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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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We’re Back – Now With Less Coconut

We’re back with a few changes….

Basically:
1. I still can’t eat dairy.
2. I can eat gluten.
3. My daughter has a horrendous allergy to….coconut! Yup, the Violife Cheese really was too good to be true.
4. Yes I know coconut is a really unusual allergy.
5. There will be lots of new reviews.
6. They will not contain coconut.
7. Or dairy.
8. I’ve missed you all.

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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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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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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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Kinnerton Luxury Dark Chocolate Quicky Review

Today I am quicky reviewing

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Kinnerton Luxury Dark Chocolate. These are the reasons I like and recommend this chocolate….

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Clear package labeling
Dairy-free
Egg free
Gluten-free
Nut-free
Just plain dark chocolate
Vegan
Rich slightly bitter taste
Perfect for cooking
Melts quickly and makes a good dip or drizzle

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500 Likes! (Plus favourite reviews)

Thank you everybody!

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500 likes

I an really happy to have received 500 likes on Thank You For The Moosick, to think that readers have taken the time to ‘like’ a review means a lot.

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To celebrate this small milestone I have included below a list of some of my favourite products I have reviewed.

I think for 1000 Likes I shall organise a giveaway of some free from goodies.

Some of my favourite dairy-free reviews (all also gluten free and vegan unless stated):
Tesco Freefrom Strawberry and Vanilla Cones ‘Cornettos’
Violife Cheese Block
Swedish Glace Icecream
Directions Hair Dye
Lazy Day Tiffin
10 Acre Cheese & Onion Crisps
Food Heaven Cheesecake
Sainsbury’s Naans (not vegan)
Kiddylicious Smoothie Melts
Tesco Choc Muffin (not vegan)
Goody Good Stuff Cola Bottles

Thank you again everybody

No Moo, No Sick!

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Tesco Thai Spiced Crackers

Tonight I am reviewing

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Tesco Thai Spiced Crackers.

Found these lurking in the Asian Cooking Sauce bit of my local Tesco next to the prawn crackers. Surprisingly I see nothing that will either harm me or compromise my vegetarian beliefs.

What is it?
Fried tapioca crackers
Like prawn crackers without the prawn
Flavoured with leek, chilli, ginger, cabbage, mustard etc.

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Lazy Day Free From Millionaire Shortbread

Today I am reviewing

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Lazy Day Free From Millionaire’s Shortbread.

I love Lazy Day’s Tiffin but after a slightly disappointing experience with their Choc Chip Shortcake I was hesitant to try these.

What is it?
Shortbread
Layered with caramel
Topped with chocolate

Free from:
Gluten
Wheat
Dairy
Egg
Hydrogenated fats

Thus suitable for:
Vegans
Vegetarians
Coeliacs
Allergy/intolerance sufferers

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Vive Soy Cappuccino Milk Drink

Today I am reviewing

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Vive Soy Cappuccino.

Spotted this during my Tesco shop and wondered if it was as good as I remembered. As it’s Mothers’ Day today I’m enjoying a glass of this with my mum.

What is it?
Cappuccino flavoured soya milk drink
Added calcium
Added vit A and B

Free from:
Dairy
Gluten
Wheat
Honey
Meat

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Packaging:
Nice bright packaging
Clear Freefrom checklist
Shows other products
Serving suggestions
Cappuccino brown

Looks like:
Milky coffee

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Smells like:
Cappuccino
Mmmm

Tastes like:
Moderately strong
Sweet coffee taste
Yummy
Creamy

Price:
£1 from Tesco

Conclusion:
Its yummy
Reasonable price
Hubbypants doesn’t like coffee but he likes this
Nana Moosick reckons this is lovely
As do I
Probably wouldn’t buy every week but would certainly buy again!
I don’t drink alcohol but you could probably stick some whiskey in this and have a vegan ‘Bailey’s’
There is also a Vive Soy Chocolate!!

4/5 – I love the fact this exists

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the mums out there x x x

No Moo, No Sick!

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