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Wot? Not In A Pot Noodle, Southern Fried Chicken

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Brand: Unilever / Type: Noodles

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      24.08.2012 15:20

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      Not one to pop in your basket

      I bought the southern fried noodle as an alternative to my usual chicken and mushroom variety from Tesco on offer, however I was sadly disappointed.

      The taste of the product was rather bland followed by a indescribable spicy taste that lingered a bit too long for my liking. However the texture and the smell of the product was fine. There appears to be no reference to a chicken flavour with the noodles at all and I feel if asked to do a blind tasting I would be unable to pinpoint the exact flavour. Once cooked the liquid separated from the actual noodles far too easily leaving them tasteless and a bit mushy if I am totally honest.

      One positive of the product was that there was a good portion of food once made. The noodles are easy to prepare and would be good for a quick afternoon snack.

      The packaging of the product was very colourful and eye grabbing and the price was also on par with its competitors.

      considering all aspects of this product I would not recommend it to a friend.

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      28.08.2009 17:44
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      I'd never seen these until I read about them on Dooyoo. To be honest they just looked like Super Noodles, and you get them in a Chicken flavour so what was the big fuss. Then again these were much the same price as Super Noodles, so always worth a try.

      The packaging was alright, but nothing that exciting. This is a square-ish pack which is a kind of cellophane wrapper. The pack is quite a bright orange colour and it stands out in the shop easy enough. The writing is in white so it stands out well enough. There is a little picture of some Noodles on the front, but if it wasn't mentioning Pot Noodle on the front, then I would think these were more of a budget brand. The pack size is 65g.

      Inside the pack the Noodles are pretty much all stuck together, apart from a few stray ones that have broke off. You get a sachet of the flavouring as well.

      To cook these you just add the Noodles to some boiling water. I tend to break the Noodles up a bit, although they are quick to cook even when they are arranged like a brick! They only take approx 5 minutes to cook, then you drain them, pop back in the empty pot and stir in the powder. Being a little damp from the water, the Powder sticks to the Noodles well, but it is easy enough to mix the flavouring through. There is never that much flavouring in the pouches, but it is certainly enough to give a good taste to the Noodles.

      The taste of these were ok. The Noodles were quite thin, but a little Crispy, and the Chicken was slightly herby, and a little spicy. I wouldn't say it was exactly like Southern Fried Chicken, but it was nice enough.

      I do like Noodles like these, but often the appeal of snacks like thse in the Pot Noodle form is that you have a complete ready meal eg just add hot water and that's it. With this kind of snack you have to go to a bit more effort, and trying to make this at work wouldn't be impossible, but a little more effort required.

      A good enough snack, and probably in the same league as Super Noodles. Priced approx 45p per pack.

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      28.07.2009 15:57
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      Not great!

      I love pot noodles and have done for years! I love noodles in general and so when I saw this product on offer (at the time in Sainsbury's) I simply had to try them out. Available in a few different flavours I really fancied this particular flavour.

      The Packaging....

      Bright red plastic squarish packet with white and yellow writing on the front and a picture of the noodles on the front. I'm told they are Wot? Not In A Pot Noodle, Southern Fried Chicken! and there is an at a glance nutritional chart to the top left hand corner of the packet. On the back of the packet I'm told how to cook the noodles, size is stated (65g) and the recycle and Vegetarian symbols are shown, ingredients and allergy advice is given, nutritional information is stated, contact details for Unilever UK are given (the manufacturer of the product) and finally there is bar-code on there. There is a matching plastic sachet of the flavouring in the packet too.

      To Cook....

      Break the noodles into half a pint of boiling water and add the sachet of flavour and simmer for about 3 minutes/until cooked and the noodles have absorbed all the water or you can microwave them for 4-5 minutes.

      Me Eating Them....

      Well I cooked mine in the microwave which is really simple to do. The noodles were of course dry, thin and cream in colour and they broke up into a dish really easily. I added the water as directed, sprinkled the orangy coloured powder mix from the sachet that smelt a bit chickeny and herby and mixed it all up really well before cooking it and stirred it all half way through and it all blended really well.

      When cooked my noodles looked moist and not wet and the most of the liquid had been absorbed and I had a mix of light golden noodles with flecks of thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary and marajam sprinkled throughout but not too much of it.

      The taste when it came to southern fried chicken though wasn't really there that much to be honest. Ok they had a faint hint of a chicken aroma but more than anything these just had a slightly salty but herby taste to them. The noodles were well cooked but were rather thin and difficult to eat cos they kept falling off my fork! In my view the sauce in this wasn't thick enough and noodles way to small!

      Overall....

      Easy to cook, and a decent portion but taste wise they were just slightly herby and salty noodles and not what I expected them to be like! I thought they'd be a bit like a pot noodle in block form...they were not and they were simply a bit dissapointing!

      Expect to pay about 38p a pack for these and other flavours available are beef and tomato, sweet & sour and chicken & mushroom.

      Allergy Advice....

      Produced in a factory handling egg, soya, celery and sesame.

      Nutrional Advice....Per 175g Serving....

      Calories: 142 Kcal
      Protein2.4g
      Carbohydrate: 18.8g
      of which sugars: 0.7g
      Fat: 6.4g
      of which is saturates: 3.0g
      Fibre: 0.9g
      Sodium: 0.52g
      Salt: 1.31g

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