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Crosse & Blackwell Mega Noodles - Mild Curry

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Brand: Crosse & Blackwell / Type: Noodles

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      11.01.2010 15:27
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      All in review -------- Make your own mind up

      ****The product**** I bought these from my local Farmfoods for 39 pence per packet. Noodles always come in handy for that quick hunger snack and they are cheap too. The Mega Noodles come in a plastic packet which as you can see from the picture it is red. Inside the packet you will find one solid block of noodles and a small sachet of the curry sauce. You can choose to cook the noodles in an unbroken block or you can do what I do & crush the block into smaller pieces. When you first open the packet they don't look very advertising but then again what noodles do you know that aren't cooked that look nice? The look like a block of pale yellow coloured bits of hard stringy noodles that have somehow welded themselves together. Not very appealing just by luck that's not what they are like when they are cooked. They are each to break up into peaces but for a tip, when they are in the packet crumple them up before opening that way it haves as much mess. Once they are cooked they're a golden yellowish colour that looks very appetising and very easy and quick to cook. They are a good consistency and an ok texture but as for the taste is a little wired. Now this is where it lets it down and is a major factor in the product. It states that it is mild curry which to be honest is the mildest curry noodles that I have tasted this doesn't bother me as I am not a fan of spicy foods anyways but it was the fact that for some reason I could taste a strange taste of a lot of salt which I thought was rather weird and kind of put me off a little. ****Cooking Instructions**** To cook them on the hob the instructions are listed as below: ~ Empty noodles & contents of sachet into a saucepan. Stir in 300ml (1/2 pint) of boiling water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes separating the noodles with a fork from time to time. When all the liquid has been absorbed, stir and serve. To cook them in the microwave the instructions are as follows: ~*~Based on 750/800 watt category D oven~*~ ~Empty contents into 2 litre microwaveable bowl. Add 300ml of boiling water & microwave uncovered on full power for 4 - 5 minutes approx, stirring with a fork once or twice. When all the liquid has been absorbed, stir and serve. ****Nutritional Information**** This information is based on per 100g of the noodles that are cooked. The information is as follows: Energy kJ: 495kJ kcal: 118kcal Protein: 2.6g Carbohydrate: 15.4g of which sugars: 1.3g Fat: 5.1g (of which saturates): 2.2g Fibre: 1.5g Sodium: 0.3g For those that have an allergy to wheat gluten, cows' milk, or egg then this product is not for you. ****Ingredients**** Dried Noodles (95% ). (Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Modified Potato Starch, Salt, Egg), Lactose, Salt, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium glutamate, Disodium 5' Ribonucleotides), Ground Turmeric, Onion Extract, Tomato Powder,. Thickener (Guar Gum), Chilli Powder, Dried Parsley, Citric Acid. ****Additional Information**** This product is available in the following flavours: ~Chicken Flavour ~Chinese Chow Main Flavour ~Mild Curry Flavour ~Barbecue Beef Flavour ****My Overall Opinion**** Not the best noodles that I have tasted but not the worse. Considering everything that I have mentioned as above I would recommend this product but take in to consideration what I have said before you buy. I would rate this product a 6 out of 10. Thank you for taking the time to read my review. I hop it was of some use to you. It is very much appreciated, thank you.

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        19.10.2009 21:28
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        Poor poodles

        I was extremely disappointed with these noodles. They were stodgy and sticky and less than nourishing. I was really annoyed because I used to live on noodles and finding the right pack that suits both your tastes and budget is always a good thing. These noodles were pretty expensive at 39p, that may sound pretty cheap, but noodles seem to retail very cheap these days. The ones I generally go for are the 11p variety at Lidl. They are a good idea to have in the back of your cupboard for those last minute meal ideas and for post pub snackage. Spending a little less actually makes much more sense in this respect. Crosse and Blackwell's Mega Noodles are extremely poor. The taste is too strong and peppery, and the consistency is sticky and stodgy. Noodles are meant to be stringy and tasty - not slop-like and gruel-esque. Poor show.

