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      20.10.2009 01:01
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      5*

      These are a life saver to me and I always have to have a constant supply in the kitchen cupboard. There are a variety of different flavours including: Bombay Bad Boy, Lamb Kebab, Minted Lamb & Chinese Chow Mein, but my personal favourite is the Chicken & Mushroom flavour as that is the only one I like.

      Pot Noodles are great for a little snack and brilliant if your trying to have a filling meal quickly before you go out, just add water (to your taste) and your done.

      They are such a time saver and taste pretty great too, but Im very picky about how mine are done, too much water is a big NO! You can get these from literally pretty much anywhere from big supermarktes to your local corner shop so if you want one they shouldnt be to hard to grab!

      You should be able to get one pot for under £1 maybe even cheaper than that depending on where you get it from and it will fill you up wntil you have a proper meal, great value for money!

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        15.10.2009 14:54
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        Pot Noodle - Chicken and Mushroom flavour

        I remember eating these as a student and occasionally for lunch at work and while they were never outstanding, they were still pretty good for a quick, hot snack. A couple of years ago though, they reduced the salt in them and when I bought one, it tasted horrible. I thought that maybe it was just a bad one and tried them again, but discovered that the next one was awful too - I guess it was all the salt that made them taste good!

        Anyway, I found one of these in the cupboard today (my partner still likes them) and as I have a horrible bout of flu, I was looking for something fast and easy - hence trying this Pot Noodle again.

        As it was cooking (do you still call it cooking if all you do is add boiling water?!) I could smell it and it did smell exactly as it used to, I was hopeful that it might taste better too. I was sadly disappointed!

        What can I say, it was revolting! In fact, it was so bad, I had to bin it after a couple of mouthfuls, and definitely won't be trying this again. I also noticed that there is nearly 500 calories, 2.38g of salt and 17.5g of fat in one pot, yet another reason to avoid it I reckon.

        I will be sticking with Supernoodles and won't waste my time trying this snack again. My review of Pot Noodle, revolting, disgusting and foul, don't buy it!

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          01.11.2008 13:20
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          These pot noodles are very filling and very tasty.

          I love most noodle dishes.
          And pot noodle is one of my favourites and is very filling.Sometimes,I can't even finish the whole pot.Chicken and Mushroom is the only main one I will eat.But there are other flavours aswell,which are, Beef and Tomato,curry,sweet n sour,sweet n spicy,chicken satay,Lamb hotpot,Chinese chow main,Tikka Masala,Bombay Bad Boy.

          So lots of flavours to choose from.And all done in a couple of minutes.All is needed is a boiled kettle,fill the pot to the line and add the sachet provided for flavouring. You can add as little or as much water as you like,to make the gravy more to your own liking.Give it a stir and let it stand for a few minutes.

          The noodles can be very long,but are lovely and soft.Drinking the juice once the noodles are gone is so tasty,its almost like a soup.You can also buy king size pots now,but the normal ones are plenty big enough for me.

          A pot noodle only costs around 75p,so it is a nice little meal that keeps you going untill your next meal time.Well worth it's price.

