Better Than Bouillon - Ham Base - 8 oz
- Made primarily from meat or vegetables
- Highly concentrated
- 0.5g fat per serving
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a miraculous product for dieters who don't like plain veggies. Why in the world do grocery stores serve all the less desirable "Better than Bouillon" products and not this one?
brand, and a beef base had given a certain dish a flavor I'd had in restaurants that was missing in home cooking.
One thing to note - while these bases all say "no added MSG" it does NOT mean they are MSG-free!
It means they didn't ADD any straight MSG. They still have hydrolyzed items in them, which are a form of MSG.
If you are sensitive to it or allergic to MSG, then heads-up, you might be careful about base products.
That being said...
I'd never personally used it before, so was not really familiar with it. I had a great soup recipe that I wanted
to try, but it called for vegetable stock. There was not a drop of stock in the house of ANY kind, so I thought
about my new ham base. I stirred several spoonfuls up in a separate bowl with very hot water, but I probably didn't
have to do it that way. I then added it to my soup, which had lentils, sweet potatoes, apples, regular potatoes, onions
and carrots. I figured ham would work with any of those items individually, so should be okay together.
Wow! The soup was SO GOOD! The ham base gave it a nice, smokey flavor. You'd have thought I put a ham bone with meat
in there with the other ingredients!
The base does have to be refrigerated once it is opened. I put the date on ours with a sharpie, but of course,
that isn't super necessary.
All in all, this was very tasty. I'll be trying it with soup beans and cornbread next.
As long as you watch out for the salt/MSG content, you'll be okay. If you are not sensitive to such things,
then it'll be okay. I can tell you that both my husband and I have problems with MSG, but did not seem to have
any effects from this base.
But although it is fat free, lower sodium, and free of MSG, why the corn syrup?!?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I buy this brand at our local grocery store for chicken and beef. They were out of ham so I bought it on Amazon. The ham is also a great product. Highly recommend.Published 11 days ago by Kindle Customer
Super ham base. When I started making my ham and beans with this it improved it considerably. Tastes great.Published 25 days ago by unk1234
Really like this bouillon. Nice ham flavor and is perfect for cooking vegetables stove top. Been using this for a long time and have never been disappointed.Published 1 month ago by jester