Product Type: Batchelors Pasta / Noodles
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Batchelors Super Noodles
Member Name: ljackson24
Batchelors Super Noodles
Advantages: Just about edible. Very quick to make.
Disadvantages: Taste of....nothing, mushy, look kinda grey, unhealthy, was still hungry after I'd eaten them.
So yesterday in my review about Marmite I mentioned that:
A) I rarely eat instant noodles because they're kind of vile, and
B) On the rare occasions that I do eat them I flavour them with Marmite instead of the sachet of flavouring that comes with them.
Therefore I have no idea why I've just consumed a packet of Super Noodles, flavoured powder and all. Anyway I may as well review them now and spread the word of my now definitely confirmed hatred of instant noodles.
Super Noodles are a very well known brand of instant noodles made by Batchelors and sold in the UK and Ireland in range of flavours. These flavours include chicken, spicy curry, barbeque beef, thai green curry, and the bacon flavour which I ate on this occasion. They come in a 100g rectangular 'block' as they are hard when uncooked and are packaged in a bright blue packet which displays the flavour of the noodles and a picture of some of them on a fork. The noodles themselves are unflavoured as you get a sachet of flavoured powder in the packet also.
I prepared my noodles by cooking them in a saucepan of boiling water and stiring in the sachet of flavouring as I cooked them. As I mentioned before I normally use Marmite as the flavouring but I smelt the sachet of bacon flavoured powder and it smelt just like smoky bacon crisps. I love smoky bacon crisps so I couldn't resist trying the provided flavouring on this occasion.
I only cooked them for the minimum time I could as I didn't want them to go mushy so I only cooked them for about a minute. Unfortunately they were still quite mushy despite this. Once they were cooked I simply put them in a bowl, ready to eat.
So the title of this review conveys my feelings about how the noodles looked once they were ready. I was looking even less forward to eating them by this point, but did anyway. They were very much lacking in taste, and just too mushy in texture. I could smell the bacon flavour but I couldn't really taste it. I just felt like it was a waste of time eating them as it was unenjoyable and I just kind of ate them for the sake of it because I didn't want to throw them away.
Most annoyingly, I'm still hungry. Really hungry. Like I feel like I didn't even eat anything and for the amount of calories in them I could have had a full meal, or I could have least have had something tastier, like chips.
--(Lack of) Nutrition--
Nutritional values vary by flavour but the amount of calories in a block of these noodles is about 530, fat content is about 24g and sugar about 4g. The suggested serving it gives on the pack is actually half the block but I'm still really hungry after eating a full one. I suppose some people might have half a block as part of a meal with other things.
For 530 calories I really wish I'd eaten something yummier.
--Prices & Availability--
Super Noodles are currently 3 for £1.80 at Tesco, but the price of them varies. They're normally about 80p each and can be bought from all supermarkets and most smaller grocery stores.
If you are an eater of instant noodles you'll know that most of the large supermarkets sell their own brand variations for about 10p per block. They are normally a bit smaller than a block of Super Noodles and don't come in as big a range of flavours but other than that I can't tell the different between 10p noodles or 80p Super Noodles. If I ever was to purchase instant noodles again (which is definitely not going to happen) I would just go for the cheap 10p ones.
As I suspected/already knew, instant noodles are a flavour-lacking, mushy, unappetising, nutrition-less excuse for food. Super Noodles are a brand of these noodles that taste the same as all the others but cost more. I vow never to eat them again!
Having said all this, I'm guessing that people must like this product as it has 4 stars on Dooyoo so maybe it's just me. One thing I will say is they are very quick to prepare.
Summary: Super disgusting Noodles.
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