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Brand: Tesco / Type: Curry

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      16.12.2013 00:57
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      Lightly spiced noodles with a nice texture

      I buy Everyday Value Chicken Noodles and find them okay so I thought I'd try their curry flavour. They have recently risen in price to 20p a pack but still cheaper than the other brands- they are however smaller.

      They are packaged in a white pack with purple relevant pics on, the above wrapper has had a facelift like all the other value items.

      The noodle pack contains only 65g which is a smaller than the dearer brands which are 100g this still works out cheaper (at Tesco's prices anyway). The noodles come in a dry brick with a powder sachet containing a few tiny pieces of carrots and herbs.

      The ingredients don't look bad there's plenty of flavours in there and the pack only contains 375 cals.

      Wheat Flour,Vegetable Oil ,Sugar ,Curry Powder ,Salt ,Dried Chicken ,Garlic Powder ,Onion Powder ,Chilli Powder ,Yeast Extract ,Turmeric Powder ,Stabiliser (Guar Gum) ,Carrot ,Leek ,Curry Powder contains: Turmeric Powder ,Ginger Powder ,Cayenne Pepper ,Caraway Seed ,Szechuan Pepper ,Cumin Powder ,Aniseed

      I'm surprised to see dried chicken powder listed so these aren't vegetarian.

      These are easy to make you just place the once opened and broken up 'brick' of dried noodles into a pan, pour in 200ml boiling water, add the sachet of curry powder and simmer until the water is gone. This takes about 3-5 minutes. The noodles can also be microwaved. What I do find with value noodles is that if I don't cook them slowly enough then the water doesn't all get absorbed.

      The noodles once cooked are firm and not at all slimy, I find them to be thinner than Super Noodles. The curry flavour is apparent but not hot more spicy. There are some bits- the carrots for example- but not many and not as many as the picture on the wrapper. I find the curry to be a bit more flavoursome than the chicken flavour but I slightly prefer the chicken noodles because I like them with soy sauce. These are nice as a meal on their own, they're not very filling though so I have them when I'm not too hungry.

      I would recommend them and continue to buy them.

      4 stars from me.

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        14.05.2013 18:34
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        Every cupboard should have a least one

        I love anything which is quick and easy to make and tastes good. I have tried a wide range of instant noodles, in all different flavours, and these are by far my favourite. I usually eat them at lunch time as a snack, as they are not quite filling enough to be eaten as a meal (well not for me anyway, I do like my food :D). I am going to blame my culinary skills on my partner, as I very rarely make anything that doesn't come from a packet and which I can't burn. I have been know to burn a boiled egg! So these noodles are right up my street as they only take a number of minutes to make and I haven't burnt them yet, or blown up the microwave (touch wood).


        These noodles are part of the Tesco's Value range. The flavour I am reviewing is curry, you can also find them in chicken and bacon. These cost, a bank breaking, 15p and come in packets of 65g. Inside the packet is the block of noodles and a sachet of curry powder.

        Instruction on how to cook in the microwave:
        Remove all packaging. Place 200ml of boiling water into a microwaveable container and add the contents of the seasoning sachet. Break the noodle block into 3 or 4 pieces, add to the seasoned boiled water and cover. This will take between 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes in total depending on the power of your microwave.

        Cooking on a hob:
        Remove all packaging. Place 200ml of boiling water in a saucepan, add the contents of the seasoning sachet. Break the noodle block into 3 or 4 pieces and place into the seasoned boiling water. Bring back to the boil then simmer over a moderate heat for 2 1/2 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve immediately.

        I prefer to cook these in the microwave as it save on the washing up. And as my partner is the cook, unfortunately this means I am the washer-upper.

        These noodles are quite thin, like most instant noodles, and soft. The curry flavour is not very strong and over-powering, which I like as I am am not a spicy kinda girl. The best thing about these noodles are that they are not sloppy or messy.

        Ingredients
        Wheat Flour,Vegetable Oil ,Sugar ,Dried Chicken Powder ,Salt ,Garlic Powder ,White Pepper ,Ginger Powder ,Yeast Extract ,Turmeric Powder ,Stabiliser (Guar Gum) ,Dried Carrot ,Dried Coriander ,Colour (Plain Caramel).

        Nutrition

        Calories: 260
        Sugar: 1g
        Fat: 11g
        Saturates: 6g
        Salt: 0.7g

        Overall I think these noodles are great tasting and exceptional value for money. I would definitely recommend these noodles. I currently have about 5 packs in my cupboard. I usually like to give at least 1 con but I am finding it difficult with these!... I know may be if they were 14p I would love them even more!

        Thank for taking the time to read my review :)

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          08.05.2010 16:16
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          try them!

          I only tend to eat noodles during my lunch hour because of convenience, but I think I found a good little buy with the Tesco Value Noodles.

          Each pack costs 9p for 65g pack, which is a real bargain! The packaging isn't too great on the product-the noodles come in a pack the same shape ar Batchelor's supernoodles, but with the Tesco Value red and blue logo. There is a picture of the noodles on the front which makes it a better than the usual value products.

