I was at Trader Joe's this morning looking for chicken stock,
and I saw a product I hadn't seen before. It is a concentrated
chicken stock paste that comes in a little cardboard box
containing 12 little packets. It's alleged that one packet
is enough to make one cup of broth.
I go through lots of cans of chicken stock. At about
$1 per can, it seems excessively expensive to me.
At $3.99 per box, the Trader Joe's product is 1/3 that
cost, though the cans contain more than a cup. The
way I used the packet, though, was equal to the way
I would use a can because in either case I use one
unit to make one pot of soup. I make less than a
quart at a time, and eat it all immediately. I usually
do this about three times a week, even in the summer,
so I'm eating a lot of soup.
I'm still undecided about the flavor. It seems to be
good, but I'm not sure I like it better than Swanson's
Natural Goodness. It sure has a lot less salt. That
was immediately noticable. I don't use much salt,
and I am aware the Swanson's product has a lot of salt
in it. I don't dare eat two cans of that stuff in a
single day, otherwise my feet swell up.
I think I will switch to the Trader Joe's product,
mostly because it is cheaper and lower salt. And
I won't have to be lugging sacks of cans around all