Originally Posted by ordo
I had the chance to try powdered demi-glace by Knorr. One of the ugliest things i tasted in my life. But well, Knorr in Argentina may not be as a serious company as Knorr in Europe or USA.
I don't share the same experience, ordo, about the taste of those Knorr powdered products. I thought it was more than acceptable. Also, thousands of restaurants use it on a daily basis and I don't think Knorr will damage their reputation by delivering a bad product.
It is true however that Knorr makes different product for different areas. I have a few bouillon cubes made for the North-African market with the Knorr logo and the rest in Arabic. Content; sheep bouillon!
Many years ago, a good friend of mine started fabricating "coquilles Saint-Jacques" for the frozen foods consumer market. He and his wife are both fantastic cooks, so they started by making their very own Mornay sauce. By his first visit at a large chain of a frozen food supplier, the buyer put one of his frozen samples in the microwave and... the sauce curdled! Accoring to the buyer, this often happens when heating handmade roux based sauces in a microwave. The buyer suggested to contact Knorr to make a custom powder to my friend's wishes. So he did and his business took off! And, the sauce is simply delicious.