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The marvel of Pot Noodles by shlong on 2000-12-06 01:57:07

On entering my office, theres only two things I know I will depend on to get me through the day. 1, My ID badge. 2, A Pot Noodle. I have very strict preferences however. i refuse to touch the sweet and sour, and any that contain mushroom. These are the bad eggs in the Pot Noodle family. I hope to get a years supply for Xmas from my dear sister.

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My leg has a big fat graze by the knee - See "Extreme Pain" for details. by Kid. on 2000-12-06 03:33:25  |  Reply to this
  Surely Pot Noodles are largely consistant of bad eggs. I used to be partial to them, but I eventually became partially Pot Noodle myself, and said enough was enough. I can't eat them now, because there are not non-meat flavours (flavors, USA-folk) and they are vile, too. What about coffee? Don't U need that too?
Re: My leg has a big fat graze by the knee - See by shlong on 2000-12-06 07:57:50  |  Reply to this
  Actually, coffee is the one thing in the world that i cannot stand. Even passive coffee (i.e. kissing someone who has recently drunk coffee) is massively horrible by my tastes. But every one to their own.
Re: Re: My leg has a big fat graze by the knee - See by Kid. on 2000-12-06 13:06:56  |  Reply to this
  Damn, that limts my chances ith you. I always drink coffee. Even now, not drinking coffee, I am mentally consuming it.
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Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by next door neighbour on 2000-12-06 13:57:41  |  Reply to this
  Ollie get back to work ya lay about i can see over ya shoulder
Re: Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by shlong on 2000-12-07 00:49:08  |  Reply to this
  Damn it, who the hell???
Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by Shlong - are you being stalked? on 2000-12-06 14:44:20  |  Reply to this
  Dammit next door neighbour. Dammit to hell.
Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by shlong on 2000-12-07 04:49:40  |  Reply to this
  I have discovered who my stalker is... hes called Neil Cliffe and can be contacted on 079687501**. Depending on how much he annoys me depends on whether or not I'll reveal the last two digits. The message was also written after I had left the office, and so I was not being lazy at my desk, I was probably stuck in traffic on the M62. PS, I blame Canada for this strange behaviour.
Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by Amelia on 2000-12-08 06:53:32  |  Reply to this
  OK, I plead clueless Americanism here. What are Pot Noodles? (Probably not what some of you have been hoping they were.) Are they sort of like Top Ramen? Or what?
Re: Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by shlong on 2000-12-08 07:37:45  |  Reply to this
  In answer to your question, they are small, novel dehydrated snacks that require only boiled water to make them eatable. They come in a variety of flavours, all of which are vegetarian..... even the chicken ones. There have been many spin offs since, the good old micro noodles was one, super noodles another. But pot noodle just smashed the competition when they introduced the KING SIZE POT NOODLE. What can be better. Even more cunning of pot noodle is the introduction of pot mash, and pot rice. Neither up to the extreme high standards of the original. I hope that answers your question and has given you a little insight into the surrounding world of these marvelous minute snacks.
Re: Re: Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by Waash on 2000-12-08 07:53:47  |  Reply to this
  Shlong is spot on there, well done fella. Oh, but one thing he did get wrong is that to make them eatable, you need boiling water, 3 minutes of your daily life, a real flavour, a half decent smell, some sort of edible texture, and a less minging appearance. However, saying this, as a student, I eat them most days like shlongalong here! Americans: DEPRIVED
Re: Re: Re: Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by shlong on 2000-12-08 08:04:40  |  Reply to this
  Things don't change when you get into the working world fella, my drawers here contain a box of cadburys chocolate chip cookies, a tub of drum stick lollie pop (gorgeous), and a selection of pot noodles
Re: Re: Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by MATTHEW on 2001-07-11 02:49:49  |  Reply to this
  you are gay i love to hate pot noodle
Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by Amelia on 2000-12-08 16:32:27  |  Reply to this
  A-ha! Thanks for your enlightening gastronomic replies. I suspect they are what is known here as "Cup o' Noodles." Before you add the boiling water, there are all these fascinating little crinkly cubes. After you add the boiling water, you pray that you will not slop it out of the styrofoam container and burn yourself on the salty slop. The health-food stores often have a variant called "Cup o' Cous-Cous," but I have never seen a potato surrogate in that form. Boys, here is a bit of advice from an older woman: Learn to cook. Really. You can have a lot more variety in your meals without spending any more money if you learn what to do with some of those other mystery items in the market.
Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by GOAU on 2000-12-10 11:50:41  |  Reply to this
  The only thing is though if you put too much water in them, they become almost unbearable to eat. not good.
Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by Wash on 2000-12-11 10:08:46  |  Reply to this
  ...and too little water leaves you eaiting a tar-like substance, which vaguely resembles turd.
I'm with Amelia here. by Kid. on 2000-12-12 01:11:23  |  Reply to this
  Cooking is a) Fun, b)Time-efficient c)Personal and d)Easy. And you can make Quorn Pasties/Rolls, like I did on the yest.
Re: I'm with Amelia here. by Amelia on 2000-12-12 06:24:04  |  Reply to this
  Thank you, Kid. And you have discovered one of the other great things about learning to cook: You can make things exactly the way you like them. You can also use better ingredients than the packagers would, which mostly means actual butter instead of hydrogenated palm kernel oil. My boyrfriend claims to know what modified food starch is, but I sure hope he is not sneaking it into our meals.
Modified Food What? by Kid. on 2000-12-13 02:45:33  |  Reply to this
  I haven't come across any M.F.S. in my time in a kitchen. Only natural-y things (and Quorn). I don't know. Does your boyfriend work with illegal-sounding substances, or does he just know?
Re: Modified Food What? by Amelia on 2000-12-13 03:35:49  |  Reply to this
  M.F.S. is a pretty common ingredient if you read the backs of packages. It may have a different name in the U.K., but around here it is in pretty much everything. My boyfriend is a chef, so I am inclined to believe him about this kind of stuff. But I am never sure about all the substances he works with. Fugu, anybody? What is Quorn, though?
Re: Re: Modified Food What? by Quorn.... on 2000-12-13 04:52:08  |  Reply to this
  ...is the god of all substances; a non-gristly, beautifully tasting meat-substitute. What's more, it can be put in sandwiches, and eaten, or indeed done nigh on anything with. I love Quorn, it has saved my life.
Re: Re: Re: Modified Food What? by shlong on 2000-12-13 05:09:18  |  Reply to this
  I blame canada
Re: Re: Re: Modified Food What? by tommie on 2000-12-13 19:26:17  |  Reply to this
  like vegamite?
Re: Re: Re: Re: Modified Food What? by Kid. on 2000-12-14 01:02:22  |  Reply to this
  I don't know vegemite. If it's totally like meat, but not it, then yes. If it's not, then no.
Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by shlong on 2000-12-12 06:50:19  |  Reply to this
  I'm not going to knock home cooked food, but the simple fact is that I cannot prepare any kind of meal in 30 minutes with the limited utensils available to me. Every night I enjoy the semi-home cooked meals my mum prepares (i say semi because she doesn't peel, slice and deep fry the chips. And the pizzas are not freshly prepared). Ok, i just total contradicted what I was trying to say..... but I'm sure I would enjoy proper food, given the chance.
Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by tommie on 2000-12-12 09:06:09  |  Reply to this
  I believe Pot Noodles are still in the clinical trials stage with the FDA.
Quorn by Amelia on 2000-12-15 06:21:48  |  Reply to this
  I couldn't stand it anymore, so I went to (d'oh!) www.quorn.com, where I learned all about this fabulous meat substitute that is made from myco-proteins which are apparently extracted from teeny tiny mushrooms that are native to Buckinghamshire, U.K. I quote: "When it is harvested, myco-protein has a similar appearance to bread dough and is composed of a mass of very fine fibres. Because of the similarity between myco-protein and meat fibres, Quorn products have a texture similar to that of lean meat although non-animal in nature. Myco-protein is very nutritious - it is low in fat, a good source of protein and fibre, cholesterol free and by definition contains no animal fats." Sad to report, Quorn is not yet available to consumers in the USA. Just another poncey European delicacy!
Re: Quorn by Kid. on 2000-12-15 07:40:33  |  Reply to this
  Enough poncey, Amelia! If it weren't for Quorn I would be DEAD now, DEAD I tell you.
Re: Re: Quorn by shlong on 2000-12-15 08:59:01  |  Reply to this
  Damn quorn
Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by tommie on 2000-12-15 10:30:23  |  Reply to this
  Vegemite, which I mentioned previously, is an extract of yeast which is, like mushrooms, a fungus. Very popular in Australia, it can be found in the US if you put forth some effort. Go here for more info.
