#TealPumpkinProject

I don't know if how many of you celebrate Halloween or not (we don't, but sometimes we do give out candy because we live in town), but I'd like you to consider the ‪#‎TealPumpkinProject‬. Here's some more information about it: http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project Basically, you paint a pumpkin teal and place it on your porch or wherever you're going to had out candy so that kids with food allergies know that you are giving out "safe treats" (generally non-food items) at your house. It's a great idea, honestly, and one that I think could stand some more support. I don't know if we'll be home for Halloween or if we'll be handing out treats, but it is something I definitely want to talk with my husband about doing if we will be. Just a thought...

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Allergy Friendly Bullions/Stocks/Broths

Allergy Friendly Stocks, Bullions and Broths



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As those of you who have searched for pre-made broths, bullions and stocks that are allergy friendly already know that they are EXTREMELY difficult to find!  As I was searching the web, I came across this page that made this task just a bit easier.  I will re-work the information a little bit here so that it's more organized, but feel free to check out that site as well.  I will also add or remove broths, stocks, etc. as needed.  I hope that you find this information as helpful as I did!  


Bullions, Stocks and Broths that are Soy, Wheat, and Milk-Free
1. IMAGINE FOODS
Imagine Organic Free Range Chicken Broth, Organic Low Sodium Free Range Chicken Broth, Organic Chicken Cooking Stock
  • gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, all natural ingredients
2. KITCHEN BASICS (This brand has a LOT of allergy-friendly broths, including beef, vegetable, seafood, etc.  To my knowledge, they are one of the only stock like this! To read their allergen statement. click here.)
Kitchen Basics Chicken Broth, 32 oz. box
  • gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, ingredients are all natural
3. PACIFIC FOODS
  • gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, all natural ingredients
  • see Special Diet Reference for all their products
4. SWANSON'S
Swanson's Chicken Cooking Stock, 26 oz. broth
  • gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free, more natural ingredients that other Swanson’s. May contain yeast-extract, which can cause problems for those who are gluten-intolerant.
5. O BRAND
O Brand Organic Chicken Broth, 32 oz. box
  • gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, more natural ingredients than Safeway brand
6. MEIJER NATURALS (This brand has other stocks that are allergy-friendly as well, including beef and vegetable.)
Meijer Naturals Chicken Stock, 32 oz. box
  • gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, no artificial preservatives or GMOs, all natural ingredients
7. EDWARD AND SONS (This is the ONLY bouillon I've found that fits this criteria so far!)
All flavors of their bouillon
  • gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan, organic


 Bullions, Stocks and Broths that are Milk and Wheat-Free

1. HERB OX
Herb Ox Sodium Free Chicken Granulated Bouillon
  • gluten-free, dairy-free
2. KNORR
Knorr Chicken Bouillon
  • gluten-free, dairy free, contains MSG (soy)
3. PROGRESSO
Progresso 100% Natural Chicken Broth and Reduced Sodium, 32 oz. box
  • gluten-free, dairy-free
4. SWANSON'S
Swanson's Chicken Broth, 99% Fat Free, 14 oz. can
  • gluten-free and dairy-free, but there is a lot of bad things in it, including soy lecithin
5. SWANSON'S
Swanson's Natural Goodness Chicken Broth, 100% Fat Free Less Sodium, 48 oz. box or 49 oz. can

  • gluten-free and dairy-free, not as much other stuff in it.  May contain yeast-extract, which can cause problems for those who are gluten-intolerant.

Bullions, Stocks and Broths that are Wheat-Free

1. BETTER THAN BOUILLON
Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base
  • gluten-free, contains dairy and soy.
2. HERB OX
Herb Ox Chicken Instant Bouillon and Seasoning
  • gluten-free, contains dairy
3. MINOR'S
Minor's All Natural Chicken Base
  • gluten-free, contains milk
4. TRADER JOE'S
Trader Joe's Organic Free Range Chicken Broth and Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • gluten-free


Bullions, Stocks and Broths that are Soy-Free
1. Kirkland
Kirkland Signature Natural Chicken Stock
  • soy-free, but contains "natural flavors" without further explanation, hence the reason I only labeled it as soy-free (soy-free status comes from a reader who uses it that is anaphylatic to soy and can use this brand without issue).



