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Socoder -> Off Topic -> ZenPop Noodle Box

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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.
Posted : Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:24
steve_ancell
rockford Brown sauce? Bleurgh!

Can't beat a bit of HP!
Posted : Monday, 26 November 2018, 05:06
Jayenkai
Noodle Six





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> Reveal 🔎

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The curry wasn't particularly spicy, and there wasn't a whole lot of flavour in there.
It also has a curious leftover grittiness, which appears to be clinging onto my tongue.

Noodles themselves were ok, though. They're the "thinner Pot Noodle" variety.


Rating : 1/5 - Not the best.

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Posted : Monday, 26 November 2018, 06:32
rockford
When the "hidden stars of this dish" are diced potatoes, it really doesn't say much for the rest...
Posted : Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 04:12
Jayenkai
Noodle Seven





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..smelt ok, until I added the sauce sachet.
Fuck knows what flavour that was, but it was thick, brown and gooey!
Smells horrible.. can't describe it.

Also, the noodles are kinda weirdly rubbery. I'm not sure if the "elastic band" vibes are down to how rubbery they are, or the taste of that horrible sauce!!

Rating : 0/5.. nah...!

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Posted : Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 06:05
Jayenkai
Meanwhile, the missing October box finally shows up.


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Posted : Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 11:39
rockford
Oodles more noodles. Yay!
Posted : Thursday, 29 November 2018, 06:32
rychan
I may have to take a trip to the local asian food stores andjust get a bunch of random ones this weekend should the weather be all nice 'n' stuff of course!

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Posted : Friday, 30 November 2018, 04:14
Jayenkai
Noodle Eight





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I'm enjoying them, but the flavour I just can't place. It's like a mix between Worcester Sauce and Vinegar!! Really odd tasting, but nice.

The noodles are the waterproof variety, but after draining and adding in all the flavour afterwards, the flavouring has clung to the noodles. As such, they're really quite tasty.

Rating : 5/5

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Posted : Friday, 30 November 2018, 09:10
rockford
Sounds nice
Posted : Monday, 03 December 2018, 05:57
Jayenkai
October starts here!!

Cheat sheet - Page One - Page Two

Noodle One





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Apologies for all the sideways photos, today. iPhone's sensor seems to be acting up.. hmmm...
Assume the noodles look the same, the correct way round!

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A very light, crisp, garden type veg, salady taste to this one. Not at all like the previous "vegetable soup" ones, and instead tastes like I'm eating a warm noodle-enhanced salad!
The noodles are quite thin, and stringy, but have certainly soaked in the flavour.

Rating : 5/5 - Really tasty!

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Posted : Monday, 03 December 2018, 08:57
rockford
Extra veggies are always good with noodles.
Posted : Wednesday, 05 December 2018, 04:32
Jayenkai
Noodle Two





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If Monday's was a fresh field full of wonderfully crisp spring salad vegetables, then today's is the rotting carcass of a long dead animal, lying at the side of a road, for the better half of a year.

Rating : 0/5 - Bleurgh!!!

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Posted : Wednesday, 05 December 2018, 07:18
rockford
Sounds delish!
Posted : Saturday, 08 December 2018, 05:59
Jayenkai
Noodle Three





I double checked the box contents, and this is the only one with "squiggly square, circular thing, arrow thing, circular thing" in its name, so I'm fairly sure this is the right one, but..

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There's seaweed in there, and it smells very fishy.
My guess is, same brand, different flavour, because I certainly wouldn't call it a chicken broth!!

Tastes quite like Prawn Cocktail. I think I've said that before.
... my knowledge of seafood tastes is somewhat limited to either tuna, fish fingers or prawn cocktail crisps!!

Rating : 3/5 - To be honest, I'm probably enjoying it more than I would've the Chicken Broth!!

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Posted : Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 06:01
Jayenkai
Noodle Four





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Quite a nice meaty flavour. Hardly what I'd call Chicken, though, and the little chicken meatballs taste horrible!! Does Japan have wildly different chickens to us?
The egg pieces are tummy, which for someone who dislikes eggs, is a plus point.
The noodles are thin, but are soaking up the flavour.

Rating : 4/5 - OK, except for those weird chicken meatballs.

.. do chicken have meatballs??

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Posted : Thursday, 13 December 2018, 04:09
Jayenkai
Tiny Baby Noodle Five





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Baby's First PotNoodle

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Alright I guess. Not the best curry noodle so far, but certainly not the worst.
Just, nowhere near enough of it.
Might need to tuck into some Tuna Butties, later!

Rating : 2/5 - Middling taste. Bottoming size!!

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Posted : Friday, 14 December 2018, 04:40
Jayenkai
Noodle EXTRA

As part of the Big Xmas Shop, I added a couple of these on the list.



Thought I might as well add my thoughts, here!

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Very watery, and those rice noodles are curiously transparent and worryingly slimy looking.

Also, the container feels like it's about to melt!! Very thin plastic..

Tastes Like

Not the greatest tasting broth. It is indeed very watery, and the flavour isn't exactly what I'd describe as "beefy". More kinda like that odd PlayDoh-esque taste..
They do have quite a kick, but only about five minutes later!

The noodles themselves are exceedingly tasteless, haven't done any soaking, and are indeed very slimy.

Rating : 1/5 - Nah...

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Posted : Saturday, 15 December 2018, 05:41
Jayenkai
Noodle Six





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Very buttery.
But not real butter. More like that fake butter you get in microwave popcorn.
Very greasy. A little too greasy, perhaps?
Can't really taste much of anything more than the buttery. It's not an unpleasant taste, but it's extremely overriding.

The noodles are quite tough and chewy. Not my favourite type.

Rating : 2/5 - Nice enough, but I need to go and brush my teeth for about half an hour to get rid of all the oily residue that's now all over the inside of my mouth!

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Posted : Saturday, 15 December 2018, 07:20
rockford
Sounds pretty gross tbh. I've never, ever, ever felt that these ever neeeded butter at all, let alone mooore.

I'm not a butter/marg lover though (or anything creamy, including cream). I never add butter to sandwiches etc. I just use sauces and relishes instead.

Bleurgh!
Posted : Monday, 17 December 2018, 05:46
Jayenkai
Noodle Seven




Naked when open!

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Tastes like...

Normally when you do these "Strained" noodles, the sauce is very oily to help the noodles stay noodley. This sauce wasn't as oily, and the noodles have formed into what can only be described as a giant brain!!
They're quite spicy, but not very flavourful. A vague Worcester Sauce vibe, but mostly just spice.

Rating : 3/5 - not bad, but I prefer noodles to giant brains.

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Posted : Monday, 17 December 2018, 15:45
rockford
Braaaaaaaainnns...
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