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I love pot noodles, and being a veggie, their vegetarian friendly attitude is great, it means i have a good range of flavours to choose from, unlike other brands. this is no exception. easy to make, just add boiling water, and the taste for me without the sauce is mild and a bit flat, add the sauce and its lovely, though i do like to add frank's hot sauce too. strange, i used to be actually scared of this flavour from childhood... it was too hot for me once when we had it at a picnic.
As a kid, I always loved pot noodles. They were like a treat for us. Because we didn't have them very often. I was always a picky eater! So I loved noodles anyway. Growing up I only had one flavour I could eat. Chicken and Mushroom of course, the nations favourite!
As I've got older and older I've become less picky. I always remember when this flavour (Bombay Bad Boy) came out. It was on an advert on tv. It was meant to be seriously hot!! I remember my big brother used to have it quite a lot. I would smell it from a far and think it smelt really nice.
Finally, I had one. It has pea's and sweetcorn in, which I am not a fan of. If I'm honest I always pick them out. Its a hassle but this way I can enjoy it without having to eat around them. The pot noodle comes with hot sauce. It is hot. I've only ever had it once, the first time I had this flavour pot noodle. It burns your mouth out! Seriously! Since then, I don't put it in. It still is really flavour-sum. It tastes like curry.
Even though this pot noodle is not very filling, I feel it has a lot of calories in. In a normal size pot (90g) it has 389 calories in. You can get the king size pot noodle which is slightly bigger. But I don't buy that because it has loads of pea's and sweetcorn than normal in. A 90g pot also contains 2.9g of sugar. 14.8g of fat. Which in my opinion is also a lot. 6.8g saturates. 1.28g of salt. So its not the healthiest meal in the world. Its just a snack but contains all that in it.
I have a pot noodle most days for dinner at work, because its really easy to do and its quick. Basically all you do is boil the kettle and fill it to the marked point. Then you leave it for a minute of so to go soft and that's it. Also its good because its suitable for vegetarians and vegans. All pot noodles are to my awareness.
They are a good price as well. Often in main supermarkets they are £1 each. But they ofter are on offer, for example, 2 for £1.50 or 75p each. Sometimes in Asda they even sell them for 50p. Which I always get laods when they are this price. I would recommend this as a snack! Great snack! :)
i have always been a sucker for a pot noodle , i dont eat them often as we all know they aint good for us, i call them pot chemicals, but that dont stop my love for them !
i was in asda and walked up to this product (my local store was knocking them out at 50p each at the time so i stocked up), the packaging looks menacing and with being labelled "bombay bad boy" i just had to give it a go as i love hot things that make my eyes water.
when i got home i boiled the kettle ready for the bombay bad boy experience and opened the lid and even without opening the intimidating packet of sauce i could smell spice and i just knew at that moment i was in for a pot noodle treat,
on consumption my mouth was burning i was in heaven ! it really is a kicker of a Noodle. Didnt make my eyes water which was a shame (maybe its the sadistic streak me me that like that sort of heat lol) but my mouth and taste buds was on fire, very tasty very hot and very very yum , all in all i recommend it to any spice and heat fan out there, great as a snack with a couple of slices of bread (as any pot noodles are) but for those who only like a twang of hottness dont add the packet of sauce as its spicey as it is.
i enjoyed my bombay bad boy experience and will be certain to buy it again GREAT stuff !!!!!!
Pot noodles have been a favourite of mine since my university days, both lunch and dinner were taken care of with this pot of noodles that don't take long to 'cook'. As a vegetarian though, my flavour options were limited to the curry flavoured noodles, that was until...Bombay Bad Boy.
The name is clever, bringing a bit of Indian flavour to the Western world. The packaging is a tall black pot, which amongst the other pot noodle pots, stands out. The foil lid covering can be peeled off easily. There is a plastic sachet of chilli sauce included inside the pot. Fork is not included, you will need one of your own. The pot itself, much like take away coffee cups, does not heat up so much, allowing you to hold it in your hands without getting burnt. But you can feel the heat just enough to keep your hands warm, great for a cold winter's day.
Preparing the noodles:
The noodles are hard and need hot water to soften them. Boil the kettle and pour in water to fill level as indicated on the pot. Sometimes I find filling it to the fill level is too much water for me, especially as the water is absorbed but when you push your fork on the top of the noodles, they go down, and any excess water will rise, so from this you can determine how much water you personally require.
