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Knorr & Other International Products - which ones do you use?

cstout Jun 16, 2014 08:20 AM

I had no idea there were so many items out there by Knorr. I just purchased the Salat Kronung salad dressings. One is Fruhlingskrauter & the other is Wurzige Gartenkrauter. Both dressings are so refreshing. I found out there are many more available, but I have to order online for any other items. Have you tried any of the other Salat dressings?

Has anyone tried the All Purpose Aromat Seasoning? Wonder if that is like Spike seasoning.

Also, I see many packets for adding to soups, stews, etc.

Which ones have you tried? Also, is there a site online that has reasonable shipping costs? So far, I think Amazon is the best, but have not really shopped around.

Perhaps you are using other products besides Knorr that are not normally found in local stores. Please tell us about them.


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  1. DiningDiva RE: cstout Jun 16, 2014 08:32 AM

    Knorr-Suisse Chicken base/bullion cubes
    Knorr-Suisse Tomato base

    No Mexican home is without the chicken, nor are most Mexican restaurants. It's the secret ingredient.

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      cstout RE: DiningDiva Jun 16, 2014 09:03 AM

      Would you use the Chicken base/bullion cubes just for chicken dishes or what?

      I love Mexican dishes, so this is much appreciated. Thanks.

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        RelishPDX RE: cstout Jun 16, 2014 09:06 AM

        Used for rice, mainly, from what I understand.

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          DiningDiva RE: cstout Jun 16, 2014 12:08 PM

          It's used in everything. Rice, soup, moles, pipianes, any place you'd use chicken stock/broth

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            cstout RE: DiningDiva Jun 16, 2014 02:37 PM

            Well, I must find theKnorr Chicken base real soon. Have always used Better Than Bouillon, but this will be good for a change.

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              Ttrockwood RE: cstout Jun 16, 2014 02:43 PM

              Better than bullion has better quality ingredients, but therefore its also more expensive.

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                DiningDiva RE: cstout Jun 16, 2014 04:57 PM

                It is not a substitute for Better Than Boullion. Tge Knorr Suisse stuff has a high salt content and most likely MSG. It's in everything, more like a spice or seasoning than a stock.

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                  greygarious RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 11:04 AM

                  Knorr is the Wonder Bread of bouillon.

              2. re: cstout
                luckyfatima RE: cstout Jun 16, 2014 02:40 PM

                Addingto DiningDiva's list, it's even added in salsas. It's in *everything,* it doesn't matter if the dish is based on another protein (beef, goat, lamb, etc.) and even in long cooked meaty soups filled with collageny, flavor giving ingredients like bones and shanks and all, there will be some sprinkled in.

                I also have some norsuiza, Knorr Suisse caldo de pollo from Costco and have taken to using it.

              3. re: DiningDiva
                BeefeaterRocks RE: DiningDiva Jun 17, 2014 10:45 AM

                I use both the Knorr Caldo Con Sabor de Pollo and Caldor Con Sabor de Tomato y Chipotle.

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                cstout RE: cstout Jun 16, 2014 09:10 AM

                To answer my own post, I just purchased a little jar of Truffle & Salt. Brand name is Sabatino Tartufi.

                So far I have only used it on Rib Eye steaks & sprinkled on grape tomatoes. Both were absolutely delicious. I have learned the salt is to be used as a finishing salt more than cooking salt. Uses are endless.

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                  Tara57 RE: cstout Jun 16, 2014 01:10 PM

                  I have Knorr chicken broth powder in my kitchen. I used it today to add a little more flavor to a pot of taco soup. Sometimes I keep the chicken and tomato broth powder on hand; it's good in a pot of black-eyed peas. I like Goya olive oil and adobo seasoning. Dona Maria mole paste is tasty.

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                    cstout RE: Tara57 Jun 16, 2014 02:34 PM

                    Knorr chicken broth & tomato broth in black eyed peas - that makes me hungry right now.,

                    Will have to try the Goya olive oil.


