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balanced protein seasoning
Michele

06/17/04
Hi, does anyone know where I can get balanced protein seasoning by Better Living Enterprises? Their website requires a password even for guests!

Thank you,
Michele

ellen

06/23/04
Couldn't help with the site, and I think the product they carry is Dr. Jensen's protein seasoning, which is different from the no-longer-available Dr. Bronner's...
Cynde
travis6@alltel.net
12/09/04
HELP! I am desperate to find something with the same taste as the no longer available Dr. Bronner's protein seasoning any suggestions?
carol

04/26/05
We enjoyed Dr. Bronner's protein seasoning for many years. I'm wondering if a powdered soy sauce (or powdered tamari or shoyu) would be close enough. I don't know where to find those either. Any suggestions??
ellen

04/28/05
I use a Swiss vegetable bouillon tablet called "Moraga" brand as my current substitute. The problem with the soy suce or soy sauce powder, is, it has more salt than salt! Moraga is available salt free, the flavor is excellent, and although it is pricey, to me it is worth it. I found it at Whole Foods with the spices.
Anne
godswayisriighteous@yanoo.com
07/07/05
I am trying to find an alternative to Dr. Bronners Protein Seasoning or what website to get an alternative product? I would appeciate any help given
Thankks,
Anne
Anne
godswayisrighteous@yahoo.com
07/07/05
Sorry the wrong email popped up. This one is the correct one.
Thanks!
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07/20/05
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Michael Kim
05/14/06
Whoever this email may concern,

This is in reference to your pricing for the three pounds of balanced protein seasoning.
If you don't mind, please let me know.
Your attention to this matter will be greatly appreciated.

ellen
05/15/06
Michael, the Bronner family discontinued the seasoning after Dr. Bronner's death and are not interested in passing on the formula. Sorry!
sal
07/17/06
I am looking for an alternative to Dr. Bronners Protein Seasoning any recommendations?
Steve Kim
03/26/07
Where can I buy "Balanced Protein Seasoning" by
Better Living Enterprises?
Wayne Sabbak
05/15/07
When I was young, a long time ago, my favorite treat was to slice a nice ripe haas avocado in half, put a few drops of Bronner's sauce where the pit was, mush it up and eat it with his corn chips. My mouth salivates just thinking of that. His family should reinstate that amazing sauce in his honor. I'll try some Moraga, but I'm skeptical....
Stephen
08/20/07
I was raised in the sixties and remember well of Dr. Bronner's Soy-Corn Chips that came coated with, you said it!... Dr. Bronners "Balanced Protein Seasoning" powder.
God were those addictive! talk about great with gaucamole!
Yes, it had peppermint and orange peel in the ingredients, but even as a kid, I didn't care... ...They were just too damn good!

It was then much later in my life, many, many chip bags later. I think it was about 1997?.. That's when I knew then, that life would never be as I once knew.

This feeling resulted after having gone to the health food store and noticed that his chips were gone, not-a-one!
His powdered "Balanced Protein Seasoning" was no where to be found, only strange looks by clerks much younger than I, of my odd request. An "All One" loss to mankind ...God hate getting older!

Crystal
08/26/07
I have fond memories of Dr. Bronners Balanced Protein Seasoning as a child as well. My mom put it on brown rice, vegetables, and in just about every other dish we ate. Boy do I miss the good old days.
ellen
08/27/07
I met Dr. Bronner himself many many years ago when I went to buy a barrel of his seasoning for my restaurant in southern California. He really had a passion for his work. His family wrote that he had not left them any resources for the formula for the seasoning- no recipe- I miss it, too.
Margie
10/09/07
I miss not being able to get Dr. Bronner's, too, and nothing is the same. If you don't mind a liquid, I've found some solice in Bragg's Liquid Aminos.
Holly
11/24/07
Where would I be able to purchase Balanced Protein Seasoning?

