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Chicken Soup Without the Chicken  


Ken S.
Joined: 4 months ago
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July 7, 2020 8:08 pm  

I had been using a ready-to-drink "No Chicken Chicken Soup" for years. It was okay. But about a month ago, I got a jar of "Better Than Bullion" vegetarian chicken "base" from Amazon. It's a thick paste in a squat little jar. They recommend 2 tsp per cup of water, but I like about 1 1/2 tsp. in 2 cups of water. It's loaded with salt, as are all bullions, but the rest of the ingredients are: "VEGETABLE (CARROT, CELERY, ONION), SALT, HYDROLYZED CORN PROTEIN, MALTODEXTRIN, CANE SUGAR, CANOLA OIL, YEAST EXTRACT, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, NATURAL FLAVORS, DRIED POTATO, TURMERIC." (Sorry for the all-caps, but I copied it from the website.)

I like it as a hot drink in the winter, but mostly as a soup with ramen noodles (not the "instant" kind). Cook the noodles separately, rinse with cold water, drain, and put them in a bowl and pour the hot soup broth over them. Add some tofu for protein, if you prefer. 

Joined: 6 years ago
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July 8, 2020 1:50 pm  

Thanks for letting us know! If I use cubes or powder, they tend to be the vegetable variety, but it's great to see a "chicken" flavor available. 

One fun fact that I've noticed with some flavored ramen noodles is that even the "beef" or "chicken" flavor tends to be free of animal-ingredients. It usually comes down to getting the right spices, but there are some convincing products out there.