best store bought chicken stock?
hey everyone -
I'm looking for your thoughts on the best store-bought chicken stock, doesn't matter if it's low sodium or organic or whatever - just wanna know what tastes the best!
Pacific low sodium chicken stock is what I use - you can get it at Loblaws or Whole Foods. It's expensive though - comes in a tetra pack. It is very good - no salt really so you have to add the salt. If you usually use a regular chicken stock in a recipe you might notice the result is different due to the low salt content. I prefer it that way myself but it won't work for everyone.
Somewhat ashamed to say the Rachael Ray chicken stock I've bought at the Pacific/Dundas No Frills is really quite good. Fairly simple ingredients list and a nice flavour, although it might be a little more vegetable-y from some people's preference.
I often end up with the Pacific brand as I shop regularly at the Big Carrot because it is close to me. I find the pacific has a strong vegetable flavour – especially carrot. This, I feel, is a detriment.
My preference is for PC Organic (not because it is organic!). I find it has a nice clean, full chicken flavour.
I would like to try Swanson's. I have not had the chance. It won on a taste-test on America's Test Kitchen a couple of year's ago.