Thursday, 11 February 2010

Cheaper than a sarnie

Blimey, it's been ages since my last post on here. I usually work Saturday with a day off mid-week, but I've recently changed job and the training has been Monday to Friday, so I've not had a day to myself to update the blog - Mrs. Beetwaste gets grouchy when I'm on the computer and she's at home. Fair enough, I say.

The other thing about the new job, is it's lack-of canteen. So I have to get my own food, and frankly sandwiches are boring me. As a result, I re-aquainted myself with an old friend. The Pot Noodle.

It's been a while since I had one, but after 4 minutes (with a mid-way stir) I was tucking into a delicious chicken and mushroom flavoured treat. The smell, the taste, the texture, all truly awful, but like a Big Mac, you can't help but love it. Even though you know it's doing you no good whatsoever.

Because it is utter crap. 506 calories. 2.33g of salt, that's 39% of my recommended daily amount. And if anyone can tell me what exactly "Disodium 5'-Ribonucleotides" are, then I congratulate you on your chemistry degree. On the plus side, though, I can report genuine peas, and indeed noodles, in there. On top of this, it's been available to buy in the UK since 1979. Pot noodle's are 31 years old. They've been providing workers, lazy people and single folk in bedsits with filling but nutritionally-lacking snacks for all this time. So they can't all be bad.
In fact, it's so awful, I bought another one. Beef and tomato flavour, this time. Takes no time to prepare, tasted rotten, but I can't get enough of it. Like it says on the pot, it's cheaper than a sarnie. It's far more interesting. And, easier to prepare. On top of that, the king-size pots are on offer in Morrisons for £1.50, so I might have to stock up.


  1. I love Pot Noodles and I'm not ashamed of it, though I don't eat them as much as I'd like for reasons of pure guilt.

    Those ads about it being "the slag of snacks" were fab, and the killjoys who banned them should reacquaint themselves with their bollocks.

  2. I realise that my first sentence above is contradictory. What I meant was that I'm not ashamed of loving PNs, but don't eat them for health reasons, not because of any faux-pomposity over who "should" eat them.

    Thanks. Carry on, by all means.