I have come across some more interesting information about the condiment called Taste #5 Umami and it has to do with the ingredients and where to purchase. For those of you the Cambridge, MA area, the choice is easy as it can be found at Cardullos, 6 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. It is available from them online.
Also, here are the ingredients, which Do Not include MSG.
“Umami Paste, Taste # 5
Umami Spiced Tomato Puree, The Ultimate Flavor Bomb to Enhance any Savory Dish. Can Be Used Raw or Cooked.
Ingredients: Tomato Paste, Anchovy Paste, Black Olives, Balsamic Vinegar, Porcini Mushroom, Parmesan Cheese, Citric Acid, Olive Oil, Wine Vinegar, Sugar, Salt.( Contains Milk). Produced in Italy” (Aimee Bianca, YC Media, 212-609-5009, Aimee Bianca)
So there you are with some more information. I still have not located any in the Boise area and I may have to get some via online sales. Thank-You Ms Bianca for this information and link. Cheers!