To be incensed by Knorr Stock Pots?

(193 Posts)
NairyHipples Thu 22-Nov-12 18:26:53

The amount of packaging (plastic, foil and paper) is shocking. It costs very little to boil some bones up with some old carrots and onions to make your own stock, so why do people buy them?

Chandon Thu 22-Nov-12 18:39:35

Incensed by stock potts!
This is why I love MN!

You nutter,or are you joking?

maybenow Thu 22-Nov-12 18:40:44

Stock pots are FAR less salty than bullion powder or even stock cubes IMO.

We make stock when we have a whole chicken but that's not nearly often enough for all of our risotto, soup and other stock needs.

BeerTricksPott3r Thu 22-Nov-12 18:42:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WorraLiberty Thu 22-Nov-12 18:43:47

I've never known a home made stock not to be virtually tasteless

maybenow Thu 22-Nov-12 18:51:08


NairyHipples Thu 22-Nov-12 18:54:13

Chandon I'm incensed by stock pots as they are the worst example of over-packaging. And am probably a nutter grin but wasn't joking

phantomnamechanger Thu 22-Nov-12 18:57:57

bought stock is very concentrated - homemade stock you have a great big pan of water with a bit of onion and carrot and seasoning and some old bones if you happen to have some lying around. but it tastes like water, or very very weak veg soup

stock cubes/pots, you have to be a bit careful your final dish does not end up too salty, but yes you can use just half if thats all you need to get the flavour. they keep fine - cubes just rewrapped, stock pot jelly ones go in the fridge. no trouble.

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Thu 22-Nov-12 19:00:23

I like them. And we make stock too when we have the time.

socharlotte Thu 22-Nov-12 19:18:10

Yes but what about the energy you are using boilng up your own bones and carrots?

katykoo Thu 22-Nov-12 19:23:39

Tried them because they were on special offer and they are advertised by some famous chef who apparently knows what he's doing but found them so salty, they ruined my stew !

GrimmaTheNome Thu 22-Nov-12 19:24:38

I can't add much salt to my cooking (DH, sodium sensitive high BP)....most things taste fine without any stock at all so long as you've got good tasty stuff in there. I do have a tub of low-sodium Marigold powder but it gets a bit samey so recently I've started using a bit of umami paste (glass jar, lots of teaspoonfulls therein, recycle bin)

GlitKnit Thu 22-Nov-12 19:29:37

i LOVE them i havent time to boil bones you freak

GlitKnit Thu 22-Nov-12 19:30:00

lol at " incensed by stock"

WorraLiberty Thu 22-Nov-12 19:31:50

Yes but what about the energy you are using boilng up your own bones and carrots?

<< Shudders at the thought of boiling my own bones >>

katykuns Thu 22-Nov-12 19:34:52

I love the stock pots, although Bisto ones are nicer. They make super lush gravy grin

NairyHipples Thu 22-Nov-12 19:35:16

socharlotte the cost of gas used to boil up some bones and veg is nothing compared to the cost of producing plastic, foil and paper packaging (and recycling it)

Selks Thu 22-Nov-12 19:37:04

Kallo low salt stock cubes for me, or home made stock when I can be arsed.

GlitKnit Thu 22-Nov-12 19:38:52

op why dont you wind ye olde beak in and find something more worthy to worry about

Woozley Thu 22-Nov-12 19:39:24

Seriously? I think they are appropriately packaged. I don't think you could put solidfied stock in a paper bag. The box can be recycled. In fact I'm not sure but maybe the plastic pots could be too with my local authority, they do recycle some plastic. I'm sure a lot of packaging can be improved environmentally speaking but it's far from the worst culprit.

MaMaPo Thu 22-Nov-12 19:41:07

I love them. Don't find them too salty at all.

OP, are you also incensed that they sell ready made sliced bread? Baking bread is about as hard and time consuming as making stock, plus you barely need any ingredients.

Woozley Thu 22-Nov-12 19:41:32

I've tried making home made chicken stock three times, it was one of the most disgusting things I've ever made. I certainly wouldn't cook with it.

GlitKnit Thu 22-Nov-12 19:42:28

me too and am huge food snob

home made stock tastes shit

Woozley Thu 22-Nov-12 19:42:43

Plus the fact I often just buy chicken breasts as the rest of my family will only eat breast meat.

KellyMarieTunstall Thu 22-Nov-12 19:44:57

Sometimes I just want a small amount of gravy and I want it to be just like the gravy you get in a Carvery.

I havent yet used stock pots but they are in the shopping list . Should I give them a miss then. It looks so easy on the advert.

HoolioHallio Thu 22-Nov-12 19:46:46

On offer in Tesco last week wink Stocked up on all varieties grin

<Runs before OP disembowels me with a chicken leg>

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