Bullions, Stocks and Broths to AVOID

1. CAMPBELL’S
Campbell’s Chicken Broth, 14 oz. can
  • contains wheat and soy, plus the addition of MSG and corn oil
2. COLLEGE INN
College Inn Chicken Broth, 99% Fat Free, all sizes
  • contains wheat gluten protein and soybean oil, and MSG
3. COLLEGE INN
College Inn Chicken Broth, Light and Fat Free 50% Less Sodium, all sizes
  • contains wheat gluten protein and soybean oil, and MSG
4. COLLEGE INN
College Inn Flavored Chicken Broths, all sizes
  • contains wheat gluten protein and soybean oil, and MSG
5. COLLEGE INN
College Inn Turkey Broth, 18.5 oz. can
  • contains wheat, soy, egg and milk
6. KNORR (this is a brand used in the foodservice industry)
Knorr Chicken Select Base (dry base)
  • contains soy and milk, MSG
7. KNORR
Knorr Chicken, No MSG Added (dry base)
  • contains wheat and soy
8. KNORR
Knorr Ultimate Chicken Base, no MSG,  Roasted Chicken, and Low Sodium
  • contains wheat and soy
9. KNORR
Knorr Ultimate Gourmet Edge Chicken Base
  • contains milk
10. MINOR’S (this is a brand used in the foodservice industry)
Minor’s Chicken Base
  • contains wheat gluten, soy, milk, MSG
11. MINOR'S
Minor’s Chicken Base, no added MSG, and Low Sodium, no added MSG
  • contains wheat, soy, milk
12. MINOR'S
Minor’s Chicken Broth Concentrate
  • contains wheat
13. MINOR'S
Minor’s Roasted Chicken Broth Concentrate
  • contains wheat and soy
14. SWANSON
Swanson’s Organic Free Range Chicken Broth, 32 oz. box
  • contains organic yeast extract, which according to the label contains wheat
15. SAFEWAY
Safeway Chicken Broth
  • contains soy protein, MSG
16. SAFEWAY
Safeway Chicken Broth, Fat Free, Reduced Sodium, various sizes
  • 49.5 oz. can contains soy protein, 14 oz. can and 32 oz. box don’t
17. TRADER JOE’S
Trader Joe’s Chicken Broth
  • contains gluten (barley malt)
18. PACIFIC FOODS
  • contains yeast extract, which can cause problems for those who are gluten intolerant

19. PACIFIC FOODS
Organic Mushroom Broth
  • contains natural flavors, which can be soy
20. PACIFIC FOODS
Organic Beef Broth and Natural Beef Broth
  • contains autolyzed yeast extract, a source of MSG
21. HERB OX
  • contains dairy


Thank you, Alison St. Sure, for taking the time to compile all of the original information!  You're wonderful! :)

Snack Safely is a great place to quickly check to see if a non-listed broth, stock or bullion is safe or not for your allergens.


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24 comments:

  1. I wonder about stocks and broth when I make soup. Half the time I just skip it hoping the soup ingredients and spices will add enough flavour. (I'm also vegetarian, so that means even less choices). Maybe I should try a taste test one day, with and without broth to see how much difference it makes.

    Happy SITS day. : )

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    1. Kitchen Basics makes a Vegetable broth that you may be interested in that's soy-free and pretty allergy-friendly. I definitely think broth/stock makes a big difference, but I'll let you try and decide for yourself. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! :)

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  2. Julie,

    Should let you know about my FAVORITE bouillon cubes by Edward & Sons, which are gluten-free, vegan and soy-free. I use the "Not-Beef" ones all the time, but they also come in several other tasty varieties. They come in packs of eight cubes and are sold at Whole Foods and on Amazon.

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    1. Thank you for the info, Maya! I will be adding them to the list for sure!

