Salt substitutes – Can you break the salt habit?

There has been a lot of news in the media recently about sodium and how most people need to watch the amount of salt they have in their diet. It has been estimated that the average Canadian consumes 3,400 mg of sodium each day. This is well over the recommendations of no more than 2,300 mg of sodium each day (theContinue reading “Salt substitutes – Can you break the salt habit?”

Chicken bouillon – Some additional details…cost and sodium content

The results from the chicken bouillon taste test pointed to a clear winner. The vast majority preferred the taste of the Chicken bouillon gel capsules. I also have to agree, that this one tasted the most like a classic chicken stock. However, let’s look beyond just taste. The gel capsules are the most expensive outContinue reading “Chicken bouillon – Some additional details…cost and sodium content”

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Food lab: Chicken bouillon

For this taste test we tried four different types of chicken stock: Chicken Bouillon Cubes Homestyle Stock: Chicken (gels) Chicken Broth (tetra pak) Chicken Stock Mix (powder) For this taste test we reconstituted three different types of chicken stock and also tried a chicken stock available in tetra pak. My observations¬†between the different types:  Continue reading “Food lab: Chicken bouillon”

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Chicken bouillon – cubes, powder, gels or cartons: Is one better than the other? Or is it just personal preference?

A coworker of mine brought in a food product that has left me quite curious – Knorr Homestyle Stock: Chicken capsules. I’ve seen the powders, the bouillon cubes, even the liquid stock in cartons but this is the first time I’ve ever seen these concentrated stock capsules. They kind of look like applesauce snack packs.Continue reading “Chicken bouillon – cubes, powder, gels or cartons: Is one better than the other? Or is it just personal preference?”