Category Archives: Batchelors

#1338: Batchelors Super Noodles Peppered Steak Flavour

Here’s one that Joe B. and Sarah B. sent me from Nottingham, UK – thanks! I’m getting towards the end of the noodles that they sent – been a lot of fun trying all sorts of British varieties! I usually get some cues on what I’ll ad at the end from a picture on the front of a package, but this one doesn’t have any ‘suggested serving’ or anything like that, so I have to go with my gut. I looked around on Google for ‘peppered steak British’ and found quite a few leads. The peppered steak there looks to be basically steak with a decent amount of black pepper. Sound simple enough. Of course, things like a dash of brandy aren’t readily available, so I think pepper is going to be my friend for this one. Anyways, let’s see what’s within.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 300ml water and add the noodle block and contents of sachet. Cook for 4 minutes or until water is absorbed. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The sauce base sachet.

As I’ve mentioned before, British instant noodles seldom are full of broth. They usually involve the liquid reducing to a sauce.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added steak sauteed with sweet onion and Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper and crushed garlic. The noodles are pretty decent – not anything to call home about, but they have a good texture for their environment. The sauce is very bland. The flavor is regrettably very light in strength – so much so that I ended up adding salt to it! What flavor it had was peppery. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5000354404054>.

Here’s a funny advert for Batchelors Super Noodles from the UK.

#1286: Batchelors Super Noodles Roast Beef & Onion Flavour

Here’s one from the UK! Thanks to Joe B. and Sarah B. of Notthingham for sending these my way! Well, let’s check ’em out!

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 300ml boiling water. Add sachet contents and cook for 4 minutes or until water is absorbed. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

The powder base.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper and micro-thin sliced sukiyaki beef. The noodles are pretty good – they gorge themselves on the liquid and soak it up well, leaving them with a nice chew. Unfortunately, the broth is very bland. It does have a stew-like feel to it which is very mice. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5000354404061>.

Pretty funny advert.

#1216: Batchelors Super Low Fat Noodles Chilli Chicken Flavour

Here’s another Joe B. of Nottingham, UK sent – thanks! Low fat noodles eh? I’ve actually been on a diet and exercising a lot lately – down 15 pounds already – and yes, I’m eating an instant noodle every day too! Let’s see how this low fat variety is…

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains milk. To make it, add everything to 300ml of water and boil until all of the broth is absorbed by the noodles.

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

Has a funky chilli chickenny scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken that I seasoned with Mexcene and salt, peas and some big ugly carrot. The noodles are a slightly larger gauge than your standard instant. They are crumbly and really not very good. They kind of end up like an odd paste in the mouth. The flavoring is very light and has a slight spiciness to it. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5000354401763.

An advert for Batchelors Mushy Peas!

#1209: Batchelors Super Noodles Chicken & Mushroom Flavour

Here’s another one that was sent to me by Joe B. of Nottingham, UK – thanks! Super Noodles – are they ‘super?’ Let’s see.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free, but check for yourself. For this one, you boil the water and add powder and noodles and cook for four minutes or until the water has been soaked up by the noodles.

The noodle block.

The powdered base sachet.

Very fine powder.

Last weekend, my wife, son, mother and sister all went to a farm in Skagit Valley (Schuh Farms) that has an annual pumpkin patch/festivities. They sell a variety of pumpkins as well as locally grown vegetables. Last year, I noticed these fascinating vegetables; they are sitting there with a sign that simply says ‘big ugly carrots.’ Click to enlarge.

I’ve been using carrot when I do my post review prepping lately and thought one of these would be really neat. Click image to enlarge.

As you can see, the finished product and enormous slices of carrot! Peas and carrots are synonymous with British cuisine and I thought these would add a neat look to some noodle dishes. Click image to enlarge.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I would like to thank my mom for letting me borrow one of her Denby stoneware plates from England. Added chicken baked with Cavender’s All-Purpose Greek Seasoning and some sauteed vegetables – sweet onion, peas, mushrooms and thin-sliced big ugly carrot. The noodles are your baseline instants; nothing too special. The flavor is very light, which is common in British instants. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5000354167768.

A Batchelors Super Noodles ad in a Halloween way.

#1102: Batchelors Super Noodles Mild Mexican Chilli Flavour

Here’s one my friend Martin in Devon, England sent me a little while back. Though it was a good day for something fusion – British and Mexican? Sure, why not.

The back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

I always find the packets from Britain are fascinating; they’re the only ones who use this little bit of real estate for something interesting. Nobody else really seems to do this.

The light powder has an odd scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, red bell pepper and Vidalia sweet onion I sauteed and added a little Mexcene seasoning to. Also added some Mexican blend cheese, green onions, sour cream and Ashanti Louisiana hot sauce. The noodles are very standard instant – decent texture and quantity. The flavor is interesting – has a hint of spiciness and then an extremely mild commercial Mexican flavor. It’s really interesting as it’s so different from the normal Mexican flavors in the US. Combining the flavor with the standard ‘noodles and sauce’ approach the Brits take is kind of odd but interesting too. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5000175413648.

The commercials out of Britain are always really great when it comes to their noodles!

#611: Batchelors Super Noodles Low Fat Sweet Thai Chili Flavour

This is the last of the Super Noodles sent by Cindy C. of England. Thanks again!

So today is my wife and I’s second anniversary. No, not a wedding anniversary – we got married in July. This is our two year ‘Click-I-Versary.” You see, we met on an online dating website! Two years ago today she clicked a button on my profile and let me know she liked me. I did the same. The chatted online for a little bit and then called and talked to each other for many hours – the rest is history! I can honestly say I’ve never been happier in my life. Love you, Kitten!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge)…

The single, shiny packet…

The contents smelled really good!

