#1800: Crystal Noodle Soup All Natural Hot & Sour

Wow – review #1800. I must admit my surprise on how quickly I’m closing in on #2000. I haven’t reviewed one of these Crystal Noodle varieties in quite a while. I was talking to a friend of mine about instant noodles we weren’t particularly fond of and he mentioned his wife really liked these. We both agreed that Crystal Noodle was one of our least favorites. I figure though hey, you never know. This might be the one I really like! Let’s have a look.

Detail of the side panel (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in contents of sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let steep 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Here are a scant few of the mung bean threads. They look very interesting.

The soup base sachet – almost the size of a snack noodle sachet.

A little freeze-dried block that should spring to life once the boiling water starts to meld with it.

Here’s a side shot so you can see the mung bean thread.

Finished (click image to enlarge). This is a tough one. The clear as glass noodle hydrated very well and they have a slightly jelly-like consistency. The flavor block hydrated perfectly as well. The vegetables were everywhere and of decent quality. What was absent was much flavor. So much so that I felt the need to add some salt or soy sauce. It just really doesn’t work for me; kind of like Kool-Aid without sugar, or a grilled cheese without a bread element. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 186190000218.

Crystal Noodle All Natural Noodle Soup, Hot and Sour, 1.9 Ounce Cup (Pack of 6)

These guys rock.

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