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Posted : Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 08:11
Jayenkai
Nada!!
The email for the replacement Box5 said to expect up to 4 weeks wait, but ... box 6 is due to arrive some time this week or thereabouts!!
.. *shrugs*

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Posted : Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 09:46
Jayenkai
Vague update from ZenPop (I emailed them, this morning!)

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Thank you for your kind message. Actually, we had a couple typhoons over Japan in September and shipping got a little bit delayed so I'm sure there is nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, International shipping is unpredictable and we can only wait. Even with tracking, doesn't guarantee that it will arrive faster. Sometimes it can take up to 8 weeks for a package to arrive.
Thank you so much for your patience. Please keep us updated if the packs still don't arrive after 8 weeks from shipment and we'll do our best to help you out.

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Posted : Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:26
rockford
But you will have starved to death by then!
Posted : Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 11:02
Jayenkai
It's ok, I found a new addiction.
Microwave rice + spices mixed in melted butter poured over the top.

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Posted : Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 11:39
rockford
But you will have died from a heart attack by then!
Posted : Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 11:56
Jayenkai
I bought 2 x 3 packs of Uncle Bens about 2 weeks ago, and there's still 4 packs left. Might be a silly meal, but I certainly consider it to be a "treat"

Also, whenever I have toast, that gets lashings of butter all over it. Nom nom nom!!!! Heart attack central!!

.. but, again, maybe twice a month I'll have a couple of slices of toast, if that...

I eat "unhealthily" perhaps, but I also have to put up with being so ill-feeling that I rarely bother to actually do it.

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Posted : Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 13:41
rockford

Posted : Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 13:43
Jayenkai
It's ok.
I can pour boiling water into a bowl of noodles!!!!

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Posted : Friday, 02 November 2018, 04:09
Jayenkai
Just got the shipping email for November's box..

I'm now looking forward to the inevitable fattening-up when three boxes all arrive at once!

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Posted : Friday, 02 November 2018, 09:29
rockford
LOL. I don't think you have to eat all three at once if they all arrive. I could be mistaken though!
Posted : Friday, 09 November 2018, 05:13
Jayenkai
Hurray!
I'm now slightly less worried about the noodles, now that my September Replacement box has finally arrived.
Still to come.. October and November!


Welcome back to SEPTEMBER!

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Noodle One



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Tastes Like..

As wide as they are, they're also very thin noodles, and have that horrible Super Noodle gooeyness to them.
Bleurgh!

A nice spicy and flavourful broth, though. The flavour is quite a lot like the old Tangy Toms crisps, but with a nice kick to it, too.
Good stuff.

Rating : 2/5 - Nice flavour. Shame about the noodles.

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Posted : Friday, 09 November 2018, 07:48
rockford
Lemongrass is a difficult one - it either doesn't taste of anything much or tastes like really bad artificial lemon flavouring. I had one recently with a LOT of lemongrass flavour - it went straight in the bin. I love lemon, but lemongrass is the same, but different. Bleurgh! I had another one a while back that tasted like I was eating perfume - it was very flowery/herby. Yuck!

As for SuperNoodles, yep; foul shite.
Posted : Monday, 12 November 2018, 04:32
Jayenkai
Noodle Two





Looks Like


Looks quite dry, to me..

Tastes Like

You can definitely taste the coconut, and there's a certain fruitiness, too.
A nice light taste, but not all that spicy.

Noodles aren't too slimy, today!

Rating : 4/5 - Sweetness gets a bit sickly towards the end, but otherwise it's ok.

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Posted : Monday, 12 November 2018, 08:43
rockford
Sounds nice
Posted : Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 06:08
Jayenkai
Didn't have any of the noodles for dinner, today. (For those interested, we had chicken and stuffing barms!)

But hey!
Look what arrived!

> Reveal 🔎

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Posted : Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 09:49
rockford
Pringles do noodles?

Who knewdle?!
Posted : Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:17
Jayenkai
Indeed!

You can imagine my surprise when I opened the box!

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Posted : Thursday, 15 November 2018, 05:10
Jayenkai
Noodle Three





Looks Like



A very dark broth, but not as thick a broth as it looks. Very thin.

Tastes Like

Kind of a weird metallic taste, and rather oniony.
I'm not keen on onions, post-op.
The noodles, although thin, are at least rather good at soaking up the flavour, unlike those horrible seemingly-waterproof ones!

Rating 1/5 : Too oniony for me.

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Posted : Thursday, 15 November 2018, 05:57
rockford
Your noodles don't look anything like the ones on the packaging. Which reminds me; you're cheating ! You aren't using chopsticks to eat these!
Posted : Thursday, 15 November 2018, 05:58
Jayenkai


From today's "Poetry Corner" on AGameAWeek..

Oodles of Noodles are sat in my room.
Preparing themselves to be eaten.
I'll boil the kettle, then pick up a fork,
'Cos chopsticks have gotten me beaten.


And, the noodles are the same.... Or at least, the four (I think!) characters on the label are the same.

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Posted : Thursday, 15 November 2018, 14:56
rockford

Posted : Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 05:11
Jayenkai
Noodle Four





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Tastes Like

A lovely thick broth, with a texture not unlike those Knorr Vegetable packet soups.
Tastes a little chickeny, but mostly more like Vegetable!
The flavour of the broth is extremely powerful, and makes for a super tasty snack.
The noodles are a bit tasteless, though, and haven't done a lot of soaking up.

Rating : 4/5 - shame about the noodles!!

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Posted : Thursday, 22 November 2018, 04:46
Jayenkai
Noodle Five





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Very watery!

Tastes Like

Smells and tastes like typical Brown Sauce, but has a weird nutty aftertaste.
Kinda like it wants to be spicy, but the nutty taste is dragging it back down.
A very odd taste!
The noodles are the waterproof, none-flavourful variety. Booo!!

Rating : 2/5. Not so keen on this one.

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Posted : Thursday, 22 November 2018, 16:35
rockford
Brown sauce? Bleurgh!
Posted : Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:03
Alantree
Nice! Just can't get enough of these reviews.

By the way, just in case anyone’s interested. My sister Kara is selling a few 18 Inch XD Rims. If anyone’s interested, feel free to PM me.
Posted : Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:24
steve_ancell
rockford Brown sauce? Bleurgh!

Can't beat a bit of HP!
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