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Old 11-13-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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Stock concentrates

A "new product" has come to market, advertised as "already reduced stock." If I recall the TV commercials, Knorr makes it in a small gelatinized cup and Swanson makes it in a take-out ketchup pack. Both are suggesting cooks use them as a "sauce" to add flavor-depth to "every kitchen creation."

I intend to try them. But I'd also like to hear opinions/experiences from DCers.

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Old 11-13-2011, 12:50 PM   #2
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I've seen the Swanson ads but haven't tried them. If you make your own stock, you can make this by just seriously reduce some of the stock down to a syrupy thickness and save it that way.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:57 PM   #3
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I haven't inspected them yet on market shelves... if it's just concentrated nastiness, I might pass on even testing them.
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:00 PM   #4
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Reduced to a syrupy consistency makes it glace'. Just a fancy French word for reduced stock. If you have the time, you can do it yourself right in your own kitchen. Unit price it against the Swanson stock. And read the label to see what chemicals they added. You can bet that there is a lot of sodium in both products.
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:13 PM   #5
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it is amazing how good real food tastes, and how bad over processed food tastes. It is amazing how much salt and fat I don't use, and when I do, it is the real thing be it butter or lard or olive oil, kosher or sea salts.

No, I'll pass on their stocksicles.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:37 PM   #6
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The swansons is not a stock as there is no meat listed in the ingredients. Both have WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYY too much salt for me
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I got the Knorr brand. Tastes good, very salty. I was hoping to use it as an easy to carry component for making my own low salt Ramen Noodles. Nope! Not sure what I'm going to do with the rest of it.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:19 PM   #8
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The swansons is not a stock as there is no meat listed in the ingredients. Both have WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYY too much salt for me
Swanson as well as other brands make a broth as well as a stock. I prefer the stock as it has more flavor. But I druther make my own.
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I got the Knorr brand. Tastes good, very salty. I was hoping to use it as an easy to carry component for making my own low salt Ramen Noodles. Nope! Not sure what I'm going to do with the rest of it.
Use it to flavor gravies in place of bullion.
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I was surprised to see the Kirkland (Costco brand) broth and stock have less sodium than Swanson Reduced Sodium. Gonna "stock" up when we go to Chi-town.
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