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I was sent an email offering a special price of 3 dollars for shipping. I ordered some products for my son and myself. I was introduced to minors several years ago when I took culinary classes at a local vocational collage. I found Minors bases at Gordon Foods. I have used nothing but Minors for years. Now my son uses it too. But the only bases sold at Gordons was chicken and beef. When I found your website I saw the wide variety and was so excited to see the ham base. I ordered the ham base and let me say that when I make bean soup with it, it tastes just like I usually make it. With a ham bone that I cook for hours. It is a great product to have when I dont have a ham bone or the time to cook one. The reason I was looking for a source for Minors is Gordons is starting to carry their own brand instead. I was happy to see that I could still get Minors from you. I would like to place an order again but this time not only would my son want some base but so would my sister.She lives alone and does not buy a whole ham for herself so never has a bone. When I told her about how wonderful the ham base was she was excited to know she could make a small pot of beans for herself that tasted like she'd cooked a ham bone all day.
Thankyou Very much Rhonda H. - Garden City, MI
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you about the meringue mix, but it has been a very busy holiday season so far in my house. I loved the mix!!!!!!!!! It did do everything it said it would, no weeping and nice stiff peaks. My only complaint, if you want to call it that, is that it is a very dense meringue. I wonder if you could add more liquid or something. Hope you have a wonderful holiday and keep up the good work.
You were out of stock on Minor powdered Turkey Gravy mix. You suggested the Minor Turkey Gravy Concentrate which I purchased. I made the product, just add water, heat and serve. The dinner I took the gravy to had deep fried turkey, thus no drippings which I normally add to the dry mix. The concentrate was as complete and acceptable as a scratch gravy. It was a hit with everyone.
I appreciate the suggestion and your company. I spent 30 years in foodservice distribution and it is nice to be able to purchase your products without having to by full cases from the local distributors or worse, settling for substandard substitutes from retail grocers or wholesale clubs.
Dear Heidi, David, and Telephone Staff:
I received my 'upgraded' order today, and just had to take the time to tell you that your bases and "sheer heaven." They taste like the base my mom use to make, and that was over 70 years ago.
I must say in this modern day of doing business, which many times leave a lot to be desired, I must say you seem to cling the old business manual--treat the customer so the customer will return. AND I WILL. Thank you for the cookbooks. I am making the Black Beans Del Rio from the beef recipie book. I just know they will be delicious.
Again, thanks to you all. Rena
The goods arrived - all safe and sound in record time. I rarely get presents at my age - it feels like Christmas. Thank you for your complete service!
Larry L. -
I used to work with Mike Minor and the gang at Nestle when I worked for FIDCO/FIS; so happy to have found bases for my holiday cooking!
I made a fish chowder as soon as this arrived. The chowder was the best I've ever had. My North Atlantic fishing ancestry goes back to the 1800s so I've had a little exposure to seafood. I'm sensitive to MSG and suffered NO ill effects from this product. I wish I had found this product 40 years ago. Kevin in Bethel, ME 11/25/13
I love your products.. Using the veggie soup base, along with leftovers that i store in my freeze (plus canned roasted tomatoes), i can make a killer soup in one hour... a great way to use up leftovers that are not enough for a meal.
Thank you for getting my order to me so quickly. I've already recieved it! By the way the bavarian creme mix was awesome!!
So, I've been driving past this unassuming storefront for years, always noting in the back of my head that I should stop by. I did today...I am very, VERY happy I did. I was greeted at the door by a very nice young lady who told me that I could not only look around, but sample just about anything in the place. Then, I did a reconnoiter.
The Outlet features loads of spices, rubs, sauces and some cookware items and all of it reasonably priced and of very high quality. I got some Saigon Cinnamon that I'd not seen anywhere else, and saved at least a few dollars on the price after comparing online. They bag their own spices and other items, thus saving the customer money in the packaging department, and they have everything you could want (in good volume) for making meals for two or twenty-two.
I ordered my new bottle of Au Jus Liquid yesterday & I know the one I have is several years old. I'm sure with the salt content it has a very long shelf life but, thought I'd check with the professionals because one never knows. Love this product - use it in pot roasts, beef stroganoff, beef soups - anything I need to increase the beefy taste.
Thank you so much for catching my errors! I got the e-mail about the shipping special and was not careful about what bases I had in my refrigerator. I do need the gluten free option for all the bases, so I think I chose the wrong vegetable base as well. This is what my order should read: 1 # 383 Gluten Free Beef + 1 #437 Gluten Free Chicken +
2 #054 Gluten Free Vegetable
I am astounded at such great customer service! I have been touting the quality of the products you carry, but this is going above and beyond. I will be a customer for life.
Peace, Laura Hall-Schordje - 9/3/2013
Note: this store is also called http://SoupBase.com and has a website athttp://www.soupbase.com.
Dear David, thank you for your prompt answer to my problem. I just placed my Beef Gravy order. I want you to know that we, as customers, really appreciate doing business with you and your company. Everyone that I make my roast beef and Yorkshire pudding dinner for loves my gravy. I tell them where it comes from and I don't think they believe me. I also can't get enough of your Turkey Gravy concentrate. I add a few of my own flavors to it and have never had any better. Thank you again.
Sincerely, Nancy Robinson, July 21, 2013
Hi...............just had to let you know I love the bases!!!! great product, great service,
My husband and I were driving to Great Lakes, Ill last Wed & Thurs for our grandson's graduation and stayed in Brecksville, Ohio Wed night. As we drove around the very beautiful community looking for a restaurant, I happened to spot what I think was one of your facilities off the main street. I told my husband this is where all of that cooking stuff comes from that he complains "takes up beer space" in the fridge.
In my last order I had for the first time your Au Jus concentrate which is absolutely awesome. Far better than the liquid.
Keep up the good work!
A happy Minors home cook, Barbara Cannon - July 3rd
"I just love that store. I wish we were closer, I know I can order online but its so much fun walking around and finding all the cool stuff in there. The staff is so nice to us. They have such a great variety of the spices, bases, flavorings we are looking for plus ones we didn't know we needed."
This is my second time buying Minor's Bases, and I will continue to buy them forever! l've tried almost every brand, and ALL were too salty. Minor's has the meat listed as the first ingredient, and there's no problem if you increase the amount of base for a stronger flavor in your recipe. I've purchased the chicken & the beef (both L/S) and will be buying more as they run out.
They carry the Minor's line of bases, which are hard to get and sought after here on the West coast.
Linda L. - Campbell. CA
My order arrived this morning, very fast and in perfect condition! Thank you so much for all you have done for me and the care you take in packing your products. I shall tell all of my "foodie" friends of you website and prompt, caring service. I also want to tell you that I appreciated your prompt answers to my questions. David your company knows the true meaning of customer service.
Thank you again, K. Schwalb, Texas
Friendly, knowledgeable owners that sell high quality products. I've actually been looking for some time for a good stock base for cooking; they have a wide selection ranging from standard chicken base to more uncommon bases such as mirepois and bacon. They also have various packaged products, such as stadium mustard, stuffing, roux mix, as well as various sauces to buy. The first time we stopped by here was when we randomly saw the outlet open on Mayfield, and decided to see what they had to offer. The owners were very friendly and willing to help with any needs we had. The next time we stopped by was several months later, and the owner remembered us from the first visit. So, good folks, good products, and a good location on Mayfield. Highly recommended!
I wanted to thank you for helping me with my first order. The shrimp stock arrived in only 2 days. I was very pleased with the ease and quality of the product. After making mine from scratch and going through the process of saving shells from many pounds of shrimp, this was awesome. You were right when you told me the base taste better than the stock I made from scratch. It has cut my cooking time way down. I also enjoyed talking to you and hearing about how the company began, a real american success story. Thanks for the great product and the free cookbook too,
Damien H. Varnville SC
"I love Minor's bases and have used them for years. I have the roasted chicken, beef, ham, bacon, turkey, roasted garlic, chipotle, and roasted red pepper. Whether you are making a stew, soup, sauce or gravy, these bases will add so much depth and flavor, and usually just a spoonful is all that is needed, it's very concentrated. These would be perfect to add to Christmas gift baskets for your foodie friends, or friends who could use a little help in the kitchen :) ."
Mary Clark, Fort Worth, TX
"My turkey wouldn't be the same if it wasn't rubbed with base first!! And I use it in my stuffing, too!! The gravy concentrate makes the best gravy, then I add the turkey drippings for even more flavor!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!"
"My freezer is full of various Minor's bases. Use them for everything, from cooking all the way down to just a mug of broth (with the chicken and clam bases). Best stuff in the world." Coyote Holmberg
I just wanted to say a heart-felt THANK YOU because some of your soup bases are maltodextrin free and it’s very hard to find chicken or beef flavorings that don’t include that substance.
I’m a type 2 diabetic. There are 26 million known diabetics in the United States and it’s estimated that approximately another 20 million or so are either undiagnosed or are pre-diabetic.
When I was first diagnosed I followed my doctor’s instructions to the letter and yet my blood sugar kept jumping up to over 200 on a regular basis and I didn’t know why. I kept researching and researching and finally found out it was the maltodextrin that is found in many sugar free products as well as soups, bouillons, etc. I switched to an endocrinologist who explained that maltodextrin is extremely hard on the pancreas. Because of how the laws read, manufacturers are not required to list it in the nutrition information but only in the ingredient list.
Once I cut out all products with maltodextrin in them from my diet, my blood sugars quickly normalized and now my lab tests show that I’m pretty much the same as those who are not diabetic.
Before I was diagnosed I probably ate soup at least 4 times a week and even more in the fall and winter months. I missed it SO MUCH when I had to cut it from my diet but then someone in my diabetic support group told me about your products. HAPPY DAY! I can have soup again! I’ve also used it in casseroles, beef stroganoff, chicken cacciatore and much more.
It seems most companies either don’t know or don’t care to provide products that are truly safe for diabetics so again, a huge THANK YOU! Soup may seem like a small thing but when I’ve had to throw out a life-time of recipes I’ve collected and loved, it’s more than wonderful to know that with the maltodextrin free bases you have, I can still enjoy some of them.
Clam base totally saved my chowder. We clammed for 2 days to get enough fresh clams. Even with the fresh broth it wasn’t clammy enough. The clam base was just enough to make it just right!!!!
Thanks. I look forward to using your product which was introduced to me at a Barbeque cooking school I attended last Saturday. I plan to use the products I purchased to inject beef briskets as a marinade. I am interested in your recipe booklets as well. Regards, Butch Barnhill
Thank you very much for your prompt response to my inquiry!
Dave and Heidi,
Turkey Base - 2 varieties
Smoky Barbecue Rub by Tom Douglas
VALUE of Using Bases
All Natural Beef Base (New Formula)
Slap Yo' Daddy Dry Rub
Clam Base - 2 varieties
Slap Yo' Daddy Dry Rub
Chia Seeds - Fresh & Clean
All About Herbs - SALT FREE
Chef's Ingredient Panko Bread Crumbs & Tempura Batter
Spices, Salts, Peppers, Flours, Sugars
CIO & RC Specialty Soup Bases
Your package arrived today, safe and sound! I want to thank you for the extra care that was taken this time in packing my order. The plastic wrap around each tub ensured not a single one was bent, nor cracked open, as has happened before. Great work!! Karin,