On Mar 27, 8:06*pm, "Kent" <keh6...@ana.yahoo.com> wrote:
> Tonight I'm making Beef Stroganoff. The great "Beef Base Mix Opinion" thread
> let me to do something I'd been thinking about for years. I dug out all the
> bouillon products in the pantry, mixed them up, and did a blind taste test.
> Mrs. was the blind taster, just like "America's Test Kitchen" on PBS.
> 1. * *"Better than Bouillon" had some genuine beef flavor of sorts and was
> unquestionably the winner
> 2. * *Minor's beef extract had less beef flavor, and a slight sweet taste, a
> somewhat distant number 2.
> 3. * *HerbOx cubes tasted like brown water with salt and some obscure
> seasoning. We wouldn't use it.
> 4. * *Wyler's granules are the same, with salt, seasonings, and couldnot
> be identified as beef. Same as #3. We wouldn't use it
> 5. * *Bovril Beef concentrate; slightly bitter taste; avoid it
> We both felt they're all pretty marginal. The producer puts in a tiny bitof
> beef to it can be called beef, and mixes in a mixture of this and that to
> mimic beef seasoning.
What do you think of tetrapak beef broth? I'm thinking of buying this
organic stuff they've got at the health food store. Last time I was
there, I forgot to look at the label, so I'm not sure how much crap is
in it. It was low sodium. I'd rather salt it to taste if at all. I
think a litre (roughly a quart) was $4.49. Not really cheap.