Review of Kitchen Basics Original Chicken Stock

Review of Kitchen Basics Original Chicken Stock

imageNow available in Canada.

AVAILABLE IN 940mL / 32oz.

Ingredients: Chicken stock, chicken flavour, sea salt, honey, vegetable stocks (carrot, onion, mushroom, celery), bay, thyme, pepper.image

What is the difference between Stock and Broth?

The terminology stock and broth can be confusing, but most good cooks agree stock is better than broth. The US Department of Agriculture, for its purposes, uses the words interchangeably and does not define them as being different. A few culinary schools teach that stocks are made from bones and broth is made from meat, but there is no outside authority to support this definition.

Historically, stocks have been a chef or home-cook extraction of liquid from cooking meat, bones, and vegetables with herbs. Broth was nothing more than a thin soup eaten at the table until companies like Swanson and College Inn presented their commercial broths as an ingredient to be used in cooking. Most broths contain high levels of salt and enhancers like autolysis yeast. While they have served as time saving fill-ins, none have approached the quality of a true stock.

Whether shopping for stock or broth, best to read the label.

Review:

This is the same broth that Rachel Ray uses! We now have this in Canada.

Pros:

  • Ready, easy to use.
  • Tastes homemade – not much sodium
  • Different SKUs (Beef stock and Chicken and Seafood available)

Cons:

  • It still doesn’t beat my homemade stock.

Kitchen Stock is available at http://www.kitchenbasics.net/

Steven Zussino

Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog, CanadianTravelHacking.com.

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