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Socoder -> Off Topic -> ZenPop Noodle Box

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Posted : Friday, 25 May 2018, 05:02
rockford
Yeah...nope.
Posted : Monday, 28 May 2018, 05:32
Jayenkai
*cries*

The end of an era.

Noodle Nine



Looks Like...
> Reveal 🔎

Tastes Like...
A rather bland taste. Either that or my tastebuds are dead...!
I was hoping that final noodle in the box would’ve been exciting, but it isn’t.
Not even the slightly thicker noodles can save this one.

Rating : 0/5 boring and dull.. A sad end to a fun box.

So there we have it.
A trek through Japan, tasting a variety of noodles.

It was ok.
A little lacking in spice, though. But I guess that’s the different themes they do.
Going to have to hope for a Spicy box, next month!!!

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Posted : Monday, 28 May 2018, 08:21
rockford
Yeah, there's no point in bland, insipid foodstuffs. Give me flavour. Give me spice. Give me excitement. I want to feel that there's a party going off in my mouth and I'm actually invited!

So these boxes are monthly then? Hopefully the next one will be better
Posted : Monday, 28 May 2018, 08:49
Jayenkai
I subscribed to 6 months worth.. which wasn’t cheap. I don’t like paying in advance for things like this, so hopefully it was worth it, and I don’t end up not getting one, or something..
Hmmm..

In the battle for money vs sense vs boredom vs Noodles.... Insanity wins!!

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Posted : Monday, 28 May 2018, 11:02
rockford
Insanity always wins. It's human nature!
Posted : Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 07:01
Jayenkai
Box Two Begins!!



I spy Pikachu!!

Spoilers : Side One : Side Two

It's arrived on a Tuesday, so I’ll be doing Tuesday and Thursday reviews, for this month..

Noodle One




Looks Like...



Tastes Like...

You’re probably thinking "hey, Jay, WTF are those little cats..?"
So was I.
I expected a weird slimy thing, but it was more like a meaty texture. Maybe Tofu or Soya or something? No idea.

As for the overall taste of the noodles, they smelt EXTREMELY fishy, but the taste was more that of the sheer insane amount of pepper that must've been in there.
By the time I got to the slurpy soupy bit, it felt like I was drinking liquid pepper.
Not a complaint, though, as it actually tasted really quite nice, and left only a mild fishy aftertaste.

Rating 5/5! Really enjoyable, with tasty cats!!!

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Posted : Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 09:29
rockford
Wow! They look a lot more interesting this time around

Pikachu flavoured? o_O

And Yay! Less fishy than last time
Posted : Thursday, 14 June 2018, 04:33
Jayenkai
Noodle Two





Looks Like...



Tastes Like...

Very oniony.
My Post-op tastebuds aren’t very keen on Onion, and this is the wrong side of the "too oniony" fence, for my liking!!
Also, those noodles are horrible and .. the description says they’re not fried, but they barely taste like they’re fully cooked at all! They have the same chewiness that not quite cooked pasta does.

Additionally the whole thing was very very soupy, and left a whole lot of drinkable onion soup at the end.
Really didn’t enjoy this one.

Rating : 1/5 - At least it was different.. :/

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Posted : Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:58
rychan
I approve of the cat girl noodles because cat girl!

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Posted : Thursday, 14 June 2018, 14:04
rockford
Looks a bit dish-watery, but I'd give it a go. I'm not over keen on onions, either, but hey-ho.
Posted : Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 03:23
Jayenkai
Noodle Three





Looks Like...



Tastes Like...

Chicken soup with tons of pepper in it.
That’s three rather peppery tasting noodles, so far. Seems to be the theme, this month.
Not so keen on all the cabbage, but otherwise it's a nice enough broth.
Also, the noodles, although thin, are still managing to soak up a lot of the flavour, so extra points for that!

*big gulp of pepper, right at the end of the slurping session*

Rating : 3/5 - Another good noodle, but could’ve done without all the cabbage.

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Posted : Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 03:28
rockford
Pepper FTW!!!

