Well, I picked up some of the new concentrated bouillon pastes to try
out. I got Better than Bouillon vegetable stock and mushroom stock.
and Veggie-Glace Gold. The Better Than Bouillon jars were $4.55 for
8oz and the Veggie-Glace was $21.95 for 16 oz. (!) For those in the
SF Bay Area, I got them all at Draeger's in Menlo Park.
I mixed up some broth from each of the 3 as well as a from a Herb-OX
vegetable broth cube. I used 1 t (1 cube) to 1/4 cup of water.
I must say I was unimpressed. The BtB mushroom smelled delicious and
I could taste some of the great mushroom flavor, but both it and
vegetable stock were extremely salty and overwhelmed the flavor of the
The Veggie-Glace was not at all salty, but it didn't have as rich a
flavor as the BtB. I added salt so as to better compare it to BtB,
but it still had a weaker taste.
BtB vegetable wasn't all that different than Herb-Ox. All of them
were better than canned vegetable stock (I've tried many canned brands
in the past -- all were bad). Veggie-Glace is a top choice for those
wishing a less salty broth
I didn't try comparing them to my own stock or making a sauce or saute
liquid with them, this might make a big difference. I have 32 ounces
of bouillon paste in the fridge to use up, so my opinion on them may
change as I have a chance to experiment.
Michelle Dick artemis@xxxxxxxxx East Palo Alto, CA