                  2. JungMann RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 07:36 AM

                    Knorr makes a tamarind soup base that is actually easy to find in my local stores. I grew up on it so I actually prefer its super tart flavor to the milder taste of fresh tamarind.

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                      luckyfatima RE: JungMann Jun 17, 2014 02:03 PM

                      Th Knorr tamarind soup base can be used to make the Vietnamese soup canh chua. A lot of people use it. I had forgotten about that.

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                        JungMann RE: luckyfatima Jun 17, 2014 02:07 PM

                        I actually wonder who is buying it at the supermarket. The only dishes I know to make with tamarind soup base are Vietnamese and Filipino. Not sure what it's used for in an American context.

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                      peteubb RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 07:40 AM

                      I don't know the brand, but this kalbi marinade my gf's korean mom buys me.

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                        cstout RE: peteubb Jun 17, 2014 02:47 PM

                        I bet that is tasty, always love the bbq pork when I go for Dim Sum.

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                          divadmas RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 03:04 PM

                          kalbi is a korean bbq marinade for thinly sliced short ribs. it is different than the chinese marinade used for chau shu bbq pork. there are many recipes for both of these online.

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                            peteubb RE: divadmas Jun 18, 2014 12:55 PM

                            i used it to marinade a big flank steak a few weeks ago, was awesome.

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                        divadmas RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 08:10 AM

                        Has anyone used knorr demi glace, it's fairly expensive over $1 an ounce.

                        1. Kris in Beijing RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 10:56 AM

                          I. Love. This. Stuff.

                          Powder bullion, mushroom flavour.

                          Toss in to ANYTHING for a hint of salty umami and the tiiiiniest bit of thickening.

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                          1. re: Kris in Beijing
                            cstout RE: Kris in Beijing Jun 17, 2014 02:50 PM

                            I will try to find the Totle brand on the internet, mushroom flavor is wonderful. Thanks.

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                              Kris in Beijing RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 07:54 PM

                              Now owned by Nabisco, just not marked on my can.

                          2. NonnieMuss RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 12:14 PM

                            The Knorr pesto sauce mix is surprisingly good. Of course it's not as good as homemade, but much better than you think it will be. Add a little cheese or garlic to your tastes, and it'll do in a pinch.

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                              lemons RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 01:14 PM

                              The Italian brand Star makes bouillon cubes that are fabulous. Hard to find, and very potent; I often use only part of one. A nurse I worked with had an Italian SIL who swore by them. Had only seen the chicken ones and to my surprise, came across the mushroom ones in the Italian section of South Philadelphia. They didn't want to sell them to me. "They're too strong. You'll hate them." Well, not so; I persuaded her to ring them up.

                              And the Italian word for the cubes is "dadi".

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                                linguafood RE: lemons Jun 20, 2014 06:29 AM

                                Yes, I always make sure to stock up on the porcini cubes when I'm in Europe, as I haven't found them in the US.

                                They're a great base for mushroom sauces for pasta or steak.

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                                  cstout RE: linguafood Jun 20, 2014 07:00 AM

                                  Here is a link that shows what states carry the mushroom sauce cubes, plus I think you can order on line, but do not know cost of shopping.

                                  Just google porcini cubes & see what you get.

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                                    linguafood RE: cstout Jun 20, 2014 07:42 AM

                                    To be honest, since I rarely eat pasta anymore, I don't find I use them as much.

                                    But you're right, sometimes you can find them in the strangest places -- as well as online, of course.

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                                      lemons RE: linguafood Jun 20, 2014 09:08 AM

                                      In risotto - mmmmmmmmmmm. But if you're cutting CHOs, of course, not much better.

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                                jpc8015 RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 01:53 PM

                                I used to use the Knorr bouillon cubes that were chicken and tomato to make Spanish rice.

                                I also use the powdered packs of Knorr Hollandaise.

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                                1. re: jpc8015
                                  mariacarmen RE: jpc8015 Jun 17, 2014 02:11 PM

                                  I used to love that Knorr Hollandaise. Still do, but it's been at least 20 years since I used it.

