Creamy Mexican Cheese Dip — Without Velveeta! Great post, and I’m really looking forward to more! Current selection is: 1. How to use: For two cups of gravy, whisk about 1/2 teaspoon of Better than Bouillon into hot, thickened gravy. I usually make a meal at the same time I make them and they are very convenient. Chicken Meat and Natural Juices (organic), Salt, Cane Sugar (organic), Maltodextrin (organic), Natural Flavor, Dried Onion (organic), Potato Starch (organic), Dried Garlic (organic), Tumeric (organic), and Spice Extractives. The whole label situation is infuriating. challenging politically correct nutrition, February 28, 2018 by Kristen Michaelis CNC 157 Comments | Affiliate Disclosure. It just seemed too suspect. ya know what’s better than bouillon? If you are not allergic to any of these.. use them as you wish.. it is OUR choice.. based on the scientific information that is abundant.. Mellow out.. just a little and consider those that may just not be able to afford the things that you can. Please investigate what is in their organic version of Better than Bouillon Chicken Base!!!!!! I have not researched as much as I should, but I really thought better than bouillon was better. NO LONGER BTB …it use to be NOT anymore sadly. Thanks for the decoding & for the alternative suggestion. For more on the hidden sources of MSG, read this handout produced by the Truth In Labeling Campaign. Want to know how bouillon came to usurp the traditional, nutrient-rich bone broth? cheap added filler again but not sweeter needed seriously also a lager ingredient to out family . I’m a single mom on a tight budget. One tip I wish I’d thought of earlier RE homemade broth: BUY BONES. The company’s website (superiortouch dot com) claims their organic products are GMO free. Suggested base(s): Turkey, mushroom, garlic, or vegetable ingredient list reads: chicken meat and natural juices, maltodextrin, salt, chicken stock, cane sugar, chicken fat, potato starch, yeast extract, dried onion, dried garlic, turmeric, natural flavor. Better Than Gravy. This Organic Chicken Base is too good to be true. Homemade broth, of course! For each quart of stock needed, use 1 1/2 tablespoons beef base. I did know about Hydrolized Protein probably having MSG in it, but I assumed that because it said no msg that this protein must not have MSG! Thank you so much for this article!!!!!! You go, girl! Better Than Bouillon blendable bases make it easy for you to create your kitchen masterpieces. These highly-processed ingredients have no place in the Real Food kitchen. OMG I just grabbed mine out of the fridge and am surprised – I was one of those who thought it was better also!!! (The chicken had previously only been seasoned with rosemary from my backyard and garlic. BTB Organic, Reduced sodium. Thank you for this information. That’s too bad too because I really like the flavor of these bases….Thanks again! At first glance, the product looks somewhat promising. •potato starch*, it seems like they just keep slipping us what ever they want. Thanks for this. Furthermore, these food products can claim they’re “made with organic ingredients” if 70% or more of the ingredients are organic. This recipe is simple, yet totally satisfying, and is one of my go-to dinners during the cold weather months. I am confused these labels would have misleading information. Form into 6 even oval-shaped patties. I didn’t see that in the ingredients. Meats ( sausage and ham mostly) that brag “ all-natural! There’s nothing better than beef tips and gravy, especially when it’s served over a pile of mashed potatoes. Allow to simmer 2-3 minutes. I used to buy this stuff… and I could swear the ingredient list was super clean! I cannot have MSG or gluten and reading labels has become a part of my life. Oscar Meyer came out with hot dogs that have “No Added Nitrates Or Nitrites!” Then, in very tiny letters, something like “other than those naturally occuring in celery salt”). Your email address will not be published. Anyone who says they dont have time should slow cook it in a crock pot. Cooking with pre-made broth seems ok (after ~3 months of aversion to any cooking smells), but since those boxes of broth are costly, I have been trying alternatives… Such as Better Than Bouillion. I will NOT be purchasing this item. This is an eye opener. And Oscar Meyer got an earful the next week. Just a number. It has that USDA organic label, and I was concerned that yeast extract is another name for MSG. I usually get the ones from Costco… Thanks for your advice! Thank you for being truthful about ingredients. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, breadcrumbs, ketchup, mustard powder, 2 teaspoons ketchup, 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce, beef bouillon, and black pepper until well combined. I learned a few years ago that the word “Added” usually meant it was in the product, but just not on the ingredient list. You see the reverse as well. It's such an inexpensive way to make chicken stock, beef stock or in this case, gravy! The Organic “Better than Bouillon that I purchace is certified Organic by the USDA, •Chicken meat and natural juices,* It’s just the nature of the beast. I don’t know if there’s anything harmful there. I thought it was drinking too much wine, LOL! Copyright © 2019 by Kristen Michaelis | Powered by the Genesis Framework | Terms of Service | Contact | Affiliate Disclosure | Privacy Policy | Comment Policy, Undiluted Essential Oils for Babies: Busted Essential Oil Myth #3 ». I also went straight to the fridge because I would never buy anything with soy protein in it. I ate something yesterday made with this product. Thicken: Allow the gravy to cook, whisking constantly for about 5 to 8 minutes, or until thickened. otherwise they would proudly and unequivocally state NO MSG. Vegetable Base in a 16 oz jar has been replaced by a similar product in 8 oz jar with added canola oil, gluten, and higher sodium! Restrictions apply. Label-reading know-how is a skill that many people don’t have. Organic natural flavoring could be anything, and organic flavoring could be anything. I was afraid of the sodium level. Thanks. I am also bothered about the addition of sugar into almost everything. I do not see any of the questionable ingredients you list on the current jars of BthanB broth bases. Ingredients then state SOYBEAN oil is used (in place of Olive Oil). I mean, sure, they’re animals who sexually mature, so there are naturally-occuring hormones, but no added hormones whatsoever. Good post. April Miles Thornton — Yes, Shelley asked about the Organic Chicken Base version in one of the earlier post comments. I don’t trust this stuff for a second. Thanks though for the analysis!!! So I got a migraine for 3 days. It’s not *necessarily* an evil-bad ingredient, but it often is. — sometimes I’m too blonde!). Thank you. This beef meatball recipe is a keeper! Sugar? It’s really flexible and you can create different versions based on what you have on hand or what’s coming up in the garden, etc. It made me really sick. The Better Than Bouillon Roasted Beef Base makes up to 38 servings. I try to stay away from high fructose corn syrup. The gravy was perfect! How do you make beef tips? I found this recipe on youtube.....For times when you don't have meat drippings, this makes a nice, smooth gravy without all the junk added to jar gravy or gravy mixes. Your email address will never be sold or distributed to a third party for any reason. Thank you for your research! Or perhaps we just don’t know what all the ingredients on a label actually are, so they don’t scare us (or disgust us) like they should. Better Than Bullion has many varieties of base — for many types of meat, seafood, and veggies and in combinations of low-fat, low-sodium, organic and non organic. I love Better Than Bouillon and have been using it for years. In this series, I’ll highlight deceptive labeling practices, hidden ingredients, and more! I appreciate your research and heads up!
Better Than Bouillon - Beef Base Reduced Sodium - 8 oz (227g)
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 tsp (6g)
Servings Per Container: 38
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 10
Total Fat 0g 0%
  Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 510mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars <1g
Protein 1g
*Daily Value Not Established.
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Better Than Bouillon. Please do continue Label decoding- First, the Agave Nectar got me, and now all these other things. Monday blues is hitting hard this morning. Thanks! Please inform…does this review hold true for the “Organic” version of Better Than Bouillon as well? GLASS JAR HOLDING 38 SERVINGS OF PRODUCT. I called recently, they said their maltodextrin comes from tapioca but their “food starch” is now corn starch. For each quart of stock needed, use 1 1/2 tablespoons beef base. Repeat heating until the bouillon is dissolved. Or are some of the anti-nutrients from the raw veggies, like broccoli/cabbage/greens that are best not eaten raw, still present in the cooking water? Kristen Michaelis CNC has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2008. Some copycat KFC mashed potatoes and gravy recipes use chicken or beef bouillon cubes, but we wanted to use both. I thought maybe better than bouillon would be good to add to food to give a little more flavor but being that it has MSG, which I consider the worst poison on this planet, I would never buy this product. Thanks for the info! Bummer! My first rule for Real Food newbies is so simple. BETTER THAN BOUILLON CAN ALSO BE USED WHEN COOKING RICE, PASTA, AND VEGGIES FOR AN EXTRA BOOST OF FLAVOR. Thank you so much for this article. Thanks for doing this one. I bought the organic better than Bouillon and I was concerned because my label says yeast extract. Please note, this post is not about the organic chicken base, but the regular chicken base I linked to in the post. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, covered, for 1 ½ hours or until beef is tender. But other than that everything was the same and this is definitely going to be made again and again! You’d think it’d be easy. Excellent post! Well, I thought you might enjoy a series of posts in which I examine the labels of some of the more popular “healthy” foods out there. The organic version is $6.36. I know something was wrong. It had the fewest number of ingredients anyway. It doesn’t list the corn syrup solids or hydrolized anything… Really trying to get to natural, but still have some of this left in the pantry. It may be the cause of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkensons. i keep looking at that in the store and thinking “REALLY??? What annoys me is the BS they put on the FRONT of the label, not just the deceit in the ingredients. I have plenty of other areas that I could clean up my act though… looking forward to this series. You’re right that the pic is for the organic version, but that’s because it was the only pic of these products that I could casually use that was large enough for my post. It is a thickening agent that is sweet, but has fewer calories than sugar. I was looking at bouillon as a means of replenishing my salts while on low carb so I don’t feel washed out. after reading you article I checked the ingredients. Everything we eat has been “genetically modified”!! what does organic mean? While suspecting a wheat sensitivity I had to restrict my food intake to a minimum so the bloating could only come from the bouillon. Shopping feels like russian routlette most days :/. Great idea!! But again, sometimes it doesn’t. My jar of beef BTB contains: Roasted Beef and Natural Juices, Maltodextrin, Salt, Cane Sugar, Beef Stock, Beef Fat, Natural Flavor, Potato Starch, Celery Concentrate, Dried Garlic, Dried Onion, Carmel Color. Going to look for an organic replacement that doesn’t have these dangerous ingredients. And, while stock absolutely should be the base liquid for soups, stews, sauces and more, I have the most amazing bouillon to add to EVERYTHING not just liquid stuff – we use it in burgers and meatloaf, for instance. I just checked my last pack of shredded cheese, there it was, ” cellulose” UGH. Have you tried Vogue Cuising Flavored Base? Yes, you may read my reply to Shelley above, when she submitted the ingredients to the Organic Better Than Bullion Chicken. The information on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. So good for you, without the hidden MSG and GMOs. Thanks for doing this series. Make the gravy: Add cooked onions and 1 teaspoon cornstarch to same skillet, and stir for 1 minute. I agree that homemade is best and I try to use it as much as possible but sometimes “needs must” and I need a stand-by for emergencies. “Maltodextrin” is almost always derived from GMO corn. EACH 1 TSP SERVING OF BETTER THAN BOUILLON REDUCED SODIUM BEEF BASE CONTAINS 10 CALORIES WITH EACH 8 OZ. 1 tsp Better Than Bullion, 1 tsp corn starch slurry and a cup of water!!! How to make Cottage Pie: Prepare the mashed potatoes. Thank you so much for this article. So, I gave all of it to him to help him get his strength back. I also took back 2 jars I had sitting on the shelf. Better Than Bouillon blendable bases easily spoon right out of the jar and let you add as much, or as little, flavor as desired. You ought to research their product “organic” better than bouillon chicken base. Great beef taste/flavor. Ours says Non – gmo and organic. Nutritional Yeast Extract, Sea Salt, Carrots, Onions, Turmeric Root, Leek, Parsley, Nutmeg, Garlic, Lovage, Celery, Pepper, Balm, Dill, Paprika. No. Thanks for this! Now to find it…or just make my own broth. I decided to try buying some online and have now discovered that the product we have been using (we buy by the case) is extinct. Get specific details about this product from customers who own it. OK, just shot off an email to the company and asked for a response . et al, ad nauseum are often consumed on a daily basis sometimes three meals a day and snacks! This is SO much cheaper on Jet and I love it [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]. (I like to make the beef gravy, then heat meatballs in it, and add a little sour cream for a nice comfort food to serve over noodles.) Try them all to find a favorite. Aside from all the MSG-containing and complimenting ingredients, the rest of the label is spotty as well. THIS PRODUCT IS A GREAT ALTERNATIVE FOR CONSUMERS WHO WANT ALL THE FLAVOR WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COOKING AND IS USER FRIENDLY. I would be so interested to know if mine has msg and soy protein in it – I have not seen any negative reactions to it in my soy allergic children that would lead me to believe that there is any msg or soy in it. I believe this one is lurking in my fridge as I type. This was something I’ve bought & thought was good. I'm a big fan of Better than Bouillon for both the beef flavor, the chicken flavor and the turkey flavor. I cannot eat anything processed because of soy. •turmeric. DUH! Because of this little-known fact, another ingredient on this label should give us pause: flavoring. Are you aware that this is not the only product on the market that contains MSG? By U.S. law, no hormones are used in the raising of chickens, other fowl, and hogs. It’s not that difficult; and you will know exactly what’s in it and what’s not. Unfortunately the deep flavor is hard to beat and replace, although I will continue to look for alternatives and update the few recipes it goes into. Just bought it last week without really reading the back. you can trust the label on this one. Well I just bought a new jar The ingredients on my bottle from Costco do not match with what she outlines here…, I use this one. That’s because the organic certification doesn’t mean *everything* in the product is certified organic, just that a certain percentage of the ingredients are. 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