“ Brand: Premier Foods / Type: Noodles „
Aaaggh. Ive had three seperate guys round to price me up some building works and fit a kitchen and it seems I scare them off as not one has comeback with a quote ... Anyhow I digress slightly but am STILL on the microwave bl@@dy meals!
On offer in Asda for 3 for £3 these noodles I thought would make bit of a change for me.
They are sold beside the dry noodles and can be recognised by the orange plastic pouch with the Sharwoods logo in bold on the front. The back of the pouch provides the cooking instructions and a recipe suggestion alongside the nutritional information and list of ingredients. They have a long shelf life in excess of 10 months.
Sharwoods sweet chilli microwave noodles are ready in just two minutes. Simply tear top of the pouch, squeeze the plastic pouch to loosen the noodles, stand them upright in the microwave and cook for two minutes.
So far so good, they smelled quite nice and there were no pans to wash! After cooking I transferred to a plate where they 'slopped' out of the pouch with a greasy squealch. Perhaps I didnt loosen them enough before cooking but they were quite stuck together in a mass of sticky / greasy looking worms.
To say the least they didnt look very appetising. THe pack suggest that it will feed one or two as an accompaniment. I was going for the whole 250g portion. Suprisingly they actually didnt taste as bad as they looked. The noodles were soft and there was a delicate flavour of chilli with a hint of garlic. I remember trying to see how hot they would be on the packet in the supermarket, but the packaging gives no indication of wether the noodles are hot, mild or low heat. To my taste these were very mild in heat and there was a what I can only describe as a 'metal' aftertaste.
So, not too great looking, OK but not great tasting and finally two hours later and Im starving and currently munching my way through a bowl of cereal.
I guess for price and convenience, these were ok. Perhaps also to add to a meal like a stir fry for example but not so much for eating as a fullfilling tasty meal.
The pack, as I mentioned weighs 250g and contains the following nutritional values:
of which 16.6g sugars
of which 1.8g saturates
3.30g salt equivalent
Ingredients include: water, wheat flour, 2.9% red chilli, lemon grass, salt, soy bean oil, rice bran oil, tomato puree, lactic acid, garlic, lime leaves.
For those with intolerances these noodles contain wheat, gluten and soya and are packed in a factory handling peanuts.