                                2. mariacarmen RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 02:15 PM

                                  I was going to say fish sauce but I hadn't realized the one I use is made in San Francisco!


                                  I wonder how many other of the Asian sauces/marinades I use are actually American products....

                                  huh - chili garlic sauce by Huy Fong too! probably others here already knew this...

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                                  1. re: mariacarmen
                                    seamunky RE: mariacarmen Jun 18, 2014 09:45 AM

                                    Perhaps the offices are in SF but it's definitely not made there. Sorry to burst your bubble, mariacarmen.

                                    "Viet Huong Premium Fish Sauce is the first extract, "extra virgin" fish sauce made from Vietnam and Thailand, the renowned places for making the best fish sauce, Viet Huong owns its factories which are responsible for selecting the best quality anchovies then fermented with the finest sea salt for 18 months in order to produce its authentic taste. It is then processed in Hong Kong under strict industrial standard. "


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                                      mariacarmen RE: seamunky Jun 20, 2014 09:40 PM

                                      No actually that makes me glad! Thanks for the info.

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                                    shoo bee doo RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 03:04 PM

                                    It's been a while, but I'd make a strawberry tarte. I used Julia Childs butter cake recipe for the base. Sometimes I'd use a custard; sometimes I would not. Then strawberries covered with Dr. Oetker's glaze, either clear or red. I used the Dr. Oetker's stabilizer for the whipped cream. We did have a German store and access to Dr. Oetker products. I'm not sure now if I'd be able to find them easily.

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                                      cstout RE: shoo bee doo Jun 17, 2014 03:38 PM

                                      Are these products health related or what? Guess I need to google who Dr. Oetker is. I remember seeing some mixes in the cake mix section, but could not tell you what they were.

                                      1. re: cstout
                                        JungMann RE: cstout Jun 20, 2014 06:22 AM

                                        Dr. Oetker is named for the real-life Dr. August Oetker who founded the company to commercialize his line of baking products. He was a pharmacist by training, but the company itself is not involved in health afaik.

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                                          linguafood RE: JungMann Jun 20, 2014 06:28 AM

                                          Ha, no, not by any means. Especially since most of their products are for pastries and desserts.

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                                            cstout RE: JungMann Jun 20, 2014 06:54 AM

                                            Looks like you could learn some serious cake baking/decorating from his website.

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                                        Jerseygirl111 RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 03:53 PM

                                        I used to use Chicken Tonight back in the day. When they stopped selling the Country French here in the US, I ordered it online a couple times. My husband used to love this with chicken breast over rice. It had white wine and carrots in it. Probably the equivalent of using a can of condensed soup. Lol.


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                                        1. re: Jerseygirl111
                                          greygarious RE: Jerseygirl111 Jun 17, 2014 06:40 PM

                                          It was part of Knorr's Ragu line when it was popular in the USA. I loved the Country French too, though yeah, it was a salt bomb and probably the same as using a can of cream of chicken soup, mushrooms, carrots, and some white wine.

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                                          Cathy RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 06:53 PM

                                          Goya. I buy just about every product they make and figure out how to use with something I make. The bottled bitter orange marinade is a favorite.

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                                            FriedClamFanatic RE: Cathy Jun 18, 2014 01:42 PM

                                            Would love to know more about how you use Goya. I have tried some of their products...both frozen and condiments..and have been pleased.

                                            With a large Mexican population the next town over, mt Giant stocks an amazing array

                                            Will look for the orange marinade next time for my chicken breasts

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                                              Cathy RE: FriedClamFanatic Jun 21, 2014 05:39 AM

                                              I like the bags of sweet potato, plantain and yucca chips for snacking and as part of breadings for baked chicken or fish.

                                              There is a canned refried beans with chorizo product that I keep on hand for those lazy mornings.

                                              I tend to grab any Goya item I see (even the cookies, canned coconut, jarred salsas, rice and bread crumbs) just to try.

