Re: Pacific Organics "Chicken Broth"On Tue, 4 Dec 2007 12:45:19 -0800 (PST), aem wrote:
> On Dec 4, 11:53 am, Don Kleist <kle...@comcast.net> wrote:
>> A few months ago Cook's Illustrated reviewed and rated several brands of
>> chicken broth/stock. The Pacific Organics was rated lowest.
> Which was/were rated highest? Were they rated solely on taste, or did
> other factors such as fat or salt content considered? -aem
Note that they only surveyed broth in BOXES.
SWANSON Certified Organic Free Range Chicken Broth
($2.79 for 32-ounce carton SODIUM: 570 mg.
Weÿre not ones to jump on the organic bandwagon
for its own sake; the proofÿs in the taste. Swansonÿs
newest broth won tasters over with ´very chickeny,
straightforward, and honest flavors,¡ a hearty aroma,
and restrained ´hints of roastiness.¡
BETTER THAN BOUILLON Chicken Base
($4.99 for 8-ounce jar of concentrate
(makes 38 cups ) SODIUM: 690 mg.
Fairly salty, but tasters were fond of its ´straightforward¡
flavor profile. Though it does take about 5
minutes to reconstitute the concentrated paste in
water, the 18-month refrigerator shelf life means
itÿs a good replacement for dehydrated bouillon.
SWANSON ´Natural Goodness¡ Chicken Broth
($2.19 for 32-ounce carton SODIUM: 570 mg.
Swansonÿs standard low-sodium broth tasted almost
as good as the winner, though some panelists found it
´overly roasted.¡ Very full chicken flavor, but several
tasters noted an out-of-place tartness reminiscent of
IMAGINE Organic Free Range Chicken Broth
($1.99 for 32-ounce carton SODIUM: 570 mg.
A ´decent flavor of chicken that lingers.¡ This broth
had very prominent onion notes, which some tasters
loved and others disliked. Some panelists werenÿt fond
of the pale yellow color.