For several months I’ve been religiously making bone broth. It’s easy. So when Kettle & Fire offered to send me a couple boxes of their product, I wasn’t sure I needed it.
I generally think homemade is best. But…this stuff is made with real bones. It’s organic. Grass fed.
As with pre-washed salad greens, I decided to welcome this shortcut into my kitchen with open arms.
So here’s an honest review of the pros and cons of buying bone broth in a box versus wrangling chicken carcasses yourself.
See, even as I write that I understand more and more why this was a worthwhile experiment…
Read all the way to the end to enter to win your own box of Kettle & Fire chicken and beef broth!
Let’s start with the ingredient lists, shall we?
Theirs: Chicken Bone Broth (Filtered Water, Organic Chicken Bones, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar), Chicken Broth, Organic Celery, Organic Roasted Poblano Pepper, Organic Green Pepper, Organic Onion, Organic Carrots, Organic Garlic, Organic Scallions, Organic Tomato Puree, Organic Herbs (Parsley, Thyme, Rosemary, Basil, Bay Leaves) Organic Spices, Organic Black Pepper, Sea Salt
Mine: Probably-usually-but-not-always-organic chicken bones, apple cider vinegar, celery, carrot, onion, garlic, sea salt
That’s it. Who’s got time to find bay leaves in the back of the pantry or roast a poblano pepper?
So far, Kettle & Fire is winning.
How about looks and taste?
Theirs: Dark and clear. Very good. Easy to drink straight, tasty in soups. More salty than I’m used to but not overly so.
Mine: Light color, shiny with fat. Satisfying and hearty but less complex flavor.
I should note that Kettle & Fire broth has 0 grams of fat listed on the label. They’re skimming the fat off (which most people do) but I generally keep mine.
Theirs: Listed on the label.
Mine: Can only guess.
If you want to know how many grams of protein you’re eating, it’s a lot easier when you’ve got a printed label. I can only guess what’s in my broth. Though I guarantee there is more fat, I can’t say anything about protein or iron with certainty.
So what’s the verdict?
Guys, it’s good. And it has some amazing packaging that keeps it shelf stable until you’re ready to use it. (Just this morning I had to dump a quart of my own broth that had gone bad in the fridge. Oy.)
I only share brands that I believe in and use myself and Kettle & Fire definitely makes the cut. So if you laugh at the idea of making homemade bone broth or you just want a shortcut…
Yes. Go for it. You can use code FINDYOURBALANCE20 for a 20% off discount until 12/31/17. Also, if you sign up for their subscription service it’s quite a bit less expensive. I go through a lot of broth so it makes sense.
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