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          16.12.2002 16:05
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          Why has it taken me so long to write this op? Nearly 1 month into my Dooyoo experience and I haven't yet wrote about my one true love. The reason for this is because I can't be bothered to clean up all the saliva from my keyboard and computer desk. So with a cloth and some antibacterial spray at the ready I feel I am now prepared to undertake this immense, emotional rollercoaster task and jot down my feelings about my dearest friend and comfort. Even now, my hands are shaking and my heart is beating erratically, contemplating whether or not I should just press and hold the delete button on my keyboard, and make my way to the kitchen, make her hot and devour her. NO!....I'm strong, I have my own mind, my own life, I will not be ruled by her. I'm weak, I'm so weak, it's a good job I'm sitting down, I can hear her calling me. I rise and shut the door, turn up the sound of Basement Jaxx and focus on letting you in to my secret. *DEEP BREATHS* Padlocked cupboards are a regular sight in my kitchen. I'm allowed 1 Pot Noodle a week. Rachael says it's to keep my body in tip top condition for the Territorial Army. I come back at her and say "well how come you let me drink 6 pints a day"? Rachael states that if I had my way I would eat a Pot Noodle at every meal, and that we should eat together. "O.K" I say, throw myself on the floor and bang my fists till she relents. I skip into the kitchen, boil the kettle and caress her body. She looks so gorgeous in her white and yellow outfit. I touch her softly and feel that it's plastic. She dons one of those motifs across her chest that says "Pot Noodle Spicy Curry" With no hesitation from her she lets me remove her gold foil top which comes of easily. Then I fill her up with boiling water, steam emits from inside of her. I slowly stop pouring when I reach the specified line, and let her cool for tw
          o minutes before I begin again. I look at her from across the room, she's hot. I slowly walk over to her, keeping contact with her eyes I start to stir. She becomes moist, and changes colour. She changes from being pale to a lovely warm mustard colour, with specks of green and red. She tells me that the colours represent her love for me. I tell her to shut up, that they look more like peas and red peppers, and to get saucy. She carries with her a orange sachet filled with a thick brown sauce that makes her spicy. I rip it open with my teeth whilst she watches me. I slowly squeeze the sauce onto her, and stir it in slowly. I can almost hear her moan. She smells so good, spicy tones waft up my nose, with a light smell of sweetness. She tells me that 'Golden Wonder' make her what she is. They made her look and smell the way she does. In my mind I thank them. I make her sweat as I leave her for another minute, and then she warms my hands as I carry her to the couch. I turn on some Barry White and devour her. She tastes so good. Spicy, but not to spicy. Curry flavours tantalize my taste buds, I moan and groan until I have had my fill of her and can take no more. I lie back on the couch still holding her in my arms. I close my eyes and think through how intimate we have become. Stroking her I feel that she is still warm. I put her down gently so as not to wake her and sleep with a smile on my face. We met at Asda, she was with some friends of hers. She introduced me, there names were Beef and Tomato, Chow Mein ,Nice and Spicy and Chicken and Mushroom, they all seemed really nice as I looked them up and down and smiled. Spicy Curry really took my fancy though. I asked her if she would like to come back to mine she told me she had a boyfriend called Bombay Bad Boy. Charmingly I smiled and said that I wouldn't tell him. She agreed to come back with me but only if I gave her 79p. Cheap at half the price I thought. I lik
          e women with a bit of weight and was glad to see that she weighed 89grams and had 14.3grams of fat on her. To sum up my date, I would say that she is easy, cheap, and spicy. I like to get around so will definitely be trying out her friends, but only after I have used and abused her. I think I need a lie down! Cheers

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            15.10.2002 16:24
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            Pot noodles are coool unless you try the Bombay bad boy, because they are really hot, and I mean hot. They are really tasty snacks, quick and easy to prepare. All you have to do is take off the lid, take the sachet of sauce and fill to the fill level, wait three minutes, and job done a snack to eat in just 5 minutes. My favorites are chow mien, spicy curry and Bombay bad boy. They also do few pot rice varieties but I don?t like these so I can not really comment on them. They are relatively cheap, Costing around 80p. All my kids love them, and would eat them all the time given the chance. There are many flavours?. Chicken and mushroom, Beef and tomato, Chow mien, Nice and spicy, Spicy curry, Pizza, Sweet and sour, Bombay bad boy, When you open the lid they are made from dried ingredient. Then when they have been made with boiling water they have a kind of grey yellow gloopy consistency, which is one of their bad points. They do not look very appetizing at all but they taste good. Pot Noodles before being sold to BEST FOODS were labeled as containing genetically modified Soya and you might choose not to eat such stuff. However, this labeling has mysteriously disappeared, and it has not been replaced with a GM free label. So if you are conscientious about such affairs, you have been warned. Pot Noodle was launched nationally in the UK in 1979, and is now the 23rd largest food brand in the UK. The Pot Noodle brand is a true 'impulse brand' - around 50 per cent of purchases are unplanned - and claims 95 per cent of the £105 million instant hot snack market. The launch of the Pot Stop hot water dispenser in the forecourts of convenience stores has given retailers the opportunity to capitalize further on the impulse nature of the brand. The Pot Noodle brand was bought by Bestfoods in 1995, and was extended to include the Pot Pasta ran
            ge in 1999. Pot Noodle is produced by Unilever Bestfoods UK. They used to be by golden wonder.

