****Asda Smartprice Chicken Flavour Instant Noodles****
**Price/where to get**
This is a smartprice item which can be bought from asda for 20 pence.
This cant be recycled which is slightly annoying as I do try and recycle everything. On the website the packaging looks like it has changed but i haven't bought any of the new style yet to omment on it.
It says to store this in a cool dry place.I prefer to have noodles that I keep in the fridge but my fridge is quite small so least I know I can keep backup noodles In the cupboard.
This is really easy to make. All you do is add 200 ml hot water to a pot with the powder and then the noodles. It suggests breaking the block up into 4 but i normally break it up completely.
The taste is quite nice. Not very strong but obviously has a chicken taste.
I added brown sauce to it to give it some extra flavor. These have a nice consistency based on the cooking time and are not too thick or too runny.
Each pack contains 65 g and has 293 calories,1.3g sugar, 11.1 g fat
I tend to eat noodles with toast and it fills me up okay. This serves one as a snack. I never know what to eat these with so this is the only way i tend to have them.
Overall I always say the range is worth a try due to asdas "try me love me offer" . If you don't like it you get a refund so there is nothing to lose
I like these as much as the branded version and if i was getting the chicken or curry flavor would go for value.
I have to admit right here and now that I am a very lazy cook. I'm not a brilliant one either and living on my own I simply can't be bothered to go to too much effort most of the time!
I eat a lot of pasta and noodle dishes and I usually buy Super Noodles but in Asda recently I spotted packets of these at 20p each and so instead of paying out considerably more for Super Noodles I bought myself a couple of packs of these to try out as they were simply so cheap.
These come in a mainly white plastic pack with a picture shown of the noodles on the front it and and we are clearly told what they are and who they by and told that they contain no artificial colours or flavours and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown then on the back of the pack other information given includes the ingredients and allergy advice been given along with cooking advice, a full nutritional chart is listed, the size is stated (65g) and contact details for the manufacturer (Asda) are clearly stated. Its an easy enough packet to open though not resealable or anything like that. It does look economy in white and with a bit of green colouring on it but it is informative enough to be fair to it.
What you get is quite a big oblong in shape block of thin, creamy coloured noodles and a little sachet of powder which of course is the chicken flavouring that you need to add to them. The block of noodles is simple to break apart into smaller sections of noodles (they are dry) so they cook through well and you can either pop them in a saucepan and on the hob or in the microwave....I've already admitted to being lazy so I simply pop mine in a large dish with water and the contents of the sachet and they cook in the microwave in about 3 minutes (that is the microwave cooking time, in a saucepan its three minutes from boiling!).
They cook through really well and go soft but not mushy and smell basically like chicken and look appertising as they go a yellowy colour and absorb the water and the flavouring that you have added. They are thin small noodles these and they do taste of chicken along with being nicely seasoned but not overly so. They are not greasy which I do appreciate, they are not one big messy looking lump and I have these either as a snack or as a meal accompaniment. An entire pack contains 293 Calories and 5.6g of Saturated Fat so they are not exactly a low calorie or low fat food but they are filling, good quality, quick and unfussy to prepare and above all really tasty and cheap and won't break the bank!
Only available from Asda stores.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
These noodles are very cheap at approx 11p per packet and they are thin so are excellent for soups and broths and I especially like to use them for thai broths with a mixture of vegetables and spices. They also make a very good quick and simple snack by simply pouring hot water on top of them but they have little nutritional value so always try to add something with them or simply use them as a noodle soup or stock base.
Excellent for hungry children when they return home from school as they are small enough not to fill them completly before dinner.
Flavouring is\always ok within these packets but they are not always very strong and so again add some spice or some extra herbs to add more depth and flavour.
Overall a good base but no nutritional value alone.
Much thinner than super noodles or egg noodles therefore much better to be a base with something.
Can be cooked by water alone, in a pan or in the mircrowave.
As you may probably already know, I am currently a student living out at University. I work to support myself here, and I like to treat myself once in a while with this money to nights out or a shopping trip, so I try to be very careful with my food budgets, and on my most recent trip to the supermarket, I thought I would pick up some ASDA Smart Price (own brand) instant noodles as they were an absolute bargain, and as long as they do the job, I'm happy.