After adding water, I mix it with a fork, and prefer to let it stand for about ten minutes rather than the two minutes they suggest, stirring occasionally. The longer you leave it the softer the noodles become. I find that with ten minutes, they are soft, though there will still be a few crunchy bits, which I find quite a tasty combination.
The noodles contain peas, sweetcorn and soy chunks. The soy chunks are my least favourite part of the noodles, they taste a bit bland, and don't really add anything special to the noodles. The noodles themselves are salty, slightly sour and mildly spicy, though the hot water magnifies this spiciness a bit more, perhaps to a medium level of spiciness. I do find I constantly need to take sips of water in between eating, and coke is also a great drink alongside this, although perhaps not particularly healthy. The sachet of chilli spice contains a red liquid sauce, which you may or may not wish to add to your noodles, I tried them once and found it way too spicy and also a little sweet, so I personally do not like adding it to the noodles.
It should be noted that the noodles have a strong garlic smell and taste to them, which will linger...or rather attach itself to your breath and the atmosphere, the smell can be sickening after a while, though the taste is great. It should also be noted that brushing your teeth and using mouthwash after eating this does not help to remove the garlic breath, it will take a day or two!
These are the kind of noodles that you can get bored of if you eat them everyday, I now only eat them once every six months or so. While they are filling, they really are just a snack, and are not particularly healthy, so it is best to just have them once in a while!
The prices vary from supermarket to supermarket, available in two sizes, the smaller of which is usually under £1 and which is filling enough in itself that I sometimes have difficulty finishing it, and the larger just over £1. Available as individual pots, and I've noticed in some online supermarkets they are available in batches of four pots.
A little about the Bombay Bad Boy Pot Noodle
I love pot noodles, and whilst they aren't the healthiest of snacks, I find that they are great for times when you just can't be bothered to prepare lunch or dinner for whatever reason. As a fourth year University student, I have come to rely upon pot noodles on many occasions throughout the course of my studies, as there are some days where I just have so much work to do that I literally have about 15 minutes to spare for lunch.
Bombay Bad Boy is my favourite variety from the Pot Noodle range, which also feature other flavours such as chicken & mushroom, southern fried chicken, original curry, chow mein and beef & tomato to name but a few.
One of these 'bad boys' will set you back around £1-£1.25. However, Asda are currently selling them for only 50p! So off I went to stock up!
This snack literally take around 5-10 minutes to prepare. You simply boil a kettle, add the water up to the fill level specified on the carton, stir and then leave for a few minutes. Once the noodles have softened up you add your little sachet of sauce. Now your bombay bad boy is ready to be devoured!
This particular pot noodle comes with a little sachet of chilli sauce, which believe me is very hot indeed! I tried a small bit of this on its own to see how spicy it was and my tongue felt as though it was on fire still some five minutes later!
I always find Bombay Bad Boy to be very hot and spicy, so it is definitely not a pot noodle for the faint hearted that do not appreciate spicy foods. It contains peas and sweetcorn, but I am not a fan of this dried veg and usually pick these out before I add the water. However, each to their own.
I would describe the taste as reminiscent of the original curry flavour pot noodle, only with an exceedingly spicy kick! This is one that will require a glass of water or two as it really is so spicy. Sometimes when I don't feel in the mood for the insane spicyness, I instead add tomato ketchup as an alternative to the chilli sauce, and this still gives the pot noodle a really nice, more mild flavour.
The black packaging of this specific flavour really sets it apart from the other pot noodles available. However, I have noticed that its black colouring does prove problematic when it comes to seeing whether you have any of the pot noodle sauce left, as it can give the illusion that it is finished when it is infact not.
These snacks really aren't that good for you at all. Nonetheless, I guess a good point about the bombay bad boy is that it contains no artificial colours or preservatives. Each pot contains 389 calories and 6.8g of saturated fat. This translates at around 7.5 weight watchers points, so these are definitely one to avoid if on a diet!
I also find that whilst pot noodles do fill a hunger void for a short while, they are not very good at filling you up for a long time. After eating one, I will usually become hungry again an hour or so later. I would say that they are really only decent for a snack when you are in a hurry. If you have the time free, I would recommend that you prepare something that is a bit more filling instead, especially seeing as pot noodles are so unhealthy.
Overall though, the Bombay Bad Boy tastes great, despite its spicyness and it is a good option for those times when you are on the go and don't have a lot of time to prepare a proper meal.
The Bombay Bad Boy loses a star for its firey-ness and high fat content. Nonetheless though, it well deserves a four star rating.