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            04.10.2002 23:40
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            As Lunchtime comes around I often find myself unable to find anything suitable to eat. Fruits too yucky, chocolate too sickly, micro-meals too much..the reasons go on! Anyway, sometime last year I came across these little things called Pot Noodles... what a brilliant idea! Now for €1.39 roughly (80p) you cannot expect too much. So this lunchtime off I went to buy my Chow Mein Pot Noodle. The packaging on the pot stands out with the bright red and yellow logo. As well as this there is all the information you need to know about what is in the pot noodle, fat contents etc There’s even a guarantee which unless your a complete stingebag and expect a 5* meal then you won't need this. Well now I have the packaging out of the way let me tell you since about 11 am this morning my stomach has been crying out for food, and the thought of having to wait even longer for any food to be prepared once it was lunch time horrified me. However I went into the kitchen and boiled the kettle, which luckily for me was already done so I simply poured the hot water into my pot noodle to the allocated line. 3 mins later my hunger pains had gone mmmmmmm! The taste was satisfactory in other words it did its job (filled my belly), ok well it was tangy with the soy sauce, the peas and carrots add a little sweetness to your bite too. The smell of these products isn’t that nice, maybe it is if your starving though… the smell has never been a problem for me though, unless you put your nose in the pot your very unlikely to notice a strong smell. Now I've said this before but I'll say it again... don't expect a 5* meal. The quality of the p.noodle isn’t excellent but for a quick lunchtime snack it beats the rest! Ooh before I forget you also get a little sachet of sauce in this case of soy sauce which just adds to the flavour. Want to know more? Now
            for all you dieting people out there, there is only 4.8g's o fat per 100g and this pot is 89g so you do the maths. It’s suited for vegetarian’s too- as far as I’m aware every flavour of the P.Noodle I've eaten has used Soya instead of meat (please check packaging). Well that’s all I can tell you about my noodle, well maybe the ingredients ok here ya go: Water, wheat flour, vegetable oil, salt, carrot, peas, chives, onion, Soya pieces. Another piece of advice, these are an excellently cheap meal for students too..believe me I lived on them last year.

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              27.07.2002 22:54
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              Cheekychicken dared me to write this op. So here it is Chicky, just like we discussed it…I hope it raises…..a smile. :O) Did you ever think you had found something substantial, tasty, gorgeous and worthwhile, only to feel totally let down at the last minute? You look like you are getting a good-sized, meaty handful, that is going to really satisfy you, but when it comes down to it, all you are getting is a soggy, limp noodle. There is no substance, no taste, no integrity. It promises everything – but delivers nothing except acute disappointment and leaves you feeling empty and dissatisfied. Let down. That’s how I feel about Pot Noodle, and specifically the King Pot Noodle. It’s cheap, nasty, in bad taste and not terribly good for you – does that sound familiar? It seems very synthetic and false and when you look at the list of ingredients you can see why – it’s all fake, there’s nothing real in there! It is totally insubstantial. No wonder it leaves you feeling empty. You're always left with a sticky mess after you're finished, a nasty taste in your mouth and little curly bits stuck in your teeth...yuk! Admittedly, Pot Noodle is a quick fix. If you are feeling empty it might satisfy you temporarily, and it only takes a couple of minutes to pick up and get ready to go. All you have to do is boil the kettle, pour, wait for a couple of minutes, and stir. To start with it is too hot to handle, so beware, or you could get burned! But after it’s cooled off (and that doesn’t take very long at all, I can assure you), it’s just a total disappointment – all slimy and unpleasant. They come in three sizes – mini (the ones I always seem to get), regular, and King (the packaging looks a lot bigger but I don’t think you get much more content for your money). But I don’t think size is impor
              tant. It’s pointless choosing a bigger one if it’s still disgusting and unpalatable. The advertising that accompanied the launch of this most horrific of snacks was quite laughable. It suggested that you needed a rather large bloke to help you eat a whole King-sized pot noodle. To be honest, I'd only need him to hold back my hair while I vomit the entire gunky gooey mess into the toilet where it belongs. Pot comes in a shiny plastic cup-like package with a tear-off foil lid, in a variety of different colours depending on the flavour. The basic flavours are chicken and mushroom, beef and tomato, spicy curry, nice and spicy, sweet and sour and chow mein. Each flavour comes with a small, square, flat plastic package, which you need to rip open with your teeth and apply once you’ve got it hot enough. This adds spice to the mixture apparently, though I think it completely ruins the sensation (not that it was great to begin with). You don’t have to use the saucy package if it is not to your taste. For the purposes of my review, I tried the chicken and mushroom flavour. It was fowl (pardon the pun!) It was totally yellow. Very unappealing. And despite searching for ages, I couldn’t find any traces of mushroom. As well as being tasteless, weak and lacking in substance, it was just plain chicken! It did nothing for me whatsoever. It really disappointed me. Your average noodle is about two inches long, swimming in a greasy, runny and overly salty liquid which always dribbles down your chin and stains your clothes. You might get the occasional orange or green speck, which is supposed to resemble a pea or a piece of carrot. The king-sized version weighs in at 110g and costs 99p. Most of the extra weight comes from the larger carton, I think. The regular sized version is 87g and 75p. They are very common and easy to pick up, you can get them anywhere, from garages and supermarkets
              to newsagents and every street corner convenience store. Bear in mind that if you buy yours on the street corner, it will probably cost you a lot more. The regular size also come in a twin pack, but if one won’t satisfy you, I doubt if two would be much better – and if you could stomach two of these nasty, slimy, worthless little beggars at a time you are a glutton for punishment, and truly desperate! All in all, if you are searching for something to quickly fill a gap, grab an apple or a mueseli bar to keep you going until you can get hold of something better. Don’t settle for a limp noodle. Be patient and wait until you can get hold of some prime rib! It’s not spanking gorgeous – it’s a slap in the face. The new ads are much more honest...at least they tell you these things are filthy and nasty and only to be tried behind closed doors or in dark alleys where no one can see your shame! Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed it! Allie xx  ajools 2002