I brought these chicken flavoured instant noodles for 11p. I have to admit that this is the main reason I purchased them as they were so dirt cheap. I knew it was because they were own branded and probably would be nothing like my usual Super Noodles, however budgeting means sticking to your limit, so I actually ended up picking up six of these as they were this cheap. Bearing in mind many other noodles in packs like these are up to £1.00 in price, you could get around ten packs of these for the equivalent of one branded pack.
As you can see from the image they come in the most unappealing packaging which you could really ever get. But at the end of the day, they are just to fill me up during the day while I am at University, and who really cares what brands you buy? When you open up the noodles, they look exactly the same as your regular noodles and this is all that matters! Please note that the size of these instant noodles are a little smaller compared to your normal pack. This is 65 grams making it the perfect size for one person. I find this convenient as I often waste Super Noodles as I feel there is too much for just one person in a packet.
These noodles are safe to microwave as well as cook on the hob. I personally prefer cooking noodles on the hob as I think the flavour comes through more, and you can keep an eye on them much better. My favourite thing about these noodles are that they are just so easy to cook. Add 200ml to a saucepan, and then empty in the sachet once this has boiled. You get a decent sachet size of chicken flavour, but there is not as much as other instant noodles sometimes have. Then add in the noodles bit by bit and leave them to simmer for about two to three minutes. These soak up the water really quickly and leave a lovely flavour surrounding the noodles.
I often serve this up on its own as a snack to keep me going in between lectures, however I sometimes use these as an accompaniment to a meal to make it more filling. The flavour of these noodles are fairly good. The noodles themselves taste pretty much exactly the same as any others which I have tried in the past which is excellent considering the price. The chicken flavour is really tasty, however there is not a lot of flavour, so ensure you do not put too much water in the pan as you will lose a lot of the chicken flavour and there is not much to go round anyway! I often enjoy quite bland foods and am not huge on flavourings and sauces, so this is perfect for me! They definitely do not have the flavour strength in which other instant noodles have, but for 11p it does the job and they taste pretty chickeny to me!
Overall, I would definitely recommend these noodles to everybody who is on a budget with their food shopping currently. They are perfect for the family, and really tasty so that kids would enjoy them too. For 11p you can't really go wrong, and in future I will only be buying this rather than Super Noodles. Obviously, you can not expect premium quality as it is a basic, own branded packet of instant noodles, but for a quick easy snack they really do the job and keep you full for a few hours. Thanks for reading.
These noodles are seriously good! The packaging may not look to appealing and the amazing price of 9p will probably make you question the quality, but they taste so good!
I have been buying these noodles now for about 5 years now and i can honestly say, they taste just as good as pot noodles and super noodles and are a lot less fattening than them. You also get alot more in the packet than you do with pot noodles and super noodles.
The choice of curry, prawn or chicken flavour is quite limiting but they all taste delicious. There is no meat in these noodles, but you could always just add some to them after they have been made or whilst cooking.
They are great for a quick meal when in a rush as they are extremely simple to make. You just break the noodles into a pan, add boiling water, add the seasoning and then leave to simmer until all the water is absorbed.
They are fantastic for university students with hardly any money, as they are cheap and nutritious and provide a tasty meal. I would recommend these noodles to anybody!
Oh my god, I am ashamed to admit that I have been eating these on and off for about 10 years. They are not the healthiest of things and their not exactly full of nutrients, but I just love them.
ASDA do smart price noodles in a couple of different flavours but chicken is my favourite flavour. The flavour comes from a small sachet that you get in with the noodles, so if you prefer to eat them plain or add your own flavour, you just don't add the sachet when their 'cooking'.
These are so simple to make. You basically just put them into a bowl with boiled water and cover them whilst they absorb the water and re-hydrate. The flavouring can be added whenever you like. If you want a milder flavour, add them at the same time as the water. For a stronger flavour, add the flavour at the end just before your going to eat them. I like to add the flavouring towards the end, just before I strain off any remaining water. Sometimes I add a little bit of chilli powder or lemon juice if I want something a bit different.
The chicken flavouring is a reasonable taste. Obviously it tastes like chicken but it also has a bit of a tang at the end. It's not a natural chicken flavour, it's a bit like chicken flavoured crisps but nicer. If you want a more subtle flavour, there's nothing to say you have to add all of the flavouring sachet. It really is something you need to experiment with yourself.
Although these noodles are intended as a snack food, I also use them in meals. You could add cooked chicken, hotdogs, vegetables or have them as a side dish for many meals. They are very flexible and I always try to keep a few in the cupboard.
