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ChiBetter Than Bouillon Chicken Base 8oz
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2012
I was really excited by Better Than Bouillon. Especially when making risotto, I have been searching for a good chicken bouillon to make life easier.
Preparing it is very simple, and the jar sits easily in the fridge.
The taste is, however, lack luster. I found myself adding extra just to get any real flavor, and even then, there was no strong chicken taste. Didn't serve to heighten the flavors, or add aroma.
Given the high price (and the Amazon price is higher than in many stores), this isn't worth it. Knorr's very salty bouillon is still better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2011
No, this stuff doesn't beat boiling chicken carcasses, but it comes pretty close. Regular chicken bouillon can't compare. Mix this stuff with chicken breast, noodles, vegetables, and spices and you get a very good chicken soup. A crock pot/slow cooker really shines on this kind of dish.

The problem: I live in Hawaii, one of the most expensive parts of the country. The most expensive grocery store sells this for 6.59. I buy it for 4.79. Usually Amazon shines on this kind of thing, but not with the Better than Bouillon series.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2014
Hydrolized proteins are MSG. If you have MSG sensitivities or related migraines, don't buy this. This product claims to be free of MSG but it really just hides it under a different name.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2009
I was first introduced to this product a year ago after watching a television cooking show and they used this. This has got to be the best product ever. It really makes a dramatic impact in everything you cook. Whether it's homemade chicken soup or using it in your Thanksgiving stuffing the flavor cannot be compared to any other on the market!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
There is not much to say about it. I used this to make soup. It gives the soup a more natural taste and does taste pretty good. I bought this because it was organic made and the description said it was lower in sodium than the typical Boullion Cubes. For those watching their sodium intake this contains 680mg of sodium per serving. 1 tsp = a serving. The typical boullion cube is about 850mg. Its not a big difference but considering it taste better than boullion the lower sodium is a plus. They also make a reduce sodium version that has 500mg of sodium.

Here are the Ingredients this contains:
Chicken Meat and Natural Juices*, Salt, Cane Sugar*, Maltodextrin*, Natural Flavor, Dried Onion*, Potato Starch*, Dried Garlic*, Turmeric* and Spice Extractives*.

It does contain Maltodextrin but since this is made in the US the maltodextrin is derived from corn starch. So if you suffer from gluten intolerance you should be fine.

You might be able to find it cheaper locally.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2011
It's $2-3 bucks at Krogers and Walmart. Don't get ripped off here. Same amount. It IS really great though...very delicious and I am a definitely a fan! :) But, I just can't stand people being ripped off online shopping. So take that as you will ;)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2011
This stuff is perfect: affordable, delicious, wheat-free, and has a two year shelf life even when opened (though it must be refrigerated once open).

I also love the veggie, beef, and vegetarian beef and chicken substitutes. The beef is my least favorite because it's less versatile, but it's still delicious--it just goes poorly in rice and some other dishes I love.

The things I make frequently with this are broth to drink straight on bad tummy or bad cold days, rice, and "easy noodle soup." I like to either boil noodles and veggies with it or use hot water from the microwave or kuerig to make noodle and veggie soup. A little ginger and rosemary in the soups helps with a sick tummy, too! When I cook noodles this way it helps to use very thin ones or to drink off the first round of broth in the mug and pour a second bath of hot water over more bullion and the same noodles and veggies so they get enough time to cook.

I always have one of these open and one in reserve--it's great for regular cooking, but never be caught sick without some on hand!

I have yet to find a better stock, but I have to admit I quit looking once I found this stuff.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2008
I've been using this product for quite a while now. I order it online because, unfortunately, it isn't available for me to purchase locally. It makes a really rich stock. It's easy to use just the right amount to make what you need. It's a thick paste so it's easy to measure. It's a little difficult to get off the spoon, so measure it with one you can stir in the hot/boiling water with to get off all the paste.

This is by far the best boullion/stock product I've ever used. It tastes better than the dry cubes, dry powders and canned/packaged stock products. There is less fat swimming on the top of your mixture than with the canned products as well. It tastes as close to homemade stock as I've ever seen in a packaged product. I've also used the beef as well and it is an equally good product. It also does not taste as salty as the other products.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I'd seen this reviewed in a food magazine--where it got the highest marks, by the way!--so had to try it when I saw it available. It adds a rich chicken-y flavor I haven't really managed since I grew my own free-range hens!

SO much better than bouillon, they're not kidding--the only drawback for us is that it's a tiny bit saltier than my husband needs, but if I use a light hand it's perfect. Now I want to try the lobster base! Imagine finding things like these on Amazon...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2008
These products are great to have on hand, and I won't let myself run out. (I'm ordering some right now) I've used the chicken and beef bases, and both are so much tastier than boullion or other powdered products. Unlike cubes, this is a paste and disolves in water immediately, with a texture that's less watery than regular broth. They need to be refrigerated once opened, but they take up hardly any space. Definitely worth a try.
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