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Re-Review: Great Value Spicy Ramen Noodles (Flu Edition)

Re-Review: Great Value Spicy Ramen Noodles (Flu Edition) - Canada - The Ramen Rater - fire noodle challenge

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

Re-Review: Great Value Spicy Ramen Noodles (Flu Edition) - Canada - The Ramen Rater - fire noodle challenge

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!

Re-Review: Great Value Spicy Ramen Noodles (Flu Edition) - Canada - The Ramen Rater - fire noodle challenge

A square noodle block.

Re-Review: Great Value Spicy Ramen Noodles (Flu Edition) - Canada - The Ramen Rater - fire noodle challenge

The soup base sachet/.

Re-Review: Great Value Spicy Ramen Noodles (Flu Edition) - Canada - The Ramen Rater - fire noodle challenge

A light powder.

Re-Review: Great Value Spicy Ramen Noodles (Flu Edition) - Canada - The Ramen Rater - fire noodle challenge

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.

Re-Review: Great Value Spicy Ramen Noodles (Flu Edition) - Canada - The Ramen Rater - fire noodle challenge

Sam Walton: Made In America

My fire noodle challenge video of this product!

#2013: Great Value Beef Style Ramen Noodles

My sister got these for my birthday up in Canada – thank you! I’ve wanted to review some Walmart branded instant noodles for years; just seems fitting that Walmart would have instant noodles. These were bought in Canada, however they’re made in the United States. However, I’ve never seen instant noodles with the Great Value brand inside the United States… Anyways, let’s crack this open and see how this one fares.

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 cup (500ml) boiling water and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add contents of seasoning sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

The soup base powder – has a beef scent and is very fine.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef, sweet onion and coriander. The noodles are very standard with the slight slippery glutenous layer on the outside. They have a very standard gauge. The broth is a very standard beef as well; single sachet and tastes like beef. It is set apart from other Canadian varieties in the way that it isn’t completely bland, but has an alright flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 628915242584.

Sam Walton: Made In America

A great documentary of the history of Walmart.