I have read that most of us agree that the soup packets leave something to be desired. Unfortunately in my newbie bliss I decided to try everything and ended up with all the soup packets. I found one thing that actually makes them good.
If you have Albertson's Stores near you, get Wild Harvest Organic Chicken Broth. Mix soup with one cup of hot broth. It really is good.
I will make up a whole batch of cabbage or veg soup. Freeze 2 cup portions and add the broth/soup mix. Delicious.