Working too hard to find time to make your own stock from scratch? Before you grab a substitute, check out the ingredient list.
Many stocks contain sugars (cane and fruit juice, dextrose), potatoes (pure starch) and various kinds of oils.
Pacific Foods has none of that—just organic vegetables and sea salt.
Admittedly, you’re still getting a chunk of sodium with every cup, but if you usually shun processed foods and don’t have a condition that requires zealous watching, then you can afford to cheat every now and then—at least a little bitta.