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#1315: Sainsbury’s Chicken Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s one that Joe B. and Sarah B. sent me from Nottingham, UK – thanks! This is a common variety you would find at a store called Sainsbury’s. Sainsbury’s is a chain that can be found throughout England which sells pretty much everything by the looks of it. British varieties usually tend to be on the blander side, as is the way with a lot of food from over there, but sometimes they’re really good. Let’s see which end of the spectrum this one falls into.

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). Has a V for Vegan friendly on the front of the package. To prepare, add noodle block (broken into 3-4 pieces) and contents of sachet to 250ml of boiling water. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Enjoy immediately.

Here’s the noodle block. Did pretty well for such a long trip!

The soup base sachet.

A medium-granular affair.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken, corn, carrots and peas. The noodles have a bit of a crumble to them. They’re alright but a little off. The broth has a bland chicken flavor – bland, yes – but it does have a nice chicken flavor. The broth is almost non existent as is the way of most British instants – it’s either skint on broth or more of a gravy and this Sainsbury’s variant is no different. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code <01854619>.

I haven’t seen any packaged noodles touting their support of sustainable palm oil (I believe these from Sainsbury’s are the first). Palm oil is used in lots of things, but often instant noodles. Palm oil production has a side effect of taking up valuable habitat for animal life as well as depletion of forests/jungles around the world. Here is a short presentation about sustainable palm oil by the World Wildlife Fund.

#800: Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Chicken Simulated Flavour


Here it is – number 800! Gonna hit that four digits sooner or later. Thanks go to Mark K. and Erika L. for getting these to me! I had to decide on an appropriate variety for today’s big 800, so I though Canadian chicken (simulated flavor) instant noodles was fascinating enough to do the trick! So, here we go!

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

The noodle block.

The single soup base packet.

It’s got a definitely funky chicken taste…

Andy had some Nongshim Bowl Noodle Beef and kamaboko! Check out his blog, Andy’s LEGO Stuff here!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added veggies, an egg, some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce and some Ajishima Kimchi furikake. Well, the noodles weren’t too bad this time – not all funky. The broth was better too – had a better taste to it. Then again, this is chicken flavor – hard one to make unpalatable! I honestly found this to be the best Mr. Noodles I’ve tried thus far! 3.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 059491000501 .

<iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/AxBE0v326UU” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>Today one of my favorite actors died. Ernest Borgnine was alwaysd yelling or screaming at someone at some point or another. Here’s an awesome scene he was in in convoy.

Great scene from Poseidon Adventure.