Jul 2, 2008, 1:27 PM
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Re: [Anonimo] Knorr Caldo de Pollo OR Consomé?
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Agreed in advance: real stock, made from real chickens and aromatics, is superior to powdered bases and concentrates. I spent a little while poking around on the Internet when you first posted this question. I found lots of non-essential information about the Knorr Suiza line of stock bases, but no ingredients list. The flavors include tomato, vegetable, shrimp, chicken, beef, and costilla jugosa.
But, there are many times and uses for a quick boost of flavor with a powdered stock base.
Recently, in Costco Morelia, I saw both Knorr Caldo de Pollo AND Consomé de Pollo. The prices IIRC, are similar if not the same. Which might be superior?
I noted that both have lots of salt and MSG, etc etc.
I was at Costco today and compared notes on the two Knorr Suiza chicken stock base products. The first ingredient of each is salt. MSG is three or four ingredients down the list.
The Caldo de Pollo has perejil (parsley) as an ingredient. The Consomé does not. The lists of ingredients on the two products appear to be in slightly different order but by and large the same.
I've looked at Mega and Superama and have not found the Knorr Suiza Consomé de Pollo, only the Caldo de Pollo. The Caldo comes in cubes, in small jars, and in refill bags. I have two giant jars, one for Caldo de Tomate and the other for Caldo de Pollo, and just refill them over and over again from the Knorr Suiza bags. These jars have been in my Mexican pantry for at least couple of decades!
As far as I can tell, the only real difference between the two Knorr Suiza chicken products is the price. Consomé costs two pesos more.
If you haven't tried Knorr Suiza Costilla Jugosa, you might like that, too. It's only available in cubes and little jars. I sometimes use it in gravy, to kick the flavor up a bit.
And by the way, here in Mexico, all of these Knorr stock base products are pronounced norsuiza. All one word.