If you look at the header on the site, you’ll see the Noodle Shop is gone. It used to be there but it’s not anymore. Why? Well, Amazon decided to get rid of their aStore thing, so I guess that’s that for the little store thing. However, that freed up a spot so I decided to put my YouTube Channel up there instead! I have been doing a lot of videos lately – especially ones having to do with hot and spicy things. Anyways, yesterday I posted a video of me attempting to eat a bowl of this really spicy Japanese variety – but there’s a catch. I have the flu. I don’t know if it was violent as it seemed or I am just weakened by the flu. Anyways, I definitely failed the attempt (don’t fret – I’ll be doing it again soon) and thought hey – let’s do something else spicy.
I should mention that the first time I tried these was by the grace of my sister who bravely traversed the northlands to find a Walmart in Delta, BC – thank you! This pack hails from Richmond, BC where they just opened a Walmart near Yaohan and Aberdeen Centre.
Well, I hate to break it to you, but this spicy one from Walmart Canada is about as spicy as a banana. No, really – I think if you used half the water called for it would seem tough to put a finger on spiciness. But honestly, I do like this one – they’re cheap – a Great Value!
An interesting thing about this one – it’s made in the United States. This makes my mind leak. Great Value products are here in the United States, but no Great Value instant noodles. But it doesn’t remind me of any instant noodles made here. Who’s private labeling this one? I mean, the square noodle blocks are a little out of the ordinary. Perhaps a single noodle line just for supplying Walmart Canada? I mean it’s feasible – lots of Walmarts in Canada and I’m sure they sell a lot of instant noodles. A mystery.
Some store brand instants really are quite comforting in a time of flu, this being one of them. So sit back, relax and check out this review – and make sure to check out the video at the bottom or just click on the Youtube link at the top – lots of videos to watch.
Re-Review: Great Value Spicy Ramen Noodles (Flu Edition) – Canada
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Take off of heat and add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
A square noodle block.
The soup base sachet/.
A light powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added an egg and a slice of Kraft Singles processed cheese. Noodles are plump and have a nice tooth to them. The broth has a comfortable feel and goes very well with the flu. Very therapeutic! I detect notes of salt and paprika, but as far as spiciness goes, this is as spicy as a banana. Indeed, a Great Value. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 62891536609.