Product Type: Knorr Sauces / Soups
Newest Review: ... not sure on the quality of the 10p ones but even oxo are only 78p. ~ Packaging ~ Knorr stock pots come in a cardboard box which is colour... more
Knorr stock pots - Enhance your meals today!
Knorr Stock Pots
Member Name: geodougal
Knorr Stock Pots
Advantages: Adds lots of flavour and easy to use!
Disadvantages: Salt content and price!
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Recently I was sent three packs of four Knorr stock pots, 4 beef, 4 chicken and 4 vegetable. In all honesty I don't usually bother with adding stock to my dishes and I have a box of cheap vegetable stock collecting dust in my cupboard, however after trying these I'm sure I will do more often than not now!
~ Product & availability ~
Knorr stock pots are available to buy at all well stocked supermarkets. They can be bought in several different flavours including chicken, beef, rich beef, fish, vegetable and herb. Knorr stock pots are available to buy in two sizes, a pack containing 4 stock pots for around £1.46 or a pack containing 8 for around £2.41. Compared with other stocks this is quite expensive considering you can actually get stock cubes for as little as 10p! Obviously I'm not sure on the quality of the 10p ones but even oxo are only 78p.
~ Packaging ~
Knorr stock pots come in a cardboard box which is coloured depending on which flavour it is, looking at the one I have to hand (beef) its red. The top of the box gives you the name of the product and basic nutritional information. The back of the box gives you instructions on how to use them and a little bit about the product itself. There is also a lovely photo of the chef Marco Pierre white because he is the 'mascot' as such for this product. On the bottom of the box you can find a full list of ingredients, contact information and a full nutritional table. The box can easily be opened as it has a little slit in the back that you just lift up. Inside the box you are given a recipe to try out too. The stock pots themselves come in a little, clear round plastic pot with a thin film-like lid.
~ How to use ~
You can simply just add directly to your chosen dish or alternatively if your dish requires more liquid you just dissolve the stock into 500ml of boiling water, which makes a good stock for soups, risottos and casseroles. If you prefer a lighter stock you can use 750ml of water instead.
~ Appearance & taste ~
I have tried all the three of the stock pots I have been sent and all three enhanced my dishes flavours! Peeling back the lid you are greeted with a jelly like substance that smells strongly of whatever the flavour is. I chose to add mine directly to the dishes I chose to include them in and they melted in just fine with a bit of stir. They made my dishes smell extra meaty (obviously this was for the beef and chicken flavours) and actually made a big difference to what my dish would normally smell like. The taste was great, it brought out all of the flavours in my dish without making anything too overpowering or bland. I never realised what a difference one of these could make!
~ Other information ~
Knorr stock pots contain no artificial colours, preservatives or flavours enhancers.
They are gluten free and contain no added MSG.
The main ingredients are beef stock, glucose syrup, salt, beef fat and yeast extract.
Each stock pot contains, 10 calories, 0.2g of sugar, 0.4g of fat, 0.2g of saturates and 0.85g of salt. The salt in one of these accounts to 14 % of your GDA!
~ Overall opinion ~
I would highly recommend knorr stock pots to anybody who wants to add a bit more va va voom to their meals! You will seriously notice a difference. I think the salt content lets this product down a bit because if you consider how much salt you consume without really knowing it during the day and then you add another 14 % to your meals your total will end up quite high! Especially if you have added salt to the meal already. Another thing for me is the price compared with perhaps the cubes, these particular stock pots are quite pricey and if you take into account how many meals you make a week and if you use one each time, you are going to spend a lot on them. I will definitely look out for these when they are on offer at a reduced price but otherwise I think I may try other brands but I'm not sure how they will compare in quality to these.
I'm going to award knorr stock pots 4/5 stars, they made my meals taste superb and I could really tell I'd used them, but the salt content makes me a little bit wary especially with all this hype about how we should all cut down on our intake of the stuff!
Summary: Add some va va voom to your meals, but watch the salt!
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