Thank you.

ellen
11/24/07
Sorry, you can't. It is no longer manufactured. I use Moraga bouillion cubes and a little soy sauce as a substitute.
jongmin
12/09/07
where I can get balanced protein seasoning by Better Living Enterprises? I really want to know. thank you.
Evan
01/12/08
I used to love Dr Bronners Seasoning on brown rice and salad!!!... Trully miss it. What a cult taste that was. It brings me back to my best memories as a child. I only wish they could bring it back. Braggs liquid aminos is not even half as tasty.
Veronica
01/18/08
I still have a (very old) shaker of Dr. Bronner's Seasoning. Thinking about sending it to the lab so it could be backwards-engineered. I've tried sprinkling it on regular corn chips, but it's not the same. Man, I miss those chips...
ellen
01/19/08
Veronica, if you do this, I long to know the results! I am sure it had dried soy sauce in it- sure wonder what else...
michaelmaxp
01/26/08
Veronica, I would love to participate in this endeavor as well and would be willing to pitch in some of the money for analysis. I absolutely loved that flavor.

I spoke with Dr, Bronners son a handful of years ago. He told me that he rummaged trough every nook and cranny looking for one more chip. As mentioned already, no writeen record was left of the recipe.

Michael
mm.perry@comcast.net

Jon
04/16/08
My Mom used to go to a organic farm in Suffolk County on Long Island (New York) in the 60's and I am pretty sure that is where she also bought the Dr Bronner's chips. I had forgotten about them until the 90's and only then noticed that they weren't available. I wrote to the company and was told that they were only doing the soap these days. I can just barely remember some of the cool foods she used to buy back then.
Kim
07/27/08
I recall one ingredient in the chips was yogurt--perhaps powdered yogurt. I think that's what gave them a slight bite. I don't know if the protein powder had this in it as well. I miss those chips like crazy, especially the puffs. I would also contribute to Veronica's reverse engineering costs.
ellen
07/28/08
When I talked to the family a few years ago, it seemed that the good doctor did not pass on all his recipes intact- so you can get the soaps, but the foods are gone. Sigh.
kristen
11/19/08
Has any one had Dr. Bronners on popcorn? Youn had to melt it with the butter because it got caked up,but it was delicious! They used to sell another brand that tasted exactly the sane at bonnys.
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Doug
12/06/08
I miss Drn Bronners Soy powdere as well. My favorite way to use it was on Popcorn. Fresh corn on the cob has never tasted as good since. Barnard Jensen made a powder that I think was the exact same product. I think it is just dried version of the liquid soy product that they make. Both are very sucepatable to moisture and must be kept in a sealed container. I remember always having to check the bottles in the store to see if the product had set up. Otherwise you were just buying a large bullion cube and it was useless for sprinkling on stuff.
Irene
01/06/09
You can order it directly from
Tina Hur, Better Living Enterprises, 18758 Bryant St, Northridge CA 91324
Call 818.341.5048
Sheila
01/17/09
AAARRRGHH! I, too, cannot believe that Bronner's liquid is gone for eternity! I also long for the avocado half with that, salt, a sprinkle of garlic powder and a pinch of cayenne. Oh, la la, was it heaven!
This is my biggest problem. It was the "secret ingredient" in my vegetable soup,which the family has long enjoyed. Now they want the recipe.

Oh, well, the only thing that remains the same in this life is change. Bragg's does not come close. I guess in am going to stop mourning and move on to Moraga.

Just a thought - if any Bronner's liquid still exists, can't someone analyze it? I think that the Bronner family might then be willing to produce it again.

