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REVIEW: Trader Joe's Savory Broth Chicken Flavor



 
 
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Old 15-10-2009, 09:07 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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"Mark Thorson" wrote in message
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I was at Trader Joe's this morning looking for chicken stock,
and I saw a product I hadn't seen before. It is a concentrated
chicken stock paste that comes in a little cardboard box
containing 12 little packets. It's alleged that one packet
is enough to make one cup of broth.

I go through lots of cans of chicken stock. At about
$1 per can, it seems excessively expensive to me.
At $3.99 per box, the Trader Joe's product is 1/3 that
cost, though the cans contain more than a cup. The
way I used the packet, though, was equal to the way
I would use a can because in either case I use one
unit to make one pot of soup. I make less than a
quart at a time, and eat it all immediately. I usually
do this about three times a week, even in the summer,
so I'm eating a lot of soup.

I'm still undecided about the flavor. It seems to be
good, but I'm not sure I like it better than Swanson's
Natural Goodness. It sure has a lot less salt. That
was immediately noticable. I don't use much salt,
and I am aware the Swanson's product has a lot of salt
in it. I don't dare eat two cans of that stuff in a
single day, otherwise my feet swell up.

I think I will switch to the Trader Joe's product,
mostly because it is cheaper and lower salt. And
I won't have to be lugging sacks of cans around all
the time.


Hi Mark,
I pay a lot less at BJ's for cans. I get a case of 12 cans of College Inn
standard chicken stock for ~$5. I use this for making rice or risotto or
other uses where the flavor of the stock isn't critical and use Swanson
Natural Goodness or Kitchen Basics for more critical use.

At 40 cents a can I'm not as likely to quibble about wasting some if need
be.

Jon

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Old 15-10-2009, 09:27 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Zeppo wrote:
"Mark Thorson" wrote in message
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I was at Trader Joe's this morning looking for chicken stock,
and I saw a product I hadn't seen before. It is a concentrated
chicken stock paste that comes in a little cardboard box
containing 12 little packets. It's alleged that one packet
is enough to make one cup of broth.

I go through lots of cans of chicken stock. At about
$1 per can, it seems excessively expensive to me.
At $3.99 per box, the Trader Joe's product is 1/3 that
cost, though the cans contain more than a cup. The
way I used the packet, though, was equal to the way
I would use a can because in either case I use one
unit to make one pot of soup. I make less than a
quart at a time, and eat it all immediately. I usually
do this about three times a week, even in the summer,
so I'm eating a lot of soup.

I'm still undecided about the flavor. It seems to be
good, but I'm not sure I like it better than Swanson's
Natural Goodness. It sure has a lot less salt. That
was immediately noticable. I don't use much salt,
and I am aware the Swanson's product has a lot of salt
in it. I don't dare eat two cans of that stuff in a
single day, otherwise my feet swell up.

I think I will switch to the Trader Joe's product,
mostly because it is cheaper and lower salt. And
I won't have to be lugging sacks of cans around all
the time.


Hi Mark,
I pay a lot less at BJ's for cans. I get a case of 12 cans of College
Inn standard chicken stock for ~$5. I use this for making rice or
risotto or other uses where the flavor of the stock isn't critical and
use Swanson Natural Goodness or Kitchen Basics for more critical use.

At 40 cents a can I'm not as likely to quibble about wasting some if
need be.

Jon


I like Penzey's chicken base. You can make as much as you need with
no need to save half a can or whatever. It's around 8 bucks but it
makes a lot. Easily more than a case worth. Even with shipping.

Tracy
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Old 15-10-2009, 09:51 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Default REVIEW: Trader Joe's Savory Broth Chicken Flavor

Zeppo wrote:

I pay a lot less at BJ's for cans. I get a case of 12 cans of College Inn
standard chicken stock for ~$5. I use this for making rice or risotto or
other uses where the flavor of the stock isn't critical and use Swanson
Natural Goodness or Kitchen Basics for more critical use.


What's BJ's? It doesn't sound like a store around here.
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Old 16-10-2009, 05:30 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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"Mark Thorson" wrote in message
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Zeppo wrote:

I pay a lot less at BJ's for cans. I get a case of 12 cans of College Inn
standard chicken stock for ~$5. I use this for making rice or risotto or
other uses where the flavor of the stock isn't critical and use Swanson
Natural Goodness or Kitchen Basics for more critical use.


What's BJ's? It doesn't sound like a store around here.


A Costco style warehouse store. They carry some of the same products and
some different ones, too. We get memberships to both through my SO's company
as a perk. We have a BJ's 2 miles from home and a Costco 1 mile from work,
so hitting either is no big deal for me. Think the quality is better overall
at Costco.

Jon

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Old 16-10-2009, 05:35 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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"Tracy" wrote in message
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Zeppo wrote:
"Mark Thorson" wrote in message
...
I was at Trader Joe's this morning looking for chicken stock,
and I saw a product I hadn't seen before. It is a concentrated
chicken stock paste that comes in a little cardboard box
containing 12 little packets. It's alleged that one packet
is enough to make one cup of broth.

I go through lots of cans of chicken stock. At about
$1 per can, it seems excessively expensive to me.
At $3.99 per box, the Trader Joe's product is 1/3 that
cost, though the cans contain more than a cup. The
way I used the packet, though, was equal to the way
I would use a can because in either case I use one
unit to make one pot of soup. I make less than a
quart at a time, and eat it all immediately. I usually
do this about three times a week, even in the summer,
so I'm eating a lot of soup.

I'm still undecided about the flavor. It seems to be
good, but I'm not sure I like it better than Swanson's
Natural Goodness. It sure has a lot less salt. That
was immediately noticable. I don't use much salt,
and I am aware the Swanson's product has a lot of salt
in it. I don't dare eat two cans of that stuff in a
single day, otherwise my feet swell up.

