While the European Union and America have pretty much the same size population, Europa is still very much more fragmented and individualistic. Not a negative or positive, just an observation.
One drawback of that is that larger US consumer goods companies have a hard time breaking into this huge market. Even Wal Mart failed.
Costco has been talking about it, but no progress to date. Costco is the one company I miss most and with that, many products. Organic chicken stock, gluten free. If you know where to find it in Europe, let me know.
Until then, we make our own. Which is actually not a bad thing at all. Know your ingredients, eat at home and nobody will call you a "food terrorists" at a restaurant when you inquire about the Risotto being gluten free.....(http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/09/30/letters-gluten-free-is-just-another-example-of-the-food-terrorists-winning/)
We eat a lot of roast chicken here in France and we always freeze the carcass instead of throwing it out as we did back in Calgary. (Where we had Costco, who carried the best gluten free chicken stock. )
I think Victoria waits until she has four of them before dumping it all into our large stock pot and boils the bones for a long while. I say 6 hours or more? Not much flavoring needed, you can add spices when using the stock. Leave it sit in the fridge for a night, remove all the fat, pour into smaller containers and freeze up the soup. Makes the best Risotto and many other great dishes.
MY GO TO BRAND OF CHICKEN STOCK IN CANADA
FOUR POTS FULL OF STOCK
BEFORE AND AFTER SKIMMING THE FAT
DISPOSE THE FAT.
CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
WE EAT A LOT OF ROAST CHICKEN
DON'T THROW OUT THE CARCASS. BOIL IT FOR HALF A DAY
IN YOUR BIGGEST POT