Paix,
Sheila

megan and mike
04/17/09
corn chips
We love Dr. Bonner's corn chips. My dad started eating Dr. Bonner's corn chips when he was twenty in 1969. I've been eating them since I was a baby. We wrote to the company and asked for the secret recipe but they haven't written back. Would you be interested in a "be in" in front of Dr. Bonner headquarters to bring back the corn chips? People talk about a "big mac" attack but were having a corn chip attack and there's no way to relieve the pain. We don't know what exactly made them so good but they are a million times better now that they are gone forever.
sedna
05/01/09
I was just laying in bed and remembered those corn chips, a silver bag I think?
I Googled it and came to this site.
I loved those chips. I would also love to help with financing some "reverse engineering"
Yes, I am having a "corn chip attack"!
bond
07/08/09
I'm 24, I can say, after the amazing experiences of it on popcorn, when I was, maybe seven, in Michigan. I used to just put the powder on my hand and lick it straight. HAHA, maybe they don't want to reveal the ingredient cause it was some illegal addictive drug. Well, I've taken all the notes I can, gonna check all these hitherto stated substitute potentials, I'll prob'ly just combine them all in some mad-scientist frenzy. Wish me luck. and let's all cross our fingers for some future synthesis of Dr. Bronner's mystery.
susanL
08/31/09
I asked for the chips at my local coop; so sad to learn here of their dicontinuance.

Such an important gustatory memory of the 70's for me!

Re INGREDIENTS: I believe kelp or dulse or other powdered seaweed formed the character of the taste. Either noted on pkg. or my taste buds!

Mary
11/13/09
Veronica I am also interested in the reverse engineering process for Dr. Bronners. I also would be willing to contribute to the process. Please give this considerable thought. I am going to call my father to see if maybe he has some old bottles.
Wayne
11/16/09
2 1/2 years since I last posted on this blog... funny. The ingredients of the good doctor's products were of course on the labels if anyone has one? I wonder that the family wouldn't at least have that? Also were they big enough to have employees that maybe knew how they were made? We need a first class sleuth.
ellen
11/16/09
I actually have a half bottle of the precious stuff, and it does not have a helpful ingredient label. It very proudly said no salt, but was VERY salty; I suspect that the soy ingredient was dehydrated soy sauce. It was always basically a family business, and the doctor kept the special recipes to himself; the kids don't even have them, just the soap recipes.
Scott Chun
12/17/09
Where can I buy "Balanced Protein Seasoning" by Better Living Enterprises?
ellen
12/17/09
There are internet sellers for this product, put it in quotes in a google search and you will get the links.
Star
02/18/10
the container that held the powdered seasoning had ALL the ingrediantes listed on the back of the container. I do remeber that and I was raised on it. We used it on everything!From potatoes to meats and vegetables and even cottage cheese. My sister and I have been searching for along time in hopes some one would start producing again. IS THERE ANYTHING that comes even close to it?
Kelsey
04/05/10
Hi Ellen, any update on the remaking of Dr. Bronners seasoning? I used to work in a health food store and we used it quite a bit, I had some for years and assumed I'd always be able to get it....hoping someone has had it analyzed. Thanks!
ellen
04/05/10
No interest yet. Where are those old hippie venture capitalists when we need them?
steve
04/10/10
those chips and seasoning kept myself and many others healthy despite our excesses in the 60s and 70s I miss them ande still use the soaps
lance Atkinson
04/23/10
i need a sample im a chemical compounder with the ability to get molecular spectral and atomic analysis contact me we near duplicate the formula lanceratkinson@gmail.com
ellen
04/24/10
Seriously, Lance?

You can email me using the contact link at the bottom of this page and we can negotiate the sharing of my precious sample- I have about 2 tablespoons- email me.

mary naylor
05/05/10
I have about half of a 2 1/2 oz of Dr. Bronner's Balanced-Mineral-Seasoning (in original container) if anyone is interested. (I am reminded of another blog somewhere of another nutritionist who insists that only apprenticing the master can come close to duplicating a formula.)
ellen
05/08/10
Yes, Dr. Bronner was a remarkable person, and he as well as this recipe are missed.
DEBORAH
05/22/10
Indian princess tea
does anyone remember "indian princess tea"?
it came in a clear bottle with a gold label with a pictures of an indian princess. it was in powder form the color of tumeric.
ellen
05/25/10
Not in my memory banks. Maybe a reader can help.
stephen chase
06/06/10
im 61 and i miss dr bronner mineral seasoning salt..can someone sell me some..even a used bottle...take me back to a better time...please!
ellen
06/07/10
Hi Stephen,
Haven't seen that in forever; maybe a reader can help.

I'm lucky; our Celebration Circle makes these very good times for me.