Thanks for reading!
Being a typical teenager/student i love any meal that can be prepared in less than five minutes, leaves no washing up and only requires you to boil a kettle. This is just part of the reason why i am a fan of pot noodles!! I was in my local corner shop today looking to purcahse a pot noodle for my lunch and i saw this 'Bombay Bad Boy', it was the only 1 on the shelf i hadn't tried so i thought i would give it a go.
I paid 99p for this pot noodle which i think is the average if you purchase from corner shops etc, however they can be purchased alot cheaper or on special offers in super markets.
The pot noodle is really easy to prepare you just boil a kettle, peel of the lid and remove the sachet, then you fill with boiling water to the fill line and leave for 2 minutes. After the 2mins you then stir with a fork and leave for a further 2 mins (although i dont usually bother), then add the sachet of sayce stir again and eat. Its so simple even i could do it.
The 'Bombay Bad Boy' contains noodles (obviously) in a HOT curry flavoured sauce with veg and the sachet contains HOT fire chilli sauce. I knew when i bought this pot noodle it was going to be spicy but i figured being noodles in a pot they probably wouldn't be THAT hot, but they were! near,ly blew my head off!! Having said that after the initial shock of the 1st mouthful i was fine to carry on eating and the curry flavour is really tasty and strong, which i love. They also manage to fit alot more noodles in ther than you would think and i found them quite filling for my lunch and didn't need anything else, although i do know people that just have them for a snack.
Each pot noodle is 90g and the noodle contain no artificial colours or preservatives and contains 389 calories, 14.8g fat, 2.9g sugars, 6.8g saturates and 1.28g salt.
Ahhh the Bombay Bad Boy - THE pot noodle to end all pot noodles. In fact I always think there are Pot Noodles and then there's THE BOMBAY BAD BOY!
I myself have been personally responsibly for getting about the half the people I know hooked on these things. Prior to it's release I used to reluntanctly buy a Beef and Tomato Pot Noodle or sometimes the Spicy Curry one as it was a simply and easy snack for me to take to work and not really because I genuinely enjoyed it. However, my love affair with the Bombay Bad Boy is something else entirely. These babies are something else altogether!.
I actually have tips that I regulary give to people on how to make yourself the perfect Bad Boy. First thing you should do is completely ignore the instructions on the side of the pot because they could not be more wrong! Secondly you remove the peas! - Now I realise that this is obviously a personal opinion although I don't think they go whether you like the things or not. I personally loathe them and believe them to be nothing but small rubbery balls of evil. Anyway, thirdly you add the boiling water very slowly and you put around one third the amount of water that you are told to on the side of the pot. Then you crush the pot together being careful not to break it and in order to mix the noodles together with what little water you have. Once that is done you stir which is tough because of the small amount of water you have. Finally you add all of the hot sauce (On a couple of occasions I've been lucky enough to score myself two sachets of the hot sauce, in this amazingly lucky occurence I would of course advise to also add the second sachet!)
Finally you leave the Badboy for around five minutes, give it another stir and you're ready to go. It should be extremely thick and should never be swimming in water as it always is if you fill to the point they advise you too. This will have created the perfect Bad Boy but it will be even hotter and spicier than one created with extra water - you have been warned - it actually gives me hiccups sometimes it's so hot!. But it will be beyond delicious and you will no doubt, just like me, be addicted to the things.
Always worth having a nice glass of juice or water at hand when eating a Bombay Bad Boy and remember - addiction shows weakness!
I have always been a huge pot noodle fan. I love all the pot noodle flavours. This one is notorious for being hot and spicy. Personally I can not get enough of hot and spicy food, making this my second favourite pot noodle flavour. It comes presented to you in a black pot, very unlike the others which are all white with different coloured bands around the pot. The pot alone lets you know it means buisness. Personally I like to dip bread into my pot noodles, especially this one.
The noodles when ready to be eaten are actually not very hot and quite mild. Infact not very tasty at all. Then you realise you left the sauce out...Then it's a different story. The sauce in question is a small satchet of Chilli Sauce. The satchet has humerous annotations on it as reguarding to howmuch sauce you will add.
Since they started removing the massive salt content that came in Pot noodles back in 2008, none of the flavours have ever tasted the same apart from this one.
Overall, it's a brilliant pot noodle. But if you've never had one before...Be careful with that sauce and bare in mind it's not for everybody.
