Allow me to introduce you to Massel stocks, the brand that allows vegos and vegans to move beyond vegetable stock into the (pseudo)meat arena.
It’s all in a tiny word surreptitiously placed beneath the giant “BEEF” and “CHICKEN” labels. Look closely and you’ll notice “style” popped underneath. It’s so well done even Alana and I were fooled for some time.
There’s no MSG, no gluten or lactose and definitely no animal products. Just some marine salt, dehydrated veggies, olive oil and chilli. A dash of refined white sugar is about the only nasty. And the taste is noticeably different between the different flavours. Expect the awesomely resealable tins to last many moons as you only need one teaspoon of stock for every two cups of water. That’s a super bargain because each tin only costs about $2.50. Mmm, pseudo-chickeny goodness.