Skip to main content

Trader Joe's Savory Broth Chicken Flavor

This is one of those unexpected things that I found at TJ's that has made life much easier in the kitchen. My mom has this can of "chicken powder" from the asian grocery store, which she uses to flavor soups.  Unfortunately, it's pretty much chicken flavor + MSG. 

I did a quick calculation in my head. You can get 32 oz. carton of chicken broth for $1.99 ($0.50 per cup of broth). Whereas this is shelf-stable and comes out to 96 oz. of broth for $3.99 ($0.33 per cup of broth). Hello new friend. 

Yes there's some food additive for thickening. But it's not MSG, which is fine with me. 

I usually don't follow the package directions (1 packet to 1 cup hot water ratio) unless I'm making a recipe that specifically asks for a cup of broth or something. Most of the time, I add one or two packets of this concentrate whenever my soup is missing a little "something something." Then I add salt to taste. 

Not much bigger than a ketchup package. Would be great for travel. Camping perhaps? A made soup in the Bahamas, except the chicken broth there was so expensive we skipped it. Bad idea. So next time we travel somewhere where we're going to cook, I'm bringing this with some ramen noodles.

TL;DR: Trader Joe's Savory Broth Chicken Flavor. Saving time and money while flavoring my soup. Just be sure to add salt. :) 7 out of 10.


Popular posts from this blog

Trader Joe's Green Goddess Salad Dressing

I love watching the Olympics. But more than that, I LOVE watching Olympic figure skating, probably because it's one of those things I wish I could do but probably would never be able to do in a million years. This is the first year where I've been rather invested in all of the events, not just the ladies' competition (which is probably the least interesting competition IMO this year. Barring something catastrophic, it's going to be Russia #1 and #2 and everyone else fighting for a piece of the bronze). What I find fascinating is how these athletes deliver (or not!) given all the media hype leading up to the Games. Case in point - Nathan Chen. What a bittersweet journey of so so so much King Quad hype, two just awful performances, and a 6 quad redemption (yeah I know technically only landed five of them nicely..but you have to give him credit for going for it). Of course, you can't blame his performance ENTIRELY on media hype, but it definitely played a big part.

Trader Joe's Kimchi

This is one of those foods that elicits one of two distinct responses from most people. "YAAAAAAAS. LIFE." Or if you can't stand the fermentedness, the sourness, or the spice - it's a *stink face.* I'm trying not support the deterioration of English language to mere emojis, but c'mon. Stink face is pretty darn appropriate for some. And while yes I like to categorize people and things, I acknowledge that you could be indifferent. Or uninitiated. Either way, you can't deny its presence. This is the lifestuff stuff of an entire people. 

Trader Joe's Sliced French Brioche

"THIS IS LIKE CRACK." No it's not (but it certainly could be), but A says that's how I tend to overhype stuff. The funny thing is that I know I overhype a lot of things, so I actually try not to overhype it. Because I don't want to proclaim, "THIS IS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER TASTED" about everything I try. But sometimes I can't help it, and the overhype spills out. Anyway, this is my meager attempt at NOT overhyping this bread (because it is pretty good actually and you should give it a try but I'm trying to restrain myself).