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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by AaronNWilson, Feb 3, 2003.
What would be the cheapest way to get pot noodles in Canada?
What exactly are "pot noodles"???
3 extra large eggs
3 cups shake
Knead ingredients together and roll out to desired thickness. Cut into strips.
(oh well, at least I provided a bump)
Suuuuureee Jim.. pot noodles!
Now what is "shake", a milk shake?
Bit expensive, US$3.35 each.
Aaron, I'm burning with curiostity - WHY??????????
For the benefit of the uninitiated - Pot Noodles are a popular snack/light meal in the UK. They are a plastic pot full of dried noodles and flavouring (typically chow mein, chicken curry, etc). You pour boiling water on them, wait a few minutes and eat them.
In taste they are pretty similar to those packs of Chinese noodles with a flavour pack that you can buy in supermarkets.
Imagine being prepared to pay $3.35 for a Pot Noodle. That's adding insult to injury.
Yeah. Vegemite can be expensive in Canada as well. I love that stuff. Thanks to the Men at Work's "Down Under" hit song for tipping me off to Vegemite back in the 80s.
Hmmmm. I'm intrigued. Perhaps I'll swing through the "Foods of the World" aisle at the supermarket tomorrow and see if they have such a thing.
Well sometimes you just get a real hankering for things, and one day I just felt like some lucozade and a pot noodle. I prefer the szechuan chicken and beef and tomato flavour.
See if the place you shop will order them for you. A big chain grocery store ordered five cases (to get a discount) of cereal they dont normally carry just to sell 5 or 6 boxes to my mom's coworker.
ya i agree with brian, they sound like ramen. and ramen is alot cheaper, about 35cents a pack ya can't argue with that price
Sorry, Ben, they sound like Ramen, but in reality they're diffferent - more flavour, more "chunks" of veg/meat in them.
Pot Noodles are a student staple in the UK and a frequent comedy routine item because of it.
I find it fascinating that across the ocean in two of the most food-rich nations on this earth, there are people hankering for Pot Noodle and HP Sauce. I'm very happy for North America to have all it wants of these two commodities provided in return we Brits can get grape flavoured Kool Aid (you can get it over here, but only through a specialist import site). For some bizarre reasons, grape flavour is practically unknown in the UK (everything is orange or strawberry flavour) and as far as I'm aware, Kool Aid has never been sold in the UK.
You're lucky Andrew-Kool Aid is gross. Weird after taste.
I bet with searching you could find something equivalent to "Pot Noodles". I know you can buy ramen in a cup, and there are several other brands that may offer an experience closer to Pot Noodles.
Foods are named very differently, apparently, across the pond. Some of the foods on the link Brian provided just sound like they were named to be intentionally gross-Batchelor's Mushy Peas? Bisto Chicken Sauce Granules? Oxo Beef Cubes? Oxo Chicken Granules? And how the hell do you get the cream out of the tomato?
Ike, in the interest of furthering transatlantic understanding, a quick guide to the Brit delicacies you mentioned:
Mushy peas are just what they say - peas that are mushy. They're a special type of pea that gets dried, then presoaked before cooking, and are way nicer than that description has made them sound. They are traditionally eaten with fish and chips (at least in the North of England), but are delicious by themselves. Batchelor's mushy peas are a tinned variety, but you can easily make them yourself.
Oxo cubes are flavoured stock cubes - beef and chicken are the most often-used, I guess, but there are also vegetable, curry, and other flavours. They're about the size of a die and you crumble them into dishes to give them extra flavour.
Bisto and Oxo granules are a sort of powder that you add boiling water to to make instant, reasonably thick gravy. They can also be added to stews and similar to give extra flavour and thickening.
Cream of tomato soup is tomato soup with cream in it.
All of the above are a matter of taste, a bit like some folks love broccoli whilst others hate it. However, they are rather nicer than they sound.
I'm unrepentant about Kool-Aid - I love the flavour. I use the sugar-free variety and add it to diet lemonade.
Trust me, after 5 years of searching, there is NOTHING like Pot Noodles available in the US. I used to live on the Spicy ones when I was a student!
The things I miss most are flavoured crisps (most people reading this would call them chips). Prawn cocktail, pickled onion, smokey bacon... mmmm
You can get them online from the BBC America website, pretty expensive though.