The soup, not the Doper (whose name explained a lot of very unrelated hits when I first searched the archives ).
I have just chowed down on a bowlful from the local grocery store. Their gazpacho is perhaps the most consistently to-my-taste stuff I’ve ever had. However it’s quite pricey and only available when the in-store chef decides to make it. It’s chunky, rather than the pureed variety I’ve seen some places, with nice tomatoey / spicy “broth”, and just a hint of sweetness.
I had some recently from Trader Joe’s and it was possibly the worst I’ve ever eaten. It was chunky, yeah, and it was red, but that was the only way it resembled the real stuff. No tomato flavor whatsoever, instead it was a nasty, vile, BITTER concoction that I literally could not eat.
I have yet to find a recipe that comes even remotely close to producing what I’m jonesing for here. HELP ME