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          02.09.2009 14:04
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          Quick and easy curry flavour noodles

          I usually have a couple of packets of these kicking around in my cupboard and as I really couldn't be bothered to cook last night I decided to open one and have it as a "snack". Packaging: The Mega Noodles come in a plastic "packet" which is predominantly red. Inside the packet you will find one solid block of noodles and a small sachet of the curry sauce. You can choose to cook the noodles in an unbroken block or you can do what I do & crush the block into smaller pieces. The back of the packet lists the ingredients, cooking instructions & the nutritional information. You can also visit the website:- http://www.symingtons.com/ to find out about Crosse & Blackwell & other products. Nutritional Information per 100g cooked Energy kJ: 495kJ kcal: 118kcal Protein: 2.6g Carbohydrate: 15.4g of which sugars: 1.3g Fat: 5.1g (of which saturates): 2.2g Fibre: 1.5g Sodium: 0.3g Allergy information: wheat gluten, cows' milk, egg Ingredients:- Dried Noodles (95% ). (Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Modified Potato Starch, Salt, Egg), Lactose, Salt, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium glutamate, Disodium 5' Ribonucleotides), Ground Turmeric, Onion Extract, Tomato Powder,. Thickener (Guar Gum), Chilli Powder, Dried Parsley, Citric Acid. Cooking Instructions: Hob: Empty noodles & contents of sachet into a saucepan. Stir in 300ml (1/2 pint) of boiling water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes separating the noodles with a fork from time to time. When all the liquid has been absorbed, stir and serve. Microwave (based on 750/800 watt category D oven): Empty contents into 2 litre microwaveable bowl. Add 300ml of boiling water & microwave uncovered on full power for 4 - 5 minutes approx, stirring with a fork once or twice. When all the liquid has been absorbed, stir and serve. Price: I paid 49p for one packet of this in my local corner shop. Taste & Opinion: Liked most dried food this doesn't look the most appetising thing in the world when you open the packet. It just looks like a big block of pale yellow coloured bits of hard stringy noodles that have somehow welded themselves together. As I said above, I always break the noodles into small chunks inside the packet (removing the sauce sachet first) then pop them into the pan, add the sauce and then the boiling water. This is a very quick and easy meal to make but, unless you have a small appetite it's not adequate for a main meal as it's not going to fill you up on its own. Once the noodles are cooked they actually looked very appetising. They're a golden yellowish colour and, to look at them, you wouldn't guess that they come from a packet and had only taken a few minutes to cook. The consistency of the noodles is very good. They're not hard and they don't taste chewy or "plasticy" or dry. They actually have a very pleasant texture and you should have no problem eating them. The only issue with the product is the actually taste. There's a distinct taste of salt which may be more noticeable to me than other people because I don't add salt to any of my cooking or any of my food. Aside from that the product really means it when it says "mild" curry. The is the mildest tasting curry product I've ever tasted and, if the truth be told, is a little bland for my taste. After a few forkfuls I decide it's a bit too dull and add some HP sauce to "spice it up" a little. That improves the taste no end and makes it very palatable indeed. So, to sum up, this is a very quick and easy part of a meal to cook. The "mildness" of the curry means that it's suitable for everyone, even if they don't like spicy foods. For those of you who like a bit more of a "bite" or a "kick" to their food I'd recommend adding something else to it to boost up the flavour a little. At 1.2% sugar and 5.1% fat this isn't an unhealthy product by any stretch of the imagination. Note that in the ingredients it does list MSG so if you're avoiding that for some reason this isn't the product for you. The fact that it this curry is so mild is, I think, a plus point in it's favour. Other curry flavoured products on the market may well be too hot / spicy for some people and it's far harder to do something about that than it is to "customise" a product such as this. It's exceptionally easy to add some extra curry or chilli powder to it if you want to spice it up a little. Of course, if you're only cooking for one then you can just find an alternative product that suits your individual taste. This product is available in the following flavours: + Chicken Flavour + Chinese Chow Mein Flavour + Mild Curry Flavour + Barbecue Beef Flavour

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