.soupeglacee.com.

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