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A pot noodle is a handy snack it's quick, relatively tasty and a novelty. The original pot noodles cost anything from 90p-£1.50 depending on where you shop and what flavour you buy when you have to buy several of these for the household this can be quite an expensive snack. So recently when shopping in Morrisons I was intrigued by a 'buy 2 get 2 free' offer on Golden Wonder pot noodles. I hadn't tried anything other than original pot noodles but the offer was too good to pass by so I selected 4 pot noodles 2 chicken and mushroom flavour and 2 beef and tomato flavour.
The pot noodle came in a tell-tale plastic pot which was primarily black with a big brown sticker covering most of its surface. There was also a cellophane lid so very much like a normal pot noodle. Upon removing the lid the dry noodles are clumped together and don't look very appetising and there is a small sachet of tomato ketchup.
I boiled the kettle and filled the pot up to the recommended line indicated in the inside tip of the pot and left it for 5 minutes to allow the noodles to soften. The smell was not very pleasant at all and didn't smell anything like beef or tomato which immediately put me off the noodles.
When I tried the noodles they were thoroughly cooked and soft but they were stuck together even after stirring for a few minutes and they were very short not long and curly like the usual noodles. There was absolutely no taste to the pot noodle and despite adding more tomato ketchup the taste did not get any better.
There was a lot of water in the pot despite only filling up to the recommended water line which watered down the pot noodle and added to the tastelessness of the snack. The 'vegetables' inside the pot noodle didn't cook properly and were still hard and didn't resemble or taste anything like a vegetable! I'm just glad that I didn't pay full price for such a vile and disappointing pot noodle.
Dried Noodle Mix: Dried Noodles (60%) [Wheatflour, Vegetable Oil, Tapioca Starch, Salt, Thickener (Guar Gum),Stabiliser (Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose), Acidity Regulators (Sodium Carbonate, Potassium Carbonate)] ,Maltodextrin, Wheatflour, Dried Soya Protein (4%), Tomato Powder (2%), Yeast Extract, Natural Flavourings, Onion Powder ,Dried Vegetables (Peas, Carrot), Salt, Colour (Plain Caramel), Dried Mixed Herbs, Citric Acid, Ground Black Pepper ,Tomato Sauce Sachet: Glucose Syrup, Water, Tomato Puree, Spirit Vinegar, Sugar, Maize Starch, Salt, Cloves, Cinnamon, Liquorice
I do enjoy the odd Pot Noodle. We all know they aren't that good for you, and to be honest they aren't that filling, but it is a quick hot snack that you can enjoy in a quick break.
I've tried quite a few of the flavours, and this one used to be 1 of my favourite ones. It isn't the most exciting flavour, and pales in compared to say Doner kebab or something nice and Spicy, but no one says that you have to get the more fancy flavours surely?
This just comes in the normal way which is a plastic tub. The tub is quite wide and you can easily get your fork into this. You just eat this out the tub as well. There is a foil lid covering the Noodles, and you just take this off and prepare them.
All you do is pour some boiling water to the fill level which is indicated on the side to the pot. This softens the freeze dried Noodles pretty quick, and although I help it along by jabbing my fork into the Noodles to break them up, they are ready in a couple of minutes. The Water is absorbed into the Noodlea, so you are just left with them in the pot. There is the odd tidy bit of Beef in here, but I think it is more a Beef Stock that gives the Beef flavour. There is the odd slither of Tomato and Pepper, but nothing much.
The Noodles are soft and that bit crunchy, and they are nice.
Per pot there is over 400 calories. hard to think that 90g of Noodles would have that much, and as I mentioned not that filling either.
Still a nice tasty quick eat.