BPA IS AT UNSAFE LEVELS IN ONE OF EVERY 10 SERVINGS OF CANNED FOODS (11%) AND ONE OF EVERY 3 CANS OF INFANT FORMULA (33%)
- Great price! It’s hard to beat 9 cents a cup for broth.
- No waste. I only use as much as I need. The jar lasts several months in the fridge once opened. Unopened jars are shelf stable for much longer.
- More versatile. I can easily make the broth more concentrated, simply by adding a little extra base (instead of having to wait for a soup to reduce in liquid). I find it is not any harder to use the base because I almost always use broth in soups that need to be boiled anyway. I simply add a tablespoon or more straight to the pot.
- Nearly plastic-free packaging. Better than Bouillon comes in a glass jar with metal lid. While the boxes of broth may be BPA-free, there is new research that suggests all plastic (even BPA-free plastics) may leach harmful estrogen mimickers into food, and liquid foods are even more likely to be subject to plastic leaching. There does appear to be a little plastic on the lid, but the broth base doesn’t really touch the lid.
- Significantly less packaging than boxed and canned broth. Buying, carrying and storing one little jar of broth base is MUCH more convenient than buying, carrying and storing 19 boxes of broth, or 40 cans of broth. Those cans and boxes are both heavy and bulky! Less packaging also means less energy used in manufacturing and transportation. After using up the base, I can clean out the jar, and reuse it for something else. Metal cans can be recycled, but the aseptic boxes got tossed in the trash.
- Non-scary Ingredients: Chicken meat and natural juices, maltodextrin, salt, chicken stock, cane sugar, chicken fat, potato starch, natural flavor, dried onion, dried garlic, turmeric. I could do without the maltodextrin, but as packaged convenience foods go, this one is not too bad.