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  3. Pacific chicken broth has Autolyzed yeast, which contains MSG and should be avoided by Celiacs, according to all I have read. I do use their vegetable stock, but their chicken broth sounds like a no-no for those of us with food allergies.

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    1. Thank you for the information! I have updated the list to include the specific broths that are safe (no yeast or MSG, wheat, etc.) from Pacific Foods and the ones that are not with links. Hopefully this will help! :)

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  4. Just wondering does soy-free in this context mean that the chickens were not fed soy?? Thanks.

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    1. It means that by FDA definition, the broth is soy-free, which means that it could contain soybean oil (soy lecithin is sometimes considered "safe", too) and possibly even that the chickens were fed soy, BUT I did not purposely add broths, stocks, etc. that contained any form of soy on the ingredients' list, marked safe or not. The manufacturer's allergen statements were read and contacted if need be, and we (myself or others who helped compile this list) used that as reference, so no soybean oil or lecithin should be in the products as per the declaration of the manufacturers, BUT I do not know about the soy-fed chicken being used or not because the diet of the chicken does not factor into the soy-free status of a product made with said product for most people and as via the FDA. If you are extra sensitive to soy or your allergy is severe, you would have to contact the manufacturer with those questions if they are not addressed on this page or on the manufacturer's page.

      I would say this: The broths, stocks, etc. above listed as soy-free would be considered safe for MOST people with soy sensitivities or allergies, BUT if you have a severe allergy (i.e. you react to eating chicken if the chicken was fed soy) and want to know more, PLEASE contact the manufacturer yourself and get the answers you need to feel safe. My philosophy has always been, when in doubt, don't until you know more.

      I am sorry if this is not more helpful, but that's all I know. :) If you have a question about a specific broth, stock, etc. and want my help finding out that information, send me an email and I will be happy to work with you to find that out. :)

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  5. I just wanted to let you know that the Herb Ox chicken bouillon granules DO contain dairy. I don't know about any of their other products, but that one I know for sure.

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    1. Yes, the regular one does contain dairy, but the sodium free does NOT. This distinction is pointed out above, but I did just now add the regular Herb Ox chicken granules to the avoid list just to be on the safe side. :)

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  6. We have soy, tree nut and peanut allergies over here. I know that Pacific foods shares equipment with tree nuts so that one is out for us. Did you come across any info on soy free, tree nut free, peanut free broths? For us that means no shared equipment and no shared facilities unless they segregate these allergens from the broths. I appreciate any info you can provide. Thanks.

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    1. I am thinking your best bet is the one that Maya recommend above (Edward and Sons - there is a link to them above for more info) since she has similar allergy issues. You could also try Kitchen Basics. Here is a link to their allergen statement if you want to take a closer look: http://www.mccormick.com/gourmet/allergens . I hope this information is helpful!

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    2. You're welcome! :) Happy to help! :)

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  7. #4 swasons natural goodness does contain soy

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    1. Thank you for letting me know! I will update my list!

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  8. Kirkland's (Costco brand) is also soy free! That's the brand I use.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know. I'll make sure to add it to the list.

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  9. I realized I should specify that I meant the Kirkland Signature Natural Chicken Stock. It does have "natural flavors" listed as an ingredient which I know can be iffy, but I have a soy allergy myself that will trigger an anaphalactic reaction and I've never had any problems. Here's the link to their score on Fooducate. http://www.fooducate.com/app#page=product&id=527AB435-F728-984E-4B0B-B7D455FB0C33

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    1. Thank you for clarifying. :) I will add it to the list and make sure to mention that it contains "natural flavors".

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  10. This a great list of stocks. This will help me prepare for my allergy free halloween party!

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    1. Thanks! :) I'm glad you found it helpful.

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  11. Do you know of kind of cream of chicken soups how we make are stuffing

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    1. I do not. You could use a roux to thicken your broth before adding it or use a combination of a safe cream or milk with the stock. It will not be exactly the same, but it will maybe give more of the texture you want. You could see if Maya of Maya's Happy Place knows of one (http://mayashappyplace.blogspot.com/). Best of luck!

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