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  1. #1
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Swanson Flavor Boosts

    Swanson "Flavor Boosts" were liquidating at the grocer for $.50/box
    (expire in 4 months). Since I was out of chicken base I picked up 3
    boxes each of chicken and figured I'd try the vegetable one, too.

    These are basically the same thing as Knorr's Concentrated Liquid
    Bases that are available for foodservice customers.

    http://www.unileverfoodsolutions.us/..._new/knorr/lcb

    Swanson's are a little bit saltier, IMO. But a little bit stronger,
    too. And they have the disadvantage that they come in the little ~1
    tablespoon packets (8 packets to a box), so that if you don't use the
    whole packet at once you're left trying to debate if you want to try
    and save the rest of package or not (solution to that is to empty the
    contents of all the packets in all three boxes into a half pint jar
    and store it in the fridge so you can use as little or as much as you
    want).

    I'm a big fan of the bases in tubs (Minors, Tones, Better than
    Bullion, etc...), but both the Knorr and Swanson are a step above
    those. But Swanson's are not very economical sold in the retail
    packaging. If you use a lot of bases, the best solution are the Knorr
    liquid bases at about $10/quart (Restaurant Depot, for example). Very
    economical. I would not pay regular price of $3/box for Flavor Boosts
    knowing that I can get the Knorr's for 1/4 of the price. But if you
    don't use a lot and don't want to invest in a quart of Knorr, try the
    Swanson versions.

    -sw

  2. #2
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Swanson Flavor Boosts

    On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 21:34:44 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Swanson "Flavor Boosts" were liquidating at the grocer for $.50/box
    >(expire in 4 months). Since I was out of chicken base I picked up 3
    >boxes each of chicken and figured I'd try the vegetable one, too.
    >
    >These are basically the same thing as Knorr's Concentrated Liquid
    >Bases that are available for foodservice customers.
    >
    >http://www.unileverfoodsolutions.us/..._new/knorr/lcb
    >
    >Swanson's are a little bit saltier, IMO. But a little bit stronger,
    >too. And they have the disadvantage that they come in the little ~1
    >tablespoon packets (8 packets to a box)

    snip
    >-sw


    What is the recommended amount of liquid for 1 tablespoon of base?
    Generally with the paste bases, 1 tablespoon is for 3 cups of liquid.
    Janet US

  3. #3
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Swanson Flavor Boosts

    On Sun, 05 Aug 2012 22:12:46 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:

    > What is the recommended amount of liquid for 1 tablespoon of base?
    > Generally with the paste bases, 1 tablespoon is for 3 cups of liquid.


    I believe you use twice as much liquid as you do paste, at least with
    the Knorr product. I didn't notice if the Swanson product made a
    claim as to how much broth it would make when diluted. But I did
    notice that there was no mention of liquid volume in the packets or
    the whole box, just a meaningless gram/ounce weight per packet/box. I
    was just guessing at 1 TB per packet.

    Of course the final dilution is all relative to tastes. Manufacturers
    often claim a products makes more than it really does in the real
    world (just like serving sizes). I've never gotten "32 loads" of
    laundry out of a jug of detergent, for example :-)

    -sw

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Swanson Flavor Boosts

    On Sun, 05 Aug 2012 22:12:46 -0600, Janet Bostwick
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 21:34:44 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Swanson "Flavor Boosts" were liquidating at the grocer for $.50/box
    > >(expire in 4 months). Since I was out of chicken base I picked up 3
    > >boxes each of chicken and figured I'd try the vegetable one, too.
    > >
    > >These are basically the same thing as Knorr's Concentrated Liquid
    > >Bases that are available for foodservice customers.
    > >
    > >http://www.unileverfoodsolutions.us/..._new/knorr/lcb
    > >
    > >Swanson's are a little bit saltier, IMO. But a little bit stronger,
    > >too. And they have the disadvantage that they come in the little ~1
    > >tablespoon packets (8 packets to a box)

    > snip
    > >-sw

    >
    > What is the recommended amount of liquid for 1 tablespoon of base?
    > Generally with the paste bases, 1 tablespoon is for 3 cups of liquid.
    > Janet US


    He's posting about them now - after he had nothing good to say when I
    posted about them a few weeks ago? How Romney-esque, but that's
    typical of him.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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    Luscious Brown Cow Guest

    Default Re: Swanson Flavor Boosts

    On Sun, 05 Aug 2012 23:24:27 -0700, sf wrote:

    > He's posting about them now - after he had nothing good to say when I
    > posted about them a few weeks ago? How Romney-esque, but that's
    > typical of him.


    Uh, Barbara, you posted a message that said:

    "Have you hear [sic] of ... flavor boosts? I bought some but haven't
    tried it yet".

    (Yeah, that was an impressive post! Really helpful)

    And to that I responded, "Whatever you do, don't tell us what they
    are!"

    So, of course I didn't have "nothing good to say about them" since I
    had never even heard of them. Duh. And I didn't say anything bad
    about them either, contrary to your implication (and she calls _me_ a
    liar).

    Here, refresh your memory for yourself (I'm conveniently spoon-feeding
    the relevant thread to you).

    http://groups.google.com/group/rec.f...abc28197a9f665

    Are you feeling all right lately, Miz Llorente? Because you are
    coming off as one loony-tuned, uncontrollable idiot. I'd almost feel
    bad pointing out all your faux pas and unwittingly commanding abnormal
    amounts of your attention if I knew you were clinically diagnosed as
    ****ed up in the head.

    But until I hear otherwise it will be business as normal. Carry on.

    Hugs and kisses! <smooch>

    -sw

  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Swanson Flavor Boosts

    On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 13:20:13 -0500, Luscious Brown Cow
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > Are you feeling all right lately, Miz Llorente? Because you are
    > coming off as one loony-tuned, uncontrollable idiot. I'd almost feel
    > bad pointing out all your faux pas and unwittingly commanding abnormal
    > amounts of your attention if I knew you were clinically diagnosed as
    > ****ed up in the head.
    >
    > But until I hear otherwise it will be business as normal. Carry on.


    Your normal is insane.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  7. #7
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Swanson Flavor Boosts

    sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Sun, 05 Aug 2012 22:12:46 -0600, Janet Bostwick
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 21:34:44 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Swanson "Flavor Boosts" were liquidating at the grocer for $.50/box
    >>> (expire in 4 months). Since I was out of chicken base I picked up 3
    >>> boxes each of chicken and figured I'd try the vegetable one, too.
    >>>
    >>> These are basically the same thing as Knorr's Concentrated Liquid
    >>> Bases that are available for foodservice customers.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.unileverfoodsolutions.us/..._new/knorr/lcb
    >>>
    >>> Swanson's are a little bit saltier, IMO. But a little bit stronger,
    >>> too. And they have the disadvantage that they come in the little ~1
    >>> tablespoon packets (8 packets to a box)

    >> snip
    >>> -sw

    >>
    >> What is the recommended amount of liquid for 1 tablespoon of base?
    >> Generally with the paste bases, 1 tablespoon is for 3 cups of liquid.
    >> Janet US

    >
    > He's posting about them now - after he had nothing good to say when I
    > posted about them a few weeks ago? How Romney-esque, but that's
    > typical of him.


    Squaaawwwwk!

    Cracker?



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