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Anyone try Superior Touch 'Better Than Bouillon'? [moved from B.C.]

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Puffin3 Feb 9, 2012 07:05 AM

I'm out of beef stock to reduce and won't be making any for a while. I've never bought any type of 'bouillon' like Knorr or Oxo before but I suspect they aren't that great. I've heard they are salty also. I saw this bouillon yesterday and it is quite expensive compared to Oxo. Like three times. Anyway, has anyone tried this brand? Thanks.

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  1. fmed RE: Puffin3 Feb 9, 2012 08:51 AM

    I use it and recommend it. I have the beef and chicken ones in the fridge at the moment. The Knorr and Oxo bouillon taste far more processed and almost metallic in comparison.

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      vandan RE: fmed Feb 9, 2012 09:01 AM

      Is that the one Costco sells in bottles as a concentrate/paste ?

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        fmed RE: vandan Feb 9, 2012 09:10 AM

        They are pastes sold in glass jars. I think I bought mine somewhere else. Donald's maybe.

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          miss.foodie RE: vandan Feb 9, 2012 08:42 PM

          Yes, costco in Canada is selling the non-organic version. The chicken is around $5.89 and the beef version as well as the vegetable version is selling for around $6.49. The US costco sells its for a similar price but it's the organic version. Note that the jars at costco are larger than the ones at regular grocery stores so it is in fact cheaper based on volume.

          I really like the chicken version as I find it really helps to boost the flavour in soups, etc.

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            LotusRapper RE: miss.foodie Feb 9, 2012 10:38 PM

            Do they come individually at Costco, or do you have to buy a 6-pack ? [wink]

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              miss.foodie RE: LotusRapper Feb 10, 2012 12:29 AM

              They are sold individually at Costco at the prices that I mentioned above. The size is 454g / 1 lb jar.

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                LotusRapper RE: miss.foodie Feb 10, 2012 08:13 AM

                Wow, that's amazing. Cuz the regular jar is half the size @ 227g/8oz. Thanks MF.

      2. LotusRapper RE: Puffin3 Feb 9, 2012 09:45 AM

        I asked a similar question, that thread may be helpful to you too:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/814958

        I've since bought 2 jars from Famous Foods (chicken, beef), each one is about $7. Used the chicken once so far, tasted pretty good.

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          Georgia Strait RE: Puffin3 Feb 9, 2012 12:33 PM

          i have used these jarred bases for years - it's easier to keep on boat, at cottage etc. -- but you must put in fridge once open.

          i do not like the turkey one - it's got a fake roasted flavour -- maybe others might like it - it's just a strong flavour that i don't like.

          the chicken seems ok to my taste --- and the beef one is handy and makes a good gravy enhancer (or add to the gravy from the pan to make MORE gravy

          there is a mushroom one too - and i think a vegetable one.

          they are WAY cheaper in the USA. Buy them when you are down there. I have bought them at New Seasons for about half the price of Canada --- otherwise i get them up here at IGA Marketplace.

          there are regular and organic varieties of these mixes.

          1. Le Beep RE: Puffin3 Feb 9, 2012 04:51 PM

            I use the organic and non-organic chicken and vegetable BTB and am quite pleased with all of them. They're distinctly better than Pacific broths, which have an unpleasant metallic off-taste (to my palate at least).

            The jar makes an attractive spice container too.

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              Georgia Strait RE: Le Beep Feb 10, 2012 06:59 AM

              i agree about the pacific tetra-pak product - tho the low sodium chicken is handy to have on hand - i buy only when on sale -- but the vegetable stock smelled funny - not very appetizing to my taste

            2. KarenDW RE: Puffin3 Feb 10, 2012 12:46 AM

              I use, and recommend: vegetable, chicken, beef, turkey, seafood varieties. "small" jar is $8 for organic, where I shop; makes 10L according to package directions. I usually use about 2/3 the recommended amount of concentrate, so less sodium and higher yield. YMMV.
              The concentrate is a reasonable alternative to homemade, and less costly than tetra-pak broths.

              1. mcf RE: Puffin3 Feb 10, 2012 08:38 AM

                They're better than cubes, packets and cans, and not nearly as good as homemade. I always have them in the fridge (chicken and beef) for use in a pinch when I'm out of homemade stock.

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                  islandgirl RE: Puffin3 Feb 10, 2012 04:46 PM

                  Just a note, most of these bouillons have milk added so be careful if you're cooking for someone with allergies. THis is true of many "chicken broth" brands.
                  For some weird reason, the turkey and vegetable ones don't include whey but the beef, mushroom and chicken ones does.

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                    vandan RE: Puffin3 Feb 10, 2012 06:41 PM

                    Btw i have some alreasy mixed in the fridge and when i take it out i always have to give it a shake because a filmy sediment has formed on the bottom of the container, is this normal ??

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                      Puffin3 RE: Puffin3 Feb 11, 2012 05:46 AM

                      So I bought the beef 'Superior Touch and used a bit last night. It was actually very good considering it's not home made. Thanks for the feedback.

                      1. Tripeler RE: Puffin3 Feb 11, 2012 06:09 AM

                        I have always had a handful of varieties of BTB for a number of years. It is very easy to use and the results are always great. Highly recommended.

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