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#1670: Tropicana Slim Less Fat Noodles Grilled Chicken

So I get this email asking me my thoughts on a particular instant noodle from Indonesia from this guy named Seth. I’ve tried another variety, but not this one. There’s a little dispute at his house whether it’s good or not and he wanted me to review it and get my opinion on it. So he sent me some, all the way from Indonesia. The package had some bumps along the way (mainly because I made a typo in my address) but it did get here, and so here I am, about to review this variety for the health conscious. It’s an interesting concept – low fat noodles and all. Grilled chicken does sound good as well – but let’s let the noodles speak for themselves. Let’s check out Tropicana Slim Grilled Chicken!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 6 minutes. Drain well. Add in sachet contents and combine thoroughly. Enjoy!

The noodle block of one of the packs. Got a little banged up along the way but the one from another pack was a little better.

A dual sachet – seasoning powder on the left and chilli powder on the right.

The chilli powder atop the seasoning powder.

Another dual sachet, this time liquid. Seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.

The oil and sauce mingle together.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Porterhouse & Roast seasoning, mint, krupuk aci and Dua Belibis chilli sauce. The noodles have a very comfort food feel – they have a light chew and are broad in nature. The flavor is interesting; it tastes like chicken with a little smoky flavor and a little sweetness. It has a slightly oily feel which was nice as well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 74992020161.

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A Tropicana Slim TV commercial.

A Special Donation From Indonesia

I got an email from a guy names Seth from Indonesia recently asking if he could send me some noodles that he has been having a difference of opinion on at his house. He likes them and others aren’t so sure, and he wanted my opinion. You got it! So I gave him my address and he expedited a package out – only one problem – I mistyped my address! Luckily, the person who got it hadn’t eaten the noodles and when DHL came to recover the package and redeliver had no problem doing so. So, after a crazy journey, the noodles are here!

They even got a once-over by the Department of Agriculture!

So here they are, Tropicana Slim Grilled Chicken flavor. You’ll be seeing this review soon! Thanks again to Seth for his kindness and hope my review will help!

#1098: Tropicana Slim Low Fat Noodles Hainan Chicken

Here’s another Indonesian variety from the big donation I was sent recently – thank you! Tropicana Slim – sounds like a character from an old mobster movie or something involving orange juice? I assure it’s neither – they’re low fat noodles from Indonesia! Let’s check these out!

A little sticker was covering something on the back of the package. It translates to “Tropicana Slim Low Fat Noodles, noodles with a low fat content, is the right choice for you.”

The back of the package (click to enlarge). See the little rectangle with the blue dot? That’s where the sticker was. It translates to “Mi is a popular culinary and well-liked. However, the high fat content makes most people limit consumption mi.
Tropicana Slim Low Fat Noodles are noodles with a low fat content which helps keep the weight off.
Tropicana Slim Low Fat Noodles right choice for your life.” ‘Mi’ means noodles; mi goreng means fried noodles.

Interesting looking noodles.

Powder seasoning on left and chili powder on the right.

Here’s the chili powder atop the seasoning powder.

Seasoning oil packet.

Has a nice onion scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some chicken breast with Sambel Asli Chili Sauce, green onion, a fried egg and lime. The noodles are neat – they’re flat and have a nice crumble and texture – very comfort food like, kind of surprising especially for a ‘health-conscious’ variety. The broth has a nice chicken flavor which isn’t overly salty nor is it bland. This was fun! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 749921020031.

 

So it looks like Tropicana Slim makes lower fat, lower sugar products – this looks like a sugar substitute.