Category Archives: Tesco

#1403: Tesco Everyday Value Chicken & Mushroom Flavour Noodles

Here’s one that Joe B. and Sarah B. sent me from Nottingham, UK – thanks! Tesco’s a big grocery store chain in England. One thing I’ve found that is a little difficult are European nutrition facts on instant noodles. It’s odd; they like to do a per 100g showing, then a per serving. The number often seem ridiculously off; a lot of the time it’s a calorie vs joule issue (yep – they use a different measure of energy over there too). Let”s see how this chicken and mushroom flavor cup goes!

Here’s a detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Says it is ‘suitable for vegetarians.’ To prepare, Add boiling water to fill line and let sit 2 minutes. Give it a good stir, and then let sit for another 2 minutes. Stir again and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

No seasoning sachets – simply a cup of uncooked noodles and seasonings.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken and mushrooms. The noodles were floppy; more like an egg noodle. The liquid turned into a sauce (which is standard to British varieties). The flavor was almost nonexistant; extremely bland and begged for salt. Not to my liking. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5051898316952>.

Check it out – over two hours of old British TV advertisements!

#1373: Tesco Everyday Value Beef & Tomato Flavour Noodles

British noodles! Thought maybe this would be a good one to let my son try today. Not spicy (at least I don’t think it will be) and pretty mellow. Right now he’s knee-deep in LEGO blocks and listening to a video game documentary. A good day! Let’s check this one out.

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to the fill line and let it sit for 2 minutes. Stir, then let it sit 2 more minutes. Stir. Enjoy!

The lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodles in the cup are loose and have a powder all over them. UK cups usually feature a lot of this powder, which is mostly flour. British noodles feature more of a sauce than a broth.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added corn and carrot. The noodles are short and thick. They have an interesting crumble to them. The sauce has a very light flavor; pretty bland. It’s hearty though and that’s it’s saving grace. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5052109748135>.

TESCO is a big chain of supermarkets in the UK – here’s a documentary film about them.

#1252: Tesco Instant Noodles Chow Mein Flavour

Here’s one that Joe B. and Sarah B. sent me from Nottingham, UK – thanks! Tesco’s a big grocery store chain in England. Let’s try out their chow mein!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 250ml water and contents of seasoning sachet in a pot. Break noodle block into 3 or 4 pieces and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Here’s the noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

Has an odd scent; almost like Worcestershire but not quite.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added leeks, broccoli, sweet onion, green onions and chicken I sauteed with some light soy sauce. The noodles aren’t bad – your basic instant. Decent texture and chew. The flavoring is really quite good – there’s just not enough of it. These noodles are quite bland. I will say once paired with the additions it went well, but separately wasn’t very impressive. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5010204862484>.

Looks like they have some neat innovations in the UK – check out how your shopping experience may look some day.

#1132: Tesco Everyday Value Spicy Curry Flavour Noodles

Here’s a cup I got today that was sent to me by Joe B. from the UK – thanks! Curry. Sounds good to me! Turns out Tesco is a big grocery chain in the UK. Let’s check this one out.

Here’s the side panel details (click image to enlarge). Says ‘suitable for vegetarians.’

No packets here – flavoring and noodles are together.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added  roast beef lunch meat, Walla Walla sweet onion, red bell pepper and broccoli. The noodles are flat and a little mushy. The broth is more like a gravy (common in UK varieties) and kind of bland. I do like that the curry flavor is there though, but I wouldn’t call this spicy by any stretch of the imagination. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5051898316907.

An old Tesco advert from 1977.