Randy
10/22/10
re:5/5/10 Mary naylor

I contacted Dr Bronners and they said at that time that they lost the recipe for the mineral salt - monly dr bronner knew it - they were interested in obtaining some so they could figure out his formula. If you still have the mineral salt please contact the company and see if they want it.

ellen
10/22/10
As mentioned way back on the thread, I also contacted them, and at that time they did not express an interest in re-developing. This is great news. I have a little and will contact them again!
wallace curry-salahu
10/24/10
i really am touched by the people this product is touching and has touched. the way 2 a mans heart is through his stomach. i was touched by his labels his energy i think its time 4 a BONNER PROJECT 2 unfold i want to cherish the memories of the 60s,of hippie hill in golden gate park haight street this product gives 2 me. i can smell it and taste it in my mind.i turned my mother and my aunt out on dr bonners season n god bless them. u may if u like can contact me for any assist u need in start n a DR BONNER PROJECT.
Elyse
12/07/10
I have half a bottle of Dr. Bronner's Balanced-Mineral-Seasoning. Is that the product everyone is talking about? I have had it on my shelf for years and just now took it out to put in homemade puppy food. Then I figured we ought to have it too. I am sorry it is off the market.
ellen
12/08/10
Elyse, the mineral seasoning was a different product (liquid), but if they are interested in redeveloping the protein seasoning (powder), they might be interested in the mineral seasoning too. Don't feed it to the puppies!
michell
01/27/11
Plz let me know if you still have it. i am interested in investing for the recreation of this product 813-442-8370
thank You
beckie
01/31/11
The balanced protein seasoning was perfect. I would love to be able to get it again. If it ever becomes available i would very much like to know.
angie
02/21/11
Looking for dr.bronners balanced protein seasoning for Esther's secret salad dressing- any luck yet?
ellen
02/22/11
There isn't any more...
Amber
03/03/11
I too miss that seasoning. My mom used to buy it all the time. I can't remember the last time we had it, but it sure was a seasoning I would have on my shelves right now if I could. What a wonderful seasoning to have. I read a post that said she used to put it in her hand and lick it off. I did the same thing. It was just that good. I didn't know it in the 60s, but I did know it in the early 90s
ER
03/03/11
Love all the stories...and so happy to know I'm not the only one remembers that incredible taste. I'm only 36 but my first job at age 9 was sleeping floors in a health food store in the early 80s...and those Dr. Bronner's chips...ah...nothing has ever come close to that taste! And the seasoning...and the soaps (at least those are still around)...I haven't seen the chips in stores in many moons and I figured something like this must have happened. I sincerely hope someday the recipe is resurrected...his food products were pure magic. :)
maureen
04/03/11
Hi Everyone,
Try a product found at Follow Your Heart, Sherman Way in Canoga Park CA. Balanced Protein Powder it's a generic version of Dr Bronner's seasoning. Good Luck!
ellen
04/03/11
Wow, hope this works!
Lyn
05/10/11
Dr Bronners
I used to work for Dr Bronner in the late 60's early 70's. I helped type some of those great labels. He was a neighbor and friend of my parents and mine. Interesting man. He always gave me lots of foods and soaps. I was just telling my 26 year old son about the chips and decided to look them up. I loved those chips, he also had cheese puffs that were healthy and tasted similar to the chips. YUM YUM!. I also really like his seasonings. For a short time, Frito Lay took over the chip business but I heard that Dr Bronner did not like how they handled it and they considered him a pain so they sold it back. I have not seen the chips or puffs since and think that might have something to do with it. Maybe Frito Lay had that in the sell back agreement? These were the best ever chips in the whole world. If we all get together here and contact Frito Lay, maybe they will make them again? Thanks for the memories.