          The curry noodles are tasty and easy to cook. Place in a microwavable dish and add 200ml o boiling water, add the sachet of flavour and microwave for 1.5 mins, stir, and cook for a further 1.5mins. That easy! if you prefer to use the hob, once you've brought them to the boil, simmer for 2.5mins.

          The sachet of curry flavour is quite strong and is enough to give the noodles a good flavour. I normally eat them on their own, but my husband tends to add spring onions and ham to bulk it out a bit.

          They are handy to keep in the cupboard incase you need a quick snack. They contain wheat and gluten. Each pack has 400 calories and 6.9g of saturated fat.

          If you like noodles they are worth a try. They also have bacon and chicken flavour in the range. I can't taste the difference between them and supernoodles.

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          27.01.2010 16:33

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          Buy some curry powder with them and your sorted!

          These noodles dont have the strongest flavour it must be said. The curry powder supplied is very weak. They come packaged in your usual tescos value white packaging so arent very eye catching. Unless of course you are a savvy bargain hunter. Being a student these are right up my street.

          Despite that i would recommend buying these along with a small tub of Tesco value curry powder or turmeric or something similar. Then for the good old price for 10p you have a nice meal and can flavour it to your choice. Add a few bits of bacon Lardons or chopped up streaky bacon and you have a meal fit for a king. Also its not the worst thing in the world you could eat.

          The actual noodles are no different to any others (super noodles etc) and i do belive its just the flavouring that differs. Im pretty sure asda and other large supermarkets sell these exact same noodles under their own brand.

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          27.09.2009 16:13
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          I like eating Noodles, and don't feel you have to buy the brand name ones in order for them to be the best.

          These are part of the Tesco Value range and cost a bargain 12p per pack. 1 pack is enough for me to have for lunch, but if I was absolutely starving and wanted a huge pile of Noodles, then 2 packs of these wouldn't break the bank either.

          The packaging isn't thatexciting. It is a square-ish cellophane pack which is white with the Tesco Value branding on the front, There is the nutritional information on the back and it states these are 65g.

          The Noodles are all stick together in a block, but can break up easy enough. They soften when they are cooked though, but still retain a slight crispy texture or if you want them really soft, then just cook them a bit longer.

          You can cook these in the Microwave, but i've never cooked them that way. I cook them on the hob. All you do if boil some water, then add the Noodle and simmer for approx 5 minutes. I keep prodding them as well to break them up, and I find they float a bit when cooked, but you can tell my the texture if you take one out.

          The Curry powder comes in a little sachet, and when I looked at the pack, I thought it wouldn't give much flavouring to the Noodles, but it done alright. After the Noodles are cooked, you drain them and add the Noodles back to the pot. I then sprinkle the powder in and fold the Noodles around so that they are evenly covered in the powder. The powder sticks to the damp Noodles easy enough.

          The Curry flavouring is a mild spicy taste with a slight heat to it. I would say it is more a Madras taste rather than a Korma, and I got a good Curry fix with these.

          Each pack made up has 400 calories and 15.6g fat, so not that healthy for you.

          A great pack of Noodles, that are cheaper and just as good as the brand named 65p pack.

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          30.07.2009 21:22
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          Stick to the bacon flavour of these!

          I've tried the Tesco Value Bacon Flavour Instant Noodles before, so thought I'd give the curry flavoured version a go as well, as the bacon ones are amazing for the price.

          Just like the bacon noodles, the curry ones are super-easy to make - just boil a pan of water with the curry flavouring (comes as powder in a small sachet), place the dried noodles into the pan, and bring to the boil again until the water has all been soaked.

          After making myself a bowl of Tesco Value Curry Flavour Instant Noodles, I expected them to taste as good as the bacon flavour ones, especially considering that curry is my favourite flavour of Supernoodles!
          However, they didn't taste nearly as nice as I thought they would. Sure, the texture was fine (not too hard, but not so soft that you have to worry about them going all mushy), but the flavour was pretty bland, and i couldn't even really taste anything that resembled curry!

          These were worth the 8p I paid for each packet, and they weren't so bad that I would avoid them in the future. However, from now on I'm sticking to the bacon flavour, and that's what you should do too!

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          21.05.2009 21:58
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          A great buy for the money!

          I absolutely love noodles and really do adore food I can bang in the microwave and cook with ease! I admit it! I'm super lazy and I'm not a fan of standing around for hours to cook things that take me 2 minutes to eat! So when I saw these in my local Tesco store for 9p a packet I didn't expect much from them to be totally honest with you l but did think they were going to probably be the cheapest meal I've ever had lol.

          The Packaging....

          Oblong red and white plastic packet. On the front in red, white and blue writing I'm told they are Tesco 'Value' Curry Flavour instant Noodles and that they take 4 and 1/2 minutes to microwave or 3 minutes to boil, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and the weight is stated (65g) and finally there is a big photograph of the noodles looking rather yummy it has to be said lol. On the back of the packet (in black and white writing) I'm given cooking instructions and storage advice, ingredients and allergy advice is also given as is a full nutritional rundown, contact details for Tesco are given, weight (again) is stated and finally there is a bar-code on there. Not the most awful economy packet I've ever seen and it doesn't scream in your face what it is! I like that about it! lol.

