This is just the thing you need to add to your stews, casseroles and hotpots if you want all the flavour without any of the fuss of having to make your own stock, they are just like homemade, really easy to use without having to crumble them in or anything, you just drop them in and let them release all thier flavour, wonderful full flavour and they are made with all natural ingredients, what more could you ask for
I bought these as the only ones in the shop. I thought they might be better than oxo. They contain sugar, vegetables do not need sugar. That's is a batch of split pea soup and a lentil dahl spoilt. The four remaining cubes are in the bin. The sweet ingriedients are Sugar, caramelised sugar, maltodextrose, dextrose. 1.9gram in total in 100ml of stock. that is about half a teaspoonful in a 100ml. If you dont take any sugar in drinks that is sweet! Yuk
I'm appalled by the fact thatthey are marketed as 'vegetable'...yet they contain beef.
The brand of stock cubes that I normally buy is the Knorr cubes as I think they have the best flavour and I like the way they add a little more taste to my cooking than just using plain seasoning.
I recently bought a box of the Knorr cubes as it is the right time of year for me to start making broths and soups and the Knorr cubes are the brand that I like to use.
I paid £1.20 for a box of eight Knorr vegetable cubes from my local mini-market.
The packaging is quite nice looking and it is quite eye catching as it is a bright yellow coloured box that contains the stock cubes. Each of the cubes has a green and silver foil wrapper on it so I think they can be kept very fresh in the larder until they are needed.
The stock cubes are very easy for me to use and all I need to do is pour some boiling water into a jug with a cube in it then stir it around with a wooden spoon until the cube has all melted. This makes me a jug of stock water that can be put into my soup.
I think that the Knorr cubes are good for making other things too and sometimes I will put one into other dishes such as a caserole or a stew. I think that they make the dish or soup taste like it is nicely seasoned and I like to add a cube to my cooking because of this.
The cubes last me a long time as one cube can do a whole pot of soup or if I am making a smaller amount I will half a cube and wrap up the other half and it keeps ok in the cupboard until I need it next time.
There are other flavours of the Knorr cubes available too such as: beef, fish and chicken. I have tried the ham and the chicken cubes as well as the vegetable ones and I thought they were good quality to so I would suggest giving any of the flavours a try as I have had no problems with any of the ones I have tried.
I have bought the cubes from large supermarkets like Tesco and Co-op so they are easy to find when you are doing your weekly shop.
I would suggest giving them a try and they are really nice for home made soups and stews.
I bought a pack of 8 Knorr Vegetable Stock Cubes to use as a base for cauliflower and potatoes soup. They cost me £1.25 in our local shop.
The cubes themselves are individually wrapped in green and silver foil but the inside of the wrapper is made of non stick paper so that the wrapping doesn't stick to the stock cube. The packet is flat and yellow with green writing and the Knorr logo.
Each cube weighs 10g and contains:
....plus various flavour enhancers and preservatives.
Knorr Stock Cubes are seasoned with spices and add a light, but natural flavour to soups, stews and casseroles. To use them you simply put a stock cube in a jug and add three quarters of a pint of boiling water. Stir to dissolve the cube. (Alternatively, use according to your recipe.)
The smell of this stock once it is made up is quite appetising. I did taste the stock although it is not designed to be eaten on its own, and it was slightly salty but also had a strong flavour of vegetables and spices.
100mils of stock made from one cube as directed contains:
Nutritionally this is quite good and if you don't add extra salt to your cooking it is actually quite healthy. If you are on a diet saute some chopped onions and add them to this stock for an excellent French onion, diet soup.
I have found these stock cubes to have more taste that Oxo, or even Kallo Organic Stock Cubes. There is no need to add extra seasoning to soups and stews if you use these.
The cauliflower and potato soup? It tasted wonderful. A good strong stock is the difference between a well flavoured soup and a bland one.
As every cook knows the secret is in the stock.