ellen
05/10/11
I met the good Dr. several times in the 70's and am not surprised at the outcome of this story! Maybe F-L has the formula?
gwen
07/22/11
I'm another child of the 70's and I'd pay a small fortune for a bag of Healthy Hunzas chips. Seaweed, weird amino acids, nutritional yeast? Best of luck to the cooks and molecular engineers!
staci
08/07/11
Dr. Bronner's Corn Chips
One of my first jobs was working at The Good Earth Health Bar in the back of George's Surf Shop in Huntington Beach, CA in the late 70s. Holy cow, I've been searching sporadically for decades for those Corn Chips and found this site! I'm with the poster who would eat half an avo with Dr. B's chips, yummmmm. I have found at Mother's Market in Costa Mesa, a corn chip that's exactly the same as the ole' Dr. Bronner's chips, but WITHOUT any seasoning. Love the texture, but miss that fabulous seasoning. I'm marking this page so I can visit for updates *hope hope hope* :D
ellen
08/09/11
Staci, what is the brand on these excellent still available corn chips?
Mario
08/18/11
Im 28 years old and as a kid I grew up with Dr. Bronners mineral seasoning. I loved it on fresh avocados and sprinkled on a fresh salad. My Grandma and I are looking for it, or a close alternative. However I discovered that it is no longer available. Please help. We are All one!
Kathy
09/19/11
My family owned a health food restaurant in Big Bear Lake, CA called Bear Necessities. Our soups were superb, all thanks to Dr. Bronner's balanced protein seasoning. I have been looking for it lately and find that it is discontinued. Blast! What a disappointment. At least I've found others here stating the same interest. I think I'll try the source that Maureen suggested. I let you all know...
ellen
09/19/11
I managed Kung Fu Natural Foods in Blue Jay for years in the 70's and that is where I found Dr. Bronner's. We used to drive down to the "factory" and buy it by the barrel.
Shira Nahari
09/21/11
To Mitchell who wrote: "Plz let me know if you still have it. i am interested in investing for the recreation of this product 813-442-8370
thank You"
I have part of a bottle of the liquid. Write shirtour@yahoo.com
Shira Nahari
09/23/11
Bernard Jensen Quick-Sip Boullion is apparently as close as we can come to duplicating the good old days of Bronner's Balanced Mineral Seasoning broth.
A 16 oz. bottle costs $10.49 + S & H of $7.50 (Free S & H for orders over $50).
They handle all orders by phone at (800) 755-4027. Hours: M-F 8-4 Pacific.
Interestingly enough they have neither a Web site nor e-mail!
So Mitchell, you are on, as the Bronner's firm has no intention of returning to any manufacturing of food because all the recipes died with Dr. Bronner and the sons are real professionals. Please contact me at the e-mail above. I called your number above and got a recording that it is not in service.
Shira Nahari
09/23/11
Here I am back again with more info.
I checked out the ingredients of Bernard Jensen Quick-Sip Boullion Concentrate at one of their distributors, Lucky Vitamins, where 32 oz. is $12.99:
Hydrolyzed Soya Protein, Molasses, Vinegar, Water, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C), Lemon Juice Powder, Zinc Sulfate, Capsicum, Oil-Free Soya Lecithin, Ferrous Fumarate (iron), Orange Juice Powder, Dulse, Vitamin E Acetate, Guar Gum, Papain Enzyme, Vitamin A Acetate, Copper, Sulfate, Dried Peppermint Leaves, Vitamin D3.