The best thing about these noodles has got to be the price. At 9p per pack they are a bargain. Other brands of noodles can be as much as 68p for the same amount. I think these are a real bargain and a great price, they are certainly a regular in my shopping basket.
It has to be 5 stars out of 5 just for the price alone.
Asda Smartprice Noodles - what else can you buy for under 10p nowadays?
Nothing. Or, at least, not a lot.
Asda Smartprice Noodles come in a green and white packet (green and white being the colours used for all Asda Smartprice items) with an image of a forkful of noodles on the front.
This review is about the Chicken flavour (my favourite) but there are other flavours and the review can apply to them all.
To cook them (and everyone does it differently, this is just my way) you open the packet and break the noodles into a couple of pieces so that they will fit into a bowl. Put them in a bowl then pour boiling water over them - mix in the flavour sachet provided and then microwave for one or two minutes until they are the way you like them.
These are a great snack for skint students and are quick and easy to make.
The flavour is great too, especially considering the price - I actually prefer them to more expensive brands.
The best way to eat these, though, is to mix a bit of butter in with them and then serve on very-lightly-done toast. Pure heaven!
At 9p you've not got much to lose, have you?
I fancied noodles big time last night but the only ones in the cupboard was these Smart Price ones from Asda, they're chicken flavoured but I think they do a few different flavours as well. I usually have Super Noodles but we hadn't got any left from when we stocked up when Morrisons had them on BOGOF so I had these.
They're pretty nice, you have to make sure you don't overcook them because the noodles will go sloppy and soggy. I left them until there was a tiny bit of water left in the saucepan and then drained that off because it hadn't thickened up to a sauce like Super Noodles.
The noodles are ok, the flavour isn't as strong as I wanted it to be and the noodles underneath the flavour are very bland as well. The chicken flavour tastes just like chicken Oxo cubes to me so I reckon you could add one of them at the same time as the sachet of chicken flavour and get a stronger flavour.
Just using the flavour sachet means the noodles have got a bit of a chicken noodle flavour. They are quite salty and you'd have to be careful that adding a chicken Oxo too wouldn't make them TOO salty, I quite like salty foods though so it wouldn't bother me.
The noodles are very soft and wrap round your fork easy, I thought they had a bit of a sticky texture that I wasn't mad keen on but they was ok for yesterday when I just wanted any noodles going. They're not as good as Super Noodles but at 1/6th of the price I wouldn't expect them to be, one good thing is that they don't leave such a greasy feeling on your lips after eating them as Super Noodles.
These cost 10p and that's a bargain I reckon. My mum originally started buying them when my sister got addicted to noodles but because she's only 10 a pack of Super Noodles was too big and half of them got threw in the bin. These packs are a bit smaller but some still gets wasted, it doesn't matter that much for 10p though and my sister can't tell the difference between these and Super Noodles.
Recommended..... when you haven't got any Super Noodles in the house!!!
I'm always on the look out for bargains, and at one point Super Noodles were a staple in my diet so I thought I should try a cheaper brand. I got these from Asda for around 10p per pack which has enough for a decent meal for one person, or part of a meal for two. They come in the standard green and white Smart Price packaging.
To cook, I broke up the noodle cake and added around 300ml of water and the packet of seasonings and left to simmer. The pack suggests around 200ml of water but I didn't find this to be enough. You can also cook them in the microwave by placing the noodles, seasonings and water into a microwaveable bowl and popping in for around 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
The seasoning also contains little dried herbs and even some dried carrots (you'll probably get about 2 shreddings in a packet). For 10p, it's actually pretty good tasting. The flavour could have been stronger but I think I actually prefer the taste of these to that of Super Noodles. Plus, it doesn't make the noodles that alarming fluorescent yellow colour!
I'd definitely recommend these to others for a cheap, tasty and quick meal. Plus they are so versatile - you can easily add some chopped vegetables and meat to them for a quick stir-fry!
I am always looking for cheap meals to save me a little bit of money and I found these noodles recently in my local Asda store.
The price was 9p but I believe this changes a penny either way from time to time and I actually saw them again last week for 10p so I can't be exact!
The noodles are provided in basic Asda Smartprice packaging which shows noodles on the front, advises that this is chicken flavour instant noodles and then has the familiar Asda Smartprice logo and green & white colour scheme just to let everybody nosying at your basket know that you're a cheap skate ;)
You get 65g of noodles for your money, place them in to a bowl, cover with 200ml of boiling water and then put in to the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
I cook these noodles in the same way that I cook super noodles, I cook for 2-3 minutes, stir, cook for another 2-3 minutes and then once most of the water has disappeared I add the sachet of chicken flavouring and then put them back in the microwave for another 1-2 minutes until the last of the water has disappeared and the noodles have become a little bit hardened around the edges and the flavouring has been nice and evenly distributed.
