Chicken Soup for the Soul, the popular life improvement books, will be releasing a line of soups in 2013. The first offering will be, of course, chicken soup. The line will feature seven soups in all led by chicken soup with egg noodles and vegetables. Other soups planned will include creamy tomato, mushroom barley, chipotle, black bean, sweet corn and squash, all packaged in mason jars. The food line will start with the soups and segway in to the food industry that will include more than 100 comfort foods. By 2014 casseroles, stews, gravies, pot pies and broths will be added to help shorten cooking time.

Starting with chicken soup makes perfect sense considering the title of the books, but chicken soup is also known as the broken hearts penicillin. The books of feel good stories and motivational essays were originated in 1993 in the United States and are widely popular around the world with more than 100 million copies in print in 54 languages.