#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>.

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  1. The nutritionally value is not confusing if you understand it.

    Per 100gram is per law, all food products in the EU must contain this information so you can compare the nutritionally content amongst products.

    Something that is not possible in USA.

    Per serving is the whole container. Always. This is just additional information for you, as an extra service in case you can’t do math. 😉

    ie. you could just have multiplied the 100gram value by 0.7, since its 70 grams.

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