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                28.05.2002 20:56
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                Pot Noodles are a staple of university food. As the name suggests, they consist mostly of noodles, which arrive in a dried form. In a pot. The addition of boiling water to the dried up contents of a Pot Noodle merely activates the beigey-brown powder lying on top of the wholesome dried noodles, thereby unleashing the fury of more chemicals than you can shake a big stick at, along with various bits of dehydrated vegetables and "texturised, flavoured soya pieces". Yum. Should you brave the unappetising look of it all, however, they are actually reasonably tasty, providing that you are both a) drunk, and b) would merrily eat anything, even a kebab. They are generally available in a range of curious flavours designed to appeal to the drunken appetite, and which attempt to create the illusion of a proper meal. For example, Spicy Curry (yellow gunk), Beef and Tomato (brown gunk) and Chicken And Mushroom (slightly different yellow gunk). Various spin-offs, such as Pot Rice, Pot Pasta and Pot Mash have been experimented with, but all follow the basic principle of taking something tasty and healthy, adding as many chemical colours, flavours and preservatives as are legal, and sticking it in a plastic pot. At 69 pence each, or £2.39 for 4, there's no doubting that they are good value. It is because of this that I am giving them 3 out of 5. If the Pot Noodle Company could just try to include some more 'real' ingredients, they would be onto a winner. I mean, they could at least put some beef into the beef and tomato flavour!

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                04.10.2001 00:06
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                As I gaze around the room looking for something to right about, my eye falls upon about 10 pot noodle pots scattered randomly around the room in the locations that I ate them in. I suddenly found myself thinking "what a great little product that is, whoever thought of that must be a millionaire" and here I am writing this opinion. :-) A pot noodle is a great alternative to a meal for busy people such as myself. If you are busy at work of simply can't be bothered to cook, simply peel off the lid of a pot noodle, fill three quaters of the pot up with water, leave for a couple of minutes and there you have a convient and tasty meal all prepared for you. It is also a great source of energy as well and many famous sports personalities are rumoured to scoff one down a few hours before their event to keep their energy levels up. That and a couple of Red Bulls lol :) The Pot Noodle comes in a wide range of flavours, from Barbeque to Cheese. The most common one and the one that most people go for is the Chicken and Mushroom Flavour (the green one) Its my favourite flavour, but whichever one tickles your fancy, I'm sure you will find them as great as I do.

