I tried Pot Noodle dupes – one copycat is just as good as the big brand and much cheaper


ONE of your 5 a day they aren’t, however there is no denying a Pot Noodle can fill a gap when you want a brilliant fast snack.

They are so in style that gross sales rose by round 20 per cent final yr, despite the price of dwelling disaster.

Now supermarkets and even some upmarket manufacturers are attempting to get in on the motion with their very own merchandise.

But that are the tastiest? I tried all of them and discovered an affordable copycat is just as good as the big brand.

Here’s what occurred:

Pot Noodle Chicken and Mushroom (114g)

The king of prompt noodles, these are just how I remembered them.

There is a good quantity of veg inside and the rooster flavour is good with out being too overpowering.

The aroma is robust, and but they’re surprisingly more-ish.

They’re not the most costly on supply as some extra upmarket manufacturers are producing comparable merchandise, however they’ll set you again £1.22 per 100g.

There’s no denying these are a brilliant fast and tasty lunch.

Naked Chinese Style Firecracker Chicken Egg Noodles (78g)

Given the phrase ‘firecracker’ I was anticipating these to be fairly spicy and sizzling.

They weren’t.

I discovered them bland and I didn’t like the texture of the noodles.

I love the Naked brand however these have been disappointing. Overpriced garbage.

Hearty Food Co Chicken and Mushroom Flavour Noodles (70g)

Sold completely at Tesco, this is nothing earth-shattering.

It tastes okay however has much less greens than others – most likely about one little bit of mushroom.

However, it’s prepared in 4 minutes, fairly filling and for 51p it’s fairly good worth for a fast and low cost snack.

Asda Just Essentials Chicken and Mushroom Flavour Noodles (70g)

When you peel open this pot, it’s solely a 3rd filled with noodles and appears disappointing. 

Tasteless and bland, plus and it didn’t cooked very properly in the allotted cooking time.

When I received to the backside a number of the powder flavouring was nonetheless congealed at the backside.

I’m a big fan of Asda’s Just Essentials vary however I didn’t like this and had needed to throw it away.

Not even price the 46p.

Super Noodles Chicken Flavour (75g)

I discovered these noodles a bit stodgy, however you might style the peas and mushrooms and the rooster flavour was good.

Expensive for what’s in the pot although – even pricier than the precise Pot Noodle.

Cup Noodles Soba Yakitori Chicken (89g)

Quicker than most to organize, you might be scoffing these in just three minutes. 

They are fairly filling however beware they’re excessive in energy and excessive in salt, which is most likely why they style good.

I preferred the rooster flavour and discovered them fairly more-ish.

They may very well be a responsible pleasure going ahead.

Kabuto Noodles Chicken Ramen (65g)

A pleasant upmarket trying pot, I thought I was in for a deal with.

I preferred the texture of the noodles and there was a gentle chilli kick, which was good, however they’re method too costly and there’s hardly any in the pot.

I wouldn’t waste cash on these once more.

Itsu Rice Noodles Katsu (63g)

Very tasty and simple to organize, these have been successful.

Not too spicy however numerous flavour and they stood out from different which have been principally fairly bland.

Pricey, however not less than they style good.

Aldi Chicken and Mushroom Flavour Snack Noodles (90g)

Almost equivalent to the authentic Pot Noodle, there was hardly any distinction in style in any respect.

They had that traditional rooster flavour with bits of mushroom and sweetcorn all through.

Aldi’s model has the identical sachet of soy sauce that you simply tip in after 4 minutes.

Quick and simple to organize and extremely low cost at just 72p per 100g- 50p lower than the big brand.

If you’re a Pot Noodle fan, attempt these as an alternative. You gained’t be disillusioned.


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