Re: Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by OH NO! on 2002-05-05 20:08:06  |  Reply to this
  Me thinks you have violated the Vegemite Disclaimer & Copyright & Trademark notice on at least 2 issues. 1) DISCLAIMER This Site is for residents of Australia only. Use of this Site is governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia. 2) COPYRIGHT and TRADEMARKS The contents, source code and layout of the internet site (this Site) are Copyright Kraft or are used by Kraft under licence. "Kraft", "Vegemite" and "Happy Little Vegemites" are the registered trademarks of Kraft Foods Limited (ACN 004 125 071). You may access and display these pages on a computer or a monitor and print out for your personal use any whole page or pages in this Site. All other use, copying or reproduction of any part of this Site is prohibited. Without limiting the foregoing, no part of this Site may be reproduced on any Internet site or extranet or linked to by an Internet site, or otherwise provided to a third party without the prior written consent of Kraft.' Oh I fear now that the Vegemite lawyers and government of Victoria Australia shall be after us very soon. I may have to sue you for unjustly leading us to this site, and horrific crime. God help you. God help us all!
Re: QURON by Wash on 2001-02-12 09:07:59  |  Reply to this
  On visiting resident Kid at the weekend in his new town of Norwich, I lost my Quorn-virginity in deciding to indulge in the meat substitute. Respect to Kid. i dont think I could do it. Meat rocks. I love meat. I also love Norwich, what a great town, though its hard to find your way around, as all the signs seem to be missing. Kid?
Re: Re: QURON by Kid. on 2001-02-14 04:59:44  |  Reply to this
  "Quron"? Didn't he nearly defeat Captain Kirk in the original Starship Enterprise? Norwich does rock, and Wash, here's something....I saw a car parked there yesterday evening, clearly contravening local rules. I laughed a lot. And then went away. "It's do-able".
Re: Re: Re: QURON by Wash on 2001-02-14 05:33:48  |  Reply to this
  No... he was the guy who nearly defeated Drew Kirk in the original Dan Paris Appreciation Starship Enterprise. Well, youve gotta have a hobby!
Re: Re: Re: Re: QURON by Kid. on 2001-02-15 03:49:14  |  Reply to this
  What Ryan Maloney? In the new Deep Space Bibby? Taking over the third dimension? Will he win Clementine? What will happen? Who knows? Krodos?
Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by Kid. on 2001-02-15 04:19:13  |  Reply to this
  Marvellous. Not poodles! AHa! Wordplay wordplay. It is a world. I'll go away now. To a Semantics lecture. Soon.....
Re: The marvel of Pot Noodles by Wash! on 2002-05-06 08:29:02  |  Reply to this
  I had a Pot Rice today, and have also tried Pot Pastas recently. I gotta say that Pot Pastas come top of the list by quite a way, and the Chicken Curry flavoured Pot Rice I had earlier today is still repeating on me. NB: avoid confision: Pot Rice, NOT Pat Rice.
QUORN comes to America! by Amelia on 2002-05-12 20:39:24  |  Reply to this
  So last week my sister in California casually mentions a delicious dinner of myco-proteins, and I immediately begin to squeal into the phone, "You mean, Quorn?!" So she goes, "Yeah," so I go, "I thought that stuff was only in Europe," and she goes, "No way, I got it right in town." So I went to www.quorn.com to see what was what and they told me that I could now buy Quorn at my own local Whole Foods afilliate. So tonight I go over and ask for some Quorn, since I don't see it in the freezer case. And the juice bar guy starts showing me corn. So I'm all like, "No, it starts with a Q!" So he gets his manager, and she gets her manager, and they all stare at the freezer case, and then finally the other guy gets a look on his face and he goes down in the basement and comes back with a case of Quorn Nuggets. So the juice bar guy goes, "Oh you mean the Q-corn! That there is the Q-corn!" And I'm like, "Whatever, dude." So finally I got me a box of Quorn nuggets (and some spirulina powder and Veggie Booty and organic pears) and I went home and nuked them up and spread duck sauce on them and now I can only say, "Quorn rocks!"
Re: QUORN comes to America! by Kid. on 2002-05-13 06:20:16  |  Reply to this
  Yes! The world is surely a better place to live now!

If only a little, but each and every little better is still better than before. Right?