Feedback - Benson's Gourmet Seasonings

By ADDidas Latest Reply 2012-03-13 11:08:47 -0500
Started 2012-02-08 10:41:13 -0600

Has anyone tried Benson's Gourmet Seasonings as part of a low sodium diet?
I came across them while researching the various salt alternatives available. I have been on a low sodium diet (less than 1500mg/day) for about a month and so far most of the low sodium recipes have been extremely bland (we bought a few low sodium cookbooks).
I bought some "No Salt" substitute and asked my doctor about it. He didn't recommend it because it was basically pure potassium (which I initially thought would be a bonus since he encouraged me to eat high potassium foods). He said it wasn't a good idea because I'm currently taking Lisinopril and it could have some very negative effects.
At the end of the day, if I'm going to have to eat this way for the foreseeable future, I would at least like to enjoy my food.
I ordered the large pack of Benson's seasonings yesterday and am excited to start trying them out. They have no sodium or potassium, and I'm praying that it doesn't mean no flavor.
Has anyone had any experience with this product?

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ADDidas 2012-03-12 17:06:02 -0500 Report

I finally (after three weeks) received my order from Benson's. I called at about two weeks and was told that they recently saw a huge spike in people ordering the large pack (9 bottles). In all, I bought their nine pack, plus an extra bottle of their Table Tasty (which is their salt substitute) and it cost me about $53 after shipping. So far I have used the Table Tasty and their Bravado (which is their Tex-Mex chili seasoning).
The food I tested it on was a chopped up potato cooked in a skillet with a little vegetable oil. I tried to stick with something fairly basic so I could isolate the flavor of the seasoning. Typically, in my carefree days of eating whatever I want, I would use Lowrys Seasoning Salt and it would be awesome.
I'll be honest, the Table Tasty is a far cry from salt, but so is everything else (salt is just too good and it's job).
That said, Table Tasty is way better than anything else I've tried, and it doesn't have the dangers of using something like "No Salt" which is basically pure potassium.
With both of the Benson's seasonings I've tried, there is very little risk of over-seasoning, which might be my biggest criticism so far, you have to use a lot.
The flavor is actually really good. I need to continue to try it on new things, but I love the fact that it has no sodium, msg, sugar, or gluten.
Part of the set I bought was a couple of bottles for wild game. Unfortunately, I'm fresh out of antelope, elk, squirrel, and various other woodland creatures.
I will try to post more as I try the other stuff, especially if I find one to be especially good.

HeartHawk 2012-03-13 10:39:06 -0500 Report


What, out of squirrel already?! LOL! But do let us know how the Benson's works on more pedestrian faire like say, oh, beef, pork, and chicken!


ADDidas 2012-03-13 11:08:47 -0500 Report

It was classic, the seasonings came with a few little paper cookbooks, one was for wild game, and it included recepies for squirrel, rabbit, and a few others that seemed fairly random. If I remember correctly, there were some recepies for game that I wouldn't imagine even an advid sportsman would be eating on a regular basis. I guess I'm set if things get weird and I have to go live off the land or something.