I think I will switch to the Trader Joe's product,
mostly because it is cheaper and lower salt. And
I won't have to be lugging sacks of cans around all
the time.


Hi Mark,
I pay a lot less at BJ's for cans. I get a case of 12 cans of College Inn
standard chicken stock for ~$5. I use this for making rice or risotto or
other uses where the flavor of the stock isn't critical and use Swanson
Natural Goodness or Kitchen Basics for more critical use.

At 40 cents a can I'm not as likely to quibble about wasting some if need
be.

Jon


I like Penzey's chicken base. You can make as much as you need with no
need to save half a can or whatever. It's around 8 bucks but it makes a
lot. Easily more than a case worth. Even with shipping.

Tracy


Yeah, I need to pick up some of that. I started a Penzy's list a few weeks
ago I just haven't had time to get down there (Chestnut Hill section of
Philly).

I've been having trouble finding decent smoked paprika, so I want to sample
theirs and see if it will do. I recently had to dump a bottle of McCormick's
premium as it didn't have any smoky flavor at all. I also need some file for
gumbo.

Jon



Jon

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Old 16-10-2009, 07:24 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:30:49 -0400, "Zeppo" wrote:



Zeppo wrote:

I pay a lot less at BJ's for cans. I get a case of 12 cans of College Inn
standard chicken stock for ~$5. I use this for making rice or risotto or
other uses where the flavor of the stock isn't critical and use Swanson
Natural Goodness or Kitchen Basics for more critical use.


The best store bought stock I've found is Goya bouillion (at least as
good and likely better than what folks here make with their saved up
garbage). Goya is available in foil envelopes... much better flavor
than other bouillion or canned, and even those concentrate pastes. I
find canned stock a waste of storage space, and once opened you really
need to use it all right then, with Goya I use how much I want, roll
down the foil pouch, and put the rest back in the cupboard. As far as
I'm concerned the only way to have good stock is to make it from
scratch and from good wholesome ingredients, not from saved up
garbage... it's not possible to make chicken stock that tastes of
chicken by using skins, fat, scoured bones, spinal cords, and other
meatless scraps. When I make a dish worth making that requires *real*
stock I'm going to make my own from scratch, and if I'm going to make
the effort then I'm going to use the best ingredients possible...
chicken is cheap, when I make chicken stock I use whole chickens, and
in fact I cut out the backs and put them in the trash, I don't want
spinal cord/fluid in my stock. Soup greens are cheap too, I don't use
bits of veggies that weren't worth eating the first go round and are
really only fit for the compost bin... I mean like a couple carrots,
two celery ribs, an onion, and a few parsley sprigs isn't gonna put
anyone in the poor house... and herbs and spices are the same, only
wasted when added to garbage swill du jour.... your sack o' shit
poultry spines ain't worth wasting a dozen peppercorns, a bay leaf,
not even a spoon of salt.


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On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:35:37 -0400, Zeppo wrote:

"Tracy" wrote in message
...

I like Penzey's chicken base. You can make as much as you need with no
need to save half a can or whatever. It's around 8 bucks but it makes a
lot. Easily more than a case worth. Even with shipping.

Tracy


Yeah, I need to pick up some of that. I started a Penzy's list a few weeks
ago I just haven't had time to get down there (Chestnut Hill section of
Philly).

I've been having trouble finding decent smoked paprika, so I want to sample
theirs and see if it will do. I recently had to dump a bottle of McCormick's
premium as it didn't have any smoky flavor at all. I also need some file for
gumbo.

Jon


i like penzeys smoked spanish paprika. their chipotle power is good, too.

your pal,
blake
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Old 18-10-2009, 01:11 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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In article ,
blake murphy wrote:

their chipotle power is good, too.


Was that a Freudian slip?

leo
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Old 18-10-2009, 02:23 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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On Sat, 17 Oct 2009 17:11:47 -0700, Leonard Blaisdell wrote:

In article ,
blake murphy wrote:

their chipotle power is good, too.


Was that a Freudian slip?

leo


oopsie. it's not that hot, really, but has a nice smoky tang.

your pal,
blake
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On Sat, 17 Oct 2009 19:22:11 -0400, blake murphy
wrote:

On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:35:37 -0400, Zeppo wrote:


I've been having trouble finding decent smoked paprika, so I want to sample
theirs and see if it will do. I recently had to dump a bottle of McCormick's
premium as it didn't have any smoky flavor at all. I also need some file for
gumbo.

Jon


i like penzeys smoked spanish paprika. their chipotle power is good, too.

Do you like Penzy's because you've tried others (recently?) and found
them lacking or Penzy's is the only one you've ever tried?

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Sometimes I even put it in the food.
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On Mon, 19 Oct 2009 14:01:58 -0700, sf wrote:

On Sat, 17 Oct 2009 19:22:11 -0400, blake murphy
wrote:

On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:35:37 -0400, Zeppo wrote:


I've been having trouble finding decent smoked paprika, so I want to sample
theirs and see if it will do. I recently had to dump a bottle of McCormick's
premium as it didn't have any smoky flavor at all. I also need some file for
gumbo.

Jon


i like penzeys smoked spanish paprika. their chipotle power is good, too.

Do you like Penzy's because you've tried others (recently?) and found
them lacking or Penzy's is the only one you've ever tried?


you got me there. i used to buy the hungarian paprika

http://www.amazon.com/Szeged-Sweet-Paprika-Powder-Oz/dp/B0012690UC

....but it was not smoked. i don't recall seeing the chipotle powder in my
usual shopping haunts.

your pal,
blake
 




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