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Feb 9, 2012 07:05 AM

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

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. 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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    1. re: fmed

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

      1. re: vandan

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

        1. re: vandan

          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.

          1. re: miss.foodie

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

            1. re: LotusRapper

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

              1. re: miss.foodie

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

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

        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.

        1. 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. 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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            1. re: Le Beep

              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. 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.