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Old 04-10-2014, 10:09 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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That's a ridiculous price to pay for a mass-prepared product that is dead easy to make for about 1/20th of the cost.
I like to add the low sodium chicken base to homemade stock for an even more "chickeny" flavor. It adds a umami note to stock that I like. It doesn't take much--it lasts a long time at our house.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I prefer Knorrs.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:28 PM
 
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A link in the OP would be helpful.

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Now that I've looked it up: No. That's a ridiculous price to pay for a mass-prepared product that is dead easy to make for about 1/20th of the cost.
And not everyone has the time it takes to make stock. I make it a few times a year....but I only have so much space to freeze it once make and to collect the bones/scraps/veggies to make it. It's nice having a good sub on hand. I can go through stock fast, as I like cooking rice in it, on top of it's other uses.

That being said....I've not use this brand, but I will have to pick some up next time at Costco.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:04 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Too much MSG - it jazzes the flavor of things. I do like the idea of actually having some real chicken or beef in a base, though ..... even if it doesn't taste better than the usual artificial meat flavor + MSG plus chemical thickeners in bouillon.
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:47 AM
 
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I added it to tomorrow's shopping list. Let's see how it compares to Knorr and Penzey's.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:26 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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If it contains MSG like the other crap, then it is crap! It's just expensive crap!! LOL!

The better option is to make your own-- by skimming the juices from all of your meats ( save & freeze the fat, bones, and trimmings) to make your own!

Side note:

MSG has recently been linked to ADHD.
It's in so many things!
Not to mention MSG helps grow cancers.
Healthy stuff!
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:22 AM
 
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If it contains MSG like the other crap, then it is crap! It's just expensive crap!! LOL!

The better option is to make your own-- by skimming the juices from all of your meats ( save & freeze the fat, bones, and trimmings) to make your own!

Side note:

MSG has recently been linked to ADHD.
It's in so many things!
Not to mention MSG helps grow cancers.
Healthy stuff!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vsuar47xXA
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: 2016 Clown Car...fka: Wisconsin
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I use the vegetable version of BTB, but I usually buy Orrington Farms broth base for chicken and beef flavors.

I generally avoid things with added MSG, but most concentrated 'broth products' will have some MSG in them because of the glutamates that are naturally inherent in any yeast derived compound, an ingredient found in almost every retail brand. So even if your product says it doesn't contain any MSG, it still might...just in lesser amounts.

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Old 04-11-2014, 09:16 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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I've never tried it. I just plan my weekly menus to ensure that I can make stock in time to use it for soup or stew, but I imagine it could come in handy when time is of the essence.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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I don't have the time or the energy to keep real, homemade stock on hand.

Well, I guess MSG doesn't bother me, or I would have had some sort of reaction by now. I know some people can't have it, can't remember what it does to them.

Wyler's....our local grocery stores and Wal Marts are OUT of Wyler's (my daughter prefers it for cooking her pasta meals in) and have been for a long time (just the chicken, not the beef). At my local store they say they have been re-ordering it for months but never get any. Hope they're not discontinuing it!! (DD is very picky!)

So, we have tried Knorr....she didn't like it at first (the taste, and plus it has GREEN FLECKS in it....horrors!), and still prefers the Wyler's, but she will eat the Knorr, at least, until Wyler's gets straightened out. I tried Food Club, and she tasted of it and absolutely refused to eat it, said it tasted fake.

The BTB lasts a long time for me also, as I just use it mostly to enhance the flavor of the dishes I'm cooking. I added a dollop of the beef to roast gravy, to chili, spaghetti sauce, etc. I add the chicken to my Nanny's potato soup recipe (which I have improved since I learned how to "build flavor"), to the cooking water for the pasta for chicken spaghetti, etc. I keep the lids on tightly and keep it in the coldest spot in the fridge. I've never had to throw any away!

Ok, so I looked the Wyler's and the BTB up on WM.com, did some math, and figured out that the Wyler's costs 8 cents per cup, and the BTB is 9 cents per cup. To me, it's worth it, as it does seem to have a more "real" chicken-y flavor.

I haven't tried the ham flavor (my local stores don't carry it), but the reviews say it's great in beans.
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