The bombay bad boy, probably the spiciest pot noodle in the range. But, how hot is it? Partially its down to you. Yes, believe it or not, there is some skill in making a pot noodle. First of all, you have to consider how much water you stick in the pot (by stick I mean pour carefully) if you dont take their advice with the fill line, you could be watering down the flavour a little, getting it just right is a skill! Generally, following the instructions works and adding the sauce does give it a kick!! Make sure it's stirred properly, or at the end you'll end up with a load of powdery flavouring and that could not only taste horrible, but imagine the heat!!
Pot noodles are great for a snack, tho I find myself having them for lunch when I cant be bothered to make something substantial. Given the contents of a pot noodle, they arent particularly for the health conscious, eating a sandwich is probably a better option in reality. Having said that, they are just noodles with flavouring, but the salt levels of 1.4g per pot these should probably only be eaten once in a while.
On the taste side of things, yes they do taste quite good when prepared properly and after a while, depending on your tolerance of heat you could be needing a drink, but I'd rather go for a curry really.
Overall, good for "just add water" food, not so good for health.
If you are thinking of buying this product wait........its hotter than you think! If you want a light snack for an evening or a quick dinner, something to take to work or a brief snack.....avoid this as you might struggle to eat it!!! Its HOT!!!!
I was shocked how hot it was on the first time. After preparing it the usual way for a Pot Noodle you add the chilli sauce and after the first fork full it hits you...tongue burns, lip stings and the sweat starts. It tastes like a curry flavour without meat but once the heat of the noodles hit you you wont taste much.
It's a challenge to eat it all and even after recommending it to a man who eats raw chillis for lunch even he stated it was hot and hard to eat. In his words, its eatable washed down with a nice bottle of larger.
Overall my tip would be not to plan on eating this in full, try it if you like hot food, if you don't then avoid. Even not adding the chilli doesn't help.
Costing anyway around a £1 onwards depending on what offers are on, usually supermarkets will have these on offer when they can bought in bigger quantities for less than a £1 (Asda currently 4 for £2)
Be Warned....this is tasty but hot.
Try if you dare!
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Ok so whats the deal with the Bombay Bad Boy pot noodle then?
It screams out at you saying, look at me I am gonna be so hot I will knock your socks off!
It sits on the supermarket shelf innocently tempting those who are keen to prove that they can stand up to its chilli infused kick and still live to tell the tale.
Its packed in the usual style of plastic pot, dressed head to foot in mean looking matt black and topped with a foil lid. Its sealed tight, to keep your freeze dried noodles extra fresh and tasty and I think also to keep you out for your own safety.
All I can say is that if you find even the mildest chilli is too hot for you, then don't buy this. If you can stand the heat then go for it, at least you can tell your friends you tried one and lived to tell the tale.
The Bad Boy is hot even without the addition of the hot chilli sauce from the sachet you get with it. Add the sauce at your peril, unless you are one of those that can eat chilli till the cows come home without breaking into a sweat. For those of a more faint hearted disposition, its best to stick to the normal curry flavour pot noodle.
To fire up your noodles, just boil the kettle, then stir in enough hot water to come to the fill line shown on the pot. Leave the water to do its job and soften the noodles for around 2 minutes. Then stir a little with a fork, wait another 2 minutes then decide if you are man enough to add the chilli sachet. Be careful though as pot noodle say that the super hot fire chilli sauce does kick some serious butt!
Wow, the Bombay bad boy is like no other Pot noodle!
It has an almighty kick to the often bland taste of the original pot noodle flavours and completely lives up to its name on the pot! With its sensational taste of Bombay style curry in a mix with the original noodles it gives an intriguing flavour to such a processed product.
The Bombay pot noodle is also brilliant for being on the go and I think it's a must have for anyone living the student lifestyle as it is easy to prepare, can be eaten anytime anywhere and never leaves any mess, (e.g. washing up) whilst still giving the taste of a fully cooked curry, brilliant!
But i warn you now, the Bombay is not for the faint hearted, the sauce that can be added gives an even stronger kick to the pot and even the tiniest amount on your fork can leave your tongue tingling for ages if you're not one for spices and all things nice! Therefore i only recommend this flavour to those prepared to feel the kick or who have a glass of water by their side!
Overall the Bombay is great for a change of taste, but as i said before not for the faint hearted!
I have always thought my son in law was a bit of an idiot, I mean that in the nicest possible way though, truly he is as crazy as a box of frogs, so when he told me that trying the pot noodle he was into at the moment, I paid no attention to him whatsoever.
