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Naked Noodles Chinese Chow Mein Review

Today I am reviewing:

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Naked Noodle Chinese Chow Mein.

Spotted these whilst doing my shopping and was delighted to see that they were vegetarian (I believe all Naked Noodles are; even their ‘meaty’ flavours).

I’m not a huge fan of potted noodlage; however as a professional driver my husband holds any “just add a kettle” snack with adoration. This will be a joint review.

What is it?
Dried egg noodles and sauce
Just add hot water
…and a fork

Ingredients:
Dried Egg Noodles (71%) [Durum Wheat Semolina, Egg], Potato Starch, Flavourings (contain Barley,Celery), Maltodextrin, Dried Carrot (2.3%), Garlic Powder, Sugar, Soy Sauce Powder [Water, SoyaBeans, Wheat, Salt], Dried Spring Onion (1.3%), Dried Green Beans (1%), Colour (Plain Caramel), Onion Powder, Chinese Five Spice [Salt, Star Anise, Sugar, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel Seed, Ginger, Garlic], Mushroom Powder, Ground Ginger, Citric Acid, Palm Oil, Barley Malt Vinegar Powder.

Freefrom:
Dairy
Meat
Honey
Coconut

Thus suitable for:
Vegetarians
Allergy/intolerance sufferers

Looks like:

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We both thought there was quite a good supply of vegetables mixed in with the Noodles.
Noodles were short enough to ensure your favourite top doesn’t acquire any new chow mein coloured patterns.

You should make sure you ensure good stirrage throughout the pot or you may develop a dry, crunchy bottom. And nobody likes that.

Smells like:
I didn’t think it had much smell, but there was a vaguely savoury something.

My husband said he could smell the Chinese five spice and thought this was an improvement on other potted chow mein noodles he had tried.

Tastes like:
Again we differ here.
I thought this Naked Noodle pot was pleasant enough; however I was seeking a variation in flavour that I just couldn’t find. Guiltily I admit I even hunted in vain throughout my tub for a little sachet of extra sauce. I’d like to publicly apologise to my pallette for the years of high salt abuse that led to this embarrassing incident.

Mr Moosick however thought his Naked Noodle pot was “good stuff” and was impressed enough to google what other flavours he could scoff next.

We both enjoyed the texture of the noodles and the distribution of vegetables.

Price:
£1.19 each or 2 for £1.80 this week at Tesco.

Conclusion:
I probably wouldn’t buy this flavour again however I like the idea of these little tubs and would like to try one of the other flavours.

3.5 out of 5

My husband on the other hand has driven off this morning with another Chow Mein Naked Noodle in his lunch bag and a spring(onion) in his step. What more could he want?

4.5 out of 5

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Tesco Finest Aromatic Edamame and Pea Salad

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Tesco Finest Aromatic Edamame and Pea Salad.

What is it?
A bean and pea salad with a chilli and ginger dressing.

Ingredients:
Edamame Soya Beans (37%), Broad Beans, British Peas (13%), Green Pepper, Water, Sugarsnap Peas, Sugar, Rapeseed Oil, Rice Wine Vinegar, Ginger Purée, Spinach, Garlic, Coriander, Tomato Purée, Salt, Lemon Juice, Garlic Purée, Malt Vinegar, Soya Bean, Red Chilli, Cornflour, Lemongrass Purée, Spirit Vinegar,Wheat Flour.

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Tesco Everyday Value Spinach & Chickpea Falafels

Today we are reviewing:

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Tesco Everyday Value Spinach & Chickpea Falafels

Falafels are quite trendy around here; being the street food fave of the growing university town. Would these bargain balls be full falafel or more falaFAIL???

What is it?

Frozen 10 pack of chickpea and wheat based falafel balls.

Ingredients:

Onion, Chickpeas (14%), Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Spinach (9%), Rapeseed Oil, Cumin, Garlic, Salt, Coriander Powder, Coriander Leaf, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Stabiliser (Methyl Cellulose), Chilli Powder, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid).

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Alpro Strawberry and Rhubarb Yogurt

Today I am reviewing:

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Alpro Strawberry with Rhubarb  Dairy-free Yogurt.

What is it?
Alpro soya based yogurt
Flavoured with strawberry and rhubarb
Refrigerated

Freefrom:
Dairy
Wheat
Gluten
Meat
Honey
Gelatine

Thus suitable for:
Vegetarians
Vegans
Allergy/intolerance sufferers

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Tesco Finest 4 Bean and Mint Salad

Today I am reviewing

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Tesco Finest 4 Bean and Mint Salad.
Cannot believe I hadn’t noticed this till yesterday.

What is it?
Butter beans, black turtle beans, cannelini beans and edaname beans
Oily minty dressing

Ingredients:
Butter Beans (31%), Black Turtle Beans (27%), Mint & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dressing, Cannellini Beans (13%), Edamame Soya Beans (9%), Water, White Wine Vinegar, Parsley, Garlic Purée, Salt, Chive, Sugar, Black Pepper, Mint & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dressing contains: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Water, White Wine Vinegar, Mint Infused Sunflower Oil, Honey, Spinach, Mint, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Sugar, Salt, Parsley, Cornflour.

Free from:
Dairy
Gluten
Egg
Meat
Honey
Gelatine

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Moo Free Chocolates Quicky Review

Feeling utterly awful full of cold symptoms. Possibly the worst cold I’ve ever had. Horrid.

Mini Moo Free Chocolate Bars are def worth trying tho!

Vegan, Dairy-free and gluten-free.
90p each.

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Really nice
5/5!

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Cauldron Marinated Tofu Pieces

Today I am reviewing

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Cauldron Marinated Tofu Pieces.

What is it?
Gently spiced cooked tofu
Refrigerated
Ready to eat

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Chi Caffe Latte

Today I am reviewing

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Chi Caffe Latte. Just spotted this in Asda and since it was on offer for £1 I decided to try one. Oddly enough it was with the standard drinks not the freefrom section and I did not know until today that these were Dairy-free.

What is it?
Coconut based drink with espresso
Cold coffee

Ingredients:
Water, coconut cream, coconut palm sugar, insulin, coffee powder, natural flavourings, sucrose ester.

Free from:
Dairy
Gluten
Soya (as far as I can see)
Honey
Gelatine
Meat

Thus suitable for:
Coeliacs
Vegans
Vegetarians
Allergy/intolerance sufferers

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Tesco Value Coleslaw and Potato Salad

Today I am reviewing

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Tesco value coleslaw and potato salad

Tesco Value Potato Salad and Coleslaw.
Its surprisingly hard to find coleslaw and potato salad without dairy, however if you are willing to part with a whole 60p you can buy both of these!

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Askeys Chocolate Chunk Crackin Sauce

Today I am reviewing

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Askeys Chocolate Chunk Crackin Sauce.
On a trip to Tesco yesterday I was shocked to discover that this is both dairy-free and vegan.

What is it?
Chocolate sauce for icecream
Squirt it on then watch it sets into a shell over the icecream
If you pour it on something warm it remains runny
Do no refridgerate.

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