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The ultimate student meal: Introducing the doner kebab flavoured Pot Noodle

Bring together two of the most reviled food creations of Britain's culinary history and here you have it - the Kebab Pot Noodle.

Undaunted by the warnings about kebabs being high in fat and calories, the makers of the Pot Noodle have decided to harness its appeal to the student classes.

In reality, the Kebab Pot Noodle is as close to real Kebab as processed plastic processed cheese is to Camembert.

For the £1.01 plastic pot contains dried noodles, dried meat pieces and stock powder.

However, the makers claim that by merely adding boiling water, consumers can indulge in the taste and smell of a kebab without downing the same amount of artery clogging fat.

Unilever, the makers of the Pot Noodle, insist that the Kebab has been unfairly maligned.

They claim that even great chefs like Heston Blumenthal have hankered after a kebab from time to time.

Grahame Walker, Pot Noodle flavour development manager, said: 'Kebab Pot Noodle is truly the clash of the male food titans.

'When we came to developing a new flavour there was one obvious choice – the nation's favourite late-night takeaway.

'We know men love a good kebab as well as a Pot Noodle so we thought we'd combine the two to create the ultimate man food snack.'

It is the first time in two years that Pot Noodle has launched a new flavour, following the new editions of Lamb Hotpot, Tikka Masala and Chicken Satay in March 2007.

Pot Noodle marketing manager Cheryl Calverley said: 'We may be in a recession but Pot Noodle is all about bringing a bit of fun into people's lives.

'We’re giving people more choice in their Noodle snacks by adding one of the nation’s favourite takeaways to our range – combining two of Britain’s much-loved foods to create the perfect man snack.'

A recent survey by local council health chiefs found just one particularly large and greasy kebab can contain 2,000 calories - as many as a woman should eat in a whole day.

The survey also found that more than one in three kebabs contained meat from several different species of animal.

Some kebabs sold as Halal - suitable for Muslims - were even found to contain pork, which is banned by the faith.

The decision by Unilever to opt for the kebab flavour represents something of a U-turn.

The company, which at one time advertised the product as the ' Slag of Snacks' subsequently tried to move upmarket and put a greater emphasis on health.

Now the company's advertising and strategy has returned to its culinary roots.

 

Now how about a Haggis one

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I used to be practically addicted to the beef ones, but like most things they have changed, and not for the better. Less salt! they cry. Less stuff than last year! I want more food in my food, not less. The only ones which have improved are the chicken+mushroom ones, but I really couldn't say why. Lamb hotpot? Despicable. Nice and spicy are ok, but they too have changed. Perhaps replacing sugar with sweeteners has resulted in my aspartame riddled "brain" being unable to process the taste of real food anymore, or indeed any kind of information, so I'm off for a bacon cooked in bacon fat sandwich, deep fried then smothered in reggae reggae sauce. Ido agree that they are a strange kind of hellery, provided by our evil 70's governments as an experiment. Anyone remember chutney flavour space invaders crisps? They made me climb the curtains as a 4 yr old, mad as a kitten. And the "Bombay Badboy" is a complete abomination. :shock:

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Never heard of those, but they sound sordidly great.

Pot sweets. Wow. I wonder if they had dried peas in 'em same as all t'others?

 

Some of the Pot Noodles you had to pea in them to give them any flavour. And why is there no cheese flavoured ones And a Shetland version Stap or Salt Herring flavour

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[edit] Current UK flavours

Beef & Tomato

Sweet & Sour

Original Curry

Chicken & Mushroom

Chinese Chow Mein

Sweet & Spicy (formerly Nice & Spicy)

Southern Fried Chicken

Bombay Bad Boy

Lamb Hotpot

Chicken Satay

Tikka Masala

 

[edit] Discontinued UK Flavours

Cheese and Tomato

Sausage and Tomato

Hot chicken curry

Mexican Fajita

Bacon Sizzler (Withdrawn due to health concerns regarding contents)

Pizza was available for a limited time in mid 2000

Turkey and Stuffing, a limited edition festive flavour released some time in the mid-nineties

Seedy Sanchez

Barbecue (BBQ)

 

[edit] Variations

The Pot Noodle brand was also used to sell other similar snack foods, including:

 

King size Pot Noodles, holding 30% more contents than an average pot

Kids Pots, smaller versions designed for children

Posh Noodle, with narrower noodles, designed to be more upmarket

Pot Rice

Pot Curry, a variation of Pot Rice with Indian flavours

Pot Mash

Pot Casserole

Pot Pasta

Pot Sweet, dessert rather than savoury flavours

"Wot? Not in a Pot Noodle", a Super Noodles style alternative with thinner noodles, for pan cooking

 

the cheese and tomato was great. also useful in a diet.

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The ultimate student meal: Introducing the doner kebab flavoured Pot Noodle

Bring together two of the most reviled food creations of Britain's culinary history and here you have it - the Kebab Pot Noodle.

Undaunted by the warnings about kebabs being high in fat and calories, the makers of the Pot Noodle have decided to harness its appeal to the student classes.

In reality, the Kebab Pot Noodle is as close to real Kebab as processed plastic processed cheese is to Camembert.

For the £1.01 plastic pot contains dried noodles, dried meat pieces and stock powder.

 

Accoring to the front page of today's Guardian, the doner kebab slag noodle is suitable for Vegans too, as it contains absolutely no meat.

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[edit] Discontinued UK Flavours

Cheese and Tomato

Sausage and Tomato

Hot chicken curry

Mexican Fajita

Bacon Sizzler (Withdrawn due to health concerns regarding contents)

Pizza was available for a limited time in mid 2000

Turkey and Stuffing, a limited edition festive flavour released some time in the mid-nineties

Seedy Sanchez

Barbecue (BBQ)

 

 

Seriously?! :lol: One flavour withdrawn on those grounds? Did they offer an explanation?

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-Pot Noodle Beef and Tomato single pack all date codes

 

-Pot Noodle Bacon Sizzler single unit all date codes

 

-Pot Noodle Beef and Tomato 4 pack all date codes

 

-Pot Noodle Beef and Tomato single unit 33 % extra free all date codes

 

-Pot Noodle Beef and Tomato king pot all date codes

 

something called sudan red.

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The ultimate student meal: Introducing the doner kebab flavoured Pot Noodle

Bring together two of the most reviled food creations of Britain's culinary history and here you have it - the Kebab Pot Noodle.

Undaunted by the warnings about kebabs being high in fat and calories, the makers of the Pot Noodle have decided to harness its appeal to the student classes.

In reality, the Kebab Pot Noodle is as close to real Kebab as processed plastic processed cheese is to Camembert.

For the £1.01 plastic pot contains dried noodles, dried meat pieces and stock powder.

 

Accoring to the front page of today's Guardian, the doner kebab slag noodle is suitable for Vegans too, as it contains absolutely no meat.

 

 

How Ironic

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