The pot noodle in question was the Bombay bad boy, now the name did little to encourage me to try it and his description of it being very hot and very, very spicy didn't do much either but what did get the better of me was simply my own curiosity.
I am not one for eating things like pot noodles in the first place but they can be a quick and tasty snack when you don't fancy crisps or the likes, I usually stick to the simple flavours but decided to give this a go.
I actually quite liked this flavour of pot noodle and was surprised to find that although it did have a real spicy kick to it, you could still taste an actual flavour beside the burn.
This pot noodle like any other is a tub of mixed dry noodles and pieces of what used to be vegetables, just add boiling water and the noodles and the vegetables start to look nearly edible, the noodles eventually go soft but the vegetables go from hard to rubbery at best.
Pot noodles are all about the sachets of flavour that you add to them, if the flavour is nice then you might just forgive the rest, the flavouring in this is a hot curry flavour with a sachet of hot fire chilli sauce, what you get in the end is a sort of beef curry flavour with a distinct chilli flavour flowing through it and it is quite nice.
If you can take pot noodles for what they are and you are a fan of hot and spicy flavours then you will most probably enjoy this.
Nutritional Content of 320g pot.
Calories - 415
Carbohydrate - 59g
Fat - 15.2g
Salt - 1.4g
Bombay Bad Boy...Pot noodle's naughty darker brother!
It comes in a normal pot noodle container but it is in black and on the side it says "cheaper than a sarnie." Which is very true! That makes this a good reason for buying it. I like that you can just take them to work with you and all you have to do is add boiling water which makes them really quick to make.
I don't eat much hot food so for me this really does have a bit of a kick to it but I imagine that if you eat hot food a lot then you won't find that it tastes that hot.
You can buy the pot in two different sizes, there is the normal 90g size and there is the king size which hold 25% more.
The pot describes this particular version as "Noodles in an incredibly HOT CURRY flavour sauce with soya pieces, vegetables and a little sachet of hot fire chilli sauce." I think it goes a little over the top here, but nonetheless I think it still tastes great and it is an excellent alternative to the usual flavours that are on offer.
You can buy these in single pots or can buy them in packs. It isn't as popular as the usual flavours so there is usually plenty on the shelves of your local supermarket.
Why not give it a try and see if you think its hot, I would recommend it.
Each pot contains 384 Calories which is 19% of your recommended daily allowance.
I don't know what it says about my culinary skills, but one of my sons favourite lunches is a Pot Noodle. Now I have tried these, when I've been in a hurry and find the Chow Mein reasonably tasty, but I wouldn't touch Bombay Bad Boy with a barge pole! These according to my son, would blow my head off!!! This may be an exaggeration, either that or he just doesn't want me touching his favourite flavour. Either way, I think I'll just steer clear of them.
Pot Noodles are a hydrated mix of noodles, soya pieces and a range of rubbery tasting vegetables. These contents are then covered with a powdered flavouring and have a sachet of sauce thrown in with them.
They are kept fresh inside a plastic pot, sealed with a foil top.
Pot Noodles are exceptionally easy to make, just boil some water and fill the plastic pot up to the correct level (this level is marked on the tub). The boiling water re-hydrates the noodles and veggies and turns the powder into a sauce. After a minute, I give it a good stir, let it sit for another minute and stir again until it is well mixed. When it's ready, just add the sachet of sauce and once again stir.
The Bombay Bad Boy variety, has a hot curry flavoured sauce and a sachet of hot fire chilli sauce. I tend to agree with my son and firmly believe, this would blow my head off!!! Apart from that the ingredients are just the same as other Pot Noodles i.e. noodles, soya pieces and the usual rubbery veggies.
Pot Noodles are not for those of us watching our waistlines, as this list below shows.
*Nutritional Content of 320g pot*
Calories - 415
Protein - 10.6g
Carbohydrate - 59.0g
of which sugars - 4.7g
Fat - 15.2g
of which saturates - 6.9g
Fibre - 3.6g
Sodium - 0.6g
Salt - 1.40g
Bombay Bad Boy is free from artificial colours and preservatives. It is suitable for vegetarians.
I will always keep a few Pot Noodles in my store cupboard. They are not something I would eat, or allow my children to eat regularly, but they do make a change and are handy if time is short.
I buy my Pot Noodles in Tesco, where a 320g pot costs 87p, but they are on special offer on a regular basis.
Because of the rubbery veggies, I'd give them 4 out of 5 stars