When I was in elementary school, a little food invention came out called, Cup of Soup; we thought it was so great! Then as I got older and started being more health conscious, I steered away from them because of the preservatives and sodium content. When Trader Joe’s came to New Jersey, I discovered their instant Miso soup packets and tried them out. Delicious! Quick! Easy! These are great to keep at work for those days that you wanted to go home but got stuck in the office. They are a little high in sodium, so I add extra water. I don’t use a lot of salt in general; therefore, I don’t think it will present a problem in moderation.