          Cooking Instructions....

          Microwave....

          Place the noodles in 200ml boiling water in a microwavable container and add the contents of the seasoning sachet and cook for 4 - 4 1/2 minutes stirring once halfway through cooking.

          Hob....

          Boil 200ml of water add the noodles and sachet, bring back to the boil and then simmer for for about 2 1/2 minutes over moderate heat, stirring often.

          The Noodles....

          I cooked mine in the microwave which was very easy to do and took me the full 4 1/2 minutes, stirring them once during the cooking. When cooked I emptied the noodles on a plate and I was met with fine glossy and golden noodles that were moist and had a few visual small pieces of carrot and chive throughout. The smell was that of curry powder and overall they looked nice and they smelt nice. No complaints so far!

          Taste wise well again they're ok. Not the best quality sure, they are what they are. Thin wheaty noodles that were well cooked with curry seasoning and as I have said a little bit of carrot and chive in there as flavouring and adding a slightly crunchy texture to the soft noodles in places.

          Overall....

          A little bland, these could of done with less of a salty taste however for 9p a packet they really are value for money and rather tasty. I wouldn't go mad for them but I certainly wouldn't avoid them either. They are not soggy, gloopy or messy and they cook fast and well and the portion size is large (for one person!). Great for shoving with a sausage or piece of chicken if your on an economy drive, this is a way forward without suffering too much at all lol.

          Very pleasant, light in curry flavour and tasty enough!

          Nutritional Information.... Per Pack....

          Calories: 400
          Sugar: 1.3g
          Fat: 15.6g
          Saturates: 6.9g
          Salt: 1.8g

          Only available in Tesco stores Priced 9p a packet.

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            12.05.2009 19:49
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            Good as a nice quick and easy snack.

            With the current climate going on and with me and my boyfriend not having the well paid jobs we used to have, money is very scarce lately.

            On a Tesco shop we were looking for some pasta and came across these Tesco value instant curry noodles which were priced at 9 pence, unbelievable so was worth a try at least, previously we had tried another brand of noodles in the same type of packaging and same size ect so I thought what the hey its probably all exactly the same except these are a bit cheaper.

            I must admit I did still have my doubts but nope these tasted exactly the same, the only difference was the colour of packaging. These noodles actually have a curry taste to them which is just a little hint of hotness, which is the perfect amount for me.

            These noodles are great as a quick snack but to be honest sometimes I am still really hungry after eating these and it's as if I haven't eaten anything at all. They take 2-3 minutes to cook (this is a 65g pack) but again this depends if you like a lot of juice left in your bowl or if you like minimal juice. All you have to do is break the noodles in half or quarters put them in a pan with 200ml of boiling water, add the sachet (curry flavourings) and stir in well, then just stir until the noodles are at your desired softness, throw into a bowl, grab a fork and off you go.

            A hint to these as well is try to measure out the 200ml of boiling water because too much water makes the noodles very soggy and for me, when I was eating them when they were too soggy I started feeling sick and couldn't finish them, it's just to slimey.

            But if you follow the instructions then these are a quick tasty snack, sometimes they fill a hole but sometimes they don't.

            Well worth the try at 9 pence each.

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              12.05.2009 16:24
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              A very reasonable priced, reasonable tasting packet of noodles that are easy to cook.

              I am always looking for cheap meals to save me a little bit of money and I found these noodles recently in my local Tesco store.

              The price is currently 10p but I believe that this changes from time to time so it may be 9p, 10p or 11p depending on Mr. Tescos' mood or the current VAT rate changing again (hopefully not!).

              The noodles are provided in basic Tesco value packaging which shows noodles on the front of the packet, and tells me that these are curry flavour instant noodles and then it has the Tesco Value logo and red & white colour scheme.

              You get 65g of noodles for your money, place them in to a bowl, cover with 200ml of boiling water and then put in to the microwave for 2-3 minutes or more depending on how well cooked you like them. I normally cook them for a few minutes to soften them up, break them up, cook them for a few more minutes, then I add the flavouring and then I cook for a few more minutes until they are lovely and crisp and well cooked. I find that this is the best way to get them tasting lovely and to get the flavouring even distributed amongst all of the noodles as there is nothing worse than getting a mouthful with no flavouring at all, it's bland and boring.

              The curry flavouring is fairly strong and does smell quite like curry as soon as it's opened and smelt. Once prepared the noodles are quite tasty. The flavouring is lovely and strong and really compliments the noodles.

              Each packet (once cooked) has 400 calories and 15.6g of fat so these should be enjoyed really as part of your main meal rather than just a hole filling snack.

              These noodles are definitely worth the price paid and if you want to make a main meal out of them just buy a Mattesons smoked sausage and add this to the mix along with a little barbeque sauce!

              Most people are looking for ways to make money recently and this is a fantastic cost saving when compared to the price of 39p for a slightly larger packet of Super Noodles. These are not as nice as Super Noodles but then they are a quarter of the price and they are nice for the price paid. I am therefore rating these 3/5 based on taste, cost & packaging.

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