Looks OK too
Posted : Thursday, 21 June 2018, 03:55
Jayenkai
Noodle Four



Men Chicken??!



Looks Like..



Dumpling?
> Reveal 🔎

Tastes Like.

Very nutty. Like a hazelnut or walnut or something. Definitely a nutty flavour.
Don’t think much of the weird slimy brain things, though.. kinda a bit too slimy for my liking.
But, yeah, a lovely nutty tasting soup, with somewhat stringy noodles. The noodles are the "don’t soak up any flavour" variety, though.

Rating : 3/5. Nice nuttiness, but not quite enough taste.

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Posted : Thursday, 21 June 2018, 08:20
rockford
OK. Sounds strange.

Was it just the one wonton or were there loads hiding at the bottom?
Posted : Thursday, 21 June 2018, 10:15
Jayenkai
There were about 4 of the things. Hard to describe. Imagine a slimy thin-pasta version of ravioli, with a splodge of meat in the middle.
Honestly, it looked more like a little bit of very fatty bacon, than a dumpling.
They were incredibly salty, and really quite tasty, but the slime put me off. Not a fan of slime in my food.
.... *shudders* Frey Bentos.. eeeuw....

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Posted : Thursday, 21 June 2018, 10:52
rockford
What's slimy in a Fray Bentos pie? Not had one in about 20 years, so can't remember now, although I'm pretty sure there's a reason I've not had one in about 20 years...
Posted : Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:37
Jayenkai
In between the outer crust and the inner filling is a hideous gooey layer of slime!

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Posted : Friday, 22 June 2018, 09:54
rockford
Niiiiiiiice... :/ Can't say I remember that, but I can't remember what I had for dinner yesterday!
Posted : Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 04:06
Jayenkai
Well.. Guess it's time to eat...

Noodle Five





Nom nom! Pikachu Brains!!

Looks Like..

Pikachu Brains! With happy Pikachu Faces waiting to be eaten.

Tastes Like...
Not entirely unlike a packet of Roast Chicken flavour crisps.
Not much Seafood taste, and a whole lot of chicken taste.

Quite nice..

Mmm.. Pikachu!!

At least it didn't taste like a dead rat..

Rating : 5/5 - Nice and tasty Pikachu Brains!

And, for bonus points, a Free Sticker! Excite!!

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Posted : Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 04:43
rockford
PikaChewed!
Posted : Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 04:45
Dabz
^^^^ He just didnt!!!

Dabz
Posted : Thursday, 28 June 2018, 04:36
Jayenkai
Noodle Six





Looks Like...


Tastes Like..

Very lemony.
Tasted almost exactly like Nik Nak Scampi and Lemon.
It's nice enough, but my post-op tastebuds are adverse to lemon, so I really didn't enjoy it as much as I should've.

The odd grey splodges were kinda spongy. Not really sure what they were supposed to be, but I certainly wouldn't describe them as Chicken Meatballs!!

Rating : 2/5 - Not too bad, to be honest, but a bit too much lemon for me.

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Posted : Thursday, 28 June 2018, 14:51
rockford
I like lemon. Not sure about having it with noodles though, but I'd certainly give it a go.


Posted : Tuesday, 03 July 2018, 04:22
Jayenkai
Noodle Seven





The actual thing doesn’t look an awful lot like the picture on the paper, but given the other two remaining ones DO look like their paper counterparts, I figured this was probably the right one.

But I was still doubtful, and then I opened it to find...

A Pizza.. !!!


I’m assuming this is the "crispy tempura”

Looks Like...



Tastes Like

Texture wise, the "tempura" kinda melted into the noodle soup, a bit like when you leave chunks of bread in your regular soup, to soak it up, and make the soup a little more filling.
Could probably have done without it being as gloopy as it was, but it was certainly a different experience!
As for the actual flavour, it wasn’t actually all that great. A very feint meatiness, but actually rather bland, if I’m honest.

Rating : 2/5 Was surprising, at least..

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Posted : Tuesday, 03 July 2018, 04:48
rockford
That's certainly... different!
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