23 January 2013

Go! Noodles – Spicy Curry Flavour (ASDA)[By @SpectreUK]

I do like a good hot and spicy noodle soup, so this Go! Noodles Spicy Curry Flavour, produced by Symington Limited, in Leeds, caught my eye in the local supermarket. Suitable for vegetarians, the 93g pot was apparently 261g with water added. This noodle soup had 384 calories, with 4.7g of sugar and 13.1g of fat. The ingredients included wheat and barley gluten, and contained; 50% noodles, 6.5% soya mince, as well as wheat flour, mustard, and curry powder, which consisted of coriander, turmeric, allspice, ginger, fenugreek, garlic, black pepper, cumin and red pepper. Colouring included capsanthin and carotene, hence the muddy light brown colour of the soup once boiling water had been added. The sachet of dark brown curry sauce contained spirit vinegar, maize starch, tomato, malt extract, salt, sugar and more curry powder. Inside the pot there was a hard block of stringy noodles covered with curry mix powder, with pieces of diced carrot and peas, and also the sachet of curry sauce. While I ate my lunch I decided to put a documentary on the box about the World’s Most Dangerous Roads that I’d previously recorded. I wasn’t sure which would be more dangerous, Sue Perkins and Liza Tarbuck driving down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, or the Spicy Curry Flavour noodle soup. I cut open the sachet and squeezed its gloopy brown contents out into the pot once I’d poured in the freshly boiled water. After a quick stir and leaving the noodle soup to cool a little, I dared a taste. It had a fresh nutty curry flavour with a good hot spice that left a decent burn on my tongue and in my mouth. The soup didn’t have an uncomfortable nose runny, tongue burning, sweat inducing taste, so I quickly realised that the Ho Chi Minh Trail was certainly more dangerous with its multitude of unexploded bombs, and I’d have to admire anyone with guts to drive down it. Having said that, I did really enjoy this Go! Noodles Spicy Curry Flavour noodle soup and would definitely have it again.
By Spectre

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