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                  10.07.2001 18:00

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                  I'm not really a fan of Pot Noodle. But this advert is so funny. It really makes me laugh. It's different to other ad's on today as something like this in the way that Big Dave is an imaginary friend and maybe a bit taboo for a grown man to have this imaginary friend and the "Dave ate it... Honest " type attitude that it's wrong to eat a whole tub of King size Pot Noodle is bad ...why do they sell it then ?? They give off the image that only greedy people will eat a whole tub. Which generally isn't true. I honestly can't see peple buying many of these because of the image in the ad .People may think that when they buy it people will be staring at them. Not good image for Pot Noodle . But a funny ad all the same !!

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                  26.02.2001 03:02

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                  Pot noodles ad's have always been entertaining, but I think that the new Big Dave one takes the biscuit!! I mean the idea of a grown man having an imaginery friend is funny, but making up Big Dave as your partner then you have to be a bit unsecure!! The guy who plays Big Dave looks like he would be better playing a character out of Shaft, the afro is cool. Actually come to think of it isn't he the guy out of the Bill??? The ending is excellent, as Big Dave goes to fulfill his appetites with the blokes wife. Pot noodle keep up the great ad's!

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                  23.01.2001 01:04

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                  Although this 'hilarious' advert did take some time to grow on me, luckily I have seen the light and it is beginning to annoy me again. The advert is silly and childish although my mate Dave seems to enjoy it, especially after a pot-noodle. I used to like the novelty of the acctaul snack but soon I began to grwo tastebuds and then i became a firm beliver of simply putting 2 slices of bread around a filling and making a sandwhich. This is much better that a Pot Noodle and all that bread will make up for the dried pasta or rice which rarely regains its normal state after adding boiling water Stter clear of pot noodles in my opinion. Big Dave agrees.

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                  28.11.2000 22:04
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                  Way back, when Pot Noodles first came out, they were a new idea, instant hot food! Since then, many, many products have come out that provide 'instant' hot food, so the novelty value is now zilch. Because of this the advertisers have to dig deep into their creative genius to find something different to catch our attention. Is this really the best they can come up with? In this advert we find a young man who succumbs to the temptation of eating a whole king size pot noodle all by himself, of course he can't admit to his gluttony, so he blames it on 'big Dave' (presumeably an invisible 'friend' although in the advert we can see him!). This ruse backfires when his partner announces that she is off to bed, and 'Big Dave' follows! It is clever I guess, as I believe the vast majority of regular consumers of this product are men who want a quick, hot snack after a night out, with no hassle. The clever bit is the correlation with the weak excuses for everything and anything men can tend to come up with after a night on the tiles. Therefore this ad should appeal to the vast majority of consumers. If you don't like it, don't blame me, Big Dave did it. P.S. If you don't believe me, read his opinion!!!

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                    27.11.2000 03:46
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                    Ok, why on earth would anyone need to "blame" anyone for the eating of a "king size" pot noodle? There not much bigger than a normal pot noodle, and certainly can be eaten without any extra effort. I confess that I really do like pot noodles, they are quick, tasty and convenient, but the king size pot noodles are nothing special. Shame on the marketing guys for bringing out this new range, I personally very much doubt that the consumers wanted it, it seems to me to be yet another product line to boost what is already a very popular brand. Going back to this advert in particular, it tells me nothing about the product, only that the so called consumer shown in the advert can see imaginary people! Is that the image pot noodle wishes to portray? Ok I admit that a pot noodle is not the easiest of products for the marketing guys n gals to promote, after all its not exaclty oozing with sex appeal or mystery, but lets face it, they sell well already without this "novelty" addition to the range. Im sticking to my normal noodles, the imaginary Big dave can return to the head of the person responsible for this campaign, at least that way theres some imagination in that head then!

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                      15.11.2000 20:41
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                      Which ever Ad agency came up with this idea of a commercial has got a lot to answer for! At work and my sunday league football there was always a couple of guys called Dave, me being the tallest got labelled big Dave. Well since the pot noodle advert has come on the scene I have now taken the blame for everything that has happened. I almost suspect that someone from the ad agency was watching one of our games of football when they heard the rest of the team blaming me for any mistake that happened, when they struck upon the idea of blaming me for the taste of pot noodles as well. I wonder if I could get away with being able to sue pot noodle for defamation seeing as I am accused for anything that happens in the world these day's.

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