Product Type: Knorr Sauces / Soups
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Knorr Stock Pots
Member Name: kemo_2002
Knorr Stock Pots
Advantages: Great Taste
Disadvantages: can be a little salty
I have only just started to buy these because I decided I was sick of paying for supermarket tinned soup and wanted to make my own.
First of all I will comment on the price, roughly cost just under £2 for 8 stock pots which works out at about 25p per pot. Now compared to oxo cubes they do cost slightly more but if you break it down that each stock pot makes at least 3 hearty potions of soup, whereas 3 tins on Heinz soup would cost about £2.20 so it's still much cheaper.
The products come in a cardboard box with all the information about the stock pot on the front, and it also includes the nutritional breakdown and ingredients
Inside the cardboard box are individual small pots which have the stock inside. To access them you have to remove the lid.
The stock pot looks like a jelly and smells delicious! Its smells very meaty and flavoursome.
As states I like to use this to make soups and for those who are interested this is how I use the stock pot for chicken soup:
1) Simmer chicken bones for 2 hours in a pan of water with lid on
2) Sieve the liquid to ensure all the bones and other bits and pieces are not in the mixture.
3) Leave liquid to cool and then remove the layer of fat that would has floated to the top
4) Bring back to the boil and add potatoes and stock (plus and other vegetables you like)
5) Once potatoes are cooked you can add corn flour if you wish to thicken it.
A lot of people don't use shop bought stock for soup, but adding the knorrs stockpot really brings out the flavour of the meat and in my opinions adds a great deal to the taste.
Per 100ml of prepared stock
Calories - 5
Sugars - 0.2g
Fat - 0.4g
Saturates - 0.2g
Salt - 1.12g
As you can see, calorie and fat content is very low making this stockpot quite good for you and you can eat plenty without really having to worry about your waste line.
The only problem with these pots is they are quite salty so I find that if you add less salt whilst preparing it, you won't over salt it and you should get the right balance
You can also use stockpots in a whole range of foods, the beef ones are very nice in Sheppard's pie or casseroles and the vegetable stock is very nice is stews.
They really do add flavour to a dish, and I would rather pay 25p to get added flavour to my food than try and do it myself and probably end up making a mess of the meal.
I would definitely recommend these stock pots to anyone who wishes to ass flavour to their dishes, of course there are people who probably won't use these and they can make it from scratch, but for people like me who can't, it's such a welcome addition to my cupboard!
Summary: great to add flavour to dishes
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