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Superior Touch Better than Bouillon

greygarious Jul 26, 2009 08:48 AM

The beef, chicken, and vegetable base versions are readily available in supermarket soup aisles, and I once found clam base and low-sodium chicken base - but not any more. I make a lot of soup so, wanting to find more of the latter, I looked at their website, www.superiortouch.com. They do sell online, and I noticed several other flavors, including lobster, mushroom, ham, and organic and vegan versions of the basic three. Has anyone used any of these?

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    Chefpaulo Aug 21, 2009 05:02 AM

    I have been a fan of Redi-base stocks for years (at redibase.com). They have an online store and have expanded to spices, dessert fillings and much more. Most are sold in restaurant pack sizes but there are a number of more reasonable sizes for the home user. Nice gift packages, too.
    CP

    1. bagelman01 Jul 26, 2009 03:12 PM

      My wife uses all of these. We live in Fairfield Cty, CT and most stores only stock chicken, beef and vvegetable at appox $549. I am in Northern Mass. every week and do much of our marketing at Market Basket and they stock all the varieties. Everyday price $4.29 sale about evry 6 weeks $3.99

      These are great when added into 'homemade' soup, BUT you must adjust other seasonings for the high salt content.

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        adamshoe Jul 26, 2009 10:26 AM

        Costco sells the low sodium, organic chix base as well as low sod. organic beef base. i always stock up on it in case they discontinue it!! adam

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          greygarious Jul 26, 2009 10:34 AM

          Thanks, adam! I have to make a Costco run this week; hope my store carries it. I wish that, like BJ's, they labeled their aisles. I realize that unlabeled aisles forces people to browse - and therefore, likely buy more - but those of us with mobility problems can't handle doing much wandering, so we miss out on some good stuff. I'll let you know how much being forced to search winds up costing me in extra items ;-D!

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            c oliver Jul 26, 2009 11:39 AM

            A few years ago I had a knee problem for several months that caused excrutiating pain until they finally figured ou the problem. But I never missed a Costco adventure. I'd limp onto one of those scooters and off I'd go :) And I thought it was a Costco rule that you HAVE to go up and down every aisle - well, maybe not offfice supplies :)

            I'm going to check their website. These different flavors sound so great. Could really expand my repertoire. Thank, gg.

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              adamshoe Jul 26, 2009 01:13 PM

              My local costco stocks the beef, chix & veg base. I've not seen the other varieties (san Leandro, CA). They are all the low sodium and organic versions. Don't know if they carry the full-salt type, though. adam

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                c oliver Jul 26, 2009 02:00 PM

                I'll check out the Reno Costco next time I'm there. Some of those other flavors are intriguing though, aren' they?

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            greygarious Aug 20, 2009 06:35 PM

            Uh-oh, Adam, looks like you didn't knock wood before you clicked "Post My Reply" .....I put off Costco as long as I could in this hot weather, but went today (Nashua NH store). No BTB of any sort, just McCormick chicken or beef in larger white plastic containers. Don't know if this is a regional or national thing and was too hot and pooped to stand on line at the service desk to ask.

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              bagelman01 Aug 21, 2009 03:41 AM

              greygarious........
              I live in CT, But am in northern Mass/Salem, NH three days a week and do my shopping at Market Basket. The branch in Tewkbury (Stadium Plaza) stocks SEVEN varieties of BTB including lobster, clam and mushroom. They also area about $1 less per jar than I pay in CT for the chichken and beef.
              My wife uses these all the time in her cooking and they are on my monthly stock up list.

              I know Market Basket is in Southern NH, too.

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                greygarious Aug 21, 2009 05:28 AM

                Thanks, bagelman - Stadium Plaza is about 2 miles away! I'll look for the low-sodium next time I'm over there. Don't think there's more than beef, chix, and sometimes veg and clam in Wilmington and Billerica, my usual MB locations but yesterday I was in Nashua and because so many Hounds rave over the MB on DWH I went there (got the BTB lobster base on impulse). Big store, way better produce and seafood counter than the MBs near me (whole butterfish, fish heads,,,,).

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                  bagelman01 Aug 21, 2009 06:25 AM

                  We really like the MB in stadium Plaza. With MB headquarters in Tewksbury, they really pay attention to the store.

                  Yesterday I bought the week's groceries before returning to CT. my wife checked it against our local Stop and Shop, and on name brand items I saved 38%.
                  They have a great fresh fish dept, deli and prepared foods and in store bakery at that location.

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            meleyna Jul 26, 2009 09:54 AM

            The ham is great for split pea soup. Other than that all I've used are the basic three, but the mushroom sounds interesting. I'm sure it's great for risotto.

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