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Pot Noodle Bombay Bad Boy
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Pot Noodle Bombay Bad Boy
Date: 03/10/10, updated on 25/07/11 (286 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, Quick to prepare, Tastes Good
Disadvantages: Very Spicy, High in Fat, not particularly filling
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!
Summary: A vindaloo in a pot!
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