Found this one in California! I’ve been curious about Indian grocery stores lately as each one has had a different variety or two I’ve not reviewed. Honestly, the more reviews I do, the closer I get to doing a top ten India list. A ways to go though! Here’s a little about Maggi instant noodles in India from Wikipedia –
Maggi instant noodles are popular in India, Pakistan and Malaysia. Nestle has 39% market share in Malaysia, where “Maggi” is synonymous with instant noodles, and had 90% market share in India prior to a nationwide ban by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Following the ban, the market share was reduced to 53% in India. In Malaysia, fried noodles made from Maggi noodles are called Maggi goreng.
In June 2015, tests in India found high amounts of lead in Maggi noodles. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India ordered a national recall for all 9 variants of Maggi Instant Noodles and Oats Masala Noodles.
So now you know – the green dot means vegetarian-friendly. Let’s check it out!
Maggi Cuppa Masala – India
The distributor/export sticker (click to enlarge).
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Has a green dot signifying vegetarian-friendly. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
An included fork!
The noodle block.
Loose seasoning and veg from the cup.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles come out fluffy and buttery which I thoroughly enjoyed. The masala flavor isn’t overwhelmingly strong like I like it, but strong enough to impart a rich and tasty flavor. The peas. I always find peas don’t hydrate well – well, these did. They came out nice and mushy as they should. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8901058844757.