Have not used the product.
The way I mix it isn't too salty at all, which I assumed it would be. First couple of uses, it tastes like a very plain stock that needed veg & meat in it! By the third mug, I like it just as it is: homey and filling without being overpowering. Love it, will repurchase.
I made a big pot of chicken soup with several tablespoons of this product. It was probably the best soup I've ever made. Don't know how it would taste in something else, but I will buy it again for soup. I like the long shelf life, too.