Soup Base

December 8, 2008 at 10:38 pm (Soup)

betterthanbouillonI love soups, my absolute favorite meal.  However, we don’t always have the time to make homemade stock so we I tried a couple of different packaged stock before I saw this little gem at Trader Joe’s.  It is called Better Than Bouillon and it is a paste [of the flavor you choose- I first tried Chicken Base] in a jar.  It has the best flavor after homemade stock that I have ever had.  So easy to use [really easy to dilute to your taste] and keeps well in the cuboard until opened [then keeps in the icebox].  Then Trader Joe stopped carrying it but I found it at a local grocery chain, Zupan’s, and there I found a wide variety of flavors.  I have tried [and loved] Vegetable Base, Organic Chicken Base, Beef Base, and Mushroom Base.  I look forward to trying the Lobster and Clam Base. 

In some reviews posted at various sources online, complain about it being too salty [the company does have 3 low sodium jars] but it is less salty than regular bouillon cubes and we don’t find it very salty but then again I don’t use very much salt in my cooking so maybe I balance it out?

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