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Jun 22, 2011 02:16 PM

Umami in a tube

Has anyone found this product in Toronto? It may be called Taste No. 5

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  1. I bought it at All the Best - haven't used it yet, but couldn't resist!

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    1. re: Minnow

      I bought mine at Summerhill Market, of course LOL!! But I also saw it at All the Best.
      Yes, Taste No.5. is the name

      Summerhill Market
      446 Summerhill Ave, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

    2. I bought a tube of it at the Green Living show. The same company selling it was also selling "Neil Brothers" products so probably the same distributor. I haven't used it either yet myself

      1. They also had it a Pusateri"s (Avenue Road) and The Healthy Butcher (Eglinton). I am on my second tube!

        1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

        Healthy Butcher
        298 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R, CA

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          1. re: neighborguy

            I used it mainly in pasta dishes and it was excellent.

          2. re: elasticwaistband

            Pusateri's in Bayview Village also carries it.


            1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

          3. So what are the ingredients in this tube?

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              1. re: zonker

                The title of that article is misleading, I was abotut to just stop at the title but glad I read it and the comments... From the comments section:

                Taste #5 Umami Pasteā„¢ does not contain any MSG or have any added MSG. The ingredients are: TOMATO PUREE, GARLIC, ANCHOVY PASTE (ANCHOVIES, SALT, SUNFLOWER OIL), BLACK OLIVE, BALSAMIC VINEGAR, PORCINI MUSHROOMS, PARMESAN CHEESE, OLIVE OIL, VINEGAR, SUGAR, SALT and are listed on the package .
                Jessica Taylor 7/8

                That doesn't add up to no processed (manufactured) free glutamic acid (MSG) because the balsamic vinegar and the vinegar both contain MSG (coming from fermentation). In addition, Parmesan cheese, depending on the material

                Adrienne Samuels


                So, sounds like it is a mixture of products that contain natural glutamate

                1. re: ylsf

                  I agree with your conclusions.

                  As Peter, from says: "Umami refers to the presence of glutamic acid, an amino acid with salty/savory characteristics. Its presence gives food more depth in flavor, or character. Umami is present in seafood products, Parmesan cheese, and meats - especially cured meats, like ham and bacon."

                  MSG is not scary. It's naturally part of many foods. The ingredient list of Taste#5 seems reasonable for a product that incorporates high levels of naturally occurring glutamic acids.

                  1. re: nastyman

                    the aussies have known about this stuff for years. it's marketed under two names...vegemite and marmite :)

            1. They have it at Fiesta Farms too.

              Fiesta Farms
              200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

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              1. re: myriam5555

                Ko's on Roncesvalles carries it. It's behind the counter.