Food·Posted on Jan 26, 2014The Definitive Ranking Of SoupsNot all soup is created equal.by by Mackenzie KruvantBuzzFeed Staff, by Joanna BornsBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 24. Lentil Soup Flickr: cuttingboard / Via Creative Commons There is some weird underlying sadness in lentil soup. 23. Egg Drop Soup Flickr: mattmendoza / Via Creative Commons Sorry, but those egg shreds will just always be a little unsettling. 22. Split Pea Soup Flickr: sidknee23 / Via Creative Commons Split pea texture is what I imagine eating chalk would be like, if the chalk was pea-flavored. Plus it's hard to eat without thinking about The Exorcist. 21. Manhattan Clam Chowder Flickr: bewarenerd / Via Creative Commons You think hot tomato clams make you so metropolitan, don't you? Sorry, but you'll never be as cool as New England clam chowder. 20. Chicken Noodle Soup Flickr: divinedecay / Via Creative Commons This soup is great in theory, but it's almost never executed well. Soggy noodles and sad chicken bits, crying together in a bowl. 19. Broccoli Cheddar Soup Flickr: ejchang / Via Creative Commons When done well, this soup can be amazing. When done poorly, it’s an ungodly mouth punishment. 18. Gumbo Flickr: foodishfetish / Via Creative Commons Gumbo gets points for spiciness, but there's a lot going on. It can be a little intimidating. 17. Bean Soup Flickr: sweetbeetandgreenbean / Via Creative Commons Mad love for dem beans (white beans, black beans, navy beans, love them all), but it must be said: Soups just don’t let 'em shine. 16. Minestrone Flickr: jamailac / Via Creative Commons Minestrone is the go-to vegetarian soup, but it can go bad so easily. Urgh, so many overcooked vegetables. 15. Miso Soup Flickr: emurray / Via Creative Commons Miso serves its purpose (getting your body ready for the inappropriate amount of sushi you’re about to digest) but — real talk — it’s pretty bland and lame in the grand scheme of soups. 14. Chili Flickr: cascadianfarm / Via Creative Commons Chili is like a thick, spicy bowl of the American dream. And the American dream will make you feel kind of pukey if you eat too much. 13. Matzo Ball Soup Flickr: sheriwetherell / Via Creative Commons Sure, sometimes the matzo balls are so dense you feel like you ate a softball and are scared of what's gonna come out the other end. But when a matzo ball soup is done correctly, it’ll warm your entire soul. 12. Wonton Soup chinasichuanfood.com / Via Creative Commons Never choose between dumplings and soup again. 11. Mushroom Soup jamieoliver.com Something magic happens to mushrooms when you blend them up, especially if you use rosemary. 10. Potato Soup acouplecooks.com This is perfect if you've ever wanted to drink a potato. Potatoes (and sweet potatoes, as shown above) are delicious in all forms, even liquid. 9. New England Clam Chowder norecipes.com Hot clams in cream seem like a bad idea. WRONG. They're a great idea. 8. Tomato Soup Flickr: rusvaplauke / Via Creative Commons Full disclosure: If all tomato soup was actually tomato-cheddar, it would be at the top of the list. But since it isn’t, tomato remains in the upper middle of the pack. Sometimes it is EXACTLY what you need and sometimes it's just tomato water. 7. Seafood Bisque versesfrommykitchen.com Like eating your own personal creamy ocean. 6. Gazpacho sundayswithjennie.com When it's hot out there is literally nothing better than gazpacho. It has all the flavors of summer in one convenient bowl. It’s like sunshine was put into a soup. 5. Chicken and Dumpling Soup thepioneerwoman.com This is just an excuse to eat dumplings with the added recreation of chasing after them as they swim around. 4. Pho seriouseats.com Not sure what's better — the subtle flavors or arguing with people about how to pronounce it. Either way, it will fill your soul with happiness. 3. Tortilla Soup peasandcrayons.com So many yummy flavors! It’s like a fiesta in your mouth. 2. Ramen ladyandpups.com There's a noodle party and you're invited. 1. Butternut Squash Soup cafepatita.net This soup is the squash at its best. Creamy and yummy, it's like drinking velvet.