'Chicken Soup for the Soul' to Cure Sniffles with Real Soup

The book series is launching a line of food products

Looks like sappy, tear-inducing book series Chicken Soup for the Soul is setting off to cure real sniffles with real food.

New York Daily News reports that the book series is debuting a line of food products in 2013, obviously including chicken soup for the flu-sick soul. Also on the soup menu: creamy tomato, mushroom barley, squash, sweet corn, and chipotle and black bean.

The series, known for potentially fake but also plausibly real stories that non-cynics love, is pitching the comfort food angle, perhaps so people can eat more when they're feeling downtrodden and reading the book. Perhaps not the healthiest angle, but potentially lucrative.

Chicken Soup for the Soul's line of soups will be packaged in mason jars (trend jumping the shark here, we suppose), and by 2014 other foods will include pot pies, casseroles, and stews. Comfort foods getting prepackaged as emotional pick-me-ups? Sounds about right.