4 December 2019

Pot Noodle Thai Green Curry (Send Me A Sample - Alexa) By @SpectreUK

Alexa sent me this Pot Noodle Thai Green Curry from her Send Me A Sample Application (or 'App' as the cool kids call it). I may have mentioned before that I get on very well with Alexa. She resides in our kitchen. I do like her voice, as I don't find it particularly robotic and she plays me classical music whilst I eat my lunch every day. Cinabar doesn't seem to like her so much, mainly because with that voice I reckon Alexa would be a 'Looker' in real life! ;-D

Anyway, I do like a good Thai Green Curry. I generally have them once or twice a month with some rice and prawn crackers. I'll have this calorie heavy Pot Noodle Thai Green Curry with some fried mushrooms, two boiled eggs and a piece of buttered toast. I'm not at the gym today so I'll have to miss off the crisps to compensate for the massive 447 calories in the Pot Noodle.

On opening the pot there was some seasoning on top of the block of noodles and a sachet of soy and ginger sauce. I added the freshly boiled water and left it to stand for a while. There was quite a strong smell of lime leaves on mixing the noodles and sauce together. There was a few pieces of diced red chilli pepper amongst the noodles. On taste the lime leaves were the dominant flavour, even after adding in the soy and ginger sauce. Unfortunately this Pot Noodle Thai Green Curry didn't taste like the Thai Green Curries I have with rice and crackers on the evenings. The lime leaves give it a slight washing up liquid flavour. It wasn't too bad and the diced red chilli pepper pieces gave it a bit of a kick, but I wouldn't have it again… especially for the high calorie content and the fact that there are far more appealing flavours of noodle pots out there!

Information on the Pot;
The 90g pot contains 447 calories, with 19g of fat, 4.5g of sugar, and 1.9g salt - nope I'm not sure at any stretch someone could say this pot noodle is particularly good for you! Please see photograph for the ingredients.

Noodle Mix (96%): Dried Noodles (67%) [Wheat Flour (contains Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Palm Oil, Salt, Firming Agents (Sodium Carbonate, Potassium Carbonate)], Wheat Flour, Maltodextrin, Potato Starch, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate), Coconut Milk Powder (2%), Flavourings, Sugar, Palm Fat, Onion Powder (0.9%), Red Bell Pepper (0.5%), Spices (Turmeric, Galangal Root, Chilli Pepper, Garlic Powder) (0.5%), Herbs (Kaffir Lime Leaves, Coriander Leaves), Milk Protein, Salt, Acid (Citric Acid), Sauce Sachet (4%): Soy and Ginger Sauce [Water, Sugar, Spirit Vinegar, Modified Corn Starch, Salt, Maltodextrin, Spices, Garlic Powder, Soy Sauce (Soybeans, Wheat), Acid (Acetic Acid), Colour (Anthocyanins)]

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