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Maggi Saveur?

eclecticsynergy Jul 2, 2012 01:43 PM

I've been a fan of Maggi Seasoning since I was a child, when it was a fixture on every restaurant table in Austria. Have long loved Maggi on a steak, or in gravies, soups, sauces & dressings, or with butter on vegetables of all sorts, or in stuffings & croutons, or with sour cream for a truly excellent 30-second dip, etc, etc.

Now that it's less hard to find here in the States, I've seen a couple of variations on the shelves but don't know anything about them. Maggi Saveur looks to be similar to the original, but I've had no luck learning about it- it doesn't even appear on the Maggi website.

Any Chowhounds have experience with this stuff? Can someone let me know what it's about?

  1. Kris in Beijing Jul 2, 2012 01:48 PM

    Try other languages?

    1. eclecticsynergy Jul 2, 2012 06:27 PM

      I already know where I can buy it; I'm curious, though, about the difference between Arome Saveur and regular oldstyle Maggi. I suppose it'd be easier just to get a bottle and try it. But I wasn't sure if I'd find it was essentially the same thing, simply in a French-made version.

      Still curious, if anyone out there knows more about it.

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      1. re: eclecticsynergy
        evansp60 Jul 2, 2012 06:39 PM

        Maggi is used in Asian Hotpot recipes.
        I make a chicken ceasar salad, Maggi being the principle marinade ingredient
        for the chicken. Marinate the chicken in Maggi and your favorite seasoned salt then
        BBQ the chicken and serve in strips over the salad. Family favorite!

        1. re: evansp60
          eclecticsynergy Jul 2, 2012 07:51 PM

          Always glad to learn new uses for one of my longtime favorites!

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        suburban_mom Jul 2, 2012 07:29 PM

        I have Maggi Seasoning in my cupboard. I got it at my local grocery store in the ethnic food aisle.

        1. eclecticsynergy Jul 23, 2012 11:05 PM

          Still hoping for an answer from anyone who knows. What's the difference between Arome Saveur and regular Maggi? Is it simply the French version or is it an entirely different thing?

          1. EM23 Jul 24, 2012 08:01 AM

            This should help http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/628059
            Be sure to look at the link provided by missbidon to the eatdrinknbmerry blog for a great study of the various Maggi sauces available.

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            1. re: EM23
              eclecticsynergy Jul 30, 2012 11:42 PM

              Thanks for pointing me to that blog link, EM23; it's just what I was hoping for. Next time I'm in the pan-Asian market up here I'll get the French version and maybe a couple of others too- there were five or six on the shelf when I last was there.

              I already have the lime one and the American MSG-free one. I am a confirmed Maggi addict and hadn't realized that all those various versions were so different from each other.

              I also never knew it was the Maggi family who invented the bouillon cube.

              1. re: eclecticsynergy
                EM23 Jul 31, 2012 08:06 AM

                You are welcome eclectic! Perhaps a meme is in order for all the Maggi addicts out there - http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/k...

                1. re: EM23
                  eclecticsynergy Aug 4, 2012 10:09 AM

                  Ah, I think I have a new mantra...

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