I am a BzzAgent and this is a Bzz Review…
I was recently invited to take part in a new Bzz campaign for Knorr Stock Pots – I was sent a selection of the Stock Pots to try at home along with some vouchers to share with friends.
Like many people, I don’t have time to faff about making my own stock, I rely on instant stocks – my choice is generally Oxo stock cubes and I keep a selection of flavours in the cupboard. They are an every day item and get used in risottos, curries, soups, casseroles and stews, and many other dishes. Stick the kettle on, break up the cube, pour over boiling water and stir. Easy peasy.
Knorr Stock Pots are little pots of concentrated jelly that dissolves when you add boiling water or melt when you put it in a warm pan. One thing I noticed was when dissolving them to make a stock they were so much easier to mix than a stock cube. They’re also very easy to use directly in the pan, such as melting in with some coconut milk, where as I would always make stock from a cube in a jug away from the pan as they take quite a bit of stirring.
Over the last few weeks I have used the Vegetable, Beef and Chicken Stock Pots I was sent in a variety of dishes. Just the usual sorts of things, nothing unusual or out of the ordinary, just normal mid-week dinners.
Apart from finding them easy to use, I am also impressed with the flavour. In a risotto I would normally add an additional cube to the water to bump up the flavour a bit, but found there was no need with these. The recommended ratio of Stock Pot to water was ideal, and flavoured the rice really well. I didn’t find them salty (I stopped using supermarket own-brand stock cubes due to the incredible amount of salt I could taste), which was pleasing.
Am I sold? Yes I do believe I am. I have already started buying Knorr Stock Pots instead of the Oxo cubes I have always bought before now. They are a little more expensive but money well spent as far as I am concerned. I am pleased I was a part of this Bzz campaign because I have genuinely found an every day product I prefer to my usual. So my Splodz Blogz verdict is definitely try them.