Kitchen Basics® FAQs

Kitchen Basics® Stock

Q. When I open my container of Kitchen Basics stock, the safety seal under the cap is already cut. Is my product still safe?

A. Yes, your product is still safe. We have changed the opening of our Kitchen Basics’ cartons to a new screw cap. This screw cap is commonly found on many products you would see in the grocery store. When you open the carton for the first time, the cap cuts the safety seal. The only time you should be concerned is if the cap is unscrewed from the base. Please contact Consumer Affairs if you’re not sure. Otherwise, your carton is completely safe and contains only the deep, concentrated flavor of a perfect homemade stock.

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Q. I opened a carton of Kitchen Basics stock, and the liquid is different in color from what I remember. Is it old? Has it been sitting on the shelf for too long?

A. We recently enhanced the formulation of our Kitchen Basics’ Original Chicken and Beef products, putting more protein and flavor into our cartons, so your recipes will taste even better. Your carton of Kitchen Basics contains the same familiar flavor and aroma that generations have enjoyed using in their favorite recipes.

Q. Can I freeze Kitchen Basics’ stock?

A. Of course! Simply put the unused stock in an ice cube tray, freeze and take out as needed. You should use the frozen leftover stock within 60 days for the best flavor.

Q. Does Kitchen Basics stock contain MSG?

A. We do not add MSG to our products.

Q. My child has a peanut allergy. Is Kitchen Basics safe for him to eat?

A. We reduce the risk of allergen reactions by specifying that our Kitchen Basics ingredients must not contain “milk, eggs, peanuts, glutens or tree nuts.” Each production run is tested for the absence of these allergens to 5ppm.

Q. Does Kitchen Basics stock contain natural ingredients?

A. Kitchen Basics is created by simmering the finest quality herbs and spices with vegetables (and meat or seafood) to extract layers of hearty flavor. Compare our ingredients to leading broths, and you will see how simple our ingredients are – all understandable and contained within your own kitchen.

Kitchen Basics Bone Broth

Q. What’s the difference between broth and bone broth?

A. Broth is simply water cooked with meat, herbs and spices and derives most of its flavor from sodium. Bone Broth is made by simmering bones, vegetables, herbs and spices, which creates a deeper, more concentrated flavor derived from protein. Bone broth is made similarly to stock but usually simmered for longer.

Q. Is Kitchen Basics Bone Broth made from real bones?

A. Yes, Kitchen Basics Bone Broth is made by simmering real bones to create a meaty, homemade flavor. It does not have any bone pieces in it.

Q. Where can I find bone broth?

A. Kitchen Basics’ Bone Broth can be found in the stock/broth aisle of your local grocery store or online.

Q. Is the Kitchen Basics’ Bone Broth package microwavable? How should I heat it up to sip?

A. No, Kitchen Basics’ Bone Broth should be simply poured into a mug prior to heating in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.