Monday, August 31, 2009

Is That Healthy: Eating Bouillon Cubes

I really like gravy, and I enjoy more salt then the average human. Thus I like bouillon cubes. It's that handy dandy snack that says "I'm a successful young man who has not time to carry around a bowl full of gravy." One handy dandy cube could last me an hour of pure meaty delight. All it takes is a little nibble, and my mouth explodes into a flavorful celebration complete with mountains of gravy and thousands of dancing leprechauns!
(they're magical and can live in my mouth.)

As wonderful as the bouillon cube and it's close relative, the ramen flavor packet are, sometimes I worry. Is it right that I spend so much time in this trance like state of bouillon bliss? It's a tough call to make. I feel that this behavior I have developed is ok, and I can quit any time. Others have a theory this stuff is just unbleached cocaine. That's got to be a lie. Cocain doesn't come in cubes or little foil pouches. Come on people.

Chicken or beef? That is the question.

41 comments:

Mrs. 5C said...

REALLY?!? You EAT bouillon cubes?? ... DRY?!?!
You are so weird. But as your sister-in-law, I'll continue to love you. (but maybe I'll hide my cubes of flavor when you come over...) ;)

Caroline said...

Love, have you been raiding the bouillon cube jar again? I thought I told you to stay out of that! Onion bouillon cubes only.

Remi Rem said...

wow! Thats so intersting!!! I do the same thing!!
I get like.. these salt rushes. As we speak, I have beef bouillon flavoring next to me!!
I love gravy, broth, bouillon, salt, and accent!
I don't know why that is... at least I know there another out there, just like me! =D

I'm not sure if its unhealthy.. I have a high metabolism and don't gain weight, so maybe I'm safe!

If you know any reasons for this, please do e-mail me at, remirem300@ymail.com!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love beef boullion cubes. I nibble on them. It takes me about a half an hour to eat one. I like to curl up with a good book and cherish one. I have loved them since I was little. I am 28 now. LOL.

Anonymous said...

thought i was alone too... i've loved these cubes since i was little, am 28 now too, just ate one 5 minutes ago (love to nibble or place a little bit on the roof of the mouth so my saliva is always tasty) and got curious... are they harmful or not really?

OnlyMeyers said...

---ABSOLUTELY HARMLESS---
Trust me. I'm a Professional.

The dentist also couldn't find a single cavity yesterday, after what could only be described as a witch hunt.

Anonymous said...

Me, too! The only problem I have is moderation so sometimes I get puffy eyes. One day I'll keel over with atherosclerosis, I am sure. My arteries will probably just crystalize.

Anonymous said...

ccUUBES
YUMM

Anonymous said...

i just ate one yesterday. yum yum.

Anonymous said...

i eat them too.... i was wondering if anyone else did... lol but my boyfriend wont kiss me after cuz they make me taste funny lol!!

Anonymous said...

o_____o

For years, I thought for sure I was the only one who did this. Man, I'm glad it's not as weird as I thought lol. That being said, beef all the way. The chicken ones just sort of don't have the same... richness to them, I guess.

deletedsoul said...

Beef, hands down. It has to be the right kind too - nothing with salt substitute in it. In a pinch, the flavor packets out of ramen noodles will work. :)

iowadude said...

I enjoy a good beef boullion cube to snack on too. It's a tasty nibble of extreme flavor. I've caught a lot of crap for it, but have no plans of stopping.

Anonymous said...

I used to eat the granulated beef bouillon from wyler's because it had the best flavor. Then they stopped selling it in my area so I actually bought some online today. Crazy yes, but so good. As long as you don't over eat it, because it is salt you will be fine.

Tiff said...

Meeee Tooooo!!!! I love beef! I crave it so bad sometimes that I have to have it, lol. The Herb Ox brand is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

OMG i cant believe that im not the only one who does it!!! i just ate one and i was thinking imma google to see if its really bad to enjoy a beef cube every once and a while ... im soo glad i am among friends and colleagues! VIVA LA BULLION REVOLUTION!

