I'm not sure where the thousands of 5 star reviews come from. I found this soup just OK. I was tempted to make modifications (such as using stock rather than broth or adding other spices) but I abstained because I thought well gosh, if that many people thought it was phenomenal, I should first try it as is. The best part of the soup IMO was the roasted fennel. I feel like boiling/simmering the Kuri squash didn't bring out any special flavors. Perhaps roasting it for the soup would be better. Next time I get Kuri, I will use one of my favorite butternut squash recipes instead.