As I said above, Kit & I were married in July. I made a great batch of hot sauce for wedding souvenirs!

The finished product (click image to enlarge). Added a two-egg omelet with Pup & Kit’s Burning Love hot sauce and a few dashes of Krazy Mixed Up Salt. It’s kind of a bummer; I thought I was saving the best for last but as far as this stuff went, the seasoning’s great odor ended there. The stuff was so bland! Weird. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. The hot sauce filled omelet was good at least. I got a text from Kit on Christmas morning on 2009 asking if I would like to fly down to California to meet for the first time and spend New Year’s with her. Saying yes was the best decision I ever made. You can get the noodles here.

Saucy noodles eh? Wouldn’t kind trying it with some fish fingers!

Classic

#604: Batchelors Super Noodles Low Fat Chicken & Herb Flavour

This one came from Cindy C. of England! Thanks Cindy- if you have a picture of where you’ve stuck your stickers, send it along, please! This is the first of the low fat Super Noodles I’ll be trying – I think there’s one or two more.

That looks like a bit lower fat content than others. I think there are steamed – not fried noodles (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the block.

No cool little recipe here – kind of bummed about that.

The powder.  Fleck or two of some kind of miniscule vegetable.

Done (click image to enlarge). Added two scrambled eggs with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some fried shallot and some Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce. The noodles aren’t bad; the lack of flavor however was. These noodles were just plain bland. Filling, yet bland. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars – disappointing. You can find this and other Batchelor Super Noodles (including the massively awesome BACON!!!) here. EAN bar code 5000175410685.

Super Noodles advertisement

#597: Batchelors Super Noodles Sweet & Sour Flavour

Thought I’d do some more of this stuff today. I was expecting a package but there was a FedEx delivery exception and so I’ll have to wait til Monday most likely. So, here’s something weird – sweet and sour noodles? Yep. Let’s do this.

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the back panels of the packet… If you’re wondering, no – there was no cash in the packet.

Thought I’d include a pic of the noodle block on this one. It seems a little more dense than many.

A single seasoning packet. Here’s the front and back.

Here’s the powder itself. Looks pretty harmless.

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the finished product. Pretty good stuff – the noodles bulk up nicely and have an almost buttery taste. The seasoning lent a little bit of a sweet and sour flavor but it was very light. I definitely wanted more flavor. Not bad though – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. Can’t seem to find this flavor online but I did find the bacon flavor, and if you eat it you’ll be burping up bacon flavor for days – check it out here.

Rad commercial

This is so awesome!!!

#592: Batchelors Super Noodles Mild Curry Flavour

Hey awesome – curry’s one of my favorites!  I’m thinking since my wife made the finest turkey yesterday that I’ve ever had the fortune of eating, I’d try to fuse that with this and toss an egg in. Here we go!

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the back of the package – looks like some good stuff’ll be cookin in a minute!

Here’s the packet…

…and its contents.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added one fried eggs with a dash of Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and a little of the turkey my wife Kit made – those little vegetable looking bits? Rosemary. So the noodles were about par with Top Ramen. The flavoring wasn’t bad, but when they said mild curry they weren’t kidding – very mild. Anyways, not bad. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

Batchelors peas ad.

It dumped rain tonight.

#591: Batchelors Super Noodles To Go Chinese Spare Rib

Something differe – Chinese Sparerib!

Big seasoning packet on the left and a little packet to add at the end of cooking.

Ingredients and instructions. Click image to enlarge.

Awaiting the water!

So here it is (click image to enlarge). This one’s rather disappointing; the noodles are okay, but its the flavor that’s the problem. I would’ve expected a little less bland than it was, also a lot less soupy. Kind of meh. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Watch and be in awe.

#575: Batchelors Super Noodles Barbecue Beef Flavour

Here we go – I didn’t get to making anything to eat today until around 6pm so I thought this sounded filling. Thanks to Cindy C. from Middlesex, England for donating these!

Here’s the  back on the packaging (click image to enlarge).

I’m still completely awestruck with the simple genius of putting diffrent reipes on the packets. I could see this being a serious collecting thing over here.

 

The powder is waiting, the powder is waiting.

Click image to enlarge. I added a couple of fried eggs which I sprinkled some Krazy Mixed Up Salt on. The noodles are pretty good – like cheap instant noodle noodles. The barbecue flavor? Well, it’s good but not overpowering. I see that there are versions of Super Noodles with ‘sauce’ – I wonder if they’re a little stronger… Anyways, this is pretty good stuff. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars! You can try it here.

Kelloggs eh?

Okay a quick pause from Thanksgiving.

#565: Batchelors Super Noodles To Go Curry Flavour

Curry! Bacon, ramen, fresh water eel, mayonnaise and curry – all the highest of the high on my list of edibles! Here’s curry noodles from the UK!

Super Noodles. Awesome.

Here’s what makes them Super Noodles. Pretty long list!

Holy curry packet, Batman!

No freaking way – this is insane! There’s a lot of flour in this stuff which makes the broth less broth like and more gravy or sauce like.

Here’s how to make it – interesting how it asks for a couple stirs.

This packet shouldn’t be confused with the curry packet as far as size – it’s much smaller and thinner.

Click image to enlarge. Here we have the finished product with the mango chutney on top. Brilliant! Okay so the noodles aren’t bad but nothing to cheer about; definitely not the greatest but decent for a cup. The broth is insanity – dark brown and like a curry gravy! Very tasty. The veggies could be better – not super veggies. All in all quite a nice little bowl of noodles. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Mushy Peas advert

A short interruption in the home movie cavalcade for a little Jacqyue Pepin and Julia Childs badassness.