Frankly I think I would rather go for the Vegetable Broth Vegan by Rapunzel. 4.41 oz. $3.99 tinyurl dot com/3grpj9o
Ingredients: Sea salt, yeast extract, organic rice flour, organic sunflower oil, organic onions, organic carrots, organic celery, organic spices (organic turmeric, organic mace), organic parsley.
ELLEN
09/23/11
sHIRA ET OTHERS,

tHERE ARE TWO SEASONINGS WE ARE TALKING ABOUTL,

ELLEN
09/23/11
sHIRA ET OTHERS,

tHERE ARE TWO SEASONINGS WE ARE TALKING ABOUTL,

ELLEN
09/23/11
sHIRA ET OTHERS,

THERE ARE TWO SEASONINGS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT:

Dr. B's protein seasoning, a powder, my favorite

and

Dr. B's mineral seasoning, a liquid in the direction of soy sauce

I have some of the protein powder, which I know from the taste includes dry soy sauce.

ELLEN
09/23/11
sHIRA ET OTHERS,

THERE ARE TWO SEASONINGS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT:

Dr. B's protein seasoning, a powder, my favorite

and

Dr. B's mineral seasoning, a liquid in the direction of soy sauce

I have some of the protein powder, which I know from the taste includes dry soy sauce.

Lisa
11/17/11
Just wanted to hop on this link in solid hopes for any Dr. Bronners Balanced Mineral Spirits reincarnation news. I jonz for it too! I'm going sleuthing.
ellen
11/18/11
The Bronner family isn't making it any more...
EarlT
11/25/11
What is written
on the Label of these two products?

Dr. B's protein seasoning, a powder

Dr. B's mineral seasoning, a liquid

What are the Ingredients for each?

Perhaps a Food Chemist,
or an Inventor,
or someone who has Tasted,
Dr. Bronner's liquid seasoning,
will Re-create it's Tastiness.

ellen
11/26/11
The label does not really help, for example, it says "vegetable seasoniongs, spices". Sigh.
Rose
01/08/12
Myself and a ton of homeschooler families used made tons of popcorn using the protien seasoning. I remember the label very detailed in green stating the ingredients. Would someone please list what they have on their bottle?? What happened to Lance from 4/10 the chemist and Mary in May 10 who seemed very interested in helping with all our desires to see this come back? Can you update us as to where this is going right now... Thanks! Happy New Year 2012 !
david northup
02/08/12
Has there been any new info on the Dr Bronner products ? or are we still seeking ?
ellen
02/08/12
Yes, it was very detailed, but not very specific. No movement on this front; I am told that Frito-Lay bought the rights to the foods, and has not ever used them...
Jack
02/17/12
Hey Folks- I recently heard about a product that may be what you have been looking for. A friend of mine got a sample of a Protein enhanced seasoning that is going to be made in 5 different flavor versions. He had a sample a friend of a friend , (ya Know) gave him & he says it's super & delivers about 11-12 grams of protein per portion.It is about to be available this spring. I think he called it Proess. I'll post any further info I get as it comes closer to release. See y'all
Irene
02/17/12
You can get this product through Tina Hur, Better Living Enterprises, 18758 Bryant St, Northridge CA 91324. Call 818.341.5048 Email: betterlivingent@yahoo.com. She also sells it through New Start Health in Garden Grove, Ca. 714-534-4473. Hth's!
Susan e
02/23/12
I'm like the rest of you, longing for Dr. bronners chips and puffs. Seems the family could make a lot of people happy plus make a lot of moola selling the recipe. Did anyone contact Frito Lay to see if they have the recipe? We could invest together, wow Dr. Bronners would be resurrected!
I remember the bags were like the soap filled with ideas and comments. Weren't they blue and white too? Oh the memories!!!
ellen
02/23/12
I did check with the family and they do not have the recipes.
Lois
03/16/12
Indian princess tea
You are a rare find. I do remember Indian Princess tea.MMMMM The label listed about 50 herbs at least. I am a good researcher on the net but as yet have found nothing.I will post here I guess if I find any info.Keep checking in & I'll do the same.
kim
03/26/12
many years ago we sold all of dr. bronners products:
carrot syrup
birth control
date sugar
sun syrup
chips n doodles
vegetable pwd. with rose hips
mineral salts
carrot calcium pwd
liquid protein seasoning
dulse pwd
they were the finest products money could buy!!
Hoorenga
03/27/12
Another aging hippie who would give his right arm for some of Dr. Broner's soy amino protein seasoning. I remember you had to get it fresh or it caked. I would go to several health food stores turning the containers upside down, shaking them to see if they were still uncaked. It wasn't the same having to mix the lumps with water or melted butter. Might as well use soy sauce. I did find a replacement for it for a while. Dr. Bernard Jensen made something almost identical with his name on it. Tasted exactly the same. I don't know why Jensen quit making it but I would think that his family would have the recipe.
elle
03/28/12
Both the Jensen Mineral Bouillon and Protein Powder are still available.
 
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