The chicken flavouring is not overpowering and does not even smell massively like chicken, once prepared the noodles are pretty nice for 9p, they are similar to super noodles but not quite as nice. The flavouring tastes pretty nice but I could have done with either a little more flavouring or for it to be slightly stronger.
Per pack there is 345 calories, 7.4g protein, 2.4g sugars, 15.4g fat & 1.7g of salt.
Ingredients: Noodle Cake (92%) [Wheat Flour, Palm Oil, Modified Tapioca Starch, Water, Salt, Sugar, Stabiliser (Guar Gum), Garlic Powder] , Seasoning (8%) [Salt, Chicken Extract, Sugar, Yeast Extract Powder, Maltodextrin, Onion Powder, Turmeric Powder , Diced Spring Onion, Ginger Powder, Dehydrated Carrot, Garlic Powder, Chicken Oil, White Pepper Powder] .
These noodles are definitely worth the 9p and if you want to make a main meal out of them just buy a Mattesons smoked sausage and add this to the mix along with a little tomato ketchup, delicious!
These days we need all the cheap products that we can find and these are especially good as an occasional snack for the little ones.
I would rate these noodles 4/5 as they are pretty nice, not the best ever, but very reasonable for the price of just 9p! I will be buying these again and I have stocked up on lots of them for emergency quick snacks or meals.
I started using these noodles at the start of university, as I really could not understand how chicken noodles could taste any different depending on what brand you choose to buy, and i was right! These are great tasting and cheap, just don't bet on a fit bill of health if you serve them up to your family.
The price is just ludicrous in my opinion. The noodles come in at a staggering
yes, you did read that correct. They are 9p which is an absolute steal when you compare it to rival brands such as Bachelors which are in the 80-90p bracket for one pack, meaning you can pick up 10 of these for the same price!
The taste is also good, you simply add the flavouring mix to the noodles whilst they are in the pan as you would do with any of bachelors noodles which cost a lot more.
They taste of chicken, and I honestly do not believe that if i was blindfolded and then asked to taste them both, that I would be able to tell which one was which, as they taste more or less exactly the same.
Unfortunately, this is where this product is let down...massively.
Energy 1449k 345kcal
Of sugars 2.4g
Sodium 0.66g equivalent as salt 1.7q
Before you even consider the salt content, coming in at nearly 1/3 of your recommended daily amount, the sheer amount of saturated fat is just staggering.
At 7.2g this is almost 1/2 of your recommended daily allowance, which really does not leave you much scope for that cheeky choccy bar later in the day.
I really would feel guilty if I served this up to my family.
If they sort out the health side, then I would continue to purchase, as the taste and price are really great. Until this however, I will stick with my bachelors!
I am actually scoffing mouthfuls of these noodles in between typing this review!
I am afraid I am one of these people who likes to sit and watch telly, or surf the internet when I am eating.
So there I was finishing a review for something else and felt hungry.
I couldn't be bothered cooking, so a search through the cupboards revealed a couple of packets of these noodles.
I think it would be fair to say I am like most ordinary working people at the moment in that I need to watch the pennies.
I normally make sure I get some Pot Noodles in for those times when I need to eat, but need to do online stuff as well, i.e. for those days when I don't have time to stop and relax for lunch.
When I was at Asda last week, these Asda Smartprice Chicken Flavour Instant Noodles were sat behind one of these buy me price labels, and the label said
Now I don't know about you, but I am not aware of many things that cost less than ten pence these days, so I thought let's give these a go.
I bought about 5 packs if I remember right.
These are quick and easy to make. The 'recipe' involves measuring jugs and timings. My recipe involves a breakfast bowl, a boiled kettle and a microwave oven.
Break the noodles into four so that they sit in the brekky bowl nicely, pour on the powder from the flavour sachet. Pour enough boiling water in to just cover them the noodles, pop into the microwave on full power for three minutes. Take the bowl out using an oven glove - it will be roasting.
Now if you have put too much water in when you were making these, voila, you have chicken noodle soup, no problem.
