Bouillon is thought to originally be (as suggested by great historian Ple-U-TRK-1) an Old Reckoning animal, which roamed in great marauding herds destroying every civilization it came in contact with until at last they were hunted to near extinction. Through hard work with Production, Logistics and Commissary, though, The Computer was able to resynthesis the essence of bouillon as one of the Thirty-one_Official_Flavors. After the initial success of the toothpaste launch, The Computer asked the Iron_Chef to produce and release a batch of bouillon-flavored toothpaste. Kept out of public record, the release was linked to at least 287 willful self-terminations within its first week. The remaining bouillon-flavored paste was discretely removed from circulation and the whole issue subsequently denied.
According to the historical writer Chase-B-ANK-5, bouillon was actually another name for gold (Au-79). Apparently it was used for a number of financial and transactional purposes. Any culinary application would have been incidental at best. I mean, what would it taste like?
Very tangy, probably. I, for one, prefer the taste of cold coat zippers, the kind that rubs off on your fingers. Mmmm...
My producers STILL haven't perfected it for would-be official flavor Ferric Fun. Perhaps another random execution will motivate them.
Well, that would explain why they were hunted to extinction, Jan-U. Between being a valuable method of currency as well as as slow moving as a creature made of a substance with that atomic-weight would have to be... they could have been hunted to extinction before the invention of the pre-computer!