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Swanson STOCK, not broth: has anyone tried it?

coney with everything Oct 25, 2008 05:38 AM

I've seen the ads, liked the idea, but wonder if anyone else has tried Swanson beef or chicken stock, as opposed to their broth.

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    Mellicita Oct 31, 2008 10:06 PM

    I tried it. I tasted it straight up, and it does have a better flavor than the swansons "broth", in my opinion. It seems to have roughly the same salt level as the broth (Sorry, I dont know the exact sodium levels to compare). The salt level can be a probllem if your recipe calls for reducing the stock much.

    Kitchen basics is better if you want to reduce it much.... they also now have a no added salt version that is excellent for allowing you to control the salt level and has a pretty good chicken flavor.

    I still love homemade the best though :-)

    1. FuzzyDunlop Oct 30, 2008 10:31 AM

      I tried Swanson's chicken stock and felt it had sort of an odd, almost dusty flavor. I don't plan on buying it again even though it's the easiest brand to find.

      I have become a loyal user of Kitchen Basics' stocks.

      1. ipsedixit Oct 29, 2008 06:57 PM

        I found it to be rather salty.

        1. todao Oct 29, 2008 02:33 PM

          Richer flavor than the broth (which you might expect) and I've found it to work rather nicely in my recipes.

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            francescaNYC Oct 29, 2008 09:02 AM

            It has a deep rich chicken flavor. Very good. Definitely a distinct product from regular broth.

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