“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Noodles „
I've been trying out a few cheap meal options recently and one thing I've really got into making is noodles. I've tried many different brands in different price ranges but the Morrisons own brand ones are definitely one of the best. These only cost 28p per packet so it's definitely a nice cheap option.
They come in an orange plastic pack with the cooking instructions and nutritional info on the back. Inside the packet is the block of noodles and a little pack of flavouring. To cook them is simple, which is one reason why they're popular with students.
The packet tells you to add the contents of the flavouring sachet to 200ml of water and bring to the boil, then add the noodles and simmer for 3 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. However, after experimenting for ages with the best way to cook them I add the noodles to boiling water and simmer for a minute or so before adding the flavour sachet as I find the noodles take on more of the flavour this way. I'm also sure I add more than 200ml of water as I just pour it over the noodles in a pan until they're covered. This is the method I use with all noodles, not just these particular ones, because I've found it works the best for me.
When they're cooked I find these noodles are really delicious, the texture is just right and the chicken flavour is quite rich. I previously tried Batchelors super Noodles thinking that they'd be better but in fact they tasted of nothing and I had to add my own flavourings to make them edible, these ones have a much better flavour. The great thing about noodles is that you can cook them to just how you like them, whether you like them quite firm or really soggy, or if you prefer more flavour you can add a bit of stock or other flavouring to it.
I often eat these as a snack on their own, or I add a bit of chicken stock to them and have them with some stir-fried chicken and veg as a full meal. They're quite versatile really and good as a cheap option to add to a meal to fill you up.
A half pack portion (who eats half a pack?!) contains 190 calories, 1.2g of sugar and 7.3g of fat. Really they're not a healthy option as it's pretty much empty calories, but they are a cheap option.
My son really like noodles, after always buying the leading brand I decided to give this product a try as it was only about 20p per pack.
** The Product **
Instant dried noodles with a chicken flavour sauce sachet.
** The Packaging **
For a cheap product, the packaging is very good. The packet is green, the front contains a picture of the product, when cooked, pilled onto a fork, along with the logo and flavour. The back contains all the useful information such as ingredients, nutritional information etc. Overall a very nice looking packet.
** The Taste **
Not bad at all, the flavour isn't very strong, but then considerably better than I thought it would be for the price. The noodles are not sticky and actually compete well to the texture of the leading brands. My son is happy with these noodles just the way they are but I personally would maybe add some smoked sausage etc, just to give them a little more flavour.
** How To Cook **
This product is very simple to make, it says to make them on the hob, by placing flavour sachet and 190ml of water into a pan and bring it to the boil, then add the noodles and cook for 3 mins. I personally put them in the microwave and they taste fine.
** Nutritional Information (per 200g serving) **
Energy 1656 kj
** Price and Availability **
This product is only available from Morrisons and retails for approximately 20-25p.
** Overall Opinion **
I think this is a great product, ok so its not got much flavour, but for the price of it I don't think that that really matters, you can add whatever you want to these noodles to give them more of a taste, but some may like the more subtle flavour. I would give the product 5/5, as I think they provide excellent value for money and are a quick and easy snack/meal, which is suitable for all the family.
Note to mum - Do not read this review! I promise to start cooking again properly once I have purchased a cooker!!
Some of you may know that Ive recently moved house, I have no heating, no kitchen, no shower ...
For above mentioned reason and for being a single working mum Im often in a hurry to produce a snack from thin air that requires no cooking.
Morrisons chicken flavour instant noodles were one of those things purchased months ago which came to light from the back of a cupboard when I packed to move. For this reason I cant recall the exact price but Im sure that I wouldn't have been tempted had they been priced over the 25p mark.
THese noodles are actually made to be cooked on the hob by adding the flavour sachet to 190ml of water and bringing to the boil before adding the 85g of dry noodles. Simply simmer for approximately 3 minutes or until liquid has absorbed.
Microwave instructions are not included but as needs must in this household I simply improvised. I placed the noodles and flavour sachet into a microwavable bowl and added 190ml of boiling water, covered and vented and cooked in the microwave for two minutes.
The noodles were as perfect as packet noodles get, the flavour was chicken-like and the noodles were soft and good to eat, not stodgy or sticky. Perfect for a quick snack and in my opinion better than a pot noodle. The portion is fairly small but a good snack or enough to accompany a piece of chicken or the like (microwave sausages at the moment here!).
These noodles come in a green Morrisons branded sachet with a forkful of noodles pictured on the front. They are suitable for vegetarians, produced for Morrisons and come with long shelf lifes of 1 year +.
Ingredients: Noodles - wheat flour, vegetable oil, salt.
Flavour sachet - salt, sucrose, wheat flour, yeast extract, flavourings, onion powder, dextrose, garlic powder, ground spice, malic acid, herb and spice extracts, vegetable oil, succinic acid.
Allergy Information: contains celery,gluten, soya.
The nutritional information wasnt too clear as it doesnt state wether its the dry or cooked product but 100g contains 197kcal, 5.2g protein, 31.1g carbohydrate of which 1.5g are sugars. 6.3g fat of which 1.6g are saturates. 1.3g fibre, 0.5g sodium and 1.3g salt.
I wouldnt have them often but they arent too unhealthy and a tasty bargain.