Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Better Than Bouillon Organic Chicken Base. Specifically the link I provide today goes to a 3 pack of 8 ounce jars. Now you can get a single 8 ounce jar to try it out, or you can get a 16 ounce jar. However, if you do the math you will find the three pack almost amounts to getting 8 ounces for free compared to the other options. And I like saving money!
So there is a lot to love about this stuff. First and foremost it tastes great as do many other versions of the product, they even make a Fish Base, a Clam Base and a Lobster Base. I mean if a food product doesn’t taste good you can’t really say much good about it after that right. I am featuring chicken today because it is the most versatile, people use chicken stock in everything but all of them are wonderful.
One thing I love about the Chicken Base is the organic option. I know organic isn’t perfect but it means a lot of things that are great like no GMO feed and no added artificial crap. And there is almost no real extra cost for the organic version especially if you buy the three pack.
The other is the raw storage factor (RSF). To me RSF is how much space does something concentrated take up compared to what it represented when reconstituted. Each 8 ouch jar makes 9.5 quarts of broth. So 3 jars at just under 20 bucks will make you 28.5 quarts of chicken stock. That is 114 cups, but it only takes up the space of 1.5 cups in your pantry! That is a 76-1 return on space!
Not to mention if you value organic chicken broth at say 2.50 a quart you have a 3.5 to one return on your money to go along with a 76-1 return on your space.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love home made stock, right now I have some amazing deep brown venison bone stock simmering on the stove, but there is a place for saving space, money and time and products like this do that in spades.
By keeping a few jars of a few varieties in your pantry you can literally store say 100 quarts worth of stock with no real effort for not much money. Again with the chicken stock it is something you can use often so rotation is pretty simple.
Stated shelf life by the company is 2 years from date of manufacturer but I personally feel that it would last longer than that. You do need to refrigerate them after opening though, so consider that with your planning.
Here is one way we use this stuff all the time. About the only “grains” we eat with any regularity are quinoa and amaranth and alone they quite bland. Basic directions for both are, put once cup of grain to two cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, simmer covered for 12-15 minutes stirring occasionally, remove from heat and let stand for about 5 more minutes covered.
Our slight modification is put two cups of water into the pot and heat until hot enough to dissolve one heaping teaspoon of Better Than Bullion. Once dissolved add grain and cook as above. The difference is night and day with flavor.
Lastly read the ingredients one of them is turmeric, now that is surely to give a great golden flavor, but more organic turmeric in your diet is never a bad thing. So give Better Than Bouillon Organic Chicken Base a shot today. Your pantry, your wallet, you family and your taste buds will all thank you for it.
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P.S. If you worry about salt, there are low sodium versions of most of their products available.