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Old 01-17-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
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Minor's vegetable base v.s. Penzeys soup base

I usually buy Minor's soup bases and need to get a Vegetable base. At the same time I am about to make a Penzeys order. I'm wondering if I should try Penzeys vegetable soup base. I love the Minor's - it's a quality product - a concentrated paste base that I keep in the freezer. It 's just that it would be more convenient to just add to the Penzeys order. Has anyone tried the Penzeys veggie soup base?


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Old 01-17-2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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I have used some of their other bases and found them to be good, but not the veggie.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:13 PM   #3
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I have only tried Penzys chicken base. It was the first base I ever tried so I thought it was really good, until I tried Minors. Minors is far better IMO.
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:13 PM   #4
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I have only tried Penzys chicken base. It was the first base I ever tried so I thought it was really good, until I tried Minors. Minors is far better IMO.
I agree. I think Penzey's chix is too sweet and not chickeny enough. They one and only thing from Penzey's that I didn;t find to be heads and taikls better than the competition.

Have never tried veggie bases.

If you love Minor's I would stick to them.
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:11 PM   #5
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Has anyone tried the Better Than Bouillion brand of bases sold in supermarkets?
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:35 PM   #6
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Has anyone tried the Better Than Bouillion brand of bases sold in supermarkets?
I have their mushroom flavor at home for when I cooked for a vegetarian. I thought it was really salty and didn't taste much like mushrooms, but it did make the water taste better
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Old 01-17-2007, 05:44 PM   #7
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I had not heard of Minor's so I went to their website and they are announcing that they are not making the smaller sized containers anymore. Only the 16 oz. ones, I guess. Sounds like a lot of soup base to keep on hand for a home kitchen.

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Old 01-17-2007, 10:33 PM   #8
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I think Minors is the best other than that the best stock is the one you make from scratch.Minors does have a long shelf life if you keep it in fridge or freezer
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I've used a lot of the Better Than bouillions. They are quite good.
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:44 PM   #10
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I had not heard of Minor's so I went to their website and they are announcing that they are not making the smaller sized containers anymore. Only the 16 oz. ones, I guess. Sounds like a lot of soup base to keep on hand for a home kitchen.

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I never knew they made any other size for retail sale. I've never seen anything but a 16 ounce container. I admit I have a chix and a beef in the fridge and maybe 3 chix and a beef in the freezer. Adding a bit of chix base is a secret ingredient in lots of restaurant recipes, eg, chinese sauces and vinaigrettes. Protein helps emulsify a vinaigrette. So I use it up in dribs and drabs pretty fast in pan sauces, brines, salad dressings, etc.

Minor's is like soy sauce in that it lasts pretty much forever.
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