Sometimes you just can’t help yourself – and when I saw the words “Chip Shop Curry” in a noodle pot I found myself buying it. Years ago, in my first job, I used to have a curry Pot Noodle every day for lunch, they had a sachet of mango chutney back then. Being able to buy my own food and buying Pot Noodles was a treat for me in my first job, with my own money 🙂
Simple things please me.
So, I bought the noodle pot in the shop – at a bargain price of just 25p too, it was in Home Bargains.
So how did it perform?
The pot is just 90 grams in weight and there is no mention of any sachet inside; not a curry sachet, no mango chutney.
The instructions said to pour boiling water up to the fill line, stir it and wait two minutes, then stir again and wait another 2 minutes. I must say that with the old Pot Noodles I used to find they needed a lot more time for the noodles to get soft, so I was surprised to discover that these noodles were really ready to eat and soft after the time the packaging had said.
Taste wise and texture wise I felt this was much better than the original Pot Noodles of yesteryear.
There are a lot of calories in the pot though, nearly 400 calories.
Noodle Pot Nutritional Information
Suitable for Vegetarians: the label says so! Also there are no artificial colours or preservatives.
The Ingredients list said the noodle pot contained:
Dried Noodles (79%) [Fortified Wheatflour (Wheatflour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Palm Oil, Salt], Fortified Wheatflour (Wheatflour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Meltodextrin, Modified Potato Starch, Sugar, Textured Soya Protein, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5’Ribonucleotide), Curry Powder (Coriander, Turmeric, Salt, Pimento, Ginger, Fenugreek, Garlic Powder, Pepper, Cumin, Paprika, Bay, Cayenne], Flavourings (contain Barley), Dried Peas, Dried Carrots, Salt, Ground Coriander, Colour (Plain Caramel), Chilli Powder, Malic Acid.
Would I Eat One Again or Recommend It?
Yes I would. Especially at this price. I’d hesitate to pay more for it as it’s only a few noodles really, but at 25p it was worth trying – and was actually tastier than the original Pot Noodles used to be!