Let them cool for a minute. If you have bread and butter to hand make enough slices to make sure the hole is filled - I didn't today, so had to make two bowlfuls of noodles - that is 18 pence for the bean counters out there, and guess what!
I feel full up.
So what are they like?
Admittedly not as tasty as the expensive ones, but they are not that bad really, and to be honest at NINE PENCE it is a bargain. These are great for a snack obviously, but they also make a cheap and tasty side dish.
I particularly like these with baked potato and cottage cheese. They are also nice on toast - just make sure you do put only 200mls of water into the mix and evaporate this off, unless you want soggy toast.
Ok so its the lazy mans food,but I THINK it is a must for any dry store ingredient.
The reason I mainly keep these in are for my children.After all if they had their way they would have chips with everything.At least with these noodles,I can hide a few vegetables chopped very small into them.
I also like them on occassion when I feel like playing with my menu,such as picking up a pack of bean sprouts in the supermarket because I fancied them and then wondering what to do with them.Budget noodles is the answer!
WHY ASDA CHICKEN NOODLES?
They are cheap but the flavour is quite strong.At 8p a pack are you really not going to try them?
Most people who are shopping on a budget are in Asda anyway as it is one of the better priced supermarkets.
They cook well.Be careful not to forget about them and boil them to death,they go really yucky if you do that.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH NOODLES?
There are numerous things that can be done with noodles.
Noodle soup with veg would be a great winter warmer for your belly,and pocket too.Its one of those whatever veg is in my kitchen meal.
I personally love to buy quick frying beef.shred it and cook with soysauce.
Get some onion ,mushrooms,beansprouts,springonion,peppers,peas and sweetcorn etc.Lightly fry and stir in a pack of noodles that have already been softened.
NUTRITION PER PACK
Calories 450 calories from fat 169 eekk!!!
Total fat 18.8g
saturated fat 9g
totall carbohydrate 58.6g
Nobody said they were health food haha.They are cheap and adaptable.
I am always at a lost when trying to come up with new ideas for lunches. I makes it a little harder when you 2 year old does not eat bread unless its toasted, and to be fair toast everyday is hardly a good balanced diet.
When shopping last week my husband asked me if we should try these noodles for Alexis's lunches and as I agreed we picked up several packets of the Asda smartprice Chicken instant noodles.
At only 9p a pack, picking up 10 isn't going to break the bank.
The noodles come in prawn and curry flavour as well as the chicken.
The noodles cook very quickly in less than 3 mins just add them to boiling water and then drain. I always break them up before adding to the pan and always add the packet of flavouring after I have drained them to ensure maximum taste.
To cook these even quicker boil the kettle first for the water to save boiling cold water up.
I gave my daughter these for lunch and she ate a whole pack to herself and she is 2. So I would imagine an adult would need 2 packs for a lunchtime meal.
I also added a little bit of cooked chicken and some sweetcorn to make it more nutrious.
I tried the noodles and they are very tasty. The noodles themself are thinner than batchelors supernoodles but I found they didn't go mushy that sometimes supernoodle tend to.
The noodles have a little satchet of flavouring like most instant noodle have, It mixed well into the cooked noodles and also had little green flecks in the powder which are small pieces of spring onion.
Nutrition per pack...
Energy 1449k 345kcal
Of sugars 2.4g
Sodium 0.66g equivalent as salt 1.7q
Not the healthiest so lunches by info above however once in a while an excellent quick meal
We've been trying to cut back lately, especially on food shopping as it adds up to quite a lot, so we have been trying more smart price and value things than we would normally.
I would normally have the bachelors version if I wanted some instant noodles, although I do prefer them fresh from the Chinese. However I enjoy this sort of noodles because of the quickness.
To cook these noodles, you can either use the hob or the microwave. For the hob you fill a pan with 250ml of water and bring to the boil, then add the included seasoning and cook for 2-3 minutes. While if your using the microwave, you add the boiling water to a microwavable container, before microwaving for 2-3 minutes. This is all on the back of the packet, and its very easy to do, good for a quick snack or if your too tired to make a proper meal.
Once you've made them, they can be eaten as an accompaniment to a main meal for two, or a snack for one. The texture is very soft, which makes them a good meal for if your feeling ill and not up to proper food. Its an average noodle taste, with a hint of chicken although you don't get much of the chicken flavour.
The real plus to the product is the price as one packet of noodles costs just 10p, although this has gone up from 8p! I think that this is such good value, and at time don't mind sacrificing some of the taste for such a lot less!