Product Type: Bovril Sauces / Soups
Newest Review: ... smell which tastes as delicious as it smells. I have to say that I do find Bovril to be a bit salty and so I tend to use slightly less... more
A delicious meaty drink
Bovril Beef Extract
Member Name: kama0529
Bovril Beef Extract
Advantages: Delicious meaty taste. Low calorie. Unique.
Bovril is a product not that similar to Marmite in looks anyway, although unlike Marmite it is make from beef extract and therefore isn't suitable for vegetarians.
I tend to use this product more in the winter because it can be made into a rich and warming drink which is both comforting and tasty. Basically to make this drink you stir in a teaspoon of Bovril into hot boiled water and wait for it to dissolve in while stirring it quickly. You will immediately be confronted with a rich meaty smell which tastes as delicious as it smells. I have to say that I do find Bovril to be a bit salty and so I tend to use slightly less Bovril than recommended.
It's really good to use Bovril if you are on a calorie controlled diet as one teaspoon of the extract is only 21 kcals and 0.1g of fat (only a trace of saturates). I find that after drinking Bovril, because of its meaty taste, I feel like I've had something nice to eat rather than just a drink (which is great on a diet!). Its also rich in B12 so is useful to prevent some forms of anaemia.
Because of its rich meaty taste and texture, I've found that Bovril is ideal to use in stews, casseroles and gravy because it really contributes to the depth of the flavour. I literally just add about half a teaspoon to the juice and stir it in. It also helps to give the gravy or sauce a rich brown colour.
Its an acquired taste and its probably not for everyone, but its worth trying if you like savoury drinks like Cup-a-soup.
Summary: 4/5 It won't be for everyone but its worth a try.
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