                                              They have quite an array of sazon and bouillon to choose from(use in soups/stews).

                                              The canned meats and fish (their version of Spam)(canned octopus in a garlic oil) are very good.

                                              The marinade is labeled "mojo criollo".

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                                                linguafood RE: Cathy Jun 21, 2014 06:40 AM

                                                The olive oil ain't half bad either.

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                                            Tom34 RE: cstout Jun 17, 2014 06:59 PM

                                            I use both powdered Knorr pork & powdered Knorr beef gravy mix avail at Restaurant Depot.

                                            When mixed with drippings, salt, pep, garlic powder & a little wine it makes a very good gravy.

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                                              seamunky RE: cstout Jun 18, 2014 10:45 AM

                                              I use Golden Mountain Seasoning Sauce. To me, it's just as good as Maggi seasoning sauce but much cheaper. Sprinkle on a fried egg with runny yolk. Also essential in a banh mi. Good for marinades.

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                                              1. re: seamunky
                                                cstout RE: seamunky Jun 20, 2014 07:05 AM

                                                Love it when you all post a picture of a product. Pictures can take the place of a thousand words when you walk into an Asian store or whatever & they don't speak much English & I sure don't know their language.

                                                I just show them a print out of the product, they smile & then I smile & with any luck I am walking out the door with just what I wanted.


                                              2. Kat RE: cstout Jun 18, 2014 01:36 PM

                                                We always have a sizeable stash of Aromat in the house. My spouse just loves it and uses it to season almost everything savory; I find it to be too salty.

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                                                  cstout RE: Kat Jun 20, 2014 07:07 AM

                                                  There are several kinds of Aromat seasoning, one being an all purpose. Which one does your spouse use?

                                                2. LMAshton RE: cstout Jun 19, 2014 12:20 AM

                                                  Heh. Local vs. international products...

                                                  I use Heinz ketchup. That's international to me. I'm in Malaysia. I also like using French's mustard. And Australian honey. The occasional salad dressing. Um, I don't really use a lot of international food products, though.

                                                  Local-to-me includes fish sauce, chilli paste (ground raw chillis), curry leaves, pandan, mushroom bouillon, and, well, tons more...

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                                                    seamunky RE: LMAshton Jun 19, 2014 09:41 PM

                                                    Hi LMAshton

                                                    Is Lingham's hot sauce popular in Malaysia? I would really like to try it. I grew up eating Yeo's hot chili sauce which is more sweet than hot. I think it is supposed to be a Malaysian style sweet chili sauce. But it is now hard to find. Are you familiar with it and is Lingham's similar? Thanks!

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                                                      LMAshton RE: seamunky Jun 19, 2014 10:08 PM

                                                      I'm not familiar with it. We've been in Malaysia only a few months and I do most of my grocery shopping online (chronically ill, chronic pain, so out and about it problematic for me), and selection online is much more limited than shopping in person. I wish I could help you. I've had two frozen shoulders since before we moved here, so we've done even less out and about than usual, so I haven't been able to explore as much as I'd like.

                                                      I'll see if I can find it. We're always searching for hot sauces anyway - we both have high heat tolerances.

                                                      ETA: Well, well, well! Our online grocery store sells it, so it's now in my shopping cart for the next delivery. I'll know in a week or so. Please remind me to tell you how it is. :)

                                                      And now I'm killing myself laughing. I hadn't found the hot sauces before - they're called chilli sauce - and, yeah, I hadn't really looked since I still had some left. But now I'm going through the chilli sauce shelf on their online shopping site, and they've got bottles and bags of various chilli sauces that are, oh, as large as 1kg, 2.5 kg, 3.3 kg... 3.3 kg is 6.6 pounds, so, you know, not really small.... :D

                                                  2. Kris in Beijing RE: cstout Jun 20, 2014 10:09 AM

                                                    You asked what ELSE Knorr sells. Scouring Google, I found some lover-ly ones at this website:

                                                    [you have to type KNORR into the search bar]

                                                    1. Knorr Aromat Chilli Beef Seasoning 75g Aromat seasoning for enhancing the flavour of most foods.
                                                    2. Knorr Aromat Peri Peri Seasoning 75g Aromat seasoning for enhancing the flavour of most foods.
                                                    3. Knorr Aromat Seasoning 200g Aromat seasoning for enhancing the flavour of most foods.
                                                    4. Knorr Bake Seasonings Creamy Garlic for Vegetables Packet 43g Knorr Dry Seasonings for Roast Vegetables
                                                    5. Knorr Beef Stroganoff Packet 58g Stroganoff Dry Mix for Beef
                                                    6. Knorr Black Pepper Sauce Packet 38g Ready in 1 minute, just add boiling water.
                                                    7. Knorr Brown Onion Soup Packet 50g Perfect for thickening stews
                                                    8. Knorr Chakalaka Soup Packet 60g Knorr Chakalaka Soup
                                                    9. Knorr Chicken a la King Packet 58g
                                                    10. Knorr Classic White Sauce Packet 38g Ready in 1 minute, just add boiling water
                                                    11. Knorr Creamy Mushroom Sauce Packet 38g Ready in 1 minute, just add boiling water
                                                    12. Knorr Cup A Soup Original Mushroom (Pack of 4 x 20g) 80g A scrumptious mushroom soup with a swirl of cream.
                                                    13. Knorr Cup A Soup Regular Country Vegetables (Pack of 4 x 20g) 80g Soup Regular Country Vegetables
                                                    14. Knorr Cup A Soup Thick and Creamy Butternut (Pack of 3 x 31g) 93g A lightly spiced, rich butternut soup with a swirl of cream.
                                                    15. Knorr Cup A Soup Thick and Creamy Potato and Leek (Pack of 3 x 31g) 93g A scrumptious potato and leek soup with a swirl of cream.
                                                    16. Knorr Cup A Soup Thick and Creamy Tomato (Pack of 4 x 20g) 80g A scrumptious Tomato soup with a swirl of cream.
                                                    17. Knorr Greek Vinaigrette Salad Dressing 340ml Salad Dressing.
                                                    18. Knorr Light Greek Vinaigrette Salad Dressing 340ml Salad Dressing.
                                                    19. Knorr Minestrone Soup Packet 60g Knorr Minestrone Soup
                                                    20. Knorr Pasta Three Cheese Pasta Sauce Packet 36g Three cheese pasta sauce
                                                    21. Knorr Savoury Mince Mix Packet 48g Savoury Mince
                                                    22. Knorr Spaghetti Bolognaise Packet 48g Spaghetti Bolognaise
                                                    23. Knorr Thick Vegetable Soup Packet 60g Thick vegetable soup powder
                                                    24. Knorr Thick White Onion Soup Packet 60g White onion soup powder
                                                    25. Knorr Three Cheese Sauce Packet 38g Three cheese.
                                                    26. Knorr Veggie Bake for Roast Vegetables 43g
                                                    27. Knorr Dry Seasonings for Roast Vegetables.
                                                    28. Knorrox Minestrone Soup Packet 60g

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                                                      C70 RE: cstout Jun 21, 2014 06:07 AM

                                                      Maille mustards! I used a spoonful of the proven├žal last night in a pan sauce for fish, delicious stuff.

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                                                        cstout RE: C70 Jun 21, 2014 06:15 AM

                                                        Was your fish coated with something - the provencal mustard sounds wonderful - must get some.

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                                                          C70 RE: cstout Jun 21, 2014 06:40 AM

                                                          Salt, pepper and flour, pan fried in butter & oo, deglazed w lemon juice, lump of butter, 1tbsp. mustard. The proven├žal has garlic, red pepper, white wine and herbs. It's orange in color and just delicious.

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                                                            cstout RE: C70 Jun 22, 2014 07:11 AM

                                                            Can't wait to try your provencal recipe;. Thanks.

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