Kitti said...

I was nomming on a chicken cube when I decided to Google "I eat bouillon cubes" when this website came up. I'm so glad to see there are so many of us. We really should start a club.

Anonymous said...

Ahah. I did the same. Just ate a bouillon cube and decided to Google it. Chicken!!! So salty. Takes a little while to lick through it. I feel like a deer with a salt rock haha.

Anonymous said...

I'm a girl from Portugal who also loves bouillon cubes. I began gobbling them down when I was a kid. But then I turned vegetarian, and spent almost 20 years without one. You see, we didn't have veggie cubes here back then. When they became available, I nearly killed myself in an orgy of salty goodness.

Like the rest of you, I came here while attempting to find out if I was alone in the Universe. To my utmost joy, I've found out I'm not! But probably I'm still the only one in Europe.

Greetings from across the Atlantic. Drink plenty of water, my American friends, and enjoy yourselves.

Anonymous said...

and: no you cannot make soup in your stomich.. :(

Anonymous said...

Like most of you, I found this page while sucking on a bouillon- chicken ;) I'm out of beef right now.

Same story basically too, been suckin em for years! I also used to drink teriyaki as a kid, straight from the bottle.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed bullion cubes since I was child. I eat mine differently apparently from everyone else. I just leave them wrapped in the aluminum foil, and just bite down on it slightly and suck on it.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's weird at all that so many enjoy bullion cubes. They are salty, savory and amazing. As a child a friend introduced me to them and she ate them shoved into half of a lemon. The combination of salty, beefy flavor with the sour lemon is unlike anything I have encountered. Very addictive.

Kile said...

Joy! I am not the only one.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if it was harmful.... but since soo many others eat them, I guess I will continue the habit
:D

Anonymous said...

I do this too, we should start a club!

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I'm not alone in this weirdness.

Anonymous said...

OMG!love to eat bullion and personally I don't care the flavor.... However chicken seem to be best for me. But I also like eating the ramen flavoring as well....sooooo good! Eat on be happy!;-)

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one even my wife thought I was crazy but now I go to Sams Club and buy them in bulk (chicken). And yes i too have a craving for gravy. I've been known to substitute chicken bouillon cube with poultry gravy mix when I run out

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh when I read your comment but isn't there a club for anything and everything

Anonymous said...

I eat cubes. Beef only love the way they taste.
Glad there is so many more like myself.

BlackAngel said...

I thought I was alone! LoL! They are so good! (If you like salt. LoL!) I eat like one a day. 😃

Anonymous said...

I discovered them as a way to stave off hunger. Love me some beef cubes. I lick them; nibble them; bite chunks; whatever the need.I too thought I was alone. So happy to know I'm not!!!
Anon

Anonymous said...

I can't believe i didn't Google this earlier.I thought I was so weird...glad to know I'm not alone. I would however like to know if it's unhealthy to eat like one a day, everyday for years.

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Anonymous said...

I feel like there's only like 10 people commenting to make ourselves feel better about eating bullion.

Casey said...

I randomly Googled this bc i thought of my dad telling me he used to grab one for an after school snack. Haha I totally thought he was kidding. Guess not. Not sure why I thought I thought of this like 15 years later.

Casey said...

I randomly Googled this bc i thought of my dad telling me he used to grab one for an after school snack. Haha I totally thought he was kidding. Guess not. Not sure why I thought I thought of this like 15 years later.

Anonymous said...

Omggg I'm not alone!!! I do this secretly and I'm addicted!!

Anonymous said...

I eat them, I'm honestly trying to resist raiding the cubes at the moment haha

Anonymous said...

It is nice to know I am not the only one who adores bullion cubes
I enjoy one with a tall glass of ice cold milk (most preferred whole or 2%) and watch YouTube
My husband worries about my health so he refuses to buy them :'( it's been about two